Qualification Required

  • BASI Level 2 Instructor Qualification


In general, there is no obligation in Austria to register as a ski instructor, unless you intend to permanently open up a ski school business (with or without employed ski instructors) at a location in Austria. In this case, the owner of the ski school has to obtain a licence at the regional authority. 

Nevertheless, in most federal states of Austria a certain professional qualification is prescribed by law in order to legally pursue the profession of a ski instructor. The prescribed professional qualification can be substituted by a positively completed recognition procedure/service notification procedure  acc. to Dir. 2005/36/EC.

As regards the competent authorities in Tyrol for the procedures acc. to Dir. 2005/36/EC for ski instructors, I may inform you as follows:

For the service notification acc. to Art. 7 of Dir. 2005/36/EC (for occasional cross border services): 

Tyrolean Ski Instructors Association (Tiroler Skilehrerverband)

Anichstraße 29

6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 512 / 58 60 70

Fax: 00 43 512 586070 15

E-Mail: [email protected]

The following information / advice for instructors intending to work independently in Austria ( Tirol ) in the future.

The rules:

The application:

For the general recognition procedure acc. to Art. 13 of 2005/36/EC (for permanent establishment):

Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung


Dr. Susanne Jungmann-Karl

Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung

Abteilung Tourismus

Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck

Tel: +43 512 508 3261

Fax: +43 512 508 743265

E-mail: [email protected]

Regarding the other provinces, the system is very similar (competences divided between the regional government and the ski instructors federation), except Carinthia, which only has the regional government as competent authority. 

Here is the contact data:

Competent authority for the general recognition procedure for ski instructors in Salzburg is: 

Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung

Abteilung 1 Wirtschaft, Tourismus und Gemeinden

Fachreferat 1/05 Gemeindepersonal und Tourismusrecht

Postfach 527

5010 Salzburg

Tel 0043 (0)662 8042-3796

Fax 0043 (0)662 8042-3889

E-Mail [email protected]


Contact person: 

MMag. Elke Kabel-Herzog 

Land Salzburg

Abteilung 1 Wirtschaft, Tourismus und Gemeinden

Fanny von Lehnert Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8042-3771

Fax: +43 662 8042-3889

mailto: [email protected]

The notification procedure for occasional cross border services in Salzburg requires a notification four weeks prior to the skiing course, to be sent to the Salzburg Skiing Federation.

Link to the notification form incl. contact data:

Link to information sheet (in German):

For Carinthia the notification for occasional cross border services has to be sent to the Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung, Abt. 6, see:


Mießtaler Straße 1

9021 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Tel.: 050 536 - 16002 oder 16003

Fax.: 050 536 -16000

E-Mail: abt6.po[email protected]

Contact person (also for general recognition procedure): 

Mag. Arno Arthofer

Tel.: 050 536-16171

E-Mail: [email protected] 

In Vorarlberg the notification for occasional cross border services has to be sent to the Vorarlberger Skischulverband:

Contact for general recognition procedure for permanent establishment:  

Dr. Elisabeth Winner-Stefani


Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung

Landhaus  A-6901 Bregenz

Tel: #43(0)5574/511-24313

Fax: #43(0)5574/511-24395

E-Mail: [email protected]

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