Accommodation

Your Home From Home

Accommodation is included as standard in your course fees, with a selection of beautiful apartments, chalets and pensions reserved to make your time with us as comfortable as possible after a hard day skiing.

Romex Glacier Estate, Austria

Romex Glacier Estate in Kaprun, Austria is a selection of beautifully designed, modern, luxury apartments and penthouses. Rooms are twin, triple and quad share rooms with single rooms also available as an option.

Housing 83 students this self catered accommodation is used on our pre-season 4 – 6 week courses. 

Facilities: Ski Room, Saunas (selected apartments), Laundry Room, Garage, Conference Room.

Hotel Hinterwald, Austria (Catered)

Hotel Hinterwald is a social hub for our winter courses in Austria. SIA takes control of the whole hotel for the full season. Hinterwald is  undergoing a full renovation in the summer ready for the 2022/23 season. A traditional Austrian alpine hotel offering clean, comfortable living with the added bonus of a great social spaces to relax and unwind.

Hinterwald is a catered Accommodation offering chef prepared meals for the duration of your training and exam period. Our in-house chef will prepare hearty, nutritious dinners 5 days per week and a selection of breakfast cereals and pastries 7 days per week.

The lift system is just a few hundred meters in one direction connecting to the 3000m Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, and the vibrant town centre just minutes away in the other, with a private SIA shuttle service running during peak times.

Facilities: Apres Bar, Restaurant, Ski Room, Dining Room, Social Spaces, Laundry Room, Free Parking

Housing 37 students, this catered accommodation is used throughout the winter season for our 11-week courses.

** Please note that we may not be able to cater for severe allergies with the half board option, please check with the team for advice.

Adler Resort, Kaprun

Adler Resort is a modern mountain complex in the centre of Kaprun offering self catered twin and quad share apartments and studio apartments with clean, comfortable living.

Facilities: Ski Room, Restaurant / Bar, Laundry Service, Free Parking.

Housing 24 students, this self catered accommodation is used throughout the winter season on 4-6 week courses.

Krapftgut, Kaprun

Apartment Krapftgut is another base for the very popular Zell am See – Kaprun Internship. You will be housed in a comfortable, self contained apartment within Austrian alpine chalet during throughout your season.

It offers a great location for your training course, the mountains and the supermarket making it a perfect place to call home for the winter.

Unlike other internship programs or ski courses, when you are working for the ski school there are no accommodation costs or deductions, meaning that everything you earn is yours to keep!

Facilities: Ski Room, Kitchens, Dining Rooms, Laundry Service, Free Parking.

Housing 12 students, this self catered accommodation is used throughout the winter season for 4-22 week courses.

Avenida Mountain Resort, Kaprun

Avenida Mountain Resort in central Kaprun offers spacious, luxurious living in contained apartments of between 2-10 persons. Modern living spaces and comfortable bedrooms ensure you will be able to relax after a hard day skiing.

Avenida Mountain Resort offers fabulous accommodation for 46 students and is used throughout the winter season for 4-6 week courses.

Facilities: Facilities: Ski Room, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Laundry Room.

Villa Huinid Resort, Argentina (Catered)

Villa Huinid Resort with Bustillo Hotel and Cabañas is a 5* spa hotel complex with fabulous lakeside views from your room. Only a few minutes walk into the bustling city centre this is our base in Bariloche and the perfect location for your course!

Breakfast is included 7 days per week and evening meals included 5 days per week, giving you time to sample some of the world class restaurants on offer in the town. You can also relax and unwind in the heated pool and hot tub after a hard day on the slopes!

Facilities: Spa, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Laundry Room, Games Room, Social Spaces, Restaurant, Bar, Gym and students have access to SIA’s fleet of hire cars to use free of charge.

 

Ptarmigan Inn, Banff (catered)

Located bang in the centre of Banff, no more than 5 mins from anything you need, The Ptarmigan Inn is the perfect basecamp for your winter in the Canada. A Spacious, modern, comfortable hotel where everyone gets their own double bed in an en-suite room – no other course will offer that!

Full breakfast every day and evening meals included four nights per week.

This is home for our 11-week and 13-week Banff Ski & Snowboard  Instructor Courses in Banff.

Facilities: Ski Room, Restaurant, Bar, Laundry Service, Gym, Indoor Hot Pools, Steam Room, Sauna, Free Wifi

Hotel Les Dents Blanches, France (catered)

Situated in the heart of Morzine, Les Dents Blanches is the perfect alpine retreat for the winter.

The hotel is perfectly placed, just a short walk away from the bustling town centre and within easy access of  the gondola that will take you straight up into the heart of the Ports du soleil surrounded by the stunning surroundings and vast mountains. You can easily explore all of the other resorts in the area with the connecting ski bus that stops just along the road from the hotel. You’re really spoilt for choice here!

Breakfast is included 7 days per week and evening meals included 5 days per week, giving you time to sample some of the world class restaurants on offer in the town.

Staff Housing

Once you are working, ski schools will usually offer you Staff Housing as part of your employment. Staff Housing varies greatly between ski schools, but it is generally pretty basic living. Don’t expect saunas and hot tubs!

Staff Housing is not compulsory and you can of course source your own accommodation for the season, but it is by far the cheapest way to live in a ski resort and is heavily subsidised by the ski schools. Expect to pay between €5 – €15 per day.

Please note that SIA has no influence over ski school staff housing. Photo’s are an example only.

Accommodation is allocated according to the needs of the course logistics.

Descriptions, information and opinions given on the SIA website in respect of the accommodation and other suppliers whose services are used, are given in good faith, based on the latest information available at the time. Although accommodation standards vary between options, locations and providers, the following minimum standards are met;

Self Catered – cleaned weekly, sheets and towels and adequate kitchen inventory supplied.

Catered – cleaned weekly, sheets and towels provided, breakfasts provided 7 days per week, evening meals provided 5 days per week.

FAQS

We have various options for accommodation on our courses. The standard which is included in your course in Austria is shared, self catered apartments, houses or chalets. There are options to upgrade to single rooms and half board pension (subject to availability and supplement).

*Accommodation is allocated according to the needs of the course logistics.

All accommodation will be shared rooms as standard using a combination of twin, triple and quad rooms. Rooms will be allocated according to course logistics to allow SIA to match students as best as possible. Rooms are allocated by gender, age and course type.

Many rooms in Austria will have Austrian Twin Beds, however there are a limited number of single beds and bunk beds in accommodations that we also use.

Note: An Austrian Twin Bed is described as two single mattresses on a large bed frame.

In Argentina all students are allocated their own bed within a shared room or cabaña.

 

Sure, an additional fee can be paid for by those wishing to have a single room. All single rooms have supplement charges that are additional to course fees (approx. €26 per night in Austria / €85 per night in Argentina)

Please be aware that this is normally not possible should you be working in a ski school after your course (see FAQ section). We generally believe it is better for people to get used to living together during the course although we understand if someone wishes to use this option. We carefully use the logistics and data gathered to try and place people in rooms with age and gender as a primary decider. Once in resort it is possible to switch rooms in a specific accommodation to suit all students involved and this is best sorted internally amongst the group as people form their own social circles.

After your course you will leave your SIA Accommodation and head to your ski school accommodation (where applicable). Please be aware most of these ski school accommodations are basic. If you do not like sharing bedrooms, bathrooms etc then you may wish to re-think your season. Ski Instructor Academy has no control over the ski school and it’s accommodation. The problem the ski schools face with ski resorts is that accommodation is extremely difficult to find and even basic apartments cost a lot of money, which the ski school needs to pay. Don’t expect WIFI to be available as standard, although most do have this. Some ski schools offer accommodation for free as part of your employment package, however most will heavily subsidise the cost of accommodation and request a contribution from you of approx. €5-10 per day, which will be deducted from your wages.

Additional cost can be paid to accommodate a partner for the full duration of your SIA Course subject to availability.

Ski Schools will not normally accept a partner that does not work for the ski school in their accommodation. SIA Austria does not have any influence over this ruling.

As much as we love dogs at SIA the simple answer is NO. Dogs are not allowed within SIA Accommodation. Ski Schools also ban pets from their accommodation.

You may of course source your own accommodation in a resort where you may work on completion of course.

SIA Austria can not assist you or advise you in this matter as it is extremely time consuming and mostly fruitless to find cheap accommodation in a ski resort.

One of the main perks of your season job is that you have accommodation in a resort and a little research into the cost of this will soon make this clear.

Yes, most of the accommodations require a cash deposit of €200 upon check-in which will be returned to you on checkout subject to a final inspection of your accommodation.