Ski Instructor Courses

Gain a qualification (or two!) and become a certified ski or snowboard instructor on your gap year or career break. We have training courses available in some of the top resorts in both Europe and North America offering a range of courses to get you qualified. Certification can lead to career development, and some courses even lead on to paid work during the same season!
You might be lucky to spend a week or two on holiday in a ski resort each year. Now is your opportunity to spend a whole season living in some of the world’s best ski resorts! If you have a passion for winter sports, but have always wondered how to become a ski instructor, read on.

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Canada - Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Jobs

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Jobs

Qualify as a ski instructor on our 4 week instructor programme before going on to teach skiing on your ski season. Taking part in our programme means that, on successful completion of your Level 1, not only will you be qualified, you’ll also be eligible for employment by Whistler Blackcomb as a Whistler Kids ski instructor.

Feel fully supported throughout the programme; benefit from our comprehensive and personal pre-departure support and advice, and enjoy a complete welcome package on arrival, including transport, accommodation, a ZipTrek Tour and banking guidance from Tory, our Whistler rep.

Normally, Whistler Kids will only accept applications from people who are already qualified. Our programme is the way to qualify and teach in the same season!

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Canada - Whistler 4-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Whistler 4-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Enjoy a holiday in Whistler with a purpose, and gain your Level 1 ski or snowboard instructor qualifications.

Our short, 4 week, courses allow you to get a taste for life as a snow sports instructor and to improve your own skills while learning from fully qualified Level 4 instructors. A great bonus to the course is the chance to achieve the AST (Avalanche Skills Training) Level 1 – providing you knowledge of skiing and snowboarding safely in the backcountry.

Book your flights through Oyster and we will guarantee to beat the web fare on the BA or Air Canada websites (flying London Heathrow to Vancouver return). We will also waive our booking fee which will give you a further £30 saving, and include ATOL protection for the duration of your trip.

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Canada - Whistler 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Whistler 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Spend 11 weeks living in Whistler and gain your CSIA/CASI Level 1 and 2! This is our most inclusive programme ever – including everything a keen skier or snowboarder needs to become a snow guru! Not only can you learn to become a ski or snowboard instructor, you can also train for the AST (Avalanche Skills Training) Level 1 and 2 in the stunning Whistler Blackcomb backcountry.

Book your flights through Oyster and we will guarantee to beat the web fare on the BA or Air Canada websites (flying London Heathrow to Vancouver return). We will also waive our booking fee which will give you a further £30 saving, and include ATOL protection for the duration of your trip.

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Romania - Paid Ski Season in Romania

Paid Ski Season in Romania

Become part of a prestigious ski and snowboard school in Romania’s largest ski resort, Poiana Brasov. Train to become a ski or snowboard instructor before being employed to teach tourists, take them out on the slopes and improve their technique. Enjoy all that Eastern Europe has to offer in your free time, from immersing yourself in the snowsports to tasting the hearty local cuisine to exploring Transylvania.

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Canada - Marmot Basin 11-week CSIA Ski Instructor Course

Marmot Basin 11-week CSIA Ski Instructor Course

Gain your CSIA Level 1 and 2 ski instructor qualifications on our 11 week instructor course. Your skiing will improve and you’ll learn new skills necessary to find work as an instructor next season, or just have the most amazing gap year in the Canadian Rockies!

We are proud to offer one of the most inclusive ski programmes available that even includes the cost of the CSIA 2 exam!

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Canada - Marmot Basin 11-week CASI Snowboard Instructor Course

Marmot Basin 11-week CASI Snowboard Instructor Course

If you want to become a snowboard instructor, look no further! With Oyster you can qualify as a CASI Level 1 and 2 snowboard instructor on our 11 week instructor course in Canada. Improve your boarding and learn new skills to help you find work as an instructor next season, plus, have the most amazing gap year in the Canadian Rockies!

We are proud to offer one of the most inclusive boarding programmes available that even includes the cost of the CASI 2 exam!

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France - 11-week Ski Instructor in Tignes

11-week Ski Instructor in Tignes

Gain your Level 1 and 2 Ski Instructor qualifications on this intensive 11 week programme. Dramatically improve your abilities all whilst enjoying one of Europe’s best resorts for snow, pistes and apres-ski.

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Ski Instructor Courses; have fun, earn a qualification, and get paid doing it!

If Skiing is your passion, choose one of Oyster’s many projects on offer in a variety of locations around the world. This is an opportunity to live for a whole season in a top ski resort for the fraction of a price that a regular tourist would pay. Not only will you get the opportunity to improve your skiing and snowboarding, you can also come away with a qualification and be able to call yourself a certified ski or snowboard instructor! Through Oyster, many snow sport lovers have been able to use their gap year experience and ski instructor training to kick start a career in this industry.