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 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.

Get a taste for life as a snow sports instructor on our 4 week instructor training course in North America’s number 1 resort – Whistler Blackcomb. Improve your skills whilst learning from fully qualified Level 4 instructors. Boost your experience even further by taking 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 the new skills necessary to find work as an instructor next season, or just have the most amazing gap year skiing in the Canadian Rockies!

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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 a snowboard instructor next season. Even if you don’t see this as a career move,you’ll have the most incredible 11 weeks living in the Canadian Rockies.

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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.