BASI Level 2 Exam Guide - What it Involves & How to Pass
The final assessment on our 12-week ski instructor course in France is a big exam: it’s a 10-day pièce de résistance that separates those strong in body and mind from the weak!
And it’s worth it: this qualification is internationally respected and enables those who pass to work in instructor roles throughout the world.
83% of our trainees pass though, and here's our guide to make sure you do too...Read entry
SNOWSKOOL & PLANKS CLOTHING - GIVEAWAY OFFER FOR 2018/2019 COURSE BOOKINGS - **(OFFER EXPIRED)**
For the next 5 bookings only, SnowSkool are giving away a FREE Planks Clothing ski jacket and ski pants outfit with long course bookings! - ONLY for the next 5 bookings, get involved!Read entry
Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses - Guide for Parents
From your child’s point of view our courses will always look like the best thing since sliced bread: on snow seven days a week with like-minded individuals, spending time abroad with access to an incredible social scene and extra off-snow excursions. As well as a recognised qualification at the end. What’s not to love? However, it can be more daunting from a parents’ point of view.
Here's our guide for parents of those wanting to do ski and snowboard instructor courses.Read entry
Interview: From SnowSkool Banff to bro!
Where did the bro! brand come from; where did it all start? We ask the brothers Coates to reveal all, from joining an early SnowSkool course to creating the epic bro! brand we all know, love and shred in today.Read entry
How to Snowboard Off-Piste
Snowboarding off-piste is best done safely and well. So here are our top 5 tips on how to do it safely and also a few tips for better off-piste technique too….
Follow these steps and you’ll be better armed for snowboarding off-piste.Read entry
How can I afford a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course?
An 11 to 13-week ski or snowboard instructor course can be one of the best experiences of your life, whether part of a gap year, a career break, or to get qualified for a new career.
However, despite the huge life and career advantages, coming up with over £7,000 for a course can seem difficult. And the cost is the point where many people hesitate:
So how do you afford a course like this?Read entry
How to Snowboard on Steep Terrain & Slopes
Becoming a great snowboarder, from a good one, can be a challenging move to make. And stepping it up when riding steeps is one of the key skills to get right on the mountain.
There are some common errors that snowboarders make on steep terrain though. Often these are habits that feel comfortable but are actually serving to ride steeps badly....Read entry
How to Become a Ski Instructor, from Israel to Lake Louise
How do you become a ski instructor from a scorching-hot country in the Middle East, like Israel?
Gilad Angel, 25, is one of an increasing number of our trainees from international regions. He's just finished the 13-week ski instructor course in Banff and explains how he got there...Read entry
EARLY BIRD BOOKING OFFER - WINTER 2018/2019 - This has now expired!
As we are now about 90% booked-up for the SnowSkool courses taking place in Canada and France in winter 2017/2018 (in record time, we would like to add!), we are looking ahead to the following season and have some fantastic early-bird offers for those good boy scouts/ girl guides that want to be prepared in advance and get their place secured now!Read entry
How to Become a Mature Ski or Snowboard Instructor: FAQs
The average age of those joining courses and doing seasons is quite young (18-25), however this does not mean that older people can’t do the same. And we’re actually seeing more and more interest from people over the age of 40 – in fact we sometimes get people on courses in their late 50s.
Here’s our FAQs on becoming a mature ski or snowboard instructor.Read entry