Our awesome level 1 and level 2 Dual Instructor Course is the perfect way to qualify as both Ski and Snowboard Instructor in a short period. These qualifications will give you the edge over other instructors. You will be expertly trained in both disciplines over the season — a valuable asset to any ski school.
Due to some ski schools’ reluctance to employ solo snowboard qualified instructors, it is becoming more essential to nail both qualifications. The ability to teach both snowboarding and skiing will put you in far better stead to get a job at a top snow sports resort. Therefore, the dual instructor course at SIA Austria is ideal for those snowboarders who need to perfect their skiing teaching skills and visa versa. The Dual program combines the Anwärter Ski Course and the Anwärter Snowboard Course into one amazing action packed full season adventure. Contact us today to begin your dual instructor journey!
Here at Ski Instructor Academy, we pride ourselves on our high-value, high-reward classes. If you join us on one of our dual instructor courses, you will benefit from intense tuition, including 25 hours per week on-snow practical training sessions. As well as this, we offer detailed HD Video Analysis, Ski Sports Theory, Avalanche Awareness Training and the fantastic German Language Kick Off Camp to give you the perfect foundation to help you learn German.
THE SIA JOB GUARANTEE
The possibility of employment can only exist if the candidate has successfully completed the SIA training program, passed the ski 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.
I had the BEST time of my life becoming an instructor with SIA!! Didn’t know how to ski when I got there, had the strongest passion imaginable for skiing six weeks later!!
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.
Amazing experience! Loved the people, the skiing and the environment, best choice I ever made!”
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!
Our world-class coaches will guide you through the course step by step. As well as offering world renowned training, they will also become your advisers and your friends.
When the end of your internship arrives, you will be offered a guaranteed job at a top ski school. The dual instructor course will mean that your skills will be highly sought after by world-class schools.
Your dual instructor course will consist of intense training from start to finish. This will include five days on the slopes, plus plenty of off-hill training.
At SIA Austria, we pride ourselves on our high-value courses. The training that you will receive during the dual instructor course will prove to be fully comprehensive and of excellent value. What’s more, with a guaranteed job at the end of it, you will definitely be getting your money’s worth.
The movements required in both snowboarding and skiing are very similar. As a result, it is not too difficult to strengthen up the weaker of the two. We can bring you up to the level required in a relatively short period of time with our dual instructor course, and guarantee you an instructor job for the full season in Austria!
Our course is split into three phases.
Phase 1 – You will train and qualify as a level 2 instructor in your first discipline, you can choose to start with skiing or snowboarding. Ask our advice for which will suit you best.
Phase 2 – You head straight to your ski school to work as an instructor, earn some well deserved cash, and put your new skills to the test on the slopes.
Phase 3 – You will return to your training program to gain your level 2 qualification in the second discipline, rounding off an awesome season on the slopes and elevating you to Dual Status!
If there’s still time (and snow), then you can return to your ski school to finish off the season with more instructor duties and show off your new licence!
Are you a beginner, very weak or just a little rusty? No problem! You can still do this course by adding one of our Beginner or Improver Clinics to your Dual Course. These clinics are available in both skiing and snowboarding and they will bring you up to speed ready for your instructor training. You should be proficient in one discipline!
During your dual instructor course, you will be taught some German language basics. Even though approx. 75% of our students have never spoken German before, we proudly achieved a 99% pass rate for the language theory last season!
Your Dual Instructor Course can also be combined with the Landes 1 (level 3 – part 1) Ski Qualification. Check out our 23 week Ultimate Course for details.
Over the years, we have carefully monitored the needs and demands of ski schools around the world to understand which qualifications and licences we should be including in our courses.
As many of our students want to be able to enjoy using the qualification they gain, it seems obvious that a training company should focus on this and be confident that it can supply an employment opportunity to a graduate of its courses.
Ski Instructor Academy is fully aware that people may want to have a financial return after a course and openly explain what this means in a first season in a ski school.
Our long standing reputation with ski schools throughout Austria, Japan and Canada of supplying quality ski and snowboard instructors means we are able to guarantee positions to successful participants. (subject to terms and conditions)
There are many variables that will affect both your work and your subsequent wage, such as snow conditions during the season, the economic climate, how mature and diligent you are as a worker, what qualification you hold and which ski school you work for.
AUSTRIA: the contract you have will give you a standard monthly wage for Level 2 instructors of €1.000 – €1.200 and with tax, health care, pension contributions deducted you may have cash in your hand of €700 – €1.000 per month.
If you work well and are reliable, your ski school will reward you with steady work. If you are unreliable, don’t present yourself well or appear more interested in partying than working, then the ski school will prioritise work to other instructors. Ski schools will always favour instructors who are motivated and professional and avoid using poor workers except for very busy periods when they are desperate for staff.
Remember, what may be a gap year or season of fun for you is a professional business for your employer.
You will be taxed in Austria but you may apply to have that tax refunded if you did not exceed the tax band in your own country.
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.
2021/22 will be the first season post-Brexit and will mean some additional red tape to what would historically have been a normal season. To work anywhere in the World now, incl. Europe, Brits will need a visa or permit to work.
The Authorities in Austria have said that they plan to have a ‘seasonnaire permit’ in place to allow workers short-term access to the employment market during the winter season. Whilst this is potentially great news, 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 24th March 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 manage to maintain very intimate training groups of between 4 and 8, but with no more than 8:1 students per trainer in Austria, Argentina and France and 10:1 in Canada. 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 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.