Skiing hard, fast and dynamically, learning how to move and teach at the next level, the Austrian Landes Qualification is an intense and advanced level Ski Instructor Qualification that will push you to your absolute limits.
After gaining your Landes 1 Qualification, the Landes 2 is amongst the final stages of becoming fully qualified, combining it with the Alpinkurs (mountain safety course) puts you among some of the very best in the business. Those who reach the Austrian Landes 2 are in an elite group of less than 10% of ski school instructors!
Your Landes 2 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 and will drastically increase your confidence and ability before entering the exam. During this level 3 course, 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.
Choose your resort and choose your clients — with your Landes 2 Qualification comes the ability to walk into a job in a number of top ski schools across the globe. This qualification will command the respect which you have earned by reaching the equivalent to ISIA level.
*Please note that a lift pass is not included in courses commencing April.
Want to include the Alpine Course? No problem, simply get in touch with us and we can add the Alpine Course (AlpinKurs) to your programme for as little as €1.200.
Don’t require accommodation? Already have a lift pass? Get in touch to get a tailored package for your course.
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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!
Amazing experience! Loved the people, the skiing and the environment, best choice I ever made!”
“What a great experience, the best coaches I’ve ever had! Would advise any friends and family to do it, also the best value for money of all the options I researched. Sehr gut!”
Minus the time I fought and defeated the Amazonian gorilla king this is definitely the best thing I’ve ever done!”
Our training team consists of some of the worlds highly qualified and experienced coaches. They will become your mentor, adviser and friend.
Quality Service Assured
We will bend over backwards to make sure you have the very best time with us on and off the slopes. Our in-resort team will be on hand to ensure you have the best experience so you’ll be counting down the days until your next SIA experience.
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 2) Instructor Licence (also known as an Landes 2 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 technical ski knowledge and experience on snow so that you can ski all mountain runs, perform carving turns with very good technique and have experience with off piste, moguls and some race training. You must hold and Landes 1 (Austrian L3, part 1) instructor qualification.
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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