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Profession snow sports instructor

The snowsports instructor is at home in the mountains. He/she knows how to move in the mountains and knows the local incidents, customs and local geography.

You can become snowsports instructor if you pass a swiss federal certification successfully. Besides the technical requirements the formation has high demands regarding the social-, language and self-competence. Only the candidates who combine all these qualifications can cater well to our diverse and interesting guests.

Requirements

Mission

As snowsports instructor you teach kids, youths and adults. The level of every guest is different and his support individual. The task is to develop effective private and group lessons for beginners, intermediates as well as experts.

Requirements

The know-how of a snowsports instructor is based on a founded professional training, with specifically acquired theoretical and practical professional-, methodical- and social expertise as well as working experience.

A snowsports instructor is able to teach in a snowsports school and cater to the guests. He/she can plan, design, perform and market lessons as well as permitted backcountry tours and freeride descents.

 

The snowsports instructor...

  • masters the technical forms up to the expert level and can execute them functionally even under difficult conditions;
  • masters the factors relevant to teaching and learning for lessons and training and can apply them in theory and practice;
  • masters the relevant aspects regarding security and can derive respective measures;
  • can interpret the weather forecast as well as the avalanche bulletin correctly and take the respective decisions;
  • knows the most important ecological contexts regarding tourism-nature;
  • knows the rights and duties of a commercial tourist guide;
  • is capable to convey the most important specialties of Swiss history, culture and geography;
  • is capable to apply the most important rules of communication.

Formation

Is there something more beautiful than to descend snowy slopes on skis, a snowboard or telemark skis, to fly high over kickers or ride through snow-covered forests? Do you want to make a profession from one of the nicest secondary employment of the world?

Kids ski instructor

You love to work with kids and you'd like to introduce them playfully into fascination of snowsports. At the «Swiss Snow Kids Village» you show the future ski cracks in a playful manner, how to move, glide, curve and brake on skis.

Ski instructor

Your occupation includes the teaching of kids and adults on all levels. You cater to guests in the kids ski paradise as well as on and off piste. Moreover you teach all age groups in carving, short turns, on teh mogul slope, freestyling and freeriding.

Snowboard Instructor

Your guests are mainly youths and adults which you introduce to their first turns in the practice area. Your workplace are the regular slopes, the snowpark with its kickers, rails and pipe as well as pristine powder descents.

Training structure

SWISS SNOWSPORTS ASSOCIATION is the responsible body for the professional formation of the Swiss "Snowsports instructor with federal certificate". The association offers all relevant courses you will need to become a snowsports instructor. Please note that the Swiss Snowsports website and all courses are only available in german or french.

 

We wish you a lot of fun and fulfilment if you choose to make a profession out of your hobby and we'll be happy to welcome you to our team!

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