Become a Certified Ski Instructor

Your backyard is every skier’s dream come true – the Swiss Alps! What better way to take advantage of the geography and take your passion for skiing to the next level. Here are the minimum qualifications to be a certified instructor in Switzerland:

  • You can only work in a Swiss ski school if you have a Swiss Snowsport instructor (SSI) qualification (see levels below) or the ISIA license. The first qualification is not so difficult but it helps if you speak one of the languages.

You have 4 levels:

  • Basic education, you are only allowed to teach kids
  • Level 1, first qualification; after you pass these exams you can teach beginner to lower intermediate adults and kids
  • Level 2, after passing this exam you can teach more experienced skier & snowboarders
  • Level 3, after passing these exams you are ISIA qualified

There are many different ski schools in a variety of locations available to you so be sure to do the research and pick the one that best suits you. Here are a few schools to help you with your search:

  • Altitude Futures: We are a team of internationally qualified instructors renowned throughout the alps for our high level of customer service. Altitude offers the most comprehensive range of products in Verbier for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and ability levels. Altitude Ski and Snowboard School run BASI ski instructor and snowboard instructor GAP courses, Level 3 BASI ISIA and level 4 training courses in the prestigious resort of Verbier, Switzerland.
  • Ski Academy Switzerland: Welcome to Ski Academy Switzerland (SAS), specialising in affordable ski instructor internships, educational ski qualifications and personalised, tailored coaching for the aspirant ISIA ski instructor. We are not a tour operator or a ski school; we are an academy for new and experienced professionals looking to step up to the next level without paying ski school prices.