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Snowsports Employment

Employment post-Brexit.
The situation for working in Europe is constantly evolving following Brexit. Individual countries recognition of the BASI qualifications is undergoing a period of change as the EU and the UK forge their new relations. For the most up to date information on whether a particular level of the BASI qualification is recognised, it is best to contact the BASI office directly at basi@basi.org.uk or 01479 861 717. For the latest update on the right to work and long-term visas to work in Europe, please visit the government page here.



The Austrian authorities recognise and have different qualifications for Ski, Snowboard, Nordic and Telemark disciplines. For foreign instructors to work for a ski school in Austria, they must hold a recognised qualification at least equivalent to the Austrian Anwarter qualification - BASI Level 2 Instructor at least.

Please find below the ‘step by step procedure for recognition of the BASI Alpine, Snowboard and Nordic qualifications in the Tirol’.

Click here to download detailed syllabus in German for Alpine
Click here to download detailed syllabus in German for Snowboard
Click here to download application form for recognition in Tirol
Click here to download step by step procedure

Work Permit

As a member of the EU, work permits are not required to work in a snowsport school. Once a job has been offered, the ski school will do all the necessary registrations with the relevant authorities. Austria has 8 regional ski federations, who administer instructor training and apply the regional laws for snowsport instruction. The state federation administers training of National Ski Teachers.

Travel Ski School

For working independently as a travel ski school instructor, different regions may have different regulations. For example, in Tirol an instructor must comply with some basic rules, click here

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