Instructors training course (ZA)


The Swiss Ski School of Geneva organises training courses for good skiers/snowboarders wishing to take the different monitor’s exams with Jeunesse et Sport or to follow Swiss Snowsports formation (professional formation).


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 trainings on the week-ends. All our instructors’ courses are given by Experts of Snowsports.  The course is certified as “Swiss Snowsports Basis Course (“Formation d’admission ZA”).


The Swiss Ski School of Geneva organises 3 training sessions:

  • 06-10 Dec 2021 (1 week from Monday to Friday), Saas Fee VS
  • 15-29 Jan 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays), Les Gets (France)
  • 05-19 Mar 2022 (Saturdays & Sundays) (ski only), Les Gets (France)


More information on the Swiss Snowsports training pyramid>>


As part of your training, depending on your level and your qualifications, you may also integrate the team of our monitors in order to start your career in the teaching of snow sports.


The courses are also intended for monitors who already have a qualification and wish to improve and/or prepare for superior certifications. Minimum age : 18 years of age during the calendar year. Language : French (the instructors do also speak English).


For the younger ones (15-18 years)

Join our training course for assistant-monitors, the Young Teachers’ Academy


Dates and rates (ski & snowboard)



Session 1 (Dec 2021): 06.12.2021, 07.12.2021, 08.12.2021, 09.12.2021, 10.12.2021 (backup date: 11.12.2021)

Session 2 (Jan 2022): 15.01.2022, 16.01.2022, 22.01.2022, 23.01.2022, 29.01.2022 (backup date: 30.01.2022)

Session 3 (Mar 2022): 05.03.2022, 06.03.2022, 12.03.2022, 13.03.2022, 19.03.2022 (backup date: 22.03.2022) (ski only)


Ski resorts

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

Session 1: Saas Fee VS (Switzerland)

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 649.00 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, acommodation 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.