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Every spring, Instructors around the globe apply a protective layer of wax on their skis, pack up their winter clothes, and prepare for the long summer. Not all instructors, though. Many opt for the endless winter, heading to the southern hemisphere for back-to-back seasons of teaching, sliding, learning, and growing as snowsports professionals.
Instructors who experience southern hemisphere winters form a unique sub-category among pros- they share a unique experience that makes them more worldly, more aware of skiing and riding culture and participation. Those who live in endless winter gain insights into other organizations' teaching practices and belief systems (most southern resorts recruit globally), enhancing their understanding of the bigger picture in snowsports education.
It's not all glitz and glamour- instructors go through rigorous employment vetting, frustrating visa application processes, challenging housing searches, and sometimes finicky seasons abroad. They are removed from their support network, in another time-zone, and seemingly disconnected from their world at home- yet in many cases, they keep doing it.
To many, the allure and experience are well worth the hardship.
Learn about teaching internationally- about New Zealand, Australia, and South America, about Japan and Andorra- what it's like, how to apply, how to survive, and what you might take away from the experience.
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