Gap Year

Your Gap Year in Kitzbühel includes:

  • Learning German in Kitzbühel before preparing for the instructors' exams on the glacier Kitzsteinhorn startig begin of Nov. (Ski Instructor Academy in Kaprun)
  • Become an Austrian qualified ski or snowboard instructor
  • Work a full season (up to three months) as a ski instructor in Kitzbühel after the exam (or in another ski resort of your choice)
  • 2 valuable skills
  • Complete beginner at German? No problem!
  • Course dates: 02. October to 29. October, 2016 in Kitzbühel
  • 31. October to December in Kaprun with the Ski Instructor Academy Austria.

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This course is for good skiers and snowboarders who want to acquire the most prestigious instructors' qualification. People come from all over the world to get the Austrian certificate, known for its rigour and high standards. At the Deutsch-Institut we prepare you thoroughly for the exam. You'll get expert tuition in German for five days a week for four weeks before moving to Kaprun for the intensive ski instructor programme provided by the Ski Instructor Academy Austria. If you're looking for intensive, this is for you! 

The exams are in German. You get targeted German tuition with a thorough preparation for the written part. Every year we get complete beginners at German passing the exam. You'll also be drilled through the requirements for the practical, skiing/snowboarding part of the exam by the Ski Instructor Academy Austria.

After you've passed the course, you can stay in Kitzbühel and work as a ski/snowboard instructor (or in another ski resort of your choice). If you have a European passport, you are guaranteed a job by the Ski Instructor Academy. Enjoy the next 3 to 4 months in the resort getting paid to do what you love, on the snow, in the sun, meeting people from all over the world, sharing your enthusiasm for skiing or snowboarding.

Download our brochure for a full outline of the course. And if you've any questions, just email Louise for further information at

Unsere Stärken
  • .Standarddeutsch (international gelehrtes Hochdeutsch)
  • .1 bis 3, max. 5 Personen je Klasse
  • .mitten im Skigebiet / in den Bergen
  • .Beginn jederzeit (Anfänger s. Kleingruppenkurs - Details - Preise)
  • .ganzjährig geöffnet
  • .Jede Altersgruppe über 18, Senioren sehr willkommen