9 to 5 in a shirt and tie not really your style? I can’t blame you, which is why I suggest that any keen young powder-hound seriously looks at getting qualified as a ski or snowboard instructor. This will give you a ticket to a few thrilling seasons where you can spend your days helping others to develop their skills, before shredding the slopes yourself and then indulging in the après scene at night. Sounds ideal, right? |
Before you start packing your bags, you will need to earn a qualification in order to find employment. Those who have been skiing in Morzine before will know what a winter sports haven this is, but it is also one of the best places to learn how to become an instructor and get qualified.
Peak Leaders is a world-famous provider of training courses for a variety of winter sports, including skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking, but in this article I’m focusing on the 10-week snowboarding instructor course. This time of year is the perfect time to book for next season as it runs from January to March, which will also give you plenty of time to brush up on your French!
The fun, interesting and highly valuable Morzine course includes visits from pro-riders, backcountry tours, snowboard discounts, yoga and pilates sessions, breakfast and dinner and a lift pass to the magnificent Portes Du Soleil region. You will stay in superb chalet accommodation throughout the 10 weeks, during which time you will benefit from one-on-one goal setting, practice sessions, classroom sessions and training. There is even a freeride day in Chamonix and a Vallee Blanche guided backcountry day to enjoy. This will certainly be the most fun course you have ever taken!
It includes BASI Level 1 and 2 exams, as well as a first aid course and avalanche awareness course – this will provide you with a universally-recognised qualification that will offer worldwide employment opportunities. You may even end up being offered an instructing job for the season upon completion thanks to the post-course employment guidance service.
You can book your place by visiting the Peak Leaders shop, where you then select Snowboarding and choose your course. The Morzine snowboard instructor course costs £8,399.00 and signing up will entitle you to exclusive Burton Snowboards Discounts and BASI associate membership.
How to Get There
The best way to reach Morzine is to fly into Geneva, which is just a 90-minute flight from London. There are 232 flights a week and six airlines who service Geneva from London, so finding an affordable flight at a suitable time should not be difficult.
Geneva airport is also just an hour and 20 minutes away from the resort by road. If you book a Shuttle Direct transfer, we can carry all your gear for no additional charge and you do not have to worry about the hassle of public transportation – you will be skiing in Morzine and meeting your fellow course mates in no time.
Living the dream as a ski or snowboard instructor certainly beats working 9 to 5 and it could prove to be a very fulfilling chapter in your life. Even earning your qualification will a fun experience where snowboarding and skiing in Morzine will be a daily occurrence, so take a closer look at the 10-week course today and start considering your future as a professional instructor!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re planning a winter break to go skiing in Morzine, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport of your choice swiftly and safely.
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