Ski seasons and mental health: the good, the bad and the ugly
Spending months-on-end in a ski resort, either working or on a training course is an amazing opportunity to some of us, and a dream to many. You get to spend time in incredible natural environments; you get to ski or ride all the time; you meet like-minded people; you get fit and learn new things all the time; and you spend your time doing more of the things you love, and less of the things you don’t.Read entry
Our big, off-piste directory!
Over the years, we’ve put together multiple guides that will help you ride and ski better off piste. Putting them all in one place, this is our ‘off-piste directory’; we've also added in some amazingly comprehensive guides, from elsewhere on the internet. We’re certain there will be advice, reminders and top tips for everyone here.Read entry
What’s the difference between ski resorts in Europe and North America?
The two areas are different in many ways, and their ski resort cuture is no different! So, what's the difference between ski resorts in Europe and in North America??Read entry
Where can you ski in summer?
Summer skiing is more appealing than ever this year, as many of us missed out on a winter trip. To clarity what we mean by ‘summer’ skiing: the majority of the world’s most popular ski resorts are in the northern hemisphere. This means their winter (and ski-able season) falls between December-ish and April-ish. Some resorts at higher altitudes (often with glaciers) will have extended seasons... These seasons often reach into June/July (and beyond!), and that’s what we’re really excited about! This list is our pick of the most fun, summer skiing spots in Europe and the northern hemisphere.Read entry
Which is the best instructor course for me?
Which is the best ski instructor course? Which snowboard instructor course should I choose? Which resort is best for me? These are probably our three most-frequently asked questions. These are also some of our most-difficult questions! However, this is only because we're confident you'll have an amazing time on any of our courses.
That said, we've tied ourselves in knots trying to work out a simplified, smooth, flowy, flow chart - that should lead you to your dream SnowSkool course...Read entry
Advice if you haven’t done a ski season before
If your ski instructor course, or snowboard instructor course, is your first ski season - or it's the first time you’ve been away from home for an extended period of time - we have some advice!
Firstly, brace yourself for (probably) the best experience of your life! Secondly, here are our top tips to make the most of it and our advice for what to expect.Read entry
Working from Home vs Working as a Ski Instructor
At SnowSkool, lockdown has left us with a bit more time on our hands and got us thinking about all the time we’re spending working from home. We started thinking about the differences between working from home in comparison to working in the office, which got us questioning what’s the best office space? Is it, the conventional office office, the home bedroom/kitchen office or the mountains office? Surely that’s a no brianer, the mountains… right?!
Well, to settle the debate we decided to make a comparison infographic of working from home versus working as a ski instructor!Read entry
Thinking about a booking onto a SnowSkool Instructor Training Course?
Our list of Frequently Asked Questions should cover pretty much everything you need to know!Read entry
What’s the best snowboard or ski jacket?
Wondering what’s the best ski jacket for you? How to choose between an insulated ski jacket or a shell? And aren’t hard shells for crabs??
You might be about to start a SnowSkool instructor course, gearing up for your next holiday, or about to commence your season… Maybe you’ve just completed a snowboard or ski instructor course and are embarking on a new adventure, wanting to upgrade your kit…Read entry
What to expect on a SnowSkool instructor course
What is a snowboard or ski instructor course actually like? Well, we offer courses in five incredible (but quite different) locations – so it’s tricky to answer. We’ve put together this guide, so you can compare and contrast courses in the five locations we currently offer, and get a feel of what to expect. You’ll find details on the towns, the resorts, the terrain, the accommodation, the SnowSkool course, the qualifications, and the people.Read entry