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/improve your French language skills, then SnowSkool Villars is the course for you! You will go through your paces in pre-season training, sit exams set by the world's oldest ski instructor association and be able to apply your new skills as a ski instructor… then get paid for it! 

You'll arrive mid-November, when the snow on the glacier is primed and ready for your intensive, four-week course. After passing your Level 1, we'll help you find employment in a Swiss ski school.

Please note: You must have a European passport, or the ability to secure a working holiday Visa. Interns must be able to speak French at a conversational level. SnowSkool Villars is limited to one group of skiers only so places are limited. 

Course Dates

    • Duration
      4 Weeks
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Flights included
  • Price
  • Deposit


The ski areas of Villars-Gryon, Les Diablerets and Bex combine to give a total of 225km pistes that reach up to 3000m. Crucially, Les Diablerets has the Glacier 3000 – which means we can get up there and start training in November! The glacier restaurant was constructed by leading Swiss architect Mario Botta and has insane panoramic views of the Lake Geneva region. There is an epic off-piste route off the back of the glacier, all the way down to the village - a vertical descent of 1,500m and best enjoyed properly with a guide. Elsewhere in the area, you’ll find a snow park with two half pipes, a cross-country network of tracks (30km of classical Nordic track and 15km of skating trails). Any remaining energy to burn, you can hit the 7.2 km long toboggan run, snow-shoe walks, snow biking and ice climbing!


  • You’ll enjoy a cosy hotel or apartment with breakfast provided.
  • Le Diablerets has a bakery, bank, post office, beauty salon, supermarket, sports shops, ski shops, train station, butcher and a dairy.
  • You’ll be within easy access of your lesson meeting point and the Glacier 3000.


The tuition schedule for the SnowSkool Villars course includes four intense 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. You'll be skiing mainly up on the glacier, where the conditions will be best. After your month of training and multi-day exam, SnowSkool and ESSS will help you to secure a job that could take you to any exciting resort in Switzerland.


SnowSkool works with the national body, Swiss Snowsports, to provide a qualification framework. The 'Level 1' exam is known as Formation d’Admission. 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?

Airport Transfers
Lift Pass
Membership Fees
Level 1 Tuition
Regular Individual Feedback
Video Analysis
Level 1 Exam Fee
Paid Instructor Work
SnowSkool Repping Service

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