Surely there is no better way to do summer than spending six awesome weeks training as an instructor in Argentina? With the Patagonian Lakes and Andes Mountains as the backdrop, you can’t imagine a more beautiful place to enjoy your gap year or sabbatical.
This six week once-in-a-lifetime experience will deliver world class training. You will benefit from universally-recognised level 1 & 2 Austrian qualifications and complete your Argentina ski or snowboard instructor course in a truly amazing location. Cerro Catedral with a skiable area of 120km is one of the largest ski centers in South America. The magnificent view of the Naheul Huapi lake dominates the backdrop from the 2100m summit. The average snowfall is 300cm per season, promoting incredible on and off-piste possibilities…
Welcome to the only Austrian instructor course in the Southern Hemisphere!
You will have the advantage of fabulous lakeside hotel accommodation based in the centre of the lively town where the best food, wines, bars and night life can be found. The Argentinian steaks are second to none, and the low-prices are great for those travelling on a budget. Some of the biggest names in clubbing are prevalent in Bariloche, offering some of the greatest aprés ski in the world.
Most importantly, you will be taking part in the only Southern Hemisphere Austrian qualification course in the world! This Argentina ski course offers huge savings over other qualifications, yet you will come out with a higher and more recognised qualification. Thanks to this, you will walk through the ski school door ahead of any other applicant on their first season.
Forget about New Zealand, Argentina is the place to ride this summer! Contact us today to start your Argentinian adventure.
Ski Instructor Academy offers the very best value, fully comprehensive, and quality-filled programmes on the market.
Note: Our Training & Exam Only option includes only your professional coaching, video analysis, exam fees, exam theory and materials. Your travel, transfers, accommodation, meals, lift pass etc must be arranged independently of SIA.
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 the Alpine Level 1 and Level 2 and ski qualifications of Austria, the home of skiing.
Our Patagonia experience 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 instructor courses in Argentina, you will be based from our centrally located, luxury spa hotel with amazing lakeside views to allow you to get up into the mountains, hit the après scene or enjoy everything Bariloche has to offer. Housing it’s own restaurant and bar allows you easy access to everything you will need during your course.
With the vibrant town centre just minutes away and plenty more to explore in the local area you can take advantage of our hire car fleet to really adventure into Patagonia (driving licence required of course)!
If you are worried about having to cook for yourself or put up with basic meals, think again!
Included as standard in your course fees are full buffet breakfast each day and delicious evening meals 5-days per week to ensure you have the energy for the days training head.
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!
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!
Minus the time I fought and defeated the Amazonian gorilla king this is definitely the best thing I’ve ever done!”
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.