Become a qualified ski instructor
Snow Trainers delivers everything you need to gain the necessary certifications and become a ski instructor. Spend 12 weeks in Colorado, USA with our ski instructor training to obtain internationally recognized ski instructor qualifications while skiing Colorado’s famous deep dry powder.
An amazing winter experience
Snow Trainers want to make sure you have a fun, rewarding and memorable experience on our courses which is why we chose Copper Mountain for our USA course. With an average snowfall of 282 in / 710 cm, 22 lifts and 2,450 acres/985 hectares of terrain to play on you are sure to have an amazing time during your ski instructor training. If that’s not enough, we have also included an amazing day of Snow-cat skiing so you can hit the back-country and have the slopes to yourself!
Snow Trainers students also have access to the Copper Mountain employee cafeteria to buy discounted lunches, saving you money and making you really feel like part of the team at Copper.
Right by Copper is the one-of-a-kind indoor freestyle training facility – Woodward
. We give you the option of an add-on pass so you can practice your moves on a trampoline into the foam pit before you take it to the park. Once you get back on the mountain they also have air-bag jumps in the park so you can make sure you have everything 100% perfected before you take it to the snow.
USA’s best ski trainers
Snow Trainers coaches
are Trainers and Examiners for the PSIA-RM. Our trainers have many years of experience with ski instructor training. They work for Copper Mountain Ski & Ride School so they know what you need for the exams and also what’s required in the real world of instructing. Another bonus of being with Copper instructors is that you will get VIP treatment at the lifts – no long queues for you!
Internationally recognized ski instructor qualifications
The Snow Trainers 12 Week Ski Instructor course prepares you for the internationally recognized PSIA-RM Level 1 and Level 2 ski instructor certifications, as well as the Children’s Specialist 1 certification. You’ll be way ahead of the rest and ready for a professional ski instructor’s job in no time!
Great employment opportunities
As part of our training, we help you find a job that fits your wants and needs for a career. We have a strong network of connections all around the world to help you begin instructing at a fantastic resort the following winter. You will have our assistance with advice and guide you through the employment application process to help you succeed in finding the ski instructor job you want. Check out our links
page to see some of the winter jobs available right now!
- Professional Ski Training
48 days of training (includes the Level 1 and 2 ski instructor exams and the Level 2 Prep course) by qualified PSIA-RM trainers and examiners.
- Ski Lift-Line Priority
When training you will also have ski school lift-line privileges which means more time skiing and less time waiting. Another one of the major bonuses of training with Snow Trainers!
- Access to employee cafeteria
Cheap 3 course lunches plus a drink!!
- Video Analysis and Evening Sessions
Video sessions to develop your own skiing and work on the necessary analytical skills for your exam.
12 weeks of accommodation in Frisco (between Copper and Breckenridge). Your accommodation is fully furnished and within walking distance to multiple restaurants, bars, and shops.
Free local bus to and from the mountain and around town.
- PSIA-RM Membership, Exam Fees and Technical Manual
Exams included are the PSIA-RM Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, plus the Level Two prep course and Children’s Specialist 1 certification.
- Season Lift Pass
Season pass for Copper Mountain and associated mountains.
- Freestyle Training
Sessions focusing on developing your freestyle skills in the park and pipe.
- Snow-cat trip in the Steamboat Springs back-country.
- Snow Trainers Team Apparel
- Employment Assistance and Advice
- Airport Transfer on arrival
Denver Airport to your accommodation when you arrive.
- Tuning and Equipment Clinic
- Woodward pass (indoor freestyle training facility)
- Vail Resorts pass (Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek)