Ski instructor course in Austria with guaranteed job
Qualify as a ski instructor in Austria and have a guaranteed job for the rest of the season.
Choose from a 4, 5 or 6 week course in one of Europe’s top ski areas, the resort of Kaprun in Zell am See, home to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier!
On this course, you will take the Anwarter Level 1 and 2 courses. The Level 2 is one of the most recognised ski qualifications in the world. These are designed to improve your confidence, experience and practical skills needed to be a successful ski instructor.
This professional ski instructor course is intense and hard work, but at the same time, a lot of fun! You’ll be training with your instructors on the mountain 5 days a week (6 days a week on the 4 and 5 week courses). To give you as much exposure as possible to different skiing skills and teaching styles, you will work with a different trainer each week. During the course, the excellent training team will boost your technical knowledge and train you to become an effective instructor.
When you are not skiing, the social life is excellent – there is so much to do! You can get involved in tobogganing, ice driving experiences, snow mobiling or zip lining – to name just a few. The nightlife is also first class with several themed social nights included in the course itinerary.
Where is the course based?
During your 4, 5 or 6 weeks of training, you will be based in the picturesque resort of Kaprun Zell am See. Featuring 3 mountains and 3 snow parks – there is plenty of skiing opportunities. Having access to three mountains means you’ll always be able to ski in the best conditions. Your ski pass covers all three mountains and there is a free bus shuttle between Kaprun, Kitsteinhorn and Zell am See.
Our November course starts on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier until the snow level reaches further down the valley. By the end of this course, or if you are on the January or March course, expect to be skiing in all three areas – Kitzsteinhorn, Maiskogel and Schmittenhohe.
Working as a ski instructor after the course
The Anwarter Level 1 and 2 course qualifies you to teach a wide variety of lessons from beginner to intermediate skiers of all ages.
Included with this course is a paid job guarantee at a resort in Austria. The job will be organised either before you arrive in Austria or during the first three weeks of the course.
There is a lot of competition when it comes to ski instructor jobs in Austria. On this course though, our team have unique relationships with the ski schools which means our candidates are always top of the pile when it comes to securing work.
At the end of your course with us, you will head to your new ski resort, move into staff housing and begin your job teaching skiing for the rest of the season. Depending on the end date of your course will dictate how much time you will have left to work that season. You can opt to use your job guarantee for the following season if time is tight.
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Why are there different course lengths?
We offer 4, 5 or 6 week ski instructor courses in Kaprun. All options will provide the training and exams to get you through the Anwarter Level 1 and 2. On the January and March courses you will be trained 6 days a week on the mountain. With the 6 week course, the training takes place 5 days per week, giving a little more time for rest and recuperation.
The 6 week course takes place in November each year, the 5 week course starts in January and the 4 week course starts in March.
By joining the November course, you will be able to transfer to your employer, and start working, earlier in the season.
How much ski experience do I need?
Before you joining either the 5 or 6 week course, you need to have a minimum of 4 weeks ski experience under your belt. You should be comfortable skiing red runs and skiing parallel at a reasonable speed.
If you are looking to book onto the 4 week March course, you need a minimum of 6 weeks ski experience as this course moves at a faster pace to get you to the required level for the Anwarter examination.
Accommodation and food
During the course, you will stay in comfortable accommodation in Kaprun. This is included in the cost of the programme. We know the importance of a comfortable place to stay after a hard day on the slopes!
Typically, the accommodation is shared and self-catered. You should expect to share with up to three other people in the same room. The rooms are typically made up of Austrian twin beds or bunk beds. If you have a preference about how many people you share with, let us know and we will try to accommodate your preferences.
For the 2019/20 season, we are also able to offer a half-board (7 breakfasts and 5 dinners per week included) option for a supplement.
The accommodation can cater for individuals, groups and couples, so please just contact us to discuss your requirements.
When you move on to start your job, expect self-catered shared staff housing for the rest of the season.
- Gain a highly recognised ski instructor qualification and work as a ski instructor during the same season with our job guarantee
- Learn a new language
- Intense tuition – the ski instructor training focus is on getting you qualified, and this is a formula that works!
- Top instructors – the training team are all experts in their field and highly experienced coaches.
Courses start on a Saturday and the airport transfer is provided from Salzburg Airport (airport code SZG). The airport is a 90 minute drive from Kaprun.
Kaprun is also accessible from Innsbruck and Munich airports however you would need to organise your own transfers to the village.
If you are coming by train, we can arrange a transfer for you from Zell am See train station.
At the end of the course, you will need to make your own way to your new ski school. You’ll be given advice on how to organise this.
What is provided
- Initial chat to assess your suitability
- Access to your personal ‘My Oyster’ account – our online portal where you can find out much more about the programme and manage your booking
- Help and advice from our UK office before arrival
- Your money is protected with Oyster. We have ATOL Protection (if we book your flights) and a bond with IPP (if we don’t book your flights)
- 100% guaranteed job in a ski school
- Practical training from our top coaches
- Ski lift pass for the area
- Airport transfer (from Salzburg airport)
- Video analysis
- Theory lessons
- Anwarter ski instructor exam entry
- Sports science gym lessons
- Avalanche awareness lecture
- In-resort discounts
- Mid layer jacket and buff
What do I need
- Valid passport and work permits (if necessary)
- Insurance (must cover winter sports for the duration)
- Costs involved in getting to your job after the course
- Food costs (if you choose the self-catered option)