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SKI IMPROVER CLINICS

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Ski Instructor Academy offers the highest quality and best value snow sports instructor courses and private improver clinics on the market. Our world class coaches are amongst the most respected within the industry and hold some of the highest qualifications available from around the globe, giving you confidence knowing that you are being trained by the very best.

  • FROM €400 EUR

    IMPROVER SKI CLINIC

    For the intermediate skier who no longer benefits from general ski school lessons, who wants to take their skiing to a higher level, building your confidence and improving your technical ability

  • FROM €400 EUR

    PERFORMANCE SKI CLINIC

    This is a full on, high performance training clinic which will see you master those moguls, punish that powder and conquer any mountain that stands in your way. Not for the faint hearted.

  • FROM €240 EUR

    MOGUL CAMP

    Now you can master those tricky moguls thanks to our brand new, focussed Mogul Camp. Using a disciplined and structured approach we will improve your confidence and understanding of this often frustrating area of skiing.

  • FROM €1,980 EUR

    BEGINNER SKI CLINIC

    Our Beginner Ski Clinics are the ideal way to rapidly increase your skiing ability. This clinic will focus on basic and intermediate skiing techniques to improve your confidence and skills on the slopes.

  • FROM €1,180 EUR

    BEGINNER SNOWBOARD CLINIC

    Our Beginner Snowboard Clinics are the ideal way to rapidly increase your boarding ability. This clinic will focus on basic and intermediate snowboarding techniques to improve your confidence and skills on the slopes.

  • FROM €1,950 EUR

    GERMAN LANGUAGE ACTIVITY CAMP

    This is the perfect way to learn German, explore what the region of Kaprun has to offer with fun and exciting activities and indulge in the rich culture and heritage of Austria. Combine this with one of our instructor courses to give you a head start for your exams

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    There's a lot to tell, these are some of the most frequently asked questions...

  • HOW DOES THE AUSTRIAN QUALIFICATION SYSTEM WORK AND WHERE IS IT RECOGNISED?

    The Austrian basic qualification (Anwärter) is globally the most recognised “Higher” Level 1 Qualification, allowing you to teach on piste in a ski resort. You will have very little issue finding work in Austria through Ski Instructor Academy’s contacts and Job Guarantee and people are working in resorts around the world with this Level 1 license, including countries such as USA, Canada, South America, New Zealand and South Africa demonstrating how recognised it is.

    WILL I HAVE ACCOMMODATION WHEN I’M WORKING?

    During your training period your accommodation will be provided by SIA as an inclusive part of your course fees. After your course you will leave your SIA Accommodation and head off to your Ski School who will provide accommodation as part of your employment package (where applicable).

  • WILL THERE DEFINITELY BE SNOW SO EARLY ON IN THE SEASON?

    Kaprun is a Glacier resort and reaches over 3000m high. The snow conditions on the Glacier are excellent from mid October right through until June.

    What Is A Higher Level 1 Qualification?

    Not all snow sports qualifications are equal.

    The Level 1 Austrian Anwärter cannot be compared to a BASI Level 1 for example. Level 1 BASI qualifies it’s Instructors to work on artificial slopes only, where as Level 1 Austrian Instructor would enable you to work like a BASI 2 Instructor in a mountainous environment. This is why the Austrian Anwärter Qualification is described as a Higher Level 1. The average cost of a Level 1 & 2 Instructor Course with companies offering other international qualifications is €8,900 and yet you can earn a comparable, and arguably more useable qualification for less than €5,000 or even project yourself half way through the ISIA standard for less than the €7,200 with Ski Instructor Academy.

  • DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

    Yes, you do need your own equipment. If you do not have your own skis and boots etc. we strongly recommend that you buy them out here! If any problems occur with boots or skis, we can deal with it straight away. We work together with Intersport Bründl, a preferred training partner of the Academy to get you the very best equipment for the very best prices and expert fitters will be on hand to ensure you receive honest and professional advice.

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

    Our courses are truly comprehensive and designed to offer the best value to you. We include everything that is within our reasonable control and depending on your accommodation choice, the only thing that is not included is your travel to Kaprun and your spending money.

    WHERE IS MY ACCOMMODATION LOCATED?

    Your course has a number of excellent accommodation options and all are located in the centre of Kaprun itself, perfect for the ski lifts, shops and aprés ski.

  • HOW DOES THE SIA JOB GUARANTEE WORK’?

    Over the years SIA has built excellent relationships with the very best ski schools all over Austria by supplying them with highly trained ski and snowboard instructors. Each year they offer full and part season positions to graduates of our Instructor Training Programmes. On successful completion of an SIA course and exam and subject to the terms and conditions of SIA Austria you will receive a seasonal employment contract from a ski school. The job is subject to the terms of the ski school’s contract and are fairly standard in Austria. Please note that only persons with an EU passport or suitable working Visa are eligible for the SIA Job Guarantee. Non-EU passport holders will not be eligible without a suitable Visa.

    Please visit the full FAQ Page for further details on all of the questions which we get asked a lot, which we hope will make your decision to join our courses an easy one.

  • Every trainer has their own personality that comes through in their excellent teaching, all very enthusiastic and engaging. I have really enjoyed my time on the course and it has really been very helpful and I definitely got a lot more than I expected.

    Alun, 22 from UK

    WHY US?

    Not only will you gain one of the most recognised and respected qualifications that is accepted worldwide, SIA also offers our unique Job Guarantee on completion of your course, meaning you can put your new skills straight to the test!