Our awesome eleven week level 1 and 2 Dual Instructor Course is the perfect way to qualify as both a 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 — becoming a valuable asset to any ski school around the world.
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 11-week Dual Instructor Course at SIA Austria is perfect 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!
SPLIT COURSE VARIATIONS:
Those booked onto a 9-week or 11-week split phase course should hold a legal right to work in Austria (EU citizen or suitable visa) and will receive a split-phase training schedule, where after gaining your Anwärter Licence in the first discipline, you will head straight off to your guaranteed instructor job in a top Austrian ski school before returning to the Academy in January to complete your second discipline instructor course.
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.
SIA has one of the finest coaching teams in the world. An international collection of the highest qualified trainers and examiners with decades of experience in the industry… Legends of the slopes!
On this course you will train towards both the Alpine Level 1 and Level 2 ski and snowboard qualifications of Austria, the home of skiing.
This truly all-mountain, multi-discipline program provides an unparalleled combination of on-hill coaching including on-piste, off-piste and powder combined with some awesome off-hill extras such as avalanche awareness, sports science and biomechanics.
Accommodation and Meals
For our Dual ski and snowboard instructor course in Austria, accommodation varies depending on your course choice.
Those opting for the 11-week continuous programs will be based from our very sociable alpine hotel with amazing views to allow you to get up into the mountains, hit the après scene or enjoy everything the area has to offer. SIA takes control of the full hotel all winter long for our Gap Programs making it the perfect location to call home. Housing it’s own restaurant and apres bar allows you easy access to everything you will need during your course.
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. The hotel is catered, so hearty evening meals are cooked by our very own professional chef 5-days per week and continental breakfasts provided each day.
Those joining our split programs will be housed in self catered apartments. These modern, comfortable apartments are based in Kaprun town centre and have fully equipped kitchens, living areas and everything you will need for you time with us in Austria.
You will earn your Austrian L1 & L2 Instructor Licence in both ski and snowboard disciplines.
Austrian licences are internationally respected instructor qualifications which you can use to teach in many countries around the world.
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 was the first season post-Brexit and added 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, there has still – 3 years on – been no further news on this ‘seasonaire permit’ and so it will be highly unlikely that anything will be in place anytime soon, which does still leaves uncertainty on what will be required from UK nationals working in Austria in the future.
As of yet there is still no further news or update on the Austrian ‘seasonnaire permit’ or any other pathway to enable Brits to work in Austria or any other EU country via any independently accessible work visa or any alternative method. (latest update: 1st February 2023)
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.