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
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
How to… Snowboard on Moguls
Moguls are not a subject that Snowboarders tend to get excited about and very rarely will a rider jump with joy at the mention of moguls. But, that being the case, they sometimes have to be done.
So whether it be to get to the park, or the lead up to your favourite powder stash, here are some tips that should help you get down those bumps that skiers love the most.Read entry
How to… ski or snowboard in trees
Skiing through trees - or tree skiing as it is more known within the skiing world - can be one of the most magical days on the mountain if conditions are right.
But you’ve got to know how to do it safely. So here are our top tips to doing it safely, and well, and get you reaching for your skis and snowboards at the first signs of snow on the trees.Read entry
How to start a new life in New Zealand - with a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course
It’s hard to meet someone who’s been to New Zealand and didn’t love the place. The spectacular scenery offers an outdoor lifestyle and a sense of space that few other countries can match. And the country is consistently voted one of the friendliest and best in the world. Here's how to make the move, starting with an instructor course.Read entry
How to… Become an Elite Snowboard Instructor in France
Believe it or not, becoming an elite snowboard instructor in France is even more difficult than becoming a ski instructor in France, or even becoming a marine. Here's an overview of the process...Read entry
How to… Ski Off Cliff Drops & Cornices
For some skiing on pistes is just not exciting enough - and when the snow falls deep and the powder days approach the need to divert from the beaten path becomes strong.
Well, here are SnowSkool’s tips to landing your first cliff drop, or progressing to larger drops.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