Become a snowsport instructor

Love skiing and/or snowboarding? Dream of a life on the slopes? The 9 to 5 career not for you?

Sounds like you need to become a snowsport instructor!

Snowsport instructing is the best job in the world and Ski Inspired can help you achieve that dream with our fantastic, certified instruction courses with the Irish Association of Ski Instructors.

It’s your chance to gain a world-respected ski qualification in a fantastic, exclusive resort, trained by experienced course leaders from our Baqueira British Ski School.

Under our guidance you will learn how to teach and improve your skills at the same time.

A course with us also offers the opportunity to learn Spanish as language lessons are included.

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Here’s what’s included

Staying with us in Baqueira Beret we will take care of everything for you, so you can concentrate on enjoying the course. Our Spanish instructor packages include:

  • Accommodation half board in our hotel in Vielha
  • Transfers to and from Toulouse airport
  • Outdoor experience opportunities such as heli skiing, touring and husky rides!
  • Discounts in local shops, restaurants and bars
  • Employment opportunities for the following season
  • Maintenance clinic
  • Jacket
  • First aid course (Only available for nine week participants)
  • Irish association membership fees
  • 30 hours per week of performance training and shadowing classes, this includes:
    • Teaching methods
    • Off piste
    • Moguls
    • Race technique
    • Avalanche awareness.
  • Two hours Spanish language tuition per week – additional classes available
  • Season lift pass – valid from end of November to the beginning of April
  • Potential to participate in race training with local clubs
  • Full mentoring and support, with career advice
  • Payment protection with our tour operator trust account.

How to book

To secure your place please call us on 01903 863660 or email for a booking form and pay a 25 per cent deposit for your selected course. The remaining balance will be due by the end of October before you begin the course.

Fees for these courses are non-refundable. If you do not need everything included in the package, such as accommodation and lift pass, please contact us for a discounted price.


The courses

Our courses include everything you need, so you can focus on the snow!

  • 9 week training course
    5th December 2021 to 6th February 2022.Prices (per person): No accommodation £4499, triple shared: £5999, double shared: £6999
    You can also take an exam and bolt on any training you wish. Exams are £625, training weeks are £449 and the first aid weekends are £125.

  • Alpine level 1 & level 2 exams
    13th to 18th December, 2021.
    Alpine level 2: 31st January to 5th February 2022.
  • Snowboard level 1 & level 2 exams
    13th to 18th December, 2021,
    Snowboarding Level 2: 31st January to 5th February 2022.
  • Telemark level 1 exam
    31st January to 5th February 2022.

  • First aid courses
    2 days long. Offered on 12th-13th December, 23rd-24th January 2021

We offer various courses and exams over the season. These are improver courses for all levels of exams, general technique, off-piste, freestyle and bespoke training and having lots of fun. These courses are run with our training academy and partners at Ski Definition.

Want to know more?

Lesson shadowing

Lesson shadowing is a mandatory part of the teaching qualification course and you will be expected to shadow our classes every morning, Monday to Friday.

This amounts to 15 hours shadowing per week with the possibility of more if you need to build up your hours. Shadowing is a necessary requirement to gain each level of snowsport instructor qualification.

All ski schools require employees to possess a recognised teaching qualification.

There are various national governing bodies who offer training and IASI (Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors) is the national association for Ireland.

An IASI level 1 qualification will enable you to work on dry slopes and snow domes across the UK and is the first stepping stone on the instructing ladder.

An IASI level 2 qualification enables you to work on snow and is recognised by most ski schools in Europe, including ours.

Personal performance coaching

After a morning of shadowing your qualified instructor, you will receive coaching in the afternoons. This amounts to 15 hours coaching per week, Monday to Friday, from our top instructors.

We will work on improving your own technique and your knowledge of the teaching modules to prepare you for the level 1 and 2 assessments.

You need to be reasonably fit and able to cope with six to seven hours of intensive skiing per day. You do not have to be a top level skier or snowboarder at the start of the course but should be prepared to ski off-piste, moguls and learn racing techniques.

We will use video analysis during the course and this footage will be discussed with you to further your snowsport development.

What about the weekends?

At weekends there will be some modules you will be expected to participate in such as the first aid course, which is included in your package.

We also work with local snowsport clubs, so it may be possible to practice gates on the GS race course, go on snowsport-touring trips (including overnight stays in a refuge), and heli-skiing. These courses will be available at extra cost and more information will be available in resort. Although taking part in any of these additional extra courses will not be obligatory, participation is recommended, especially if you are considering further training to ISIA level and beyond.

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