Skiing hard, fast, and dynamically, while learning how to move and teach at the next level — the Austrian Landes 1 qualification is an intense and advanced level Ski Instructor Qualification that will push you to your absolute limits.
After gaining your Anwärter qualification, the Landeslehrer qualification (Level 3) becomes your end goal. The Landeslehrer is split into three sections, Landes 1 course (level 3, part 1), Landes 2 course (level 3, part 2), and the Alpinkurs. They are each of great interest to ski schools around the World. Those who reach the Austrian Landes 1 qualification are in an elite group of less than 20% of ski school instructors.
Your Landes 1 Instructor Course will cover high performance skiing on-piste, off-piste, moguls, short turns, variables and race performance training from some of the highest respected trainers in Europe. This course will drastically increase your confidence and ability before entering the exam. We will analyse your performance using HD video feedback and prepare you for the theory part of your exam, assisting you every step of the way.
Wave goodbye to standing around talking over the basics! With your Landes 1 Qualification comes a higher salary, better clients and increased priority within the Ski School, meaning more skiing, teaching, and money!
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!!
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!
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!
Absolutely life changing! When I first arrived I was quite unsure of what to expect, coming from a small town in the UK and feeling really nervous. The course exceeded anything I could of ever dreamed of; meeting what are now my best friends and spending 3 months living the ski dream!
Our highly-qualified and experienced coaches are waiting for you on the slopes. They will push you to your limits while also becoming your mentors and friends.
We guarantee that the Landes 1 course will be the experience of a lifetime. The skills, memories, and friends you gain on this course will stay with your forever.
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 will earn your Austrian L3 (part 1) Instructor Licence (also known as an Landes 1 Licence), this is an internationally respected instructor qualification which you can use to teach in most countries around the world.
You must be competent and have enough ski knowledge and time on snow so that you can ski all mountain runs and hold and Anwärter L2 instructor qualification or equivalent.
Our Austrian Courses are located in Kaprun – Zell am See, our home town. We have an amazing set up here and can offer you a course experience like nothing you could imagine, it’s epic!
We also run a Southern Hemisphere winter course in Bariloche, Argentina. This truly is a once in a lifetime adventure, skiing the Andes and soaking in South American culture during the Summer months is a must if you are looking for Southern Hemisphere training.
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.
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 an SIA Price Guarantee. 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 Guarantee.
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 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.