Instructors training course (ZA)

The Swiss Ski School of Geneva organises training courses for good skiers/snowboarders wishing to start teaching snow sports.


In a relaxed atmosphere where needs of each one are considered, you will discover the latest updates in methodology, pedadgogy, and technique.


The courses include 5 training days. The course is certified as “Swiss Snowsports Basis Course (“Formation d’admission ZA”): it is the 1st step of the Swiss Snowsports training program  and a training certificate is delivered at the end of the course.
More information on the Swiss Snowsports training program>>


After the training course, depending on your level and your qualifications, you may also integrate the team of our instructors in order to start teaching snow sports.


The Swiss Ski School of Geneva organises 3 training sessions:

  • 05-09 Dec 2022 (1 week from Monday to Friday), Saas Fee VS
  • 15-29 Jan 2023 (Saturdays & Sundays), Les Gets (France)
  • 04-18 Mar 2023 (Saturdays & Sundays) (ski only), Les Gets (France)

All our instructors courses are given by Experts of Snowsports.  Language : French (the instructors do also speak English).
Minimum age : 18 years during the calendar year.


(Teachers Academy: for the younger ones and those with improvement needs, the ESS Genève organises also a Teachers Academy.)


Dates and rates (ski & snowboard)



Session 1 (Dec 2022): 05.12.2022, 06.12.2022, 07.12.2022, 08.12.2022, 09.12.2022 (backup date: 10.12.2022)

Session 2 (Jan 2023): 15.01.2023, 21.01.2023, 22.01.2023, 28.01.2023, 29.01.2023

Session 3 (Mar 2023) (ski only): 04.03.2023, 05.03.2023, 11.03.2023, 12.03.2023, 18.03.2023 (backup date: 19.03.2023)


Ski resorts

(Subject to changes due to snow and weather conditions or pandemic situation)

Session 1: Saas Fee VS

Sessions 2 & 3: Les Gets (France)

The ESS Geneva does not organise the transportation.


Registration deadline

7 days before the beginning of the first course

It is possible to enrol after the deadline with an additional fee of 5% of the total cost.



CHF 699.00 for the 5 days

The price only  includes 5 training days (training course only; ski-pass, accommodation and transportation are not included) and 2 official Swiss Snowsports training manuals.


For session 1 in Saas Fee, accommodation and ski-pass can be booked as follows:

  • Hotel : CHF 99.00/night, double room & half board (CHF 120.00/night for a single room)
  • Ski-pass : CHF 200.00 for 5 days (minimum 10 participants) – Magic Pass is valid


Nota Bene: Think about the cancellation insurance.

As of 29 days before the first course/outing, NO REFUND (even in case of an accident, illness or force majeure) will be allowed if a cancellation insurance has not been concluded at the moment of the booking.