10 Brexit-Proof Gap Year Courses

10 Brexit-Proof Gap Year Courses

So… Brexit happened. Whether you voted FOR or AGAINST, it is now a thing of the past and has affected UK travellers and gap year experiences for all of our British SIA friends and family.

In real world terms it now means that anyone with a British Passport will now need a visa or permit to work in Europe as they already do for most other countries around the world and have restrictions as to how long you can spend in a certain country. In essence, making working in other countries a very similar process wherever you wish to ply your trade. For the short term, and with the current covid climate it may prove difficult for Brits to gain a permit to work in Europe until nations agree new rules for seasonal workers.

Fear not Britons! This doesn’t mean you can’t do a snow sports course or winter season, we just need to box-clever and remember that your glass is HALF FULL! Because of this we are advising our friends from the UK to stop thinking about what you can’t do, and concentrate on what amazing opportunities you still can do! Focus your attention on courses which offer the guarantee that your season plans won’t be affected by visa worry or covid complications and offer a truly once in a lifetime experience!

Here are our top 10 most popular Brexit-Proof Courses to give you complete security and ample choices to maximise your winter on the slopes!

1. Banff Ski Instructor Course

An unforgettable winter in North America’s most beautiful ski resort. 7,748 acres of skiable terrain spread across 3 awesome resorts. Our L1&2 Instructor Course in Banff is the best value Canadian instructor course on the market, offering more course for less money to maximise your winter season. 11-weeks of powder heaven and best days ever! Can be upgraded to 13-weeks and to include your L1 in Snowboard too!

2. Banff Snowboard Instructor Course

Twin Planks not your bag? No worries we have an equally amazing course for our tray loving powder hounds. Our CASI 1&2 course based from Canada’s Best Resort of Lake Louise in Banff is your go-to program for a winter adventure in Canada. 11 weeks of pure bliss. Can be upgraded to 13-weeks and to include your L1 in Sking too!

3. Austria Gap Ski Course4. Austria Gap Snowboard Course

Austria is our home, but also the home of skiing. It’s in the water, int the culture and in the blood of the locals! Our jam packed 11 week course in Austria includes L1 & 2 and also training towards your L3 too. Your slope skills will improve more than you could possible dream, your après skills will reach new peaks and you get to do it all with new life long friends in the Austrian Alps. Perfect for those who want to spend a season

5. France Gap Ski Course

If France is your preferred playground then we have a right treat for you. This 11-week BASI L1&2 Instructor course in Portes du Soleil will allow you to spend a season in the worlds largest cross-border ski area spanning a whopping 660km of runs over 12 resorts spread across France and Switzerland. Based from Morzine-Avoriaz you get to enjoy a winter of skiing and Après in one of the worlds premier ski destinations.

6. 2-in-1 Ski Instructor Course

We have tweaked the program of one of our most popular Austrian training courses to allow our British students to continue to enjoy the challenge that comes with this L1, L2 and L3 (part 1) instructor course. A full blooded, all-mountain course designed to tackle and challenge all aspects of your skiing, raising your technical skills and knowledge to new heights.

7. Dual Ski & Snowboard Instructor Course

For those who love skiing AND snowboarding in equal measures or just want to be an all-round snow guru our 11-week Dual Instructor Course will take you through Level 1&2 instructor qualifications in both disciplines. Based from our home town of Kaprun-Zell am See in Austria.

8. Austria Ski Course + Japan Internship

Our Japan Internship is unaffected by Brexit and is proving to be more popular than ever. Combined with a Japan Working Holiday Visa, you could spend 6-weeks pre-season in Austria to train and qualify followed by a season working as an instructor in Japan and the chance to travel and explore the cultural gem that is Japan. *Visa applications for the Japan Working Holiday Visa are currently on hold due to covid-19*

9. Argentina Ski Course + Japan Internship

Identical to our Japan Internship but with the added highlight of completing the 6-week training program in the jaw dropping Andes Mountains surrounded by the beautiful peaks and lakes around Bariloche in Argentina. Experience South America and the Far East in a once in a lifetime trip that will stay with you forever. *Visa applications for the Japan Working Holiday Visa are currently on hold due to covid-19*

10. Banff Internship Program

Last, but certainly not least is our 22-week Banff Internship Program, available to skiers and boarders alike. Our Banff Internship differs to other Canadian Internships on the market in that we include your accommodation for the full season. As well as the standard L1 training and exams offered by most, we also include Level 2 coaching as part of your program to allow you to take your L2 exams when you are ready and finish your season as a L2 instructor.


If you have any questions about how we can make your winter season or gap year on the slopes one to remember please Get In Touch to discuss your options with the team and we can help plan the adventure of a lifetime!