Work and ski for a whole season
Improve your snow skills and enhance your gap year by working a season in a top ski resort. Whether you decide to gain a qualification and job as a ski or snowboard instructor, or you feel a support or hospitality role in one of the resorts is for you – one thing’s for sure – they’ll be plenty of time to hit the slopes. Live in a ski resort for a whole season for the fraction of the costs and enjoy the benefits of living in Canada or Austria. You will be able to enhance your CV/resume in whatever job role you decide to take, and you will earn some money at the same time. This is a great opportunity to experience living and working abroad, make new friends and enjoy your favourite sport!
Short on time? We have a number of ski and snowboard courses that run for as little as 4 weeks. Check out our ski instructor courses.
New to winter sports? Check out our top tips for first time ski and snowboarders.
How can a ski season help your CV?
Despite many misconceptions, gap years can give you excellent travel and work experience wrapped into one. Ski seasons are certainly not all about the ski and the apres (although this does play a major part!) Your ski season can make you shine on your CV.
- For all francophones out there, why not head out to Tremblant, Canada, to work in hospitality. Not only will you be living the high life in a top class ski resort, you will be earning money whilst incorporating French into your daily life. This is a fantastic experience for language graduates or language students who want to take a bit of time out of studying, but who are keen to keep their French at a high level and gain experience at the same time. You will gain great experiences and be skiing like a pro by the end of the season!
- For those of you with any interest in instructing or teaching or sports coaching, working with kids in Whistler is a great experience. You would be spending your days on the slopes, teaching a bunch of children how to ski. You will be out on the mountain every day, with plenty of time to get out there in your free time too. You will be given the opportunity to take your Level 1 Ski Instructor course, which stands you in good stead for instructing in other countries such as Andorra! Living it up in one of the world’s best ski resorts says enough for itself!
- Those amongst you who are just keen to do a ski season, there are no reasons why not. Working a ski season stands you in great stead for other jobs in the future- you can demonstrate reliability, punctuality, teamwork and independence- travelling over to Canada on your own demonstrates much about your personality!
So don’t hold back! Working a winter season in Canada can really help your CV, in a time when it is of the utmost importance to be able to stand yourself above the rest.