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Piste to Profession - Ski Instructor Course

  • Job Location

    Grindelwald Ski Resort, Switzerland

  • Start date

    December 2020

  • Duration

    April 2021

  • Job Benefits

    Course cost - £11,950


A gap year ski season is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Since 2008, Powder Byrne has offered our students a real mountain ski programme with a chance to become a fully qualified ski instructor and a lifetime experience they’ll never forget!
The exclusive, 18 week, Piste to Profession programme combines a multitude of ski industry disciplines, a unique all-round snowsports experience, and sought-after professional opportunities, designed to challenge students both on and off the slopes.

Choosing Powder Byrne provides students and parents with added peace of mind. Piste to Profession students complete the programme with internationally recognised ski instructor qualifications, new lifelong friends, incredible mountain memories and professional experience, with an impressive set of skills to add to their CVs.

After successful completion of the programme, many of our students have wished to return to continue gaining further qualifications with us or have worked through Powder Byrne and partners as ski instructors all over the world. 

Programme Features:

  • Comprehensive ski instruction & coaching to prepare students for examinations
  • Ski instructor examinations
  • Ski school shadowing hours
  • Regular assessments and feedback to aid personal and professional development
  • Health & safety training
  • Ski race, SOS, off piste / touring and multi discipline experiences

Course Includes:

  • Return flights & transfers from London
  • Self catered accommodation close to the lifts & amenities (for the whole season)
  • In-resort programme co-ordinator
  • Specialist winter medical insurance
  • Ski tuition and training with the resort’s best instructors
  • Full season ski pass


Must be confident skier on all pistes.

About us

Started by a young entrepreneur Rory Byrne in 1985, Powder Byrne was the first UK tour operator to marry bespoke skiing experiences with quality service, sharing our passion for powder skiing and our intimate knowledge of the Alps.
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