How to do a ski season: A 8-step guide for budding adventurers
There are so many ways how to do a ski season, and not one way to do it right.
You might have an appetite for adventure, a desire to let yourself go for a few months by partying away the nights after long days of ski instructing. Or you might be one for the smaller things in life, basking in the panoramic mountain views and curling up in the evenings with a hot choc. Either way, there are plenty of things to sink your teeth (and skis) into.
And in this guide to working a ski season, we’ll get you started in the right direction so you can tailor the trip to your needs: pathways, planning and travel advice included.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
10 astonishing sabbatical travel ideas for intrepid travellers
Always had a hankering to go globe trotting? Feel like you need to press the restart button to get your work-life balance back on track? We feel you! That’s why we’ve put together this unbeatable list of sabbatical travel ideas, so if you’ve got a career break lined up or are considering one, you’ll know exactly what to do with it.Read entry
How to become a ski instructor in Canada in record time
What does a Piña Colada and a budding ski instructor in Canada have in common? They both require a careful blend of knowledge, practice and technique to achieve smooth results...Read entry
How to become ski/snowboard instructor in 7 easy steps
The mountains are calling, and you feel a hankering for the slopes. Imagine being able to experience the chill and thrill of skiing or snowboarding every day while getting paid to do so. This is a reality when you work as a ski instructor. Sounds unfeasible? What if we told you that learning how to become a ski instructor isn’t as difficult as you might think…Read entry
The ultimate snowboard instructor certification guide
If you’re looking to kick-off a snowboarding career, the first thing to consider is that much fabled snowboard instructor certification. Whether you’re relatively new to this snowboarding malarky or you’re a veteran who practically lives on the slopes, you will need to get your mitts on at least Level 1 snowboard instructor qualifications to work in a snowsports centre in the UK .Read entry
Six things to nail on a ski season
Powder skiing, lapping the park, avalanche safety, mainenance and more! Check out ours essential tips for nailing a ski season.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