How to be a great ski instructor
When deciding if you want to become a ski instructor, or snowboard instructor, it’s important to consider if you’re suited to the job. Of course, we can help you improve your skills and get the best instructor qualification… but there are certain qualities that will set you apart from the rest.Read entry
Where can you ski in the southern hemisphere?
There are a few well-known places you can ski in the southern hemisphere: New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Chile, for example. Yet, unbelievably, you can also ski in places like Lesotho, South Africa, Bolivia and Ecuador!Read entry
What is a ski instructor course like?
To pass the exams, and achieve qualifications, you’ll want to train with professional trainers and examiners. To do this, you’ll probably need to spend an extended period of time in a ski resort. While you’re there, you’ll have to take care of yourself by sorting accommodation, transport, food, a season lift pass, training schedule and book the exams. Luckily, organised instructor courses do all the leg-work for you!Read entry
The best and worst things about an outdoor job
Jobs that require you to spend lots of time outside vary widely – from construction and farming, to work as a ranger, an instructor or guide, even as a football referee!
Spending time outdoors, and being active, are definitely some of the main attractions of becoming a ski instructor or snowboard instructor. Not only are these things enjoyable, they’re good for us too. But it can't all be good, right?!Read entry
Meet the instructors: Three Valleys
If you’re looking forward to your ski or snowboard instructor course with SnowSkool in France – or you’re just curious about who instructs the instructors – we’re happy to introduce two of the trainers who deliver the training course to help SnowSkoolers achieve BASI levels 1 & 2 in France.Read entry
Where are they now? Life post-SnowSkool course
Perhaps the best testament to our courses, is the success ex-SnowSkoolers have after they qualify. We spoke to past participants, about what they did next, where are they now and what advice they have to offer. Plenty became ski instructors or snowboard instructors, but a few have set up ski wear brands, work for snowboarding websites, and even working for SnowSkool!Read entry
A new chalet for our instructor courses in France
We have a new chalet for our instructor courses in France and it’s amazing!!!
One of the best things about doing a snowboard or ski instructor course in Europe, is the lovely, chalet-style accommodation. We make a huge effort to ensure our France accommodation is extra special. All our chalets in Méribel are located just a short walk from all the shops, bars and restaurants and all bedrooms have en-suites. Chalets' communal living-spaces are great for relaxing but also help to quickly bond the group.Read entry
The best things to do in New Zealand after an instructor course
Not only is an instructor course in New Zeland incredible in iteself, but all the other activities on offer in Cardrona, Wanaka, Queenstown and beyond, are what make an instructor course in New Zealand next level. For this reason, it’s a great idea to tack-on a bit of travelling and adventure to your ski-season in NZ.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