If you fancy starting working as a ski instructor next winter (or perhaps working in an indoor snow centre through the ‘warm months’), you don’t have to wait until the start of NEXT winter to do your training.
Snoworks are offering a short summer course on the glacier at Hintertux that allows successful candidates to teach skiing in St Anton during next winter season – in fact they’re even guaranteeing a job. You do need a basic level of German though, as most of the course is conducted in German, as well as good skiing ability.
Students who successfully pass the three-week course will receive the Antwärter qualification that is the entry level required to work and teach in a ski school in Austria.
The course takes place from July 3rd to 23rd with eight days of training and ten days of examination included in the cost.
“For post graduates, the obvious benefit is that the course takes place during the summer break, leaving some time in the autumn before the winter starts to earn extra money or relax before the start of winter,” said Snoworks GAP Director Lee Townend, who added, “For students taking a GAP year between their A levels and university, it’s also ideally placed so that you can maximise your time working on the snow during the winter whilst qualification way before those who choose to join GAP ski courses over the winter.”
Price for the three week course is £2,995 which includes three weeks of training and exam assessment, half-board accommodation in a 4 Star hotel, return airport transfers from Munich, ski pass and that guaranteed job in St Anton.
Once you have an Antwärter qualification, the first of four stages of ski instructor qualification, you can be employed by any ski school in Austria.