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Work a Snow Season in Chile - OLD

 

Chile is home to many of the resorts in the Andes, and may be one of the most overlooked ski destinations on the planet. The Andes rise up to 4000m in some parts and there is some great skiing and boarding to be had at Chilean resorts. Portillo, Valle Nevado and Termas de Chillan Ski Resort are the major resorts.

 

Working a Winter Season in Chile

The Chileans and their South American neighbors basically take all the jobs, and it's tough to break into that. What's more, the amount you earn is very little compared to wages in North America, Europe and Australia. In many ways it is better to simply save up a bit of money, come over to Chile and live the season just riding every day, rather than looking for a job.

A good option is to come over and teach English in a local town nearby. This way you get to ride on your days off, work on your Spanish and work in a rewarding job.

Another option is to contact the tour companies that run into Chile. This will generally only be for EU passport holders.

Instructors

International applicants with foreign instructing certificates may wish to contact the central Chilean body dealing with ski and snowboard instructors, Escuela Nacional de Instructores de Ski de Chile, to convert their foreign instructing certificate or see whether it is recognized in Chile. http://www.escuelanacional.cl/

Durange 2306 Dpto. 1, Vitacura

Casilla 78 - Correo 55, Providencia, Santiago

Tel +56 2 2360583

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / www.escuelanacional.cl/index.php/contacto

Visas

Australians who have been to university can get a one year working holiday visa.

New Zealanders can get a working holiday visa if they are aged 18-30, regardless of whether they have attended university. On this visa, New Zealanders are able to work for a Chilean employer for up to 3 months.

Other nationalities will need to find an employer to sponsor you.

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