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Ski Academy Europe, Switzerland and Scotland

Ski Academy Switzerland and Europe - European Ski Instructor Course

Schischule Snowboardschool Oberschneider

We will be offering the PSIA Level 1 qualification and for those looking for extra training and modules there is an option for a two week extension post ski instructor work. The course delivers an international recognised ski instructor qualification which allows successful candidates to teach from beginner to intermediate zones in an Alpine environment. Successful candidates have the option of immediate ski instructor work following the course in Austria or Switzerland.

The ski academy coaches will provide a constant personal development ski and teaching programme including video feedback sessions and lectures to make sure you are fully prepared for the exam. This will include video sessions, teaching sessions, stepping stones, ski school shadowing, mountain safety, ski maintenance, bumps and piste performance.

We will be basing the course in the German speaking resort of Gstaad, Switzerland and German speaking region of Stubai, Austria both of which have the ideal training pistes for the Level 1 Course. The course can be residential or non-residential and we can arrange various extras including liftpass, transfers etc.

The course includes:

Fast Track

  • 10 days PSIA Level 1 Training and Exam
  • PSIA membership fees
  • Training materials
  • Ski instructor employment opportunities


Before applying to any PSIA Level 1 course students are required to ski parallel turns confidently and coping with a variety of conditions on red runs.


£650 - (30/11/2020 - 11/12/2020) Stubai, Austria

*On all the courses that we deliver we will be following Covid 19 guidelines as set out by the UK government

Ski School Employment

Ski Academy Switzerland

Ski Academy works with some of the best and busiest ski school around Europe. All the ski schools that are connected with Ski Academy are successful and earned top awards in their own field. We will be working with two main ski schools which are Oberschneider and Wengen Ski School. Both of these ski schools are one of the biggest in their respective countries and have a top end customer service.

Commercial ski schools (Swiss Ski School and Austrian Ski Schools) are usually government run and pay instructors on an hourly basis. Students can be expected to teach all kinds of levels and all kinds of people from the young to the old with the majority of the work over the peak season (Christmas, half term and Easter). As with all ski schools flexibility is the key.