The Edge Clinic (Austria) offers you the chance to gain the confidence and practical experience needed to become a Ski Instructor with very affordable Level 1 and Level 2 Ski Instructor & GAP Courses.

Our courses are ideal if you would like to become a professional Ski Instructor and want to learn more and improve your skills in a safe and fun environment whilst you are working towards passing the assessment.

By keeping the structure of the course uncomplicated, we aim to pass on the all the skills and enjoyment that are integral to being a Ski Instructor and believe that by coaching in an effective way, together we will succeed.

How does it work?

There are many course options to choose from:

  • Level 1 (Stand Alone Assessment)
  • Level 2 (Stand Alone Assessment)
  • 3 Week GAP (Including Level 1 Assessment)
  • 8 Week GAP (Including Level 2 Assessment)
  • 11 Week GAP (Including Level 1 and Level 2 Assessments)

We also offer students the ability to build their own GAP or Assessment package by offering various courses, accommodation, meal and training options.

All the courses are primarily a practical on-snow course with some evening lectures covering various teaching, technical and safety topics. Coaching is Monday to Friday with the weekends generally free

There will be a maximum of 8 people in a group to ensure that the right amount of focus is spent on each student. The staff will assess each student on an individual basis and construct a personal development programme that will aim to achieve the optimal outcome.

Your weeks are filled with detailed tuition, benefiting from 25 hours (approx.) per week, on snow Practical Training Sessions plus Video Analysis, Ski Sports Theory, Avalanche Awareness Training (when possible) and a fantastic opportunity to give you the perfect foundation to help you speak German.

Along with the training you will work alongside Ski Instructors from our local ski school. This opportunity will help you gain ski school operational experience, teaching experience, gaining those all important ski school hours, working with adults and children and practicing your language skills.

By the end of the course, your acquired knowledge and understanding of the snow sport industry will help you achieve your maximum performance.

Where are we?

The Edge Clinic (Austria) courses are located in the FIS World Cup ski village of Zauchensee in Austria’s largest ski region (Ski Amade). The village has all the amenities that you would expect and the local bars and restaurants are cheap and affordable. The resort attracts a diverse and varied selection of international visitors that ultimately provides the village with a lively atmosphere and typical Austrian après-ski nightlife.

For more details, please click here to view the 2016-17 course programme