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 accommodation is used on our pre-season courses. 

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

Pension Abendruh, Austria (Catered)

Pension Abendruh is a recently renovated traditional Austrian pension in the heart of Kaprun. It offers clean comfortable living with the added bonus of a great social space to relax and unwind.

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

Facilities: Ski Room, Dining Room / Social Spaces, Laundry Room, Free Parking

Housing 37 students, this accommodation is used throughout the winter season.

** Please note that we can not cater for severe allergies or special dietary requirements with the half board option.

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 accommodation is used throughout the winter season.

Haus Auer, Kaprun

Haus Auer is our very sociable base for the very popular Zell am See – Kaprun Internship. You will be housed in a comfortable and clean Austrian Alpine Chalet during throughout your season. Haus Auer has been refurbished in 2020 and offers an amazing experience and community feel – a perfect home for your ski season with your fellow SIA Instructors

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 22 students, this accommodation is used throughout the winter season.

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.

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.

 

Chalet-Hotel Starlight, France (catered)

Chalet-Hotel Starlight is an amazing complex with fabulous mountain views from your room. Only a few minutes walk into the bustling town centre of Morzine this is our base in France 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: Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Laundry Room, Games Room, Social Spaces, Restaurant, Bar and Screening / Cinema Room

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 €4 and €10 per day.

Please note that SIA has no influence over ski school staff housing.

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.