Work for European Snowsport
Current Vacancies – ski instructor jobs
European Snowsport (ES) is currently looking for ski Instructors to join our teams. If you would like to work for European Snowsport, please complete our online application form (external site).
In particular, we are looking for:
- Fun people with multiple languages.
- Fun people who like to teach.
- Fun people who like to ski, socialise and engage with other people.
- Fun people who are holders of ski and snowboard instructor qualifications.
- Fun people who want to train and improve themselves and their certifications.
Do you aspire to work as a ski or snowboard instructor?
ES only employs qualified snowsport instructors, but there is more to becoming a snowsport instructor than getting qualified and being a strong skier/rider. Like any client facing role, we need you to be personable, good company and entertaining hosts. Our mission is to create an atmosphere within the school where your long term professional development is important and encouraged, as much as your daily performance with our clients.
We have a diverse mix of instructors working for the school from a variety of countries. We are especially interested in ski instructor training towards qualifications from Swiss Snowsports. We do also employ instructors from other systems.
Step 1 Am I good enough?
Before even contemplating becoming a snowsport instructor you need to have been skiing or riding for several years and be able to tackle every run on the mountain with ease.
Step 2 Am I suitable?
Then you need to want to teach for the right reasons. If you want to prop up the bar in uniform and live the image then you will probably find you don’t enjoy the actual teaching. It’s far more likely that you will enjoy being a snowsport instructor if you genuinely enjoy seeing other people improve. There will be many days when you will be teaching on the beginner slopes while everyone else is out skiing in the powder.
Getting qualified, how?
Each country has one or two organisations that qualify instructors. We recognise many qualifications and encourage people forward whatever system they are in. Starting out in a system which is taught in your own language is a good plan. Qualifications are important, however your approach to life, your personality and your ability to give different clients a great experience are more important. Languages, life skills social intelligence and a friendly outlook are also valuable. As you search for a qualification, think about also developing skills in other areas. Often when people apply they send us their “ski CV”, but we are often very interested to see your life experiences outside skiing.
Moving to ISIA and beyond
If you’re serious about a career in Snowsport you will want to progress to ISIA stamp and ISIA Card.
ES offers an ISIA programme through ES Academy, our ISIA training section. The ISIA programme runs for the whole season. The students work for ES during the peak season and train in low season. Training is delivered by our top trainers in a programme aimed to develop you as a skier and an instructor.
If you would like more information about ES Academy please contact us at [email protected]