Ski Instructor Internship in Villars

Earn as you learn during a winter season in Switzerland

If you want to train as a ski instructor, work for a Swiss Ski School and use and improve your French language skills, then SnowSkool Villars is the course for you! You will go through your paces in training, sit exams set by the world's oldest ski instructor association and be able to apply your new skills as a ski instructor…whilst getting paid for it! 

And Villars is a fantastic place to spend a season; the town and its surrounds are stunning, the skiing is diverse and wide-ranging and SnowSkool has laid on a four-star hotel with fantastic facilities including swimming pool, gym and sauna. With regards to the course, the Ski School is friendly, professional and forward-thinking - you will soon feel part of the family!  

SnowSkool Villars is limited to one group of skiers only. Don't leave it too late...!

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      16 Weeks
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The first thing that will strike you on arrival in Villars is the stunning view of the Alps and Dent du Midi mountain range. The town is situated on a sunny terrace at 1300m and the skiing stretches up to 3100m. For early and late season skiing, your pass also offers full access to the Glacier. Villars offers 125km of piste, 50% of which are classed as “intermediate” meaning this is a family-friendly resort attracting lots of beginner skiers, i.e. Ski School customers! But there is also plenty of expert terrain (and four snowparks) to support your development.


In Villars, SnowSkool customers will stay in the four-star hotel Eurotel Victoria. Right in the centre of Villars, the Eurotel offers a great base from which to access the slopes and all the facilities in the town. The rooms are very spacious and offer a seating area along with the twin beds. There is a kitchenette with two-ring hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster as well as all crockery and cutlery. The hotel has some fantastic facilities that are available for all SnowSkool customers – swimming pool, gym, sauna and on-site restaurant and bar.

  • Centre of town
  • Full use of hotel facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Large balcony
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Free WiFi

Standard rooms are twin-share
There is the option to upgrade to a private double room
Accommodation is on a self-catered basis


The tuition schedule for the SnowSkool Villars course includes seven weeks of training that is expertly delivered by the most senior ski instructors within ESSS Villars. ESSS Villars is an official Swiss Ski School and all instructors on the SnowSkool course will hold the highest qualification within the Swiss system.

Ski Instructor Work

Along with your intense training and exam schedule, SnowSkool students will work as ski instructors in Villars. There are two dedicated periods of work written into your season; Xmas & New Year and through February but you will be assigned to work throughout the season and there is also scope to work at Easter if the snow remains. You will be wearing the red jacket of ESSS Villars and you will get paid a market rate for this work. Over the course of the season, earnings in excess of £3500 are entirely possible.


SnowSkool works with the national body, Swiss Snowsports, to provide a qualification framework. Two separate exams are written into the season schedule; the first stage is the Formation d’Admission and the second stage is the Aspirant exam. Only the most experienced and committed skiers will succeed in these exams. It goes without saying that the Swiss qualifications are super well-respected throughout the ski world and are tough qualifications to achieve. 

What’s Included?

Lift Pass
Level 1 Tuition
Level 1 Exam Fee
Level 2 Tuition
Level 2 Exam Fee
Membership Fees
Instructor Shadowing
Paid Instructor Work
Regular Individual Feedback
Video Analysis

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