Ski instructor
How to become one & travel the world

Winter is your thing. You love to spend time on the mountains and being surrounded by the snow community.

You don’t have to be a professional skier to have the hability to show others. But you have to be enough confident.

Well what about combining this with traveling and switching from the end season at one place to a beginning of another? What about earning some money teaching the skills to skiing?If you’re confident enough that this is your thing the next step is to get a kind of certification that shows that you’re qualyfied. Crucial is that where you’re taking the course are members of ISIA (International Ski Instructors Association). Even if each country has its own certifications most accept the ones from other countries. Anyway, ensure that the qualification has good worldwide recognition:

  • OSSV (Austria)
  • ENSA (France)
  • AMSI (Italy)
  • BASI (British Association of Snowsports Instructors)
  • CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance)
  • PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)
  • NZSIA (New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance)

From each one you’ll have diferent levels. Level 1 will allow you to teach beginners, level 2 intermediate, level 3 experienced and level 4 to teach other instructors.

Get at least Level 2 to get options to work internationally.

Second. Learn languages. If you want to teach you need to be good at languages. English is essential. German, chinese, russian are always a plus.

Third. Do an internship. Get confident on the daily tasks, it will not be just about teaching. Sometimes you’ll also have to manage other things like renting material.