Ski Instructor Internship in Saas Fee

Learn and then earn during a winter season in Switzerland

With a guaranteed job starting just a few days after the conclusion of the course, SnowSkool’s ski internship is the ideal route into the world of ski instructing. Because the course takes place in the high altitude, glacial resort of Saas Fee we can train you through the Autumn ready to start working at the beginning of the winter.   

During this eight week course, you will undergo a whopping 215 hours of expert training and sit the IASI Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. After nailing your qualifications, you will then be offered a job as a ski instructor for the entire season in Switzerland, Canada or Japan.

  - In Switzerland, jobs are available in Saas Fee, Grimentz, Nendaz, Crans Montana, Chatel & Champery.

  - In Canada, jobs are available in a multitude of world-class resorts in Western Canada

  - In Japan, jobs are available in Niseko

Please note: We have a limited number of jobs available in Switzerland for British passport holders.

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It is a pretty risky game to guarantee snow these days but you can be a lot more sure in some resorts than in others … and Saas Fee (aka The Pearl of the Alps) is arguably Autumn’s most snow-sure resort in Europe. The lovely pedestrianised village is located at 1800m but most of the skiing is between 2500 and 3500m and it has one of the largest glacier ski areas in the world meaning you can ski up to ten months per year there!

And Saas Fee is a mecca for national ski teams looking for a training facility in the Autumn – the American & Swiss downhill race teams train here as do the American freestyle team in the Stomping Grounds Park.       


SnowSkool guests will stay in a three-star Hotel in Saas Grund which is a five minute drive from Saas Fee which is where lifts go from up to the glacier.

You will stay in a room with one other person on the SnowSkool internship. All rooms are en-suite and the Hotel has some great facilities including a bar and a games room with pool table & table tennis.

Guests are provided with breakfast (7 days per week), packed lunch (5 days per week) & evening meal (5 days per week).


Tuition on the SnowSkool Saas Fee course is provided by the Sommet et Neige Ski School. All ski trainers assigned to the SnowSkool course will have the highest internationally-recognised qualifications.

During the eight week course, you will have 215 hours of training that will provide you with an all-round ski education. Obviously there will be a strong focus on technical skiing and teaching but you will also work on ski fitness & stretching, ski tuning, mountain safety, freestyle and first aid.       


On the SnowSkool course in Saas Fee, you'll obtain the qualifications of the PSIE (Professional Ski Instructors of Europe). PSIE is a new qualification body at the cutting edge of instructor training and offering an internationally recognised qualification that works completely seemlessly with the qualifications of the PSIC (Professional Ski Instructors of Canada). This means you can progress your career and undertake further training with either PSIE or PSIC - and both will seemlessly recognise the others qualification. On the SnowSkool course, you will sit the 4-day Level 1 exam in week four and the 6-day Level 2 exam in week eight of the course.

What’s Included?

7 days per week
5 days per week
5 days per week
Lift Pass
Level 1 Tuition
Level 1 Exam Fee
Level 2 Tuition
Level 2 Exam Fee
First Aid Course
Paid Instructor Work
Video Analysis
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