SKI INSTRUCTORS' QUALIFICATIONS AFTER BREXIT

27. October 2020

Things in the snowsports industry will change after BREXIT even for EU citizens. Our partners, outdoors specialist legal team from Track & Flow are sending a message to all UK outdoors instructors and EU citizens with the UK certifications: Act …

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WORKING ABROAD: FRANCE

27. October 2020

Some say that France is the “Mecca” for snow sports instructors. Not only because of the never-ending high mountains, fresh powder and the fact that Candide Thovex is French :) … you have probably also seen the pay rates by …

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THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO: FREERIDE WORLD TOUR

20. October 2020

Maj Štirn is a ski instructor who has a clear goal: to join the Freeride World Tour. What are the rules and who are the skiers and snowboarders that are the best in the world at riding the most outrageous lines of the big mountains?  Maj …

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WORKING ABROAD: ITALY

13. October 2020

Written in association with Livio Rozic. This article will tell you what you need to know if you would like to work abroad, in Italy as a foreign snowsports instructor. Italy's professional snowsports has two levels: Collegio nazionale – the …

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WHY DO MY SKI GOGGLES FOG UP?

06. October 2020

Article written in cooperation with Mint sports. How to prevent your ski goggles from fogging up? It’s simple and you don’t need anything but a bit of love and care for your equipment. This article will tell you all you need to know …

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INSTRUCTORS' CODE OF CONDUCT: SWITCHING SKI SCHOOLS

28. September 2020

Snowsports instructors are very adventurous types of people who are in it for the lifestyle of outdoors, meeting lots of new people, and enjoying the snow. The studies show that the average “career” of a snowsports instructor is around 5 …

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INSTRUCTORS' CODE OF CONDUCT: CLIMBING THE LADDER

22. September 2020

When you have done your training and you became a snowsports instructor you have made an important step towards a beautiful life. But it is just the start of it all: you will need to learn a lot and experience the nice and not so nice things if you …

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INSTRUCTORS' CODE OF CONDUCT: OFF THE SLOPES

15. September 2020

It's OK to be young, to have fun, and to have good friends for life, but keep in mind that you are not alone in the resort. Especially if you are still in your uniform.   WHAT DOES A SKI INSTRUCTOR REPRESENT? We are damn sure that we have one …

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INSTRUCTORS' CODE OF CONDUCT: FELLOW INSTRUCTORS

08. September 2020

Resorts differ in the sense of how many ski schools are there in one resort. It’s a different feeling if you are working for the only school in a resort and all the instructors on the mountain are your co-workers. Southern hemisphere resorts …

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INSTRUCTORS' CODE OF CONDUCT: RESORT WORKERS

01. September 2020

Other resort workers are very important in the life of a snowsports instructor. They are the people who can make or break your season. Think about them and give them some love! LIFT OPERATORS (AKA LIFTIES) You know how they say that in school, you …

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INSTRUCTORS' CODE OF CONDUCT: CLIENTS

25. August 2020

There are many people involved in the life of a snowsports instructor during a season and it’s very helpful if you can maintain good relationships. There are some “unwritten rules” that are good to have on your mind if you plan to …

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TYPES OF INSTRUCTORS THROUGH SCHOOLS' EYES

18. August 2020

This article is written for ski schools. The profession of a ski instructor is beautiful, but it has one big downside: it is seasonal. We think that is the biggest reason why the average career of an instructor is around 5 years so ski schools need …

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SNOWSPORTS INSTRUCTORS' SALARY

11. August 2020

Written in cooperation with Snow Sun See.We have gathered information on average snowsports instructors’ salary around the world. The figures normally depend on instructors’ qualifications, experiences and may vary by region in some …

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WORKING ABROAD: AUSTRIA

04. August 2020

Written in cooperation with e3 Ski Academy, Kitzbuhel.Austria is one of the European top 4 countries by skiing tourism and with that one of the top 4 places to find good instructing jobs. It’s a common location for instructors to …

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SCHOOLS: HOW TO ATTRACT INSTRUCTORS?

27. July 2020

This article is written for ski schools that are searching for new instructors. A ski school can use the information from this article to understand instructors' thinking and update their profile on Snow Recruiter to attract the instructors’ …

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HOW TO: FIND THE NEXT SKI INSTRUCTOR JOB

21. July 2020

Are you searching for a ski instructor job because you want to find a new adventure, or maybe you want to build a long term career and make it your lifestyle?What does your dream job look like? What are your preferences for working? SET UP YOUR MIND …

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WORKING ABROAD: SWITZERLAND

06. July 2020

How to get a job in Switzerland? What certification do you need? What about the working visa? You will find the answers in this article. Switzerland and its charms of spectacular views, great culinary experiences, friendly people and the huge …

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST SKI SEASON?

30. June 2020

Written by James King, SnowSunSee You’ve passed your exams, you’ve landed a job, you’ve packed your ski’s and you’ve booked your flight. You’re ready for your first ski season! ‘The hard part is over’, …

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EVERY TYPE OF SKI INSTRUCTOR YOU'LL MEET

24. June 2020

Written by Oriane Lois Lister, Ski Instructor Diaries Big ski school or small, Asia or Europe, first season or you’ve had so many you’ve lost count. No matter what, the locker room is as much a zoo as it is a workplace. Every single kind …

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TROUBLESOME KIDS

15. June 2020

Written by Jade Archer, Ski Instructor Diaries Working with kids is amazing, the funny things they say and do can really make your day. However not all kids are angels, some don’t like to follow simple instructions. It can make things …

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KNEE-DEEP IN WORK, JAPAN

01. June 2020

You have surely heard about the generosity of Japan powder gods. Japan is known for its enormous snowfalls and that is very appealing to snow sports instructors who “need to experience “Japow” once in a lifetime. That is why we …

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INSTRUCTORS AFFECTED BY COVID 19

20. April 2020

  Last update: 8.6.2020 Are the southern hemisphere ski slopes counting on opening? Are they recruiting international or only for the local instructors? We are sharing the latest news from different skiing countries and ski …

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AFTER SIGNING THE CONTRACT

15. November 2019

When you have done a very important part of finding and applying for a job, doing the interview with the HR manager and signed the contract to work in a snowsports school away from home… Now comes the planning part. There is a lot of …

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WORKING ABROAD: JAPAN

18. July 2019

Would you like to work in Japan as a snow sports instructor? This article will tell you if you are eligible to work and how to apply for the visa.   CERTIFICATIONS  There are practically no limitations on your certification level. Each …

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WHY AND HOW TO BECOME A SKI INSTRUCTOR

18. April 2019

What do you need to know if you are thinking about doing the training for a ski instructor? This article will tell you why our slogan is “Skiing is the best job in the world!” and give you the answers to your questions. It will tell you …

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INSTRUCTING IN LEBANON?

11. April 2019

 WHY NOT! We spoke to Camil Abou Haidar, manager of Adventure Team ski school and club at Mzaar Ski Resort, Kfardebian in Lebanon. Is skiing in “exotic” countries really that much different than European/ North American …

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HOW TO TEACH A "NO FALL" SNOWBOARD LESSON?

21. March 2019

One of the biggest obstacles that any one faces when learning to snowboard is fear.  With that in mind, a key part to teaching a successful lesson is getting your student to trust you. Trust that you know what you’re doing, and trust that …

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD SKI INSTRUCTOR?

14. March 2019

There is a huge diversity in the types of lessons that we teach. The age and ability of our clients, their learning styles, their individual goals, snow and weather conditions, etc, are just some of the factors involved. No lesson is ever the same. …

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HOW TO WRITE A GOOD CV

07. March 2019

Applying for a snowsports instructing job doesn't require only snow-related skills: if you want to get a good job in a nice winter resort, you also have to know how to write a CV that will convince your favourite ski school to hire you. So let's …

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR CLIENTS WANT MORE?

28. February 2019

Requested hours normally pay more and you already know the people so it's a win-win situation if your clients come back and ask for you specifically. So what can you do to improve your chances? Be nice. Be positive. Be professional. Be yourself! If …

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BEST WAYS TO DRY YOUR BOOTS

21. February 2019

There's nothing worse that putting on wet, cold and smelly ski boots. If you don't want your boots to smell, you will need to dry them thoroughly. Every time! And once they start smelling… it's hard to repair the damage. There are hundreds of …

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TRAVELLING WITH SNOWSPORTS EQUIPMENT

14. February 2019

When travelling long distance for snowsports instructing work, you will come across some airline regulations and additional costs for extra weight or pieces of luggage. Before buying an airplane ticket do a bit of research on extra charges for your …

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