Gap Year Skiing

After years of formal education in the classroom, who has not dreamed of the freedom and excitement of a gap year in the mountains?

If you’re a skier or a snowboarder, no doubt you will have considered spending a ski season out in the mountains and a year out is the perfect time to do it – by joining one of our gap year ski courses. By planning your year out and doing something that is constructive, you’re sure to have a year to remember.

If you want your gap year to be in the mountains, ALLTRACKS have a range of options. You can train to become a ski instructor and then work using your qualification, hone your all mountain skills, learn about avalanche safety and backcountry travel or take your freestyle skiing to the next level – whatever your goals, you’ll do it at some of the best resorts available – either Canada’s premier resort; Whistler Blackcomb, Verbier, Switzerland or Val d’Isere, France.

We offer a wide range of different courses. The most popular ones for gap year students are our extended ski instructor courses in Whistler, closely followed by our off piste camps or the ski instructor internship if you want to work as an instructor too.

If you’re not sure which course is the most suitable, please get in touch. we’re here to help and would love to help you plan your gap year. You can reach the team on +44 (0)1794 301 777.

Benefits of a Gap Year with ALLTRACKS

There are many reasons why a gap year that will look great on your CV and training to become a ski instructor does sound impressive, but we also feel it is important to do something you are passionate about and really enjoy – so take this opportunity to get out of the classroom and take your skiing to the next level whilst making friends for life.

ALLTRACKS is a proud member of the Year Out Group, an organisation promoting the benefits of a well structured gap year, and represents the best, established companies and charities in the sector. Joining the Year Out Group involves rigorous assessment of our financial security and a thorough examination of our operating procedures. What’s more, ALLTRACKS is one of the very few gap year companies that is both ATOL & ABTOT Bonded so our packages offer financial security regardless of whether you book flights with us or not.


Key Features

Master the Mountain

Master the mountain and become a great, graceful skier! A skill that will stay with you for life. All skiers can appreciate the ability to ski well across a range of terrain in all snow conditions. That is the aim of ALLTRACKS courses.

Recognised Qualifications

Qualify as a snowboard or ski instructor. By earning recognised Ski Instructor Alliance qualifications on our courses you’ll gain the satisfaction of completing a rigorous assessment. Furthermore, it will demonstrate that you’re able to work hard to acheive a goal.

Work as an Instructor

Many or our gap year students go on and spend part of their year out working as an instructor. Not only will you get to earn $$$ while you ski, it is great to put into practice all the new skiing and instructing skills you learn on the course. What’s more, it gives you the ability to live and work in a new environment.

Improve other life skills

By undergoing instructor training, you will improve your communication skills and learn to teach people in an adaptable and engaging way. These skills are critical for virtually all management jobs and will stand you in good stead for your future.

Meet new friends

Meet people from all over the world. On virtually every ALLTRACKS gap year ski course, we attract people from many different countries.
Please note that all our training is conducted in English though.

Learn about Avalanche safety

As well as gaining your instructor qualifications and improving your technique, you’ll also learn about avalanche and mountain safety on the vast majority of our courses. We understand that as people become better skiers, in the future you may want to venture beyond the resort. It is important that you are educated in avalanche safety before doing so.

Popular Gap Year Ski Course Options


We love to talk snow, so please email or call us on +44 (0)1794 301 777

  • "ALLTRACKS put me on a completely new level that I had never expected to reach. I shared the experience with a fantastic group of like-minded people who I became great friends with, in what I consider to be the best ski area in the world. ALLTRACKS made the process enjoyable and easy, supporting me the whole way as I applied for jobs after the course, and I returned to spend my first season as a Whistler Blackcomb employed ski instructor after graduating from Exeter!"

    Cody Yellowlees-Bound