Old 15-12-07, 01:48 PM   #1
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Anyone done a ski instructors course?

Hi
After college i was thinkin about taking a gap year to do a ski instructor course.
Has anyone else done one, if so do you have any recommendations on resorts or companies?

Thx Lawrence
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Old 16-12-07, 04:44 AM   #2
 
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I don't know too much about ski instructor courses. I did have a friend who spent 2-3 years at Jackson Hole and became a ski instructor there. I'll see if I can find out if he enrolled in any courses and what/where these happened.

Try contacting the mountain directly and ask them who they hire ski instructors. There may be an exam and test you'd have to past first.
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Old 16-12-07, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thx for the reply!
I know that there are 11-12 week courses which you can go on to learn to be and get qualified as a ski instructor.
I was just wondering if any body had done one or had any to reccomend.
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Old 18-12-07, 04:30 PM   #4
 
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That sounds interesting, I wish I had the time to do that.

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Old 22-12-07, 06:58 AM   #5
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in canada, its a 1 week course to become a level instructor, costs about CAD$350. that lets you instruct in any canadian resort.The courses are run by CSIA and are normally run many times during a season, depending on resort. here at whistler, they do a level 1 MANY times each season. you need to reach level 3 to become a 'worldwide' recognized instructor

lovetoski mentioned a 12 week course, there are companies that offer you packages to come out and they do level 1 and 2 courses during that time.
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Old 12-03-10, 03:46 PM   #6
 
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Hi love to ski,

I did an 11-week course in Fernie, BC four years ago. It was a comprehensive instructor course that allowed me to get my level 1 and 2 on skis and my level 1 race coach certification too. I have since worked for three seasons in Canada as an instructor- i absolutely love instructing and the life but by far the best season I've had was the one in which I did the course. I wasn't that strong of a skier before the course and the changes I managed to make in 11-weeks were incredible. I would've never got to level 2 without it. I am now a level 3 skier and a level 2 snowboarder.

I am pretty sure there are a few great companies out there and i know there are a few really dodgy ones too as i researched courses before I did mine. I can definitely vouch for the company I did mine with. They are called NONSTOP ski and snowboard. I think their office is based in London.

The best advice I can give you when choosing a course provider is make sure you check what is and what is not included in the package. NONSTOP seemed to have the most good stuff included and the best feedback from past course participants so that is why i chose them. Good luck!
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Old 06-08-10, 08:09 AM   #7
 
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Hi,

I did a 10 'GSD Ski Instructor course', the company was called 'Gap Ski and Dive' really because I wanted to be able to get some work in europe (switzerland) so their qualifications being BASI made it easier to get work in the British schools out there.
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i did basecamp group ... was wicked!!!
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Old 28-10-10, 11:00 AM   #9
 
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massive company called ski le gap...
they do it to all over; my boyfriend did canada... its not cheap mind
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Work and make money as a ski instructor

Hi! this is pretty much all great course you have there. I agree that the price are pretty high. I have been teaching ski for the last 13years as a full timer and my only job. I'm now CSIA III and CSCF II. All the course that you taking are good but one thing they will never show you is how to make money as a ski or snowboard instructor, because believe me without experience gonna be really short and hard.
I have been able to teach in 4 different countries and never missed money. I'm not rich but my job make me travel around the world like no other. Interested to know more. Look on for "Survival guide for Snow Pros", all the things you need to know that no 11 weeks courses will give to you are right there. How to survive as a ski instructor.

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Hi I found some interesting Ski Instructor courses via this gap year jobs website. Gapwork DOT com (sorry forum won't let me post actual links yet)
Nothing But Snow and Ski Force plus Rookie Academy too.

lots to choose from anyway
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