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Course Programme

Skiing every day...

The programme of a ski instructor course is super fun and instructive. Seventeen days of skiing from early in the morning until late in the evening.

– In the morning you have practical training on the slopes. 
– In the afternoon you have theory classes about various subjects. 
– In the evening there is time to study independently or together and to ask questions to the English-speaking coach. 

After you have practised, trained and learned a lot every day, the practical and theoretical exams take place at the end of the course. It is therefore very important that you start the programme fit and rested in order to increase your chances of success!

Practical Exams

As a ski instructor you stand in front of a group and spend a lot of time on the piste. There are a couple of practical skills required for you to have. The practical part of the Anwärter consists of ‘Schulefahren’, ‘Lehrauftritt’ and ‘Eigen können.’ Meaning you have to demonstrate your own skills, two basic turns and teaching your own group.

Own skills

When demonstrating your own skills, you must ski in the correct ski position. Attention is paid to dynamics, rhythm and tempo.

Basic turns

The correct demonstration of two basic curves. These are two turns where you have to ski with a snowplough.

Teaching

This is an instructing exam for 20 to 30 minutes. You need to know and apply the methodical progression of the instructing theme in German. Besides the knowledge, you will be judged based on your organising, safety and methods during your exam.

Theory

As a ski instructor, in addition to a number of skills, you also need to have the right knowledge to organise a fun, instructive and safe ski course. The theory of the Anwärter course is given every day after skiing and is completely in German. The parts of the theory are among others;

  • Movement theory
  • Educational learning
  • Materials
  • Children’s education
  • FIRST AID
  • Avalanche awareness

Preparation

During the preparation training, you will train for seven days on skiing technique, work on your teaching skills and on the development of your German skills.

Technical training

Every day you get to work on improving your own technique. In order to prepare you optimally for the practical exams, we do a video analysis every day. In this way, you will receive feedback specific to you.

Kids expert

Teaching children is part of teaching skiing. This training is a supplement to your Anwärter training, in which you learn all the ins and outs of teaching children in a few days.

Some advantages of this are: you will be hired more quickly at some ski schools, you and ‘your’ children will get more fun out of the lessons and you might get a higher group to teach.

Masterclass ski instructor

During the Masterclass we invite someone who comes to talk about life in the ski instructor world, the work at the ski school and how you can get the best out of yourself as a ski instructor.

Teambuilding

During the preparation training you will do fun activities with the whole group. In this way we all make it an unforgettable experience.

Online German Course

In order to prepare you well, we have created an Online German course. Read more here.

Would you like to know more? Then follow an online webinar!

Ski Equipment

Ski & ski poles

We recommend an all-mountain ski, about 10-15 cm below body height, which is not super stiff and heavy. On our information days you can take part in a trial training and get advice on the right ski! Your ski poles should not be too long or short. In ski position, your elbows should be about 90 degrees. 

Ski boots

Make sure you have your own ski boots and that they are already shaped to your feet!

Helmet & goggles

A helmet is compulsory during the course. Make sure the helmet fits properly and fits your snow goggles. 

As soon as you have booked a course, a complete checklist will be sent to you with even more important materials to take with you!

Frequently asked questions

How long does the Anwärter course last?

In just ten or twenty days, you will obtain an Anwärter diploma. You will spend ten days from morning to evening skiing and/or snowboarding, learning many of your own skiing skills, such as knowledge of materials, skiing techniques and teaching. TIP, make a summary of what has been covered every day, then at the end of the course, you don’t have to learn everything all at once. So it will be long and intensive days. Make sure that you start the training in a rested and fit state!

NB With the 20-day course you make sure that you understand all Austrian terms before the Austrian part of the course starts.

What does the course programme look like?

Every day you will be the first to go on the piste for practical training. You then practice the basic techniques and improve your own skills. Of course, you will also learn how to teach skiing lessons to beginners and slightly advanced skiers or snowboarders. After skiing or snowboarding, you will have theory, here you will learn even more about teaching, methodology, didactics and movement theory. After theory is dinner and in the evening you can still study the theory and practice. You can do this independently or together in the study room, in your bedroom or in the bar. Throughout the course, there will be guidance available to cover the practice and theory in English as well. In preparation for the theory exam, there is a trial exam. And for the practical exams, we give a number of important tips. This way you will be well prepared for the exams!

Keep in mind that a may vary depending on the time of year, the location and of course the weather plays an important role.

Do we get tips and tricks to make it as fun/learning as possible for children and adults?

During the programme, you will do a lot of exercises that you will be able to do with your lesson groups in the near future. You will also do a day of ‘Kinderunterricht’. You will do all sorts of exercises and games for children. If you would like to know more exercises, you should enrol for the 20-day course. Included is the Kids Expert training. If you have a good understanding of movement and technique, you could also start thinking up your own exercises for your own lessons.