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
What is the best ski instructor qualification?
When it comes to joining an instructor course, it’s not just a case of picking the course that sounds the most fun, in the place that has the best nightlife, or the best terrain. You may also also want to consider the qualification gained, the Level you wish to achieve and where you want to work in the future.
So here we are to try clear the fog and make picking the right qualification and the right course, a simpler task.Read entry
What’s the difference: SnowSkool Banff or SnowSkool Big White?!
It may come as no surprise that Canada is SnowSkool’s most popular destination for our customers looking to become a ski instructor or spend the season training to pass their snowboard instructor qualifications! We offer two distinctive courses in Canada that have been designed to appeal to a different target market. So how do you choose between SnowSkool Banff and SnowSkool Big White? Here are some pointers for you…Read entry
The Ageing Seasonnaire
A long and relatively quiet summer in the SnowSkool office sparked many pointless conversations - which animals are the hardest? What would we do with a lottery win? And lots of reminiscences about winter seasons past. On the back of the latter, some bright-spark eventually came up with the idea of doing a series of stereotypical skiers that may or may not be based on people we've come across since 2003. Meet the first in SnowSkool's series of stereotypical skiers: The Ageing Seasonnaire!Read entry
How to become a ski instructor in Europe - in 5 steps
With the world’s largest interconnected ski areas and an après culture to match, it’s no wonder skiing in Europe features some of the most exciting ski resorts in the world.
Countries in Europe also generally have the highest hourly rate of pay for instructors around the world - and although living costs can be higher, working in Europe is a great career opportunity.
So where do you start in working as a ski instructor there? Here is our 5-step guide on how to become a ski instructor in Europe.Read entry
How to become an elite Ski Instructor in France
Becoming a ski instructor in France is tougher than in any other country - and definitely more debatable and confusing. Most instructors aspiring to teach in France’s famous resorts must sacrifice years of their lives to attain the necessary qualifications to teach.
But those who do choose to train over the long haul get to coach in some of the finest resorts in the world when they qualify - and earn a lot more than instructors in most other countries. Our 2016 salary survey revealed France as the country where instructors earn the most money, by far, with fully-qualified instructors earning in excess of $60 per hour.
So here’s SnowSkool’s FAQ on becoming a ski instructor in France.Read entry
How to Take Your Snowboarding to the Next Level: Tips & Tricks
Snowboarding is one of the most exciting winter sports. It's also one of the most frustrating. After learning how to use a chair lift, perform basic turns, and tackle every blue square trail on the mountain, many snowboarders reach a standstill in performance. Here are our tips on how to get great.Read entry
Gear you’ll reach for on and off the mountain
Get the best ski and snowboard gear that will pull double duty. These picks look as good on the mountain as they do out on the town. What's more, double-duty kit will save you packing space and save you money - both key when you're heading aborad and investing in a ski or snowboard instructor training course.Read entry
The kit we love in winter 2020/2021
If you’re about to do an instructor course – or a ski season at all – this ace kit list is full of amazing deals and stuff that will look legit, while lasting you long into the future. Find it in the black Friday sales, or ask Father Christmas nicely!Read entry