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
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