This is the holiday of a lifetime. Achievement, fun and snowboarding improvement condensed into around one month. The programmes start in November and January and are ideal for anyone who can board blue runs in Europe.

This short snowboard instructor course leads to the CASI Level 1 qualification. An intensive three to five weeks of training will radically improve your riding ability – and at the finish you can become a snowboard instructor.

All our courses take place at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada. Accommodation is in the Hearthstone Lodge situated right on the slopes and minutes from the lifts and snow school.

This programme is designed for boarders who may only be able to get a limited time off work. To become a snowboard instructor in such a short time requires a high degree of dedication and commitment to the course. With your fellow trainees you will work hard and play hard.

The team of instructors at the Sun Peaks sports school are passionate about snowsports, and will always go that extra mile to help make you a brilliant snowboard instructor. They’ll strip away bad habits (if you have any) and replace them with the skills needed to improve your boarding. Once you’ve perfected the basics you will be ready to tackle powder, steeps and moguls with confidence – and take the CASI Level 1 snowboard instructor exam.

What they said


CASI Level 1

How long for?
3 weeks/4 weeks/5 weeks

Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada

3 week course – 30th Nov 2017 & 18th Jan 2018
4 week course – 18th Jan 2018
5 week course – 18th Jan 2018

Level required?
You must be comfortable snowboarding European Blue runs

3 weeks – £3800
4 weeks – £4300
5 weeks – £4800

What you’ll get

The Course
  • Up to 25 hours a week training
  • CASI Level 1 snowboard instructor exam
  • Shadow teaching
  • CASI Membership
  • Instructor Licence
  • Video analysis
  • Option to add 3 day Adaptive Sports Qualification
  • Snow Ready Fitness Plan
The Trip
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Luxury shared hotel accommodation (Single room available – supplement payable)
  • Breakfast & evening meals 7 days a week
  • Season lift pass

Hearthstone Lodge Hotel:

  • Ski-in, Ski-out
  • Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • Gym
  • Launderette
  • Ski Storage
  • High Speed Internet
  • En-suite bedroom, kitchen, fireplace, cable & satellite TV

Want to live it up, or need to cut costs?
Get a 4 Star stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel, or go self-catering at the Hearthstone.
Call us on 44(0) 1736 763 402 for an option to match your budget

Course Schedule

25 hours of training per week.

On the first morning of training you will be assessed and sorted into groups according to ability.

  • Week 1: Exploring, snowboard improvement, technique and all mountain boarding (4 & 5 week courses only)
  • Week 2: Introduction to carving, short radius, treeline and powder
  • Week 3: CASI Level 1 exam preparation, teaching practice and assessment by CASI Level 1 course examiner
  • Week 4: CASI Level 1 course exam
  • Week 5: Teaching, work experience and working with SkiPatrol (5 week course only)

Days with Ski Patrol and the Adaptive Sports Course are organised around the programme

Thinking of booking?

Call us on +44(0) 1736 763 402 for free, friendly & useful advice