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Ski instructor and snowboard instructor courses

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You will also be a ski instructor in Austria, won't you?

The best qualification for a ski instructor

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Do you want to work in the snow for an awesome season or just get your Anwärter qualification? Snowsports Instructor offers ski instructor courses and snowboard instructor courses that are recognised in Austria and abroad. Once you have completed the 10- or 20-day Anwärter course you can become a ski instructor in Austria, Switzerland and many other countries in the world.

You can already take part in the course and become a ski instructor when you are 16 years old. On this website we will inform you about everything you need to know before you become a ski or snowboard instructor. Please read everything through and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us or join an online webinar.

Job guarantee

Snowsports has an extensive network of ski schools, that’s why we give you a job guarantee at the best ski schools in Austria.

Luxury sports hotels

Stay in luxury sports hotels for a good recovery after intensive training days.

Guidance in English
During the courses there are English speaking supervisors and qualified ski instructors who will help you with theory and practice.
German language course
Good preparation is important for a good result. Follow the Snowsports preparation training and the Online German course.

Why you should become an Austrian qualified instructor..

An increasing number of people from all over the world go to the Alps to celebrate the holidays. This means that the group of not just English speaking instructors, but also Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese or any language has to grow along. That is where you come in. Comparing the Austrian system to qualification systems elsewhere is somewhat the same as comparing apples and oranges. To make it easier we compare them based on the final goal: working as a ski instructor in Austria (the Austrian qualifications are recognized all over the world).


The Austrian Anwärter course alone takes 10 days. If you are able to go down a red slope comfortably, you can pass the Anwärter course. Snowsports Instructor added another 10 days to the Anwärter course to get you ready for the German language. These 10 days focus on all the important parts of the Anwärter in your own language. This extra time gives you the chance to train goal-oriented for the Anwärter exams.

The maximum length of the Anwärter courses we offer is 20 days, while an average Level 1 & 2 course takes about 8 to 12 weeks. Meaning, less time for your adventure as an actual instructor.


For being an independent ski instructor or snowboard instructor in Austria, by law, you must have an Anwärter or any ISIA level 2 qualification. The Austrian Anwärter has its focus on you as a person and how to educate. This way you can guarantee an amazing experience for your guests. While working for a ski school you can improve your skills together with your colleagues after work hours. Most ski schools organise a (two)weekly training for all their instructors.

When you start working as an ISIA level 2 instructor, you have had months of training already. The level 1 and level 2 ISIA certified courses focus on your own skills as a skier or snowboarder. In the course itself there is not much focus on didactics. Your guests will learn from you by copying your example. Not by your instructions.

100% Job Guarantee

For Austrian ski schools, it goes without saying that you need to be qualified before you are allowed to work independently as a ski instructor or snowboard instructor. Both the ISIA level 2 and Anwärter qualifications are recognized. However, most Austrian ski schools require you to speak German. Most ski school owners want to speak to you over the phone or face to face before hiring you.

Our Anwärter course comes with an Online German Course. This way you can practise before, during and even after the course. Secondly, we added a 10-day pre-course to the Austrian Anwärter. After our Anwärter course, you are able to speak a decent amount of German. For snowboarding, we help you with finding a job. For ski instructors, we give a 100% job guarantee after passing our Anwärter course!

I Love Snowsports

Everyone with a Snowsports heart works together to get the most out of your course. Whether you are a ski instructor or snowboard instructor. There are always English-speaking Snowsports trainers and coaches present during the courses to help you. They will discuss the most important theory and give you useful tips for the practical exams. Furthermore, we work together with the best Austrian qualified instructors so that the diploma you get at Snowsports has real value.

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