11-13 Week Level 1,2 & 3 Ski Instructor

Course Type Ski Instructor Course
Dates 15th Jan-30th March | 15th Jan 15th April
Price From £9145
Venue Canada- Revelstoke
Qualifications CSIA Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor | + add L3 CSIA
Add Flights? Add flights for £650

About the Trip

Our 11-week Revelstoke ski instructor course is the ultimate way to gain your CSIA level 1 & 2 in one of the most exciting resorts in North America. Renowned for its deep snow and challenging terrain, experience some of the best on and off-piste skiing Canada has to offer. Working closely with the ski school, you’ll be coached by Level 3 and 4 instructors during the week with days off to free ride, join extra bolt on’s or explore the surrounding area.

Add on extra weeks and train towards your Level 3 or join the backcountry program and spend quality time away from the slopes doing some thrill-seeking, off-piste steep n’ deep at the mighty Revelstoke. Customise your trip with our Bolt Ons program and gain a healthy amount of qualifications to make any CV shine or earn bragging rites for your return home.

Features

11 Weeks L1 & L2 WSC  Coaching
CSIA Level 1 and 2 Exams and Membership
Season Lift pass
Amazing Accommodation.
4 Dinners/Breakfasts a week
Resort Rep 24/7
Airport Transfers

Extras

Heli/Cat skiing bolt-ons available.
Add on an extra 2 weeks of training.
Level 3 or Back Country Program
Incredible Discount: Do the 11 week instructor course and stay on to free ski for 2 weeks from £850 or add on 2 weeks plus Level 3 training for £1400.

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Revelstoke

Revelstoke has that enormous snow energy. With an average of 10.5m (over 34 feet) annually, and holding the Canadian record for 24 meters in one season, chances are you’re finding some fresh tracks when you visit!

Home to the most vertical in North America at 1,713 metres (5,620 feet); Revelstoke is world renowned for its incredible terrain. From the 4 wide-open alpine bowls to perfectly spaced glades.  It’s got it all but the real challenge is ensuring your legs can keep up!

The vibrant town has that laid-back ski vibe but without the commercial feel. With over 120 years of skiing history, it’s become part of the town’s fabric, creating a community that celebrates winter in all its forms. Don’t be surprised to see multiple shops in town with sign’s that read “Powder morning, back at 10!”

Valley Retreat

The house is probably as important as the mountain! Sleeping 16 in 7 large ensuite bedrooms, it’s probably some of the best accommodation you’ll find on a ski course.

It’s spacious, with plenty of entertainment areas. Separate lounges at opposite ends of the house means you can listen to some tunes while enjoying beers with friends or find a quiet space for some downtime with a movie or a good book.  A separate decked-out heated garage with a bar, fridge, couch, workbenches and tools, has pretty much everything any discerning pro needs! The outside Hot Tub just tops it, and we guarantee you’ll be more than happy to come back here and chill after a hard day’s skiing.

Only 1.5km from the main lift, you can walk (or sometimes even ski!) home. A private shuttle is also provided to get you back and forth, as well as into town.

Breakfast and Dinner

Even at the basic level, good food, in our opinion, is one luxury we cannot do without on a normal holiday. But on a training course like this? It’s vitally important!

4 breakfasts and dinners per week are included with your course, provided by our experienced in-house chef, meaning you’ve got time to relax and concentrate on what’s important.

Ryan your chef is used to producing energy-rich meals ladened with all the goodness you need to wake up and storm the mountain day after day or return to fuel those sore muscles. Outside of the meal plan, you’ll be able to cook for yourself or go and sample one of the many eclectic eateries in town. It’s got everything from French, Nepalese, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and of course, the good old Canadian mountain food.

About the location
Accommodation
Meal Plan

Training Package

Level 1 & 2 Training
Specially designed for Winter Sports by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. On Snow Training is provided 4 days a week by CSIA level 3 & 4 instructors, with an extra day scheduled for shadow teaching with the school or allocated to our All Mountain Performance training. In addition, Level 1 and 2-course conductors will provide one-to-one feedback and training as you approach the exams.

CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam.
The CSIA exam is as much a course as an examination and is included with your package. Spread over 3 days and planned after 3 solid weeks of pre-training. On successful completion, you will become a member of the CSIA. Membership for the year is included, and you will be provided with a login to the CSIA website. Alternatively, if you want to skip this and swap it with some off-piste & powder days, then it’s easy to do.

CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor Exam.

There are no hidden extras in your package so you have the 4 day CSIA Teach and Ski modules along with the 2 day exam included as standard. However, should you want to remove this from your package this can be done given enough notice.

Off-piste & Powder Training
Suppose you are not interested in becoming an instructor. In that case, the instructor modules can be replaced with some Steep & Deep training in the powder, giving you a rounded all-mountain experience. Or take the opportunity to do some heli-assisted backcountry, heli/cat skiing or simply polish up those turns and free ski.

Additional Training Option
Further certifications are available throughout the program. Including Avalanche Skills Training, Canadian Adaptive Ski Instructor, Race Coaching certification and Park course.

Snow Ready Fitness Plan
One of the most vital elements for your success is fitness. Created for Winter Sports by a Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, and Nutrition Coach, this 8-week pre-season programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will make sure you are shredded & snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

Course Schedule

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Week 1

Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a ski instructor. Get kitted up and out on the slopes. Calm the egos or nerves and get rid of any bad “holiday skiing habits”. Getting the correct skiing fundamentals in place right from the start. Start to relax into your new life.

Training starts with focusing on your technique and teaching the CSIA way.

Week 2-3

Moving to more advanced and challenging terrain. Including video analysis and consolidation of all the new methods.

Week 4-5

Final level 1 training & CSIA Level 1 exam. Then Big Celebrations before a well-deserved break. In Week 5, enjoy time to free ski or sign up for further bolt-on courses. Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety.

Week 6-8

Without wasting any time, it’s back to Training. Everything will start to ramp up now. Teaching experience, bumps, and short radius turn. Find your mojo and watch how your technique strengthens daily.

Week 9

Time to knuckle down! Powder, dynamic carving and teaching. This is where your pre-season fitness levels will pay off! The 4-day Level 2 modules will be scheduled. Absorb everything the Level 4 trainers throw at you but save some energy for the weekend with trips to the ice hockey and neighbouring resorts.

Week 10

Final prep week before the exams. Expect to go over everything you’ve covered so far, with exam practice and the last chance to work on any weak spots.

Week 11

It’s here, the final week and the Level 2 exams. It’s a nerve-wracking two days, but with ten weeks of training and experience, you will be more than ready. A big celebration is planned, and in those final days, enjoy time to free ski and party with friends.

Bolt on courses

Make your skills shine and your CV stand out. Branch off to other disciplines to open your mind to alternative areas within the industry or simply do it for the fun of it.

Revelstoke is blessed with industrial amounts of snow and incredible off-piste and powder conditions. With the infamous gems such as Rogers Pass, closely nestled in our backyard it makes for some unrivaled Backcountry, Heli or Cat skiing operations.

Bolt-ons run at weekends or days off, so do not clash with training but will require some stamina and fitness on your part!

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

Equip yourselves with the knowledge to understand the conditions ahead and to make that often critical decision.

6-9 days Off Piste tactical training

Knowing how to tackle the pillows, jumps, powder, and track a safe path whilst making it all look easy.

Introduction to Back Country Touring

The fundamentals of safe backcountry touring. Including terrain and hazard analysis, companion rescue, and equipment familiarisation.

First responder First Aid courses

Learn how to examine a casualty, familiarise yourself with essential life support, and control bleeding and trauma.

Ski & Board Tech Tips

How to look after your equipment throughout the season.Covering routine tuning, maintenance, fitting and basic repair work.

Off-Piste & Powder Training

A blend of coaching geared towards boosting your technique in deep snow, allowing you to charge through powder confidently.

Heli Assisted Backcountry

Whether it’s heli-skiing or heli-assisted backcountry, Revelstoke clients are spoilt for choice.  More budget-friendly Cat Skiing is also on offer.

Paragliding

A great venue due to the incredible vertical. Perfect for the pilot to show you some breathtaking birds’ eye views.

Adaptive Instructor Certification

The entry-level CADS Instructor Programme provides opportunities for more people with disabilities to safely experience adaptive snow sports.

What is included

WSC 11 Week Training Package

This 11-week course includes a training program designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. It includes training by experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors. The mountain will beat you up, but the instructors will gently guide you through the progression.

WSC 13 Week Training Package

ZERO to HERO

46 days of high level instruction: from zero to hero, Level 1 & Level 2 certification with advanced L3 progression camp.

CSIA Membership

Discounts to: Resort shops. Family Ski Safari packages. Equipment in UK and Canada.

Extra weeks

Extra weeks are available to add if you can’t get enough of the fun and want to stay longer, but this needs booking well in advance and depends on the courses running.

Season Lift Pass

A Season long lift pass means if you want to come out early, or extend your stay then your lift pass will be valid. You also get extra discounts around the resort and reciprocal deals at other resorts.

Resort Rep

Sometimes overlooked but one of the most important parts of your stay. Reps are knowledgeable and experienced skiers and boarders, often having completed their instructor tickets previously or might even be the directors. They support you all the way, making sure everything runs smoothly in the resort.

CSIA Level 1 and 2 Modules, Exam and Membership

The CSIA membership and the Level 1 and 2 courses and exams are included in the price.

Video Analysis

Well, it is the digital age! Instructors will utilise all the equipment available. Don’t worry you won’t be doing any choreographed dance moves, but you will gain great insights from this teaching tool.

Location

It’s 2 mins drive from the resort or a 20 mins walk and a 7 min shuttle from town. It’s the perfect location for an instructor course. Located on the doorstep of the Columbia river. Prepare to be dazzled by the views, the comfort and the convenience.

Transfers

Transfers are included with your package when taking a flight with us. If you choose to arrive separately a free transfer is still available, as long as you are at the airport at the same time as the main arrival group. For transfers outside of this there may be a supplement charge.

Meal Package

4 Breakfasts and dinners are provided every week of your stay. Using an in-house trained chef and you can supplement these delicious meals with trips into town. There are plenty of places to get a hearty meal from all corners of the Globe.

Regular Team Socials

Plenty is going on up in the resort and down in town to keep you occupied and entertained, especially on festival days but if it’s too much effort after a hard day on the slopes, then feel free to soak your troubles away in the hot tub with a beer in hand.

Welcome Gift Bag

A goody bag with clothing and gear to make you feel part of the team, and provide you with some extras to help with your stay.

Bolt On's and Extra Qualifications

From extra accreditation to pure fun, the bolt on’s cover it all. Sign up for the AST 1, Adaptive or Race coach or simply add on an experience. Heli Day, Cat skiing,  Trip to Kicking Horse, Ice Hockey Night, Dog Sledding. There’s something for everyone’s budget.

Not Included.

FLIGHTS (add return flights for an extra £650)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)

Insurance (approx £380-600)

Optional bolt-on courses e.g. Avalanche skills training Level 1

Equipment & rental if req. (Skins, touring gear)

Dates & Prices

Course Dates Triple Room Double Room Single Flights

11 Week Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor

 

15th jan-30th March

£9,145

£9,725

£14,100

 

+£700

13 Weeks: Level 1, 2 & 3 Ski Instructor

15th Jan-15th April

£10,545

 

 

£11,125

£16,575

+£650

Extra 2 week add on. Accommodation, food and free ski

30th March-15th April

 £850

£950

£1900

 

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