Level 3 Train &Work Programme
Ski Instructor Training
St Anton, Austria – Full Season
Ski Instructor Training
St Anton, Austria – Full Season
The St Anton Work and Train programme is one of, if not the most sought-after course. We are delighted to be going into another season of our instructor training programme with our continuous commitment to safe training through the pandemic.
Level 3 (ISIA) Work & Training
The training course includes 120 hours of comprehensive and relevant training to ISIA level technical and teaching standards and 90 hours in the Full Cert Programme. These hours will be a mix of on and off-snow.
Scheduling of training will be confirmed in the resort and will factor in time to allow for ski school teaching as well as training. The ski school peak weeks are Christmas, New Year, February holidays, and Easter. In these weeks no training will be scheduled.
It is of primary importance that your training is relevant to you and your training goals whilst delivered to the highest quality. Whether you would like to continue your career in St Anton or move elsewhere, it is our goal to help you get results. For that reason, we may use both trainers from within New Generation and external trainers to work with you on your goals and skill development, as mentioned above.
As a trainee in the programme, you will have the opportunity to shadow many lessons during the season. From beginners to advanced off-piste lessons. This is a great opportunity to learn from instructors who are already working full time.
The training which includes mountain safety sessions will prepare you well for on or off-piste skiing. Meaning you will know what to expect in terms of terrain and task for your exams. Each student is given a coaching mentor who will monitor their progress and help the student to structure their practice time by regular debriefs and action plans.
Our coaches are handpicked from our teams across the Alps to reach your potential, cement your love for the sport and show you the best terrain on the mountain. All of our coaches are picked from different governing bodies, meaning you will get a feel for multiple ski organisations, making you a more rounded skier. They also know precisely what you have to do when the exams roll around. During the course, you will become versatile all-mountain skiers capable of tackling anything the mountain throws at you. Your training will develop your skiing in all areas from Piste Performance to freestyle, building your technical understanding and honing your teaching skills.
Whatever your goal, this program provides the best way to advance your skiing and continue your progression. With all the training, kit and support you need to become one of the world’s best instructors or take your riding to a level that will make others envious.
Doing your ski instructor course in St Anton is a no-brainer as it’s part of Austria’s largest connected ski area AND is the home of modern alpine skiing thanks to local guide Hannes Schneider, who pioneered what we consider modern skiing in the 1930s. The resort has achieved cult status amongst skiers due to the massive variety of connected terrain. There are gorgeous pistes perfect for practicing short and long turns, mogul fields, and even itinerary runs where you can rip up the untouched snow! What’s more, it’s an off-piste haven – you have to be quick to get fresh tracks here.
The mentors will be with you for about 20 hours each week but don’t worry it is not all drills and skills. Our aim is to make you the best skiers possible, you will spend time on piste, in the park and in the backcountry developing your all-mountain skills, preparing for the exams and just having some fun. This is why we believe this course is the perfect balance of shadowing a ski school, continuing your training and getting a feel for working* for a ski school.
*If you plan to work in Austria, you must obtain a work permit.
As with all ski resorts, accommodation is hard to find in St Anton. We advise that you budget carefully for your accommodation and make sure you understand the full costs involved before committing. We can provide you with any accommodation leads we have, but it will ultimately be your responsibility to find yourself a home.
Sharing generally helps to keep costs lower and we would be happy to circulate the details of other team members. There will also be a Facebook group to help with this on our internal Facebook system.
We will also assist with details of how to register yourself and your accommodation with the local authorities upon arrival.
There are many supermarkets in and around St Anton which offer a wide range of foods, including sandwiches and other takeaway food for a quick and cheap lunch. In the resort, there are many bars and restaurants, ranging from very cheap (you can buy a burger for around €6) to very fancy (think Sushi!). You’ll be spoilt for choice, and can choose how much you spend.
As the lift pass is not part of the training package you will have to buy the season lift pass, which will be approximately 900€.
During the day there are many free buses that regularly go to and from all towns around the resort (St. Anton, St. Christoph, St. Jakob, Pettneu, Schnann, Flirsch, Strengen). After 6 pm buses are generally €2.90 and run all evening.
If you would like to work in St Anton, you must obtain a work permit before arriving in Austria. Send us a message if you’d like more information on how to go about this process.
Our busiest weeks are Christmas, New Years, February Half Term and Easter, so you will mainly working during these times. Outside of the peak weeks, you will be available for work when not training.
If you wish to work in other roles during the course, this is also possible if you have the work permit we suggested above. Bar work and cleaning are not the most glamorous jobs but pay well and usually fit with the course schedule.
Note: Before applying, students must have completed the BASI Level 2 qualification and successfully applied to have their qualification recognised in the Tirol region.
Choosing the right course for you is an essential part of the process and will make your experience far more rewarding. If this ISIA Work & Train course in St Anton is not quite right then why not look at some of our other ski instructor courses.