Gap Year Ski Season Courses

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Gap years can mean many different things. For some, it’s about learning something new, while others are looking for a career or studying break to de-stress and enjoy life.

SIA Austria offers your all of that plus an adventure of a lifetime. With a variety of destinations and courses to choose from, our gap year ski instructor courses are the ideal way to spend a gap year ski season. #adventurestartsnow

What does a gap year ski season look like with SIA Austria?

The moment you start your gap year ski course, you’re signing up for a series of adventures that will last all season. From learning a new skill and seeing how your progress over time to enjoying the apres-ski life with your new friends, you’re in for a great time!

We offer comprehensive training from world-class coaches who teach you in a fun and supportive environment. You are going to meet like-minded people who share the same love for the snow and like to have fun. Enjoy spending time on the mountain every day and engaging in a range of activities with your new friends. Essentially, you’re joining a community of gap year ski season enthusiasts.

Once you complete your gap year ski instructor course, you will receive your qualification and recognition for your dedication – this is the most rewarding moment of your journey.

Who is a gap year ski course for?

A gap year ski instructor course is for you if you want to:

  • Improve your skiing technique in the company of expert coaches,
  • Harness your leadership skills,
  • Make new friends for life,
  • Turn your passion for powder into a career,
  • Have the adventure of a lifetime!

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In my opinion SIA is your only choice to become a ski instructor. For me, it was difficult to chose between all the different schools but I have never regretted the decision to choose SIA. The course was very well planned, organised and worth every dollar I paid for it.

- Svetlana, USA

I loved every second of it! Fantastic coaches for skiing and boarding, would definitely recommend Ski Instructor Academy to anyone thinking of becoming an instructor or furthering their instructor qualifications.

Charlotte, Jersey

The Dual Course was awesome. I made some great friends, great memories and had the best winter ever. I earned a fantastic qualification which I used all season teaching skiing and snowboarding in Austria and I have used it to teach in California too! The ski schools really do value the teaching skills and training you receive from Ski Instructor Academy

Gustaf, Sweden

The coaches and examiners are second to none, offering the best advice and guidance (special shout outs to Jamie, Anne and Martin!) And to top it all off, I am now a Landes 1 Lehrer! If you are looking to be a ski instructor, choose SIA!

Abigail, UK