The Level 1 & 2 Anwärter Snowboard Instructor Courses from Ski Instructor Academy are very affordable snowboard instructor courses, ideal to give you the confidence but also the practical experience needed to be a Snowsports Instructor.
You will perform at your best, with more knowledge and understanding of the snowsports industry than your peers. Ski Instructor Academy successfully train over 300 Snowsports Instructors every season, so you’ll be part of the largest group of trainees in the Resort. Choose this snowboard instructor course in Austria, and get ready for the adventure of a life time.
Ski Instructor Academy offers the very best value, fully comprehensive and quality filled ski and snowboard courses on the market. If you choose a snowboard instructor course in Austria, your weeks will be filled with intense tuition. You will benefit from 25 hours per week On-Snow Practical Training Sessions plus HD Video Analysis, Sports Theory, Avalanche Awareness Training and our fantastic German language online pre-course material to give you the perfect foundation to help you speak German.
It’s not all work and no play though! When the weekend comes around you will be glad to be able to enjoy your beautiful surroundings, be it on the mountain (lift pass also valid on weekends) or in the valley. You can also enjoy the fantastic night life and extra activities such as sky diving and tobogganing. Not only will you gain one of the most worldwide recognised and respected qualifications, you are also making a worthwhile investment as the qualification lasts indefinitely.
Job Guarantee: You must have the legal right to work in Austria, have an EU issued passport or have a valid work visa / working holiday visa to be eligible for the SIA Job Guarantee
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THE SIA JOB GUARANTEE
Snowboard instructor positions within ski schools are extremely limited, as such SIA has limited availability with this option. The possibility of employment can only exist if the candidate has successfully completed the SIA training program, passed the snowboard exams and completed all modules.
In order to be eligible for employment considerations after the completion of the program at the ski school, individuals must have the legal right to work in Austria or have a valid work visa / working holiday visa. Please refer to our Visa Guide for more details on the work permit you should apply for (if required).
If applicable, candidates looking for employment opportunities may be required to undergo an interview process for instructor positions with the Ski School.
If I could go back and do it all again I would, without a doubt! Apart from the extreme goggle tan I went home with, there wasn’t any negatives. The instructors, people and area were amazing, even if you aren’t a great skier or haven’t skied at all go for it, that’s what I did and I now can proudly say I have my Landes one qualification.
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.
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.
The course was outstanding, the teaching level was unbeatable, the location was superb and the instructors and people that are part of the SIA team are remarkable… I wish I could do it all over again!
Our training team consists of some of the worlds highly qualified and experienced coaches. They will become your mentor, adviser and friend.
We offer you an actual guaranteed paid instructor job in a top Austrian ski school once you are qualified, allowing you to put your new skills straight to the test!
Your course will be packed full of training from start to finish with 5 days professional coaching per week. Intimate group sizes will allow you the personal attention you need to improve your skills and motivate you to push yourself further.
Our course offer the very best value, fully comprehensive and quality filled programmes on the market. We pride ourselves on the fact that like-for-like we can not be beaten.
You can upgrade this course to include your Anwärter ski qualification too by joining our Dual Instructor Course for as little as €2,000, saving over 65% on the Anwärter Ski Course Fees.
YOU SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF 15 WEEKS EXPERIENCE TO JOIN OUR 4 WEEK COURSES.
During these strange times we want you to feel safe and secure when it comes to your course fees and your booking.
Our Covid Confident Money Back Guarantee gives you complete peace of mind and flexibility when it comes to your booking with us.
This means that if your course is cancelled by SIA prior to your arrival date, for whatever reason, you can choose one of the following options:
- Switch your instructor course free of charge to a later date or destination
- Receive a full refund of your fees
Our guarantee applies to all travellers whether you have already booked your instructor course, or are considering booking. Meaning, you can book with confidence and look forward to an amazing season with SIA.
Read more about the Covid Confident Money Back Guarantee here…
2021/22 will be the first season post-Brexit and will add some red tape to what would historically have been a normal season for students from the UK. To work anywhere in the world now, incl. Europe, Brits will need a visa or permit to work. The Authorities here in Austria have said that they plan to have a ‘seasonnaire permit’ in place at some point in the future to allow workers short-term access to the employment market during the winter season.
Whilst this is potentially great news, this looks unlikely to be in place for the 2021/22 winter season and they haven’t released any further details on this as yet so it still leaves a little uncertainty on what will be required from UK nationals working in Austria.
(latest update: 19th August 2021)
You must be a minimum of 16 years old before you arrive into resort on our Austrian Courses.
You must be a minimum of 18 years old before you arrive in resort for our Canadian or Argentinian Courses (unless parental consent is obtained).
You must be a minimum of 18 years old to join any of our courses or internships which rely on a working holiday visa or work permit.
Although SIA courses are amongst the largest in the World, we generally manage to maintain very intimate training groups of between 4:1 and 8:1, but with absolutely no more than 10:1 students per trainer in Austria, Argentina, Canada, France and NZ. This allows us to match similar ability levels per group and means no student should ever feel as if they are falling behind, or being held back because of the group they are in.
We have various options for accommodation on our courses, all of which are very comfortable. We use a combination of shared apartments, houses and chalets. There are options to to include a single room, half board meals or both! (subject to availability and supplement). See our Accommodation page for more details on your options.
YES! As an employed instructor, ski schools will offer you subsidised staff housing as part of your employment contract. This is generally basic living, but a fun and very social environment with your fellow instructors and not to mention a very cheap way of living in a ski resort, with most ski schools only charging between €4 and €10 per day.
Note: If your course does not include a Job Guarantee or you do not wish to take up your position then accommodation will only be included during your course dates.
Sure! We love it when friends come together and share this amazing experience – after all sharing is caring! We can make sure you live together and also work in the same ski school together too so you can enjoy the time and make memories forever… just be sure to let us know who you’re travelling with.
We are so confident that we offer the very best value courses in the industry that we have our SIA Price Promise. We pride ourselves that we offer more training, higher quality coaching, better off-hill programs and more fun aprés events than any other course.
That’s why if you find a better value comparable course anywhere, not only will we match the course cost, but we will also give you an additional €100 off your course fees for good measure!
Get in touch to find out more about our Price Promise.
Yes! Once you have booked and paid your deposit then you will have the ability to pay off your course how you see fit as long as our minimum criteria has been met (see T&C’s). You can decide how much and how often you pay to suit your circumstances as long as your course fees are paid in full prior to your course. We do not add any interest charges for payment plans.
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.
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