Ski Instructor Courses
Enrol on the most complete ski instructor courses out there. Kick start your dream career and progress up the levels.
To be a ski instructor takes dedication but also great instruction. Working with the top ski schools we provide professional courses that give you the best platform to advance your skiing. Whether a gap year or lifestyle change, choosing the path of a ski instructor is rewarding, fun, and something you never regret.
Based exclusively at world-class resorts and established for over a decade, the Winter Sports Company is the UK leading provider for internationally recognised ski instructor qualifications.
Widest range of programs.
With such a large choice, it’s sometimes hard to make the correct decision. You’ll find lots of extra information on our FAQ’s and Blog, or jump on our trust pilot page where you can read honest reviews of what it’s like to be on one of our ski instructor courses. Sometimes though, it just helps to talk to a human being! We’re always happy to help and offer a free phone consultation to find the right fit for you, even if it means recommending a different path.
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THE BEST COURSE
TOO MANY OPTIONS
Which is the best instructor course for you? A lot will come down to where you want to go and what qualification you want to achieve. We’ve put together a comprehensive blog to guide you through the process and options so you can select the right course and an epic winter in the mountains.
YOUR PERFECT JOB
Our jobs page is normally updated monthly with positions from around the world but due to COVID jobs are hard to come by this year unless you are already working in that country. Hopefully in the coming years things will be back to normal and until then it’s a perfect time to work on your training and CV.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
A Ski Instructor Internships has become a very popular option for those wanting to experience a full season but also work. It’s definitely one of the fastest ways into the industry and helps you spread the cost, but it’s not always the right choice for everyone. Read the following blog for more information
The Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance “CSIA” is the governing body in Canada. It is part of the ISIA and is highly regarded and recognised around the world. At Winter Sports we provide training up to CSIA Level 3 as well as ancillary courses from other associations such as the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports and Avalanche Canada.
Our courses in New Zealand provide training towards the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance “NZSIA” certified qualifications. There are again options to train up to Level 3 as well as compressed courses for experienced skiers wishing to reach L2 in the shortest period of time.
Switzerland and France
In Europe, our courses focus on the ‘BASI’ system which is The British Association of Snowsports Instructors. BASI is again part of the ISIA and recognised worldwide. It is also one of the few tickets that will let you enter the French system once qualified and having completed the speed test.
To find out more go to our qualifications page on the link below:
Thank you again for running a company that provides us with such an opportunity, it was certainly the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to get back next season.
I really enjoyed the 18 weeks of training, to become dual-certified in one season was amazing. Sun Peaks is great because you always bump into friends, can meet instructors in the bars and also make friends in the town.
I had a fabulous season in Sun Peaks becoming CASI and CSIA dual certified. Winter Sports also arranged for me to do the Adaptive Sports Level 1 so it was a full packed 18 weeks. I had great fun with the rest of the guys on the course and made some amazing friends. Thanks Wintersports!
I’ve just returned from the 2018/19 season with Winter Sports & it was amazing, I was all sad to leave! The best part though was the people. We all got on so well & the instructors were incredible, they completely changed our skiing! We had a great rep on hand 24/7 as well so for us it couldn’t have been better. Thanks for a great season Winter Sports!
Arriving by yourself wasn’t a problem considering everyone else was doing the same and there was chances to make friends with a wide range of people. We were all taken very good care of, the hotel was nice and the staff were friendly. I loved the resort so much I now live here.
Winter Sports look after you the whole way and look out for you to make your season the best it can be and the most productive with all the extra courses you can do. I would highly recommend a season with Winter Sports.
The instructors were amazing, everyone knew how to improve you in their own different ways, which made your skiing ability and your teaching ability improve every day.
The Internship course was great and packed full of experience. It definitely helped me when applying for jobs. It made me stand out in front of the crowd. Without The Winter Sports Company I would not be where I am today.
The best part of being a ski instructor is definitely the early morning skiing, every day we got the chance to warm up and train with top-level instructors before the mountain opened to the public. That meant I got the best training in resort and fresh tracks every single day!
The whole course feels like you are all friends helping one another to improve, there is no ‘teacher/student’ strict boundaries which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I have certainly improved my own skiing and feel very confident with being able to teach others of all ages.
The training was brilliant everyone in the group had their own things to work on and successfully completed all the courses. I felt the training worked to everyone’s comfortable pace and was instructed by the some of the best instructors in Canada.
Thank Winter Sports Company for providing me with a once in a life time opportunity and making my first full season so enjoyable.