CASI Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor Internship, Full Season, Canada


Head out to Canada for first tracks. Get to resort in November and spend the first few weeks of the season training to become a level 1 snowboard instructor. We’re confident you’ll be qualified and teaching by christmas – we have a 100% pass rate for level 1.
On this snowboard instructor internship you’ll train for your CASI level 1 at either Sun Peaks or Panorama, before beginning work at your chosen resort in mid-December. Internships are available to many nationalities including UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and many more. There is a visa requirement for this internship, so we advise booking well in advance to ensure the best chance of securing a Canadian working holiday visa.

Choice of Resort, Canada

29th Nov 2018, 26 Nov 2019

Full Season

Level Require: Intermediate

The Trip

  • Flights and Transfers (if applicable)
  • 3 weeks’ shared hotel accommodation during training
  • Breakfast & evening meal plan 5 days a week during training
  • Season lift pass
  • Interns move into resort staff housing after the training period. Rooms are arranged prior to the course start date, payment of Accommodation and food after the training period is the responsibility of the intern.
    Hotel accommodation for the whole season can be provided at a reasonable rate – call for details.




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Sun Peaks Resort

Located in the Kootenay Mountains, only a few hours drive from Vancouver, Sun Peaks is a winter haven that boasts the 2nd largest ski area in Canada. Sun Peaks is big enough to party and small enough that you'll become one of the locals within a matter of weeks. Sun Peaks is an great place to spend your first season as a snowboard instructor, and most our interns return to work here year after year.

Sun Peaks staff accommodation is located a short bus ride or 20 minute walk from the centre of town and during high season, a free shuttle operates. Sun Peaks has several bars, restaurants, shops, a convenience store and plenty of things to do - like ice skating, snow shoeing and dog sled tours. There is a large winter community at Sun Peaks, and rides to the local city of Kamloops are easy to find for cinema trips, shopping and ice hockey trips.

Interns at Sun Peaks typically earn $12 per hour and average around 15-20 hours of work per week – enough to cover rent, food and leaving spending money to party (or to buy that park board you’ve had your eye on).

Panorama Mountain Resort

A huge ski are with all the terrain you could dream of - including one of the biggest vertical drops in North America. Panorama has everything a trainee snowboard instructor needs, and more! Nestled in the Purcell Mountains, Panorama has a village feel, but this ski-in ski-out resort is far from sleepy. Panorama is famous for it's amazing outdoor hot pools and the back country paradise of the Taynton Bowl is a mecca for powder hounds across Canada. Panorama will become your home from home, and many of our interns stay in the area over summer and return to work at the sports school the following winter.

Interns and most other on-mountain staff live in the close-by town of Invermere. Invermere is a vibrant hub of activity - and being where the locals live is where the real party is at! There is a free bus service to get you to work and home each day. At Panorama interns will typically earn around $12 per hour and average around 20 hours of work per week – enough to cover rent, food and spending money.

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is a hidden gem, this is a true locals resort and most people on the hill are from nearby towns and villages. Located in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park in Alberta, Hidden Valley is open 5 days a week Wednesday - Sunday. With two consecutive days off, there will be plenty of opportunities to get a big mountain fix, with free lift tickets available for Castle, near Banff.

Interns live in nearby Elkwater, a small community with a few restaurants, convenience store and a village hall wifi and games. The close community spirit means you will quickly become a local, and finding ride-shares to the nearby city of Medicine Hat is easy, so there are plenty of opportunities for food shopping and cinema trips.

Owned and operated by the Alberta government, interns at Hidden Valley benefit from regular hours and a high wage. Interns are guaranteed a minimum of 24 hours a week of work and regularly get 40 hours. As a level 1 instructor you will earn $22 per hour and enjoy benefits such as complimentary lift passes for other resorts and further training opportunities.

Hidden Valley interns train for their CSIA level 1 at Panorama or Sun Peaks and are transferred to Hidden Valley once qualifed in mid-December.

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