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 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Whistler 11-week Ski or Snowboard Instructor Course

Gain your CSIA or CASI Level 1 and 2 qualifications as a skier or snowboarder on our professional 11 week course in Whistler Blackcomb – North America’s number 1 ski resort. Avalanche Skills Training (Level 1 and 2) is also included so you get to experience the backcountry as well!

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Romania - Paid Ski Season in Romania

Paid Ski Season in Romania

Train to become a ski or snowboard instructor in Romania’s largest ski resort, Poiana Brasov. Work for a prestigious ski and snowboard school, teaching children and adults alike to love winter sports as much as you do. This is a unique way to have an unforgettable ski season, all whilst gaining a qualification and immersing yourself in life in this amazing country. Noroc!

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Canada - Marmot Basin 11-week CSIA Ski Instructor Course

Marmot Basin 11-week CSIA Ski Instructor Course

Become a professional ski instructor whist spending 11 weeks living in the Canadian Rockies. On this programme you will gain your CSIA Level 1 and 2 instructor qualifications, training at the stunning resort of Marmot Basin, 20 minutes from the authentic mountain town of Jasper.

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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.