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Wondering if a job as a ski instructor is something for you? Read on to find out what your days will look like and where to start this adventure!
07:45 Good morning! You get up with a slight hangover from yesterday's après ski. A warm shower makes you feel a bit more human again and you a rock-hard Kaiser brotchen from the day before. Looking for two identical socks and don't forget your ski pass, otherwise it will be difficult to work today.
08:30 Between the snow-covered treetops along the road, the ski bus arrives. Well on time luckily because you need all the time you can get. You step into the crowded ski bus, greet the bus driver and smile at every parent and child you make eye contact with. You'll feel like a celebrity with your shiny red ski suit and your matching race skis.
09:00 Once at the ski school it is very busy. Parents who, despite the untold difference in level, still try to get their children together in the group, clamoring for the office. Fortunately, not your package so you can quietly collect your things for the day. Ski boots on, jackets, check whether you have the correct lunch ticket for each child and off to the meeting point.
09:45 The meeting point is teeming with parents and children. You go to your place, agreed with the children, and wait until your group is complete. Everyone is neatly on time so punctual at 10:00 you will be in line with your children for the ski lift.
10:00 Skiing! With your group you race for two hours on as many slopes as you can find. Blue, red, maybe even black and if it's up to them, preferably 6 times through the fun park.
12:00 Around lunch time, make sure to arrive at the agreed lunch restaurant. Here it's a matter of taking off 10 pairs of coats, remembering which glove belongs to whom and keeping everything within half a meter of your lunch table. All the children have fries, orange juice and a schnitzel and within that hour they also go to the toilet. Chaos!
13:00 with a little skill you'll have all the kids back on their skis after an hour. Now you can enjoy another two hours of skiing before the working day is over.
15:00 You and your children are waiting at your meeting point until everyone has been picked up. You have a chat with the parents and then you can return your stuff after the ski school. If you still have the energy, get on your skis yourself to carve the steepest slopes a few more times. Then you are faced with the most difficult choice of the day: do you go home to recover from the day or go out with all your colleagues?
17:00 Rhetorical question of course; we're going out. Freshen up at home, have something to eat and then drink beer all evening and dance to Atemlös by Helene Fischer.
00:00 Tired, satisfied and with just one beer too many you plop into bed. We don't know about insomnia here; you are already asleep before your head hits the pillow. Tomorrow again, but it never gets boring!
Got excited? I thought so! In collaboration with Snowsports Academy, we would like to refer you to their super fun and instructive training weeks. You get several options for diplomas here.
Want to become a ski and/or snowboard instructor?
Then sign up for the NSI1 and NSI2; a 5-day course of Theory and Practice, followed by two half-days Coaching and Teaching. This is the first half of your Anwärter diploma. You follow the second half in Austria; a great 10-day course on the Zell am See-Kaprun glacier. This is followed by a tough practical exam and a theory exam in German. After completing these components, you are completely ready to apply for a job at any Austrian ski school! Interested in both? Then go for the Anwärter dual.
Click here for the available dates of the 2021-2022 ski season
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