Winter Sports CompanyVerified provider since 2019
- New Zealand
- North America
- Instructor training
- Paid work
- Ski Patrol/Mountain Rescue
- Sports Coaching
- Work with Children
- Youth Work
About Winter Sports Company
Founded by instructors for future instructors. Winter Sports Company works with top sports schools to provide ski & snowboard instructor courses, internships and Ski Patroller training.
Our gap year courses have been designed to advance your skills and achieve internationally recognised qualifications.
“I’ve just returned from the 2018/19 season with Winter Sports & it was amazing, I was all sad to leave!
The best part though was the people. We all got on so well & the instructors were incredible, they completely changed our skiing! We had a great rep on hand 24/7 as well so for us it couldn’t have been better.
Thanks for a great season Winter Sports”!
– Hannah Fothergill, Gap Year student 2018/19
Our training programmes include comprehensive training towards internationally recognised certifications. Training is provided 5 days a week by level 3 & 4 pro ski and snowboard instructors and we ensure to place you in groups with like-minded people of a similar ski/snowboard ability.
Qualifications are recognised all over the world and doing a course can kick-start a career in the snow, or provide an epic gap year experience which can boost your CV or future applications.
Location, Location, Location
We have selected popular and dynamic resorts with world-class sports schools to deliver our training courses. We have chosen ski-in ski-out resorts – so you can spend your precious time on the slopes, instead of on a bus driving to the chairlift.
Being in a ski resort for an entire season, you’ll get to know the locals and being only steps from the chairlift, will catch the best powder as soon as it settles. The central hotel accommodation has all the amenities you need and will become a home-from-home you never want to leave.
Jobs, Visas and More
We have contacts in resorts all over the world, so getting work is always a possibility and we can put you in touch with ski and snowboard schools to find employment after you are qualified. For those wanting to work during their year out, check out our internships – these include training to become an instructor as well as a guaranteed job as soon as you qualify!
Getting a visa to work abroad can be a tricky business, especially with complicated applications and confusing systems – we put your mind at ease by having a visa specialist on hand to help you through the application process. From the moment you are a customer, you are part of the Winter Sports Family and have access to a range of services.
Peace of Mind
With over a decade of experience, Winter Sports Company packages are designed for year out students to ensure their gap year is enjoyable and worthwhile. Courses include everything from flights and hotels to meals and exams – meaning you can spend your time having fun, rather than worrying about budgeting.
Our experienced staff can help you choose the course which suits your needs and we will on on-hand via phone and email in the lead up, during and after the completion of your training programme.
Once in resort, there will be an experienced Winter Sports representative who is available 24/7 in the event of emergency and meets the group daily before and after training to ensure the smooth running of the course. Winter Sports Company also has an ATOL licence & Financial Failure Insurance in place, so that in the very unlikely event of insolvency, your investment is safe and will be returned.