CSIA Level 1 Ski instructor course

3 weeks/4 weeks/5 weeks – Sun Peaks, Canada

Become a ski instructor on one of our 3-5 week short courses. The 3 week programme starts in November and is ideal for the more confident skier. The course completes in December so you can be home for Christmas and be teaching in the new year. Alternatively, you can start in January for a 4 or 5 week option.

This short instructor course leads to the CSIA Level 1 qualification. An intensive schedule of training will radically improve your skiing ability – and at the finish you can walk away as a certified ski instructor.

Our short courses are held at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada, where you stay  at the Hearthstone Lodge. This hotel is situated on the slopes so you won’t have to waste any time during your three week stay travelling to and from the ski area.

This programme is designed for skiers who can only get a limited time off work. To become a ski instructor in such a short time requires a degree of dedication and commitment to the course. With your fellow trainees you will work hard and play hard. This is the holiday of a lifetime. Achievement, fun and ski improvement condensed into around one month.

What they said


CSIA Level 1

How long for?
3 weeks/4 weeks/5 weeks

Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada

3 week course – 30th Nov 2015
4 week course – 19th Jan 2016
5 week course – 19th Jan 2016

Level required?
You must be comfortable skiing European Blue runs

3 weeks – £3850
4 weeks – £4250
5 weeks – £4750

What you’ll get

The Course
  • Up to 35 hours a week training
    from CSIA Level 3/4 instructors
  • CSIA Level 1 ski instructor exam
  • Shadow teaching
  • CSIA Membership
  • Instructor Licence
  • Video analysis
  • Spend a day with Ski Patrol
  • Option to add 3 day Adaptive Sports Qualification
  • 5 week course includes option to take the CSCF race coaching course
The Trip
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Luxury hotel accommodation
  • 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
Course Schedule

Up to 35 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, ski improvement, technique and all mountain skiing (5 and 4 week course only)
  • Week 2: Introduction to carving, short radius and intermediate parallel turns
  • Week 3: CSIA Level 1 exam preparation, teaching practice and assessment by CSIA Level 1 examiner
  • Week 4: CSIA Level 1 course exam
  • Week 5: Teaching, work experience and working with ski patrol (5 week course only)

Days with Ski Patrol and mini-courses are slotted in around your programme

A ski holiday of a lifetime.

Have the time of your life on one of our shorter courses. Improve your technique, meet new friends and no wasted time in lift queues or on crowded pistes.

Call us on +44(0) 1736 763 402 for a guaranteed ski holiday of a lifetime.