“If you are serious about doing a ski or snowboard course The Winter Sports Company should be at the top of your list. The resort at Sun Peaks is exceptional and the package that the Winter Sports Company offered really suited me.”
I have been on two short courses with The Winter Sports Company in 2012 and 2014 qualifying as a CSIA level 2 Ski instructor in March 2014.
At 58 I was not the oldest on the course, so would encourage anyone who has the ski dream to follow it. I have only been skiing for 5 years.
The resort at Sun Peaks is exceptional and the package that the Winter Sports Company offered really suited me. I had my own large room in the Hearthstone Lodge with a sofa, table, kitchen, bed and an en-suite bathroom and I was on the all inclusive meal plan.
Others on the course self catered and shared, so it really it depends on your budget and how much you want to pay. My set up was great value for money compared to other ski instructor courses I researched.
We ate in three different restaurants in the resort on a rota basis. The food was good with generous portions.
The teaching from the Level 3 and 4 Canadian instructors was exceptional, enjoyable and a lot of fun.
You don’t get this nit picking attitude of a BASI course and as the Canadian’s grow up with skiing, in my opinion, they have nothing to prove and are much better skiers and teachers than the BASI equivalent.
The Sun Peaks ski school is really well run by Vincent and his team. Watch Vincent ski and you will immediately understand and get what I am saying.
Karen and Steve were very helpful before I went and while I was in resort. It is their own business, they do really care about their clients and it shows. Especially with the younger guys and girls on the course, who maybe are away from home for the first time.
I have rambled on but the bottom line is if you are serious about doing a ski or snowboard course The Winter Sports Company should be at the top of your list.
Roy Horton CSIA level 2 Ski Instructor