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 I absolutely loved the course - had a great time and it exceeded my expectations! [Leaders course 2012]

Become a leader

Becoming a Ski Club Leader is the perfect way to get more time on the slopes over a season and meet loads of fantastic people at the same time. The course itself is focussed on improving your technique, learning mountain safety, and leading a group, and is a great course to do in its own right. Ski Club Leaders ski all day, every day, taking our members to the best places on the mountain.

What's included

Accommodation, food and lift pass:
All Leaders are provided with accommodation on a half-board basis or a weekly food allowance and an area lift pass.
Insurance:
Leaders are also covered by the Ski Club's highest level of insurance.
Travel:
Leaders are provided with a travel contribution that depends on the length of time spent leading and whether it is in Europe or North America.
Other costs:
Leaders are expected to fund any other costs themselves.

What's expected of a Ski Club Leader

Ski/snowboard programme:
Providing safe, varied and enjoyable recreational skiing/boarding programme for members of ALL STANDARDS (except complete beginners).
Social:
Providing a social focus for members and potential members of the Club through the 6-day skiing/boarding programme and daily social hour.
Ski Club membership:
Promoting membership of the Club and recruiting new members wherever possible.
Snow Reports:
Reporting on the daily snow conditions for major UK websites, newspapers and TV.
Admin:
Completing necessary week admin duties.
Communication:
Ensuring a smooth hand-over with arriving/departing Leaders.
Resort relations:
Maintaining and improving excellent resort relations and ensuring that they understand the role of Ski Club Leaders - Tourist Office, tour operator staff, ski schools, bars, restaurants, hotels etc. Can sometimes be tricky and require a lot of diplomacy.
Safety equipment:
Managing and being responsible for Club safety equipment.

Watch our Leaders' Course video on Ski Club TV


Does the following apply to you

This is a cut down list - View full list of criteria
Ski/snowboard experience:
You have skied/boarded regularly over the last three years and for at least 15 weeks in total.
Ski/snowboard standard:
You should be of a purple skiing/boarding standard on and off piste.
References from Ski Club Leaders:
You can provide two references from existing Ski Club Leaders
Your character:
You are sociable, outgoing, have a sense of humour and an unselfish attitude when leading groups of all levels, from intermediates to experts.
Organisation:
You are a good organiser with self-discipline who is able to keep paperwork up to date and organise time efficiently.
Languages:
You can speak French, German, Italian or Spanish (this would be an added bonus but it's not essential).
Availability:
You are available as a Leader for a minimum of two consecutive weeks each winter season
If this sounds like you, then you've come to the right place!

Next steps

Things you should know
How do I apply
1. Application forms:
Download an application form and two reference forms from here. If you have trouble with this, email leaders@skiclub.co.uk
2. Return your completed application form to the Ski Club:
If you meet the criteria as stipulated, complete the application form and send it back

If you have any queries about any of the above, please contact the Resort Operations department, either by telephone on: 020 8410 2039 or by email to leaders@skiclub.co.uk.