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Snowboard Instructor Season

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Forum Name: Ski and Snowboarder instructor courses
Forum Discription: Fancy a change in career or getting a snow sports qualification on your year out? Questions, advice and chat about it here
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Topic: Snowboard Instructor Season
Posted By: sledger
Subject: Snowboard Instructor Season
Date Posted: 22 April 2014 at 15:52
Hi,

Im looking at doing my first season within the next year, i have looked at multiple options of jobs, bar work, chalet work etc but have come across courses offering training to become a snowboard instructor with a guaranteed job at the end of the course for the whole of the season. 

http://www.alltracksacademy.com/courses/internships/snowboard-instructor-internship/

I know it appears a little pricey for a course so im just wondering if anyone has been on this course or something similar and whether it is worth the money, could i plan and do this myself and get a job instructing without forking out thousands of pounds?

Any advice is appreciated !





Replies:
Posted By: nicky2284
Date Posted: 01 July 2014 at 22:26
Hey Sledger

Yeah these courses can seem pricey, but I guess you are paying for the fact they sort it all for you. I did the EA Snowboarding one in Mt Norquay in Canada and it was epic. I did pay a bit upfront, but it meant I got there and had training and stuff, then a guaranteed job offer from the ski school there. This was pretty sweet actually as there were lots of people who just went there on their own and ended up having to wait tables and stuff cos they couldn't get an instructor job. So in my case it was 100% worth it. Big smile


Posted By: HulaHoop
Date Posted: 13 January 2016 at 17:33
That does seem pretty pricey. Can they really guarantee you a job though? Sounds a bit far fetched to me. But if they can really guarantee you a long term job then the training and work at the end of it would make this worth the price imo. Plus you'll have a good time. I think i may do some more research on this. Are there other companies like this?


Posted By: SIA Austria
Date Posted: 11 July 2016 at 15:40
Hey Guys, 

Just to keep you updated, we can now offer our ski & snowboard courses with a guaranteed jobs in some amazing resorts including in Austria, Canada and Japan!  The locations are absolutely awesome.

Get in touch for more info@siaaustria.com or www.siaaustria.com

Have a good one, Gary Smile


Posted By: Reagan19
Date Posted: 24 December 2016 at 10:39
Originally posted by SIA Austria SIA Austria wrote:

Hey Guys, 

Just to keep you updated, we can now offer our snowboard courses a guaranteed job in some amazing resorts in Japan! Best powder in the world and the location is absolutely awesome.

Get in touch for more info@siaaustria.com or www.siaaustria.com

Have a good one, Gary Smile

Hi sia, 

I have sent you an email please look into it. 

PS: its been couple of weeks now i have been waiting.

Thanks 


Posted By: SIA Austria
Date Posted: 24 December 2016 at 13:17
Hi Reagan19, 

We don't seem to have any unanswered messages or emails, could you try resending to gary@siaaustria.com and i'll be sure to take a look at it right away.

Thanks, Gary


Posted By: adley
Date Posted: 18 February 2017 at 09:06
I have sent you an email please look into it.   PS: its been couple of weeks now i have been waiting.


Posted By: SIA Austria
Date Posted: 20 February 2017 at 15:50
Hi Adley, 

I have searched our system and can not find any message which includes Adley in the message or sender address.

Could you please give me some more info so I can investigate or maybe send it again so we can respond immediately.

All the best, 
Gary


Posted By: AirFusion
Date Posted: 06 July 2017 at 08:41
I tried sending a mail, i am getting gmail delivery error msg, i guess your mail box is full or you have to get your domain white listed. 


Posted By: sarahloppez
Date Posted: 03 August 2017 at 23:47
But what is life actually like as a ski or snowboard instructor? Is it all glamour - sun tans, buns of steel and doe-eyed customers?!


Posted By: SIA Austria
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 07:21
YES! All of those things plus low pay to top it off! 

But you do get a job you love and apres... lots and lots of apres! Tongue


Posted By: SIA Austria
Date Posted: 09 August 2017 at 07:23
If you do have issues emailing using the forum then you can visit our contact page and send us a message via that. We also have a live chat function via the website.

www.siaaustria.com/contact/


Posted By: Vivian
Date Posted: 27 October 2017 at 00:24
 I just wated to check, if you take this snowboarding or skiing course, would you be able to do the teaching as a full time job?

Vivian


Posted By: Thifs
Date Posted: 27 November 2017 at 18:40
Hi Nicky ! are you a snowboard instrutor nowadays ? I was searching for Information about this Canadians courses when i found your post. Was it easy to get a work visa to work as a instrutor? did they help you with this? 





Posted By: SIA Austria
Date Posted: 28 November 2017 at 14:04
Hi Vivian, 

If you are doing it as a Ski Course or a Dual Ski & Snowboard Course then you should be able to support yourself throughout the season as a full time job. If you are doing a Snowboard Course then the harsh reality is that you will only be able to get work during the peak periods of the season. 

Unfortunately there is less and less demand these days for snowboard only instructors as the demand for these lessons continue to decline.

If you'd like to chat about your options please get in touch and I'd be happy to talk through them.

Regards, 

Gary


Posted By: julialbert
Date Posted: 02 January 2018 at 08:02
Originally posted by SIA Austria SIA Austria wrote:

If you do have issues emailing using the forum then you can visit our contact page and send us a message via that. We also have a live chat function via the website.

www.siaaustria.com/contact/
Previously I also have the same issue but now It has been resolved thanks.



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