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The Winter Sports Company

The Winter Sports Training Company Ltd,
Trenance Farm, Newbridge,
Truro, TR3 6BN, UK

+44 (0) 1872 241146



Choose Life, in the Mountains – make your gap year or career break count and qualify to work in a ski resort.

Professional training courses and paid snow school internships for ski instructors, snowboard instructors and ski patrol in Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Nominated several times for the prestigious World Snow Award, Winter Sports Company is a training company owned and managed by ski instructors, dedicated to providing the best value, high quality training for professional careers in the mountains.

  • For gap year, skills improvement, career break, career development
  • From 25 - 40 hours training per week
  • Ski-in, ski-out hotel and chalet accommodation
  • Job application support including visa advice and C.V. preparation
  • Internships include up to 16 weeks paid work with the ski school

Most our training courses include accommodation, meals, tuition, exams and season lift pass – with the option to have flights and transfers from London. Everything is taken care of so you can focus on training and successful qualification.

4 of the best ski resorts for snowboard & ski instructor training

All ski resorts are selected for ski-in, ski-out accommodation, great snow record, varied and challenging ski areas, and the best level 4 instructors.

Tignes & Val D’Isere, France – 10 Week BASI Course
Situated in the huge Espace Killy ski area – the exceptional snow school and variety of terrain is perfect for an instructor course, Tignes has a the best of both worlds for a ski instructor course – amazing snow and a well known resort.

  • 10 weeks instructor training with exams and additional training included (moguls, race training, off piste and snow park)
  • Level 1, 2 BASI Ski Instructor or Snowboard Instructor Qualifications
  • Ski-in, ski-out resort – over 300km of piste
  • Chalet/Apartment accommodation with meals 5 days per week included
  • Average snowfall of over 2.5 metres.

Panorama Mountain Village, Canada – CSIA and CASI Courses from 3 – 19 Weeks
Canada’s hidden gem in the Kootenay Rockies in British Columbia. Panorama boasts tree runs, steeps, the deepest powder bowls, and a friendly welcoming village.

  • 19 Weeks Ski & Snowboard Instructor Internships with at least 16 weeks paid work
  • Level 1 and 2 CSIA Ski Instructor or CASI Snowboard Instructor Courses
  • Ski Patrol Courses (with the option to add level 1 instructor training)
  • Hotel accommodation in a prime location
  • Longest fall line runs in Canada
  • Average snowfall 4.79m

Sun Peaks Resort, Canada – Courses from 3 – 18 Weeks
The second largest skiable area in Canada (2nd only to Whistler), with 3 mountains all leading into the resort, including gladed areas, bumps, steeps, long cruisers and multiple alpine bowls.

  • Level 1, 2 & 3 CSIA Ski Instructor or CASI Snowboard Instructor Qualifications
  • Level 1 ski and snowboard instructor internships
  • Level 3 ski instructor internships
  • Ski-in, ski-out full board hotel accommodation
  • 4,200 acres of terrain
  • Average snowfall 5.59m

Queenstown, New Zealand – 10 Week Courses
The adventure capital of the world. Queenstown is close to two brilliant resorts – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables – you will train in both and get a true feel for living in New Zealand.
Season – June to October (qualify in the northern hemisphere summer, ready to work the popular winter season in Europe, Canada or Japan)

  • Level 1 & 2 NZSIA Ski Instructor or SBINZ Snowboard Instructor Qualifications
  • Level 1 & 2 NZSIA Ski Instructor Internships
  • Level 3 NZSIA Ski and SBINZ Snowboard Internships
  • 540 acres of terrain and 5 terrain parks
  • Average snowfall 3.67m

The choice is yours. If you want to train and qualify during the British Summer in a vibrant and energetic town, then Queenstown in New Zealand is the perfect resort for you. If you prefer a bit of European style, then try Tignes in France. Panorama in Canada is great for steeps, deeps & heli-skiing, whilst Sun Peaks offers powder bowls, an incredible local vibe, over 4,000 acres of terrain and over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.

“My experience with the Winter Sports Company was second to none, right from inquiry stage through to continuing support with job hunting and recommendations. After completing my training I was offered a job as an instructor for the rest of the season. There is nothing more rewarding than spending a day on the snow and seeing your students improve and succeed” Cam, New Zealand, Snowboard Instructor Course-Sun Peaks

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