Polish Up your Skis Ready for the New Gap Year Winter Sports Season
Monday 10th October 2011
Snow is already in the air
The first reports of fresh snow are starting to come in from the European Alps. La Plagne, Val Thorens and Chamonix are already enjoying at least 90cm of the white stuff at the top, and with the main ski season due to kick off in the next few weeks, many seasoned snow sports enthusiasts will have already dusted off their boots and equipment ready for the off. If you’re thinking about taking a gap year job or a career break why not work abroad in the snow sports industry? There are many exciting opportunities in the snow sports industry for gap year travellers.
If you’re already a snow sports addict, as a trained instructor, you’ll be in your element helping newbies and freshers learn to love the techniques and culture of the ski and snowboard life. But it’s not just instructor jobs that are available in the snowy regions, if you’re hoping to spend some of your gap year in the mountain resorts of Europe or Canada, you can also find work as chalet staff, chefs, nannies, hotel managers, porters, ski technicians or resort reps too. Lots of these temporary gap year jobs offer a wage as well as a seasonal lift pass, ski and board equipment rental, full job training, travel to and from the resort, paid holiday, accommodation and meals, uniform, staff discounts and travel and medical insurance too.
Here on Gapwork we have plenty of organisations that specialize in snow sports for your gap year activities. If you’re already a seasoned skier or snowboarder, then consider a gap year training and working as an instructor. You could enjoy the best of both worlds by spending you gap year abroad in the beautiful scenery and mountainous regions of the Alps, or the impressive pistes available in Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Ski and snowboard instructors are increasingly in demand in ski resorts all over the world. Properly qualified ski instructors can earn a very decent wage at the same time as doing what they love in some of the most in fantastic places around the world.
Check out Gapwork’s ski and snowboard organisations to help you find a winter sports gap year job or training course today.