8 Week Fast Track Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor | Career Break
Dates 9th Jan-6th March
Price From £6440
Venue Canada - Panorama
Qualifications CASI Level 1&2 Instructor Certification
Add Flights? Add flights for £550 | Heli for £660

About the Trip

This intense, 8-week ski instructor course is the fastest way to complete your Level 1 and 2 CASI instructor tickets.

Panorama has some of the best-advanced terrain in Canada and is home to many great Level 3 & 4 instructors. It is perfect for those who are short on time, short on funds or for the more advanced skiers who have the skill set to push themselves.

During your course, you’ll receive over 110 hours of dedicated Winter Sports coaching, which is only 6 days less than the 11 week program! Also included are all CSIA modules and exams for both Level 1 and 2, meaning there’s absolutely no extra costs to pay. Extra days are included for shadow teaching with the ski school, as well as your AST 1 Avalanche Awareness course which helps provide you with the skills to safely go off-piste, venture into the Taynton Power Bowl and ride the Monster on your days off.

At the end of the course, there is an option to join an incredible Heli Day so that you can experience untracked deep powder skiing and put your new skills to the test.

If the Junior World Championships & Red Bull have endorsed Panorama then it’s certainly good enough for us.


Over 110 hours of intense training!

Level 3 & 4 instructors.

The 4th biggest vertical in Canada.

Home of the 2022 Junior World Championships.

Biggest slope-side hot pools in BC.

No lift queues, no problem

Guaranteed job interview for the following winter



Gain your Level 1 & 2 in the shortest time possible, from some of the best instructors in the game.

Streamline your costs, no nonsense training package = More money in your back pocket to Bolt-On another resort or some back country training.

No Queues = Means quality time on the mountain.

You’ll be pushed to your limits by varied & challenging terrain.

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About the location
Meal Plan

Horsethief Lodge & Toby Creek Lodge

Located in the heart of Panorama Resort, Both Lodges used by WSC are an excellent base for a ski instructor course. With all the amenities you require, but with the benefits of staying in a hotel, you have the comfort to make the most of resort living.

Horsethief Lodge is a cosy home with easy access to the mountain up the Toby Chair or Village Gondola.

Lodge Amenities

  • Adjacent to the Toby Chair and steps from the free Village Gondola
  • Outdoor hot tubs in the courtyard
  • Common BBQ
  • Shared laundry facilities in the parking garage

Backing onto the waters of the Toby (a glacial river), Toby Creek Lodge is connected to the village by a free gondola and is just a short walk to the Toby chairlift.

Lodge Amenities

  • Close to the free Village Gondola for access to the mountain
  • Indoor hot tubs
  • Joint BBQ in the Horsethief Lodge courtyard
  • Shared laundry facilities on each level
  • General Store and located in the lodge


Panorama is a hidden gem of a resort – an Alpine-style, ski-in-ski-out hideaway, nestled deep in British Columbia’s Purcell mountains. Panorama has a village feel, but it’s far from sleepy.

With a huge ski area and choice of terrain on offer – including one of the largest vertical drops in North America and the powder heaven that is Taynton Bowl – there’s enough to keep your adventure going for months, no matter what your level.

If the Taynton Bowl isn’t enough, you can head to the Extreme Dream Zone. This is located on the front side of the Taynton Bowl and is all double black diamond terrain, with tight trees and big moguls. And not forgetting Wild Things – Panorama’s longest trail at 6.5km long. It starts at the top of the Taynton Bowl as a double black diamond steep narrow gully, before winding out onto a fast groomed, tree-lined run that leads into the Village.

Then there’s Rockstar Terrain Park, 1km long with over 6 acres of terrain, Rockstar is littered with huge jumps, tabletops, kickers, boxes and rails. The park is located off the Mile 1 express on the Powder trail.

Panorama also ranked first in the world for most space per skier in the 2020-2021 season! Why wouldn’t you want all that beautiful space to snowboard.

Enjoy 4 group dinners per week at restaurants across the resort as well as a 15% discount at all resort-owned restaurants, bars and cafes.

“I went on the 7 week fast track course to become a level 2 ski instructor at the Panorama resort, and i can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I’ve had. The instructors that teach are considerate to the level of ability you are starting the course with, I went definitely being one of the worst skiers in my group, yet by the end of the course I felt as if I had caught up with everyone else. Not to mention all the instructors are great at personalising your learning experience allowing you to improve on the specific areas you are weak on, not just not just teaching you a set syllabus but pushing you even further than that so you truly feel comfortable on any slope by the end of your course.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to become a ski instructor as it was great fun and an experience I will never forget.”

– Charlie King, August 2022

Training Package

Level 1 and 2 Training

110 hours of on snow training is provided by CASI level 3 & 4 instructors. Level 1 and 2 course conductors mentor the programme, take training and provide tailored one-to-one feedback as you prepare for the exams.

CASI Level 1 snowboard instructor exam

The level 1 CASI course and exam is included in the price. The course runs for 3 days with the first 2 days dedicated to instruction and the final day put aside for the on snow assessment.

CASI Level 2 Development Modules and Exams

There are 2 separate 2-day modules to complete before taking the L2 exams. Each module is provided by the CASI and helps to fine-tune both your skiing and teach technique, and are fantastic non-assessed courses. The 2-day CASI L2 exam is scheduled for the final week. Both modules and exam are scheduled into your 7 weeks and included in the price, they can be removed should you wish to just train ($935)


Included in the course is the 2 1/2 day Canadian Avalanche Associations introductory course, which will help prepare you for the hazards associated with going off-piste.

Shadow Teaching

All participants have the opportunity and are encouraged to shadow the snow school (Ski & Ride) on days off from pro-coaching. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare trainees for exams and provides observational experience in a mountain environment.


At the end of the course, after the level 2 exams, an optional guided heli-skiing trip (cost £500) is arranged with RK Heli-ski. All heli-skiing equipment is provided (powder skis/poles) and powder-pack including transceiver and other back-country equipment.

Cat Skiing

Take the easy trip up to the T bowl, for your first off piste and powder run.

Visa Assistance & Guaranteed Work Interview

We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world and offer a guaranteed interview with Panorama for the following season after the successful completion of your Level 2. We also provide two further guaranteed interviews at resorts in both Canada and Japan. Comprehensive advice and assistance is given to all Winter Sports clients when applying for working holiday visas.

Snow Ready Fitness Plan

Created for Winter Sports by a personal trainer & instructor, this 8 week pre-season fitness programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding and will make sure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

Weekly Schedule

Professional coaching is provided 4 days a week, typically on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Wednesday’s and weekends can be spent shadowing ski school & free-riding.

Week One

Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a snowboard instructor

Week Two

Training to CASI Standards – Snowboarding improvement and technique – including video analysis.

Week Three

Continued improvement & CASI Level 1 course and exam

Week Four

AST level 1 course and the beginning of CASI L2 training.

Week Five

Level 2, all-mountain, freestyle and intermediate parallel

Week Six

Final days of CASI training before starting the L2 Modules.

Week Seven

Finishing the Level 2 Modules, exam days, Heli Day and lots of celebrations and goodbyes.

Week 8


"Snowboard Instructors internship"

Syl - 15 Mar 2022
"The Snowboard Instructors internship program at panorama is probably one of the best choices I have ever made. It's a fantastic adventure and experience. I have met so many interesting people and made so many new friends that I don't want to leave. Working as an instructor is probably one of the most fulfilling jobs there is! Even on a bad day you're still outside in the mountains sliding down the slopes witch beats most of my best days at home."

Bolt on courses

An average of 30 hours of training and coaching time per week, over a 10 week programme. Training is delivered by CASI pro instructors, typically Monday- Friday. This schedule is a guide and may be subject to change depending on conditions and the requirement of the group. For those who pass CASI level 2 there is potential for employment as an instructor, subject to interview.

CASI Park Level 1

Candidates on the course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods as they relate to introductory terrain park and freestyle snowboarding.

End of Season Race Event

Participants will be able to test their skills and stamina to pick that race winning line and win the coveted Winter Sports Co Trophy amongst other prizes. End of March

ACA-CSC Entry Level Race Coach

Entry Level certification enables the holder to be hired by a club or ski school to start coaching in an entry level ski racing program.

Introduction to Back Country Touring

New to backcountry touring, looking to escape the crowds, this is the course for you!

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of safe backcountry travel, including terrain assessment, hazard analysis, companion rescue techniques as well as equipment familiarization, and some backcountry touring.

Basic First Aid Course

For the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work Course, attendees are taught a mixture of both practical and theory. You’ll learn how to examine a casualty, familiarize yourself with basic life support and learn how to control bleeding and trauma.

Monster Cat X

Cat skiing is a form of backcountry exploration, taking you away from the borders of controlled ski areas to ride through untouched powder. Take a ride to the top of The Taynton Bowl.

Revelstoke Steep & Deep

Make the Pilgrimage, learn to ski deep on the most vertical mountain resort in North America, with over 1,700 metres of elevation, filled with pure heaven to enjoy. A real bucket list item

Heli-Ski/Board (1 day experience)

Landing on top of the world in a deserted, pristine snowfield with endless untouched slopes will, without a doubt, be one of the best feelings you will ever experience.

Nordic Skiing

The silence of the wilderness and the almost spiritual experience of gliding through a winter world leaving nothing but tracks in the snow is an irresistible combination.


This amazing experience combines the air and the snow, an original and extremely fun experience – with both a wing and skis you can carve down the slopes and then take to the air.


Enhance your CV and give the resort director another reason to hire you. Gain your BCSF smart sledding course certificate and use it for future employment.

Banff Blow Off

Its not quite Ibiza but its a good night out and access to some new terrain for the days we are there, taking in the new runs on Sunshine & Lake Louise.

Ski & Board Tech Tips

This course covers routine tuning, maintenance, fitting and basic repair work.

Ice Hockey Night

Watch the Kamloops Blazers in action. Great night out.

Ice Skating on The Whiteway

At over 30km in length, the Whiteway is the largest ice rink in the world, offering ice-skating as well as groomed skate and classic cross-country ski trails.

What is included

Panorama Skiing

Panorama enjoys over four months of regular snowfall which delivers light, dry powder. From early December to mid-April skiers and snowboarders can ski big vertical, gladed areas and powder bowls. Guests in Panorama enjoy 3000 acres of varied terrain that includes beginner and intermediate trails as well as epic double-black diamond zones and the Rockstar terrain park.


Outbound and return transfers are included from Calgary Airport as standard with all bookings, subject to arrival times if booking own flights.


Full programme & single room: £7000
Full programme & double room: £6100
Full programme & triple/Quad: £5600

Meal Plan

Group dinners 4 days per week, choose to breakfast, lunch and dine wherever you choose at restaurants across resort.

Season Lift Pass

Your lift pass is season long, this means if you decide to add additional weeks your lift pass will be valid.
Lift pass benefits include discounts in selected shops and restaurants as well as on some activities, equipment rentals, maintenance and repairs.

Resort Representative

A rep is in the resort to oversee the course. Reps are knowledgeable about the resort, qualifications and training, and have often taken part in the course previously.

Training Package

Includes 20 hours of training per week

CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam

CSIA Level 1 is the first big step to becoming a ski instructor. The qualification is split into three main components; your teaching of skiing, your own technical skiing and your people skills. The exam is three days long and you are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

CSIA Level 2 Development Modules and Exams

The Level 2 ski instructor certification is for advanced skiers who have passed the Level 1 certification. The course enables ski instructors to improve their situational teaching skills, to acquire a better understanding of CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry.

CSIA Membership

Regular Members enjoy a wide-variety of Member Benefits including Pro Deals, General Liability Insurance and Accident, Death and Disability coverage.


Learn and equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to understand the conditions ahead and to make that often critical decision.

Cat Skiing

Cat skiing is a form of backcountry exploration, taking you away from the borders of controlled ski areas to ride through untouched powder. Take a ride to the top of The Taynton Bowl.

Not Included

FLIGHTS (add flights for an extra £450)
MEALS (lunches and Weekends)
HELI SKIING (Add Heli Skiing for an extra £600)
BACKCOUNTRY (3-14 day Backcountry experiences are also a possibility at the end of this course.)

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Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Double Room Single Room Flights

9th Jan to 6th March

Invermere Inn & Apartments



+ £550


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