Insider information on the ski & snowboard industry and our ski and snowboard instructor courses.
Have you completed a snowboard or ski instructor course with us? Are you looking to work as an instructor next season?? Did you miss out on a working holiday visa for Canada?? If so then you should be making use of your ‘working as an instructor’ booklet to source the contact details of snow school directors from resorts all over Europe… however Nonstop have recently been contacted by an organisation in Verbier looking for instructors for next winter.
Les Elfes International has been offering educational camps for children in Verbier since 1987 – mixing up language classes with ski & snowboard lessons. The children receive 6 hours of ski or snowboard lessons per day and their abilities will range from complete novices to little rippers. In addition to the instruction, your duties will also involve supervision of the camps so you will be required to help out throughout the camp. Read more »
Welcome to the final installment of our series of blogs that explore the best ways to spend a winter season. So far we’ve looked at bar & chalet work as well as life as an actual ski or snowboard instructor. I’d say for most snow enthusiasts the latter of these is the most appealing so lets look at how you can actually become an instructor. Read more »
Welcome to the third in our series of blogs exploring the most popular ways to spend a season in the mountains.
Working in a bar can be a great way to spend a season and, next to chalet work, it’s another classic option for those doing European seasons. Depending on your motivation, you can use it as a platform for epic early morning skiing and snowboarding or late night partying and sleeping in! Read more »
It’s pretty hard to say ‘I’m a snowboard instructor’ without feeling a tiny bit smug whilst instantly earning the respect of whoever it is you’ve just told! As part of our series of blogs on ways to spend a winter season I thought I’d share my experiences of getting paid to snowboard. Read more »
Welcome to the first in our series of blogs that will explore the best ways to spend a winter season in the mountains. We’ll be focusing on four of the most popular choices:
- Working in a chalet
- Working in a bar
- Becoming a ski or snowboard instructor
- Working as a ski or snowboard instructor
So, kicking things off, let’s have a look at working in a ski chalet as a rep, host or chef, as this is a classic choice for those setting their sights on the European Alps. Read more »