Getting to a SnowSkool course
Working out how to travel to your instructor course? We answer your travel-related questions, such as:
Are flights included in a SnowSkool course?
Can I book onto a Canada course without flights?
Can I drive out to the Three Valleys course... is there somewhere to park?Read entry
Which SnowSkool course is right for me?
How to choose a SnowSkool instructor course or internship? It’s different strokes for different folks! The SnowSkool courses have been created to appeal to different people in terms of what they want from their course, their future plans, their age and/ or their experience level.
We’ve put together a full 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
How much experience and fitness do I need to do an instructor course?
Your level of experience and fitness are both important things to consider when thinking about booking a ski instructor course/ snowboard instructor course. You don’t want to find yourself with jelly legs by 11 o’clock, or out of control down a steep run on day one. A little embarrassing!
However, your fitness and experience will skyrocket on your journey to become a snowboard or ski instructor – they’re both things that the course will help rapidly improve.Read entry
What to pack for a snowboard/ski instructor course?
After booking with SnowSkool, we’ll send you a full packing list in the run up to your course. Apart from recommending some kit to keep your skis/board in good condition – there’s nothing outrageous that you wouldn’t normally pack on a ski trip. A second ‘pub’ jacket is useful if you don’t want to take your high-tech ski jacket out and about, some clothes for chilling, some sportier stuff for activities etc.Read entry
What skis or board do I need for an instructor course?
Skis and snowboards, the tools of the trade, literally! Don’t panic, you don’t need anything super-specialised or specific for your ski instructor course, ski internship or snowboard instructor course, however you don’t want to be held back by the quality of your gear. The choice of what ski/board you use for the SnowSkool course is ultimately yours, but we will provide you with a Guide to Buying Skis and Snowboards to educate you on the ins & outs of what to look for.Read entry
A Guide to Freestyle Terrain - Three Valleys
If you are heading to France in the New Year to join the SnowSkool snowboard instructor course, your lift pass will cover you for a whopping 600km of piste that, together, form the Three Valleys – the world’s largest ski area. As well as the world-class riding on offer, there is also some world-class freestyle terrain and this is not only a bunch of fun but essential terrain for learning to become a snowboard instructor. It’s not all about falling leaf turns and carving groomers…you need to master every riding skill for success on a snowboard instructor course.Read entry
Fine-tunin’: How to look after your Skis & Snowboard.
For a budding ski or snowboard instructor, keeping your skis and snowboards at a great standard is key to success during both our instructor courses and your future careers in the Snowsports industry. Whilst riding your equipment day in, day out you’ll find that you progress much quicker and easier on a consistently tuned and waxed set of skis or board.
Despite what you may think, keeping your equipment in tip top shape is not actually that hard! Once you’ve had a go at it yourself, you’ll be a professional ski or board tuner in no time! Especially if you’re maintaining your gear for an entire season.Read entry
Sharing a Room on Your Ski Instructor Course? 7 Tips from Uncle Adam…
For those heading to Austria, Canada, France or New Zealand for their SnowSkool ski instructor course, possibly the biggest shock will be having to live with other people! Whether that is a private double room in one of our ski-in/ ski-out apartments in Big White or a twin room in one of our lovely, traditionally-Alpine chalets in Méribel or Zell am See or a dorm-room in the super-social Lodges in Banff or Wanaka, you’re going to be surrounded by a whole bunch of new people on your SnowSkool course!Read entry
Five Best Boards for Snowboard Instructor Courses
You’ve booked on for your SnowSkool snowboard instructor course and you need to buy a new board to facilitate you to become a snowboard instructor! But where to start? Adam Sharps, CASI snowboard instructor and Head Rep for the SnowSkool Banff course, provides a few tips that will help get you the best board for you and your SnowSkool instructor course...Read entry
Ski Instructor Courses in Canada. 7 Reasons to go to Banff
If you have ever considered training to become a ski instructor in Canada, it is likely that you would have come across the SnowSkool in Banff, Alberta. Banff is probably the best place for gap year ski instructor courses. Here are seven reasons why...!Read entry