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Old 07-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replies, I see the general feeling is not to do it.
Just to clear up, I'm not expecting to be a highly qualified instructor, but a beginners level instructor (kids and stuff).

In water sports you can teach people up to the level you are, I was assuming it would be no different in snowboarding.

The course guarantees a job at the end of it and its in Austria, I've applied for a job working in chalets in the alpes so hopefully ill get some experience that way.

Here's a link to the course if any of you are interested yourselves Ski Instructor Course incl. 100% Job Guarantee with Ski Instructor Academy
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replies, I see the general feeling is not to do it.
Just to clear up, I'm not expecting to be a highly qualified instructor, but a beginners level instructor (kids and stuff).

In water sports you can teach people up to the level you are, I was assuming it would be no different in snowboarding.

The course guarantees a job at the end of it and its in Austria, I've applied for a job working in chalets in the alpes so hopefully ill get some experience that way.

Here's a link to the course if any of you are interested yourselves Ski Instructor Course incl. 100% Job Guarantee with Ski Instructor Academy
I think that sounds like a much better plan. The consensus is not to "not do it" but rather "don't do it YET". Investing your life savings in a venture that you've never even tried seems foolish, to most people here, and most of the people here are old enough to know what they're talking about. I respect that fact that you weathered the initial flaming and came back with a cogent response. Hopefully you will take advantage of the advice and knowledge available on this forum, take small steps with a great end goal in mind, try snowboarding, fall in love, and embrace the lifestyle.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think that sounds like a much better plan. The consensus is not to "not do it" but rather "don't do it YET". Investing your life savings in a venture that you've never even tried seems foolish, to most people here, and most of the people here are old enough to know what they're talking about. I respect that fact that you weathered the initial flaming and came back with a cogent response. Hopefully you will take advantage of the advice and knowledge available on this forum, take small steps with a great end goal in mind, try snowboarding, fall in love, and embrace the lifestyle.
Well said.

Dude, if you try it and dislike it or only mildly like it, you're going to hate yourself for dropping 5000 on this industry.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Here's a link to the course if any of you are interested yourselves Ski Instructor Course incl. 100% Job Guarantee with Ski Instructor Academy
Sounds a bit like rip off to me... could well be that the operator is serious but the "100% Job guarantee" statement sounds ambiguous/offers room for interpretation to me (not sure, if it's a language problem I have though)
To which noun does the 100% belong? Is the job a 100% (=full time) job or is the guarantee 100% (=they guarantee that you get a job but maybe only some minor hours a week, but then the 100% is a pleonasm cause a guarantee is a guarantee and to mention 100% is an intented misleading)? If it's the first, then shouldn't it correctly say "100% job guaranteed"? Am I overinterpreting? Anyway... unclear statements like that would make me suspicious
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Well said.

Dude, if you try it and dislike it or only mildly like it, you're going to hate yourself for dropping 5000 on this industry.
Yeah that's true and this way I'll get paid whilst learning so it's a win win. Has anyone got any links to resorts/towns they'd recommend for working in? Or a link to a thread with those in? I'm trying to apply to as many as possible to increase my chances. Country doesn't bother me, as long as there's snow
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Sounds a bit like rip off to me... could well be that the operator is serious but the "100% Job guarantee" statement sounds ambiguous/offers room for interpretation to me (not sure, if it's a language problem I have though)
To which noun does the 100% belong? Is the job a 100% (=full time) job or is the guarantee 100% (=they guarantee that you get a job but maybe only some minor hours a week, but then the 100% is a pleonasm cause a guarantee is a guarantee and to mention 100% is an intented misleading)? If it's the first, then shouldn't it correctly say "100% job guaranteed"? Am I overinterpreting? Anyway... unclear statements like that would make me suspicious
Pretty sure it means their company will employ you in one of their resorts as an instructor, not sure what the hours would be but I'm sure you could enquire if need be
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you have never been snowboarding or skiing before and you want to teach...honestly, would you want to take lessons from you?

other jobs for you to look at:

Lifeguard-swimming not needed
Nascar driver-Amish welcome
Priest-faith optional
School Counselor-GED optional

please tell me this is a troll, i would feel better that way. if it isn't a troll you're an idiot. i'm not trying to be mean, just simple truth.



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Old 07-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah that's true and this way I'll get paid whilst learning so it's a win win. Has anyone got any links to resorts/towns they'd recommend for working in? Or a link to a thread with those in? I'm trying to apply to as many as possible to increase my chances. Country doesn't bother me, as long as there's snow
I'm sorry this is getting more ridiculous as it continues. Have you ever been to this vast knowledge base called the internet, it has a tool called I'm sure you must have used it to find us, sadly.

Your taking this class for approximately $7000 dollars and then your going to move to any country in the world to teach to just take a simple instructors job. This is what your telling us

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You can get non certified instructor jobs at vail resorts, those guys can barely strap in sometimes. Or just get any job in a resort town and ride when you want to see if you like it. Put that $7000 to getting a few lessons, rent and beer
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yup...don't need certification to be an instructor... but need to be able to snowboard to an intermediate proficient level. More importantly you need the disposition and ability to teach or at least tolerate the screamers, the criers, the entitled, the spoilt brats, the timid, the cougars, the fairies, the bus load of school kids and etc.

you will be better off dirt bagging on your $ for a season
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