Are you a trainee ski instructor* looking for the best ski school to teach in whilst you complete your ski instructor qualification? Yes? Then, don’t just head to the first ski school you’ve heard of. There are plenty of reasons to work and train with Oxygene, just take a look…
1. First things first, a welcome present: your first Oxygene uniform
A ski instructor’s uniform is expensive (between €500-€800 depending on the school). To make your first year easier, we provide you with your first Oxygene uniform for free. So you’re already saving from the day you start.
2. An attractive rate of pay
By becoming a trainee instructor at Oxygene, you will benefit from a better hourly rate than you will find in other ski schools. It will also climb more quickly than in other schools in relation to how long you stay and the qualifications you acquire.
3. We distribute lessons fairly
At Oxygene, each instructor is allocated lessons in relation to their expertise and motivation and not simply as a result of being at the ski school for longer.
4. Your training is FREE!
Learn French, improve your knowledge and perfect your techniques (slalom, giant slalom, off-piste, snowpack reading, adaptive skiing and more) during the quieter periods of the season in January and March for free! Your instructor manager will be flexible, allowing you time off from teaching for you to train towards becoming fully qualified.
5. We help you find accommodation in resort
Your arrival in resort is made easy by Oxygene who will help you find affordable accommodation. Quentin, who qualified in 2018, joined Oxygene last winter. “I wanted a change of scene. My family and I moved here really easily. Oxygene helped me find a place to live, a place at the nursery for my daughter and even a job for my wife”.
6. We teach small groups
At Oxygene, group lessons are taught in small groups for reasons of student safety but also to facilitate your job. This means you can concentrate on your job of providing personalised exercises and advice to your students. “After teaching groups of 3-6 people, I don’t want to go back to teaching 12 people in a group,” says Jordan, trainee instructor with Oxygene in Megeve.
7. We offer you a variety of lessons
At Oxygene each instructor gets the chance to teach a variety of lessons; adult, children, group and private from beginner to expert (within legal limits). The variety of lessons guarantees you new learning experiences every day.
8. We have a team to support you
At Oxygene, everything is put in place to support you in your work. We have meeting point coordinators, snow garden helpers, instructor managers and supportive bookings teams as well as ski rooms close to the slopes, off-piste airbags available for you and your clients and more. All you have to do is concentrate on what you do best: passing on your passion for skiing to your students.
9. Professional equipment at low low prices
Need some new skis, an ABS bag for your off-piste test, a helmet or some goggles? We have relationships with the best brand and can order equipment on your behalf at the best prices.
10. We have resorts to suit every personality
Whether you prefer to be part of a large or small team, to party or to chill out, to have a long or short winter season, you’ll find the right resort with Oxygene. Our resorts include: Val d’Isere, La Plagne, Meribel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, La Tania, Megeve and Courchevel.
11. Future prospects
We look for talent at Oxygene. If you want to grow with us we will support you all the way. Managing a team of instructors or becoming a coach are two ways in which you can develop both personally and professionally. One our our youngest instructors, Lorys, showed an aptitude for coaching and has been training future instructors in our Ski Academy programme in La Plagne for the last year.
* To work as a trainee ski instructor in France you must have passed the Test Technique and completed the cycle preparatoire or equivalent (eg, BASI 2). If you’re not yet at this stage, check out our Ski Academy training programme.
Our ski instructor training packages in relation to how qualified you are:
Intership & training package #NoStress
Oxygène offers an unbeatable internship and training package once you have your Test Technique and your Cycle Preparatoire (or equivalent, i.e BASI 2) in hand which includes:
- in-resort accommodation (worth 2500€)
- ski outfit (worth 700€)
- season-long lift pass
- gym membership
- licence FFS allowing you to compete
- French lessons
- training and teaching to pass each stage of your ski instructor diploma
By teaching with Oxygene, you will benefit from free training sessions (run during January and March) to prepare you for each stage of the ski instructor diploma. We also guarantee 250 hours of teaching throughout the season with competitive pay. Basically, you can complete a ski season with all of your expenses paid as you progress towards becoming a fully qualified ski instructor. Not bad, right?
Nearly fully qualifier? Let us help you over the line.
Passed your Eurotest? Oxygene will support you to the end of your ski instructor qualification by offering you a free instructor uniform and lift pass, an attractive rate of pay, a guarantee of 300 hours teaching and fair distribution of lessons. We also offer language lessons and other training including adaptive skiing, off-piste, banked slalom, mountain safety, avalanche rescue and more to boost your skills.
And we don’t stop there. Once you are fully qualified stick with us for the best opportunities. We value ambition in our teams and are always open to discussing your goals with a view to making them a reality.