Ski Instructor Training Switzerland – a trainees experience

Ski Instructor Training Switzerland – a trainees experience

Molly Cook reports about her Ski Instructor Training experience with us, on the ISIA Level 3 Work & Train course.

I arrived in Zermatt at the start of the 2019/20 season and the first thing that struck me about the town was the Matterhorn. ski instructor training switzerland
I couldn’t quite believe that I would be spending the next months seeing the “Toblerone mountain” on a daily basis, let alone being able to ski for miles with it in view. Coming from teaching at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead it was definitely a big change being in such a large resort, especially being able to ski to Italy!

The course was an amazing opportunity for me to grow as a skier and professionally. In addition to the training, I worked as an instructor for Evolution Ski School, which gave me the chance to teach a very wide range of clients. It was really special to share time on the slopes with these guests, sharing my love of skiing with them surrounded by such an awesome landscape.

The Subzero Instructor Training

The coaching I received on the ISIA Level 3 Training course was absolutely amazing and I feel I have made lots of progress. The thing that I really valued about the course was that the coaching isn’t just limited to on snow training. We participated in strength and fitness training, seminars and workshops, as well as language lessons in preparation for the language module needed for the level 3.

I feel the course has set me up well for the exams. Due to the unfortunate end to the season with the coronavirus pandemic, I wont be able to follow my original plan of participating in the exams this season, however, I will be planning to next year.
The quality of the coaching that I have received has given me the confidence to continue, despite these minor set backs and helped me with my mind-set towards the future.

On return to England, I can say wholeheartedly that I miss waking up to the view of the Matterhorn every morning. I’m now counting down the days to next season for when I can get back out on the slopes again and continue in my ISIA journey.

Molly Cook
ISIA Level 3 Trainee 2019/20
Ski Instructor Training Switzerland
(Molly passed her Telemark Level 1, Coaching Theory, Mountain Security Level 1 this winter 2019/20. She is planning to attend the Level 3 Tech and Teach exams  on the first dates available in November 2020).


About the ISIA Level 3 Training Programme

This is a professional development course running every winter in Zermatt, for a total of 12 weeks, from December until April.

The training covers all modules required towards the Level 3 exams:

  • Technique
  • Teaching
  • Mountain Safety
  • Second Discipline
  • Second Language
  • Race & Freestyle Coaching
  • Coaching Theory

The aim of the course is not just to help instructors passing exams but create a launching platform for their careers. The training goes beyond the content of the Level 3 modules, as much as we go beyond finding a job for each of them every year.
By providing the best training possible and a great deal of networking in the ski industry world wide, we are able to connect instructors with ski schools and big players in our environment.

In Zermatt we work with different ski schools, which reserve a number of places every year for our trainees signed up to our Level 3 and Level 4 professional development programmes.

Get in touch with us to find out more about working and training opportunities with us.

The Subzero Coaching Team

Ski Instructor Training Switzerland –  Subzero Coaching – Professional Development Courses

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Ski Instructor Training Switzerland