Dear Head of Careers / Head of PE,

I am writing from Winter Sports Company with information for school and college leavers who may be interested in a gap year or a career in the winter adventure sports industry. We offer a range of courses and internships that develop student’s skills and confidence as part of their gap year.

The A4 poster attached to this email has details of our gap year programmes, all of which give students the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications whilst they enjoy their year out. You are welcome to print this poster and display on a relevant notice board. If you would like a brochure of all our courses for your school, please respond to this email with a mailing address.

Gap Year Options

Instructor Courses - Ski and snowboard instructor courses are a great alternative gap year. Gaining a certificate as a ski or snowboard instructor during a year out not only looks amazing on a student’s CV, but also allows them to work in ski resorts across the world once qualified. Winter Sports courses take place throughout the year in Europe, Canada and New Zealand.

Instructor Internships - Winter Sports Company ski & snowboard instructor internships allow students to train as a level 1 instructor and then get paid to work as an instructor for the season. Internships are available in Canada and New Zealand, visit our website for information on how to apply.

Ski Patrol Courses - Ski patrol is the mountain emergency service and on this course students will learn all about mountain safety, rescue, incident prevention and much, much more.

Previous Winter Sports Company students have spent the remainder of their gap year instructing in resorts around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and even the snow dome in Dubai. Detailed information about our courses can be found at and friendly advice provided on 01736 763402..

Best Wishes and Kind Regards,

Beth Mepham
Winter Sports Company
01736 763402

Winter Sports Company, Treneere, Trewartha Road, Praa Sands, Cornwall, TR20 9ST.