If you love skiing or snowboarding, or both, then the idea of experiencing endless winters and making awesome friends HAS to be on your bucket list.


Imagine spending November – April in the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Japanese Alps or even the Canadian Rockies… and then heading down under to Australia or New Zealand to work in the mountains during their winter between June and October. This is the life of a ski instructor! (or snowboard instructor, we’re not biased). Every day is spent doing the sport you love, and days off can mean ice skating on frozen lakes, hiking through snow fields, or simply relaxing in an outdoor hot tub. Heaven, right?

Winter Sports Company are a family of ski and snowboard instructors, winter is our passion and the mountains are our office...

Where did it all begin?

Back in the early noughties, our founders, Steve and Karen, decided to take a break from life in the UK and train to be ski instructors – this career break changed their lives, and never again were they bound by the four walls of an office. After qualifying as instructors, Steve and Karen decided they had access to a world they never knew existed and they could open that world up to like-minded people, so Winter Sports Company was born, an organization dedicated to instructor training camps, allowing enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders the chance to qualify as instructors in just one season.

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Since the early days, hundreds of instructors have joined the Winter Sports family – some are now back in the UK studying at university and they use their instructor qualifications to get free trips during uni holidays. Others spend winter ski/snowboard instructing and summer doing seasonal work in the sun. But the hardcore snow-chasers, do rolling seasons across the world – earning money teaching the sport they love! And the rest, well, they simply joined us for the season of a lifetime and have returned to their life with amazing stories, fond memories and great new friends.


So, if you love snow and skiing or boarding is your jam, becoming an instructor is the perfect lifestyle.

Winter Sports Company specialize in gap years that never have to end, with ski and snowboard instructor courses running in Canada, Italy and New Zealand, it has never been a better time to become an instructor. To get 5% off any of our 11 week courses in Canada simply call the office quoting ‘Say Yes More’ when you book.     

There is no age limit to our courses, however, if you’re aged 18-30, check out our internships with guaranteed paid work as soon as you qualify.