Ski School Recruitment
Ski or snowboard instructing is one of those incredibly rewarding careers, the draw of being able to train to improve your own skiing or snowboarding, as well as teach others a sport you love, means that year on year many people decide to move to the mountains and train as an instructor.
Almost all ski resorts including Verbier are seasonal, however, operating for only 5 or so months of the year when there is enough snow, and the flip side of this is that as an instructor you may need to move hemispheres during the summer in order to find year-round work if you don’t have other work during the summer months. Many ski instructors also enjoy travelling and exploring new places, so may wish to move to work in schools in different resorts, or which target their areas of interest, such as off-piste skiing.
Employment for instructors can be incredibly competitive due to the fact that lots of ski schools will have high numbers of returning staff each year, and so often have very few positions to fill. Altitude in Verbier receive hundreds upon hundreds of applications each year from potential trainees and instructors searching for jobs, and filtering through these can be a tough job.