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Are you looking for a focussed and fun way to fulfill your dream? Do you need a break from home, school or looking for an exciting career change? 

Ski Instructor Academy is the largest winter training provider in Europe and offers the very best value, fully comprehensive and quality filled programmes on the market. We pride ourselves on the fact that your weeks are filled with intense tuition, benefiting from a combination of on-snow practical training sessions plus HD video analysis, ski sports theory, avalanche awareness training and much, much more.

We offer a fantastic variety of ski and snowboard courses in some of the best locations in the World including Austria, Argentina, Canada and Japan. Resorts including St Anton, Kitzbühel, Whistler Blackcomb, Niseko and Bariloché give you the opportunity to spend a season living and working in the Worlds premier ski areas.

On your days off you will be glad to be able to enjoy your beautiful surroundings, be it on the mountain or in the valley. You can also enjoy the fantastic night life and extra activities such as sky diving, tobogganing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice hockey game trips.

Not only will you gain some of the most worldwide recognised and respected qualifications with Austrian and Canadian ski associations, you are also making a worthwhile investment as the qualification lasts indefinitely. Most importantly, we are able to offer over 150 full season guaranteed paid instructor jobs and internships in top Austrian, Canadian and Japanese ski resorts including St Anton, Kitzbuhel, Niseko and Whistler once you have completed your training, this is unique to Ski Instructor Academy (*i).

We are currently taking bookings for the winter season with a number of new courses and dates available.


Our L1&2 Anwärter Ski or Anwärter Snowboard Courses spanning 4, 5 or 6 weeks is one of the best value courses on the market. With over 200 like minded snow lovers in resort training with SIA, you can be guaranteed a fantastic atmosphere and the perfect course to step into the snow sports industry and life as an instructor. This course is available in Austria and Argentina from only €4.380 EUR (£3,890*) this course is up to half the cost of equivalent courses on the market which do not offer you the prestigious level 2 Anwärter qualification or guaranteed full season employment (iii). 

Available During January, March, August and November

Our innovative, tailored Dual Ski and Snowboard Course will continue this season and offer even more focussed training than ever before, now spanning over 9 weeks at fantastic prices from only €7.480 EUR (£6,650*). This course has been created for those with a love of snowboarding, who realise that gaining work around the World with only a snowboard qualification can be a peak season love affair. By adding a level of ski instruction to your CV will make you very appealing to ski schools and will also keep you busy at work throughout the season. You can join this course without any previous experience in one discipline by adding one of our Beginner Clinics, extending your training by two full weeks of intense private clinic training.

Available During January and November

Ski Instructor Academy also offers you the opportunity to gain three high level qualifications in just one season! Our 2-in-1 Ski Instructor Course qualifying you to both Anwärter (level 1&2) and Landes 1, which at 10 weeks is one of our most comprehensive teaching programmes for instructors embarking on their new career. A combination of intense training periods and invaluable working periods makes this course one of the best in the business, yet still offers exceptional value for money from only €6.880 EUR (£6,130*).

Available During January and November

Our Canadian ski and snowboard instructor courses have been developed to offer everything you could possibly wish for from a season in Canada. Our 7 or 11 Week Ski Instructor or Snowboard Instructor Courses in Whistler Blackcomb mean Ski Instructor Academy can provide you an awesome adventure in the World’s best resort and can include up to 8 (yes, eight!) qualifications in one single season from only $6,900 CAD (£3,930*)

Available During November, January, February and March

Whistler resort can also provide you the opportunity to work the season as an instructor with our 20 Week WBSSU Internship Programme including 4 weeks training and 16 Weeks work will see you fast tracked to become a qualified instructor before the season begins and employed by the ski schools to teach for the winter season. At $6,500 CAN (£3,775*) this is a truly affordable way to spend a full season in Canada.

Available During November

Limited or no experience? No problem! Just ask us about our Beginner or Improver Clinics to boost your skills before the instructor courses (Available on selected pre-season courses only).

Our courses includes all of your practical and theory training lessons, lift passes, examination fees, Airport transfers (*ii), and language lessons (Austrian courses only - courses held in English); luxury accommodation is also included and you can choose between catered or self catered so there is very little additional expense. The group sizes are intimate, with a maximum of 8 per group, ensuring everyone is guaranteed the individual attention required to prepare you to be a high quality instructor, and most of all you are guaranteed a job after you course to put those new skills to test! (*iii) 

To secure your place, simply visit our website at select your course and course date and complete the online booking form. Book now and a low €480 EUR deposit is all that is required to secure your place.

Ski Instructor Academy’s Interactive eBrochure for our instructor programmes is live and can now be viewed and downloaded from

You can view a short video of what you can expect from our courses in our videos section.

Should you wish to discuss your options further or book to secure your place, please feel free to give me a call or alternatively I can call you at a time of your convenience to help you make your decision or answer any questions.

Our courses include;

Guaranteed Paid Instructor Job In A Leading Austrian or Japanese ski school

Canadian Internships Available

Luxury Accommodation (Half Board On Selected Course)

Area Lift Pass  

Practical Coaching From Some of Europe’s Highest Qualified Trainers 

German Language Tuition (Austrian Courses)

Airport Transfers

HD Video Analysis and Performance Breakdown

Exam Preparation Material 

Indoor Sports Science 

Avalanche Awareness Training

Instructor Exam Entry

Private Facebook Group Access To Communicate With Your Course Mates And Trainers

On-line Preparation Material Including German Language and Lesson Tutorials 

Free SIA mobile App

SIA Socials and Apres Parties

Prices starting from €4.380,- EUR (approx. £3,890) 

Our courses are designed to prepare you, not only for your examination, but most importantly to give you the confidence and practical experience needed for you to excel in your job. You will perform at the highest levels with more knowledge and understanding of the snowsport than your fellow colleagues.

Worried about the language on our Austrian Courses? Don’t be! 

We want you to get familiar with the local lifestyle and be able to improve your German past ordering a pint of beer in a bar. You will be taught the basics of the language during a combination online tutorials, group learning and during your ski training lessons to allow you to understand and communicate in basic German.

The courses are operated out of the picturesque resort of Kaprun - Zell am See, Austria making it an affordable option, it's far enough from home yet not worlds apart - meaning those from the EU will have no Visa issues. The resort attracts a diverse and international crowd which creates a lively atmosphere and an interesting night life.

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UK: 0044 7528 131 567

Austria: 0043 650 56 33 607