The schedule of a ski instructor course is busy and full. Ten days of skiing, talking about skiing and dreaming of skiing.
After ten days of hard work, practice, training and learning you have reached the end of the 10-day Anwärter ski instructor course. The last couple days will be spent on practical exams and theory exams. Keep in mind that you should start these days fit and rested to increase your chances of passing!
As a ski instructor you stand in front of a group and spend a lot of time on the piste. There are a couple of practical skills required for you to have. The practical part of the Anwärter consists of 'Schulefahren', 'Lehrauftritt' and 'Eigen können.'
'Schulefahren' is correctly demonstrating two basic ski techniques.
'Lehrauftritt' is an instructing exam for 20 to 30 minutes. You need to know and apply the methodical progression of the instructing theme in German. Besides the knowledge you will be judged based on your organising, safety and methods during your exam.
'Eigen können' is nothing more than demonstrating your own skills. You are judged on dynamics, rythm, speed and your posture.
Being a ski instructor means that you can substantiate skiing and everything involved in skiing with theory. The theory classes for the Anwärter course are held in the afternoons after skiing. This all takes place in German. The subjects that are discussed are:
After passing your theory and practical exams you obtain your Anwärter certificate. As of that moment you can officially start your job as a ski instructor with an Austrian ski schools (also other countries)!
After booking your course we send you a complete checklist with all the important materials to bring with you!
The practical exams consist of three parts:
- 'Schulefahren': demonstrating basic techniques
- 'Eigen Können': demonstrating parallel skiing
- 'Lehrauftritt': an instructing exam
The theory exam consists of open questions answered in German. It consists of multiple subjects that should all be passed. You get about 90 minutes to answer 25 questions.
For the Anwärter ski instructor course your level should be good enough to ski down red and black slopes easily. You should be able to do short and long turns.
Snowsports Instructor organises a 2-day training in Austria right before the start of the Anwärter course. Besides that we offer a German course. Check our events schedule for the exact dates.
We recommend everyone to follow the German course for ski and snowboard instructors through Snowsports Instructor. The course teaches you the important terminology and it offers you tips & tricks to prepare you for the Anwärter course.
Snowsports Instructor is the training institute for ski instructor and snowboard instructor courses.
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