CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor Internship, Full Season, Canada
Full Season (18+ Weeks)
Full Season (18+ Weeks)
Work an entire season and gain an internationally recognised CASI Snowboard Instructor qualification. Head out to Canada at the start of the season and start working as a qualified snowboard instructor by Christmas. Interns train for CASI level 1 at either Sun Peaks or Panorama, before starting work at a resort of your choice in December. Once working for the sports school training will continue with the snow school and you will have the option to take CASI level 2 before the end of the season.
To apply for an internship you must have the right to work in Canada. Most interns obtain working holiday visas, these are available for many nationalities, please visit our visa page for more information or contact us to find out if you're eligible.
To be eligible for this internship you must have the right to work in Canada or be able to get a working visa. If you are between 18 and 35 you may be eligible to apply for a holiday working visa, a visa specialist is available to assist with work permit applications.
Outbound and return transfers are included as standard with all bookings including flights.
Shared hotel accommodation
Accommodation is included during training. Prices are based on 2-3 sharing. We can accomodate couples and friendship groups upon request.
Upon completion of level 1 interns move into staff accommodation. Placement in staff accommodation is arranged before the course start date. Staff accommodation is paid for by the intern on a bi-weekly basis once working for the sports school.
Breakfast & evening meals
Meals are included during the level 1 training period.
At Panorama a meal card is provided worth $210 per week. Food & Drink can be purchased across resort restaurants - including the mini-market.
At Sun Peaks breakfast and evening meals are provided 5 days a week. A hot & cold breakfast buffet is served each morning and evening meals are served across 4 restaurants in resort.
Season lift pass
Lift pass benefits include discounts in selected shops, restaurants and activities in resort.
A rep is in resort during training. Reps are knowledgeable about the resort, qualifications and training, and have often taken part on the course previously. At some resorts a rep is present all season long.
We work with highly respected resorts to offer a great internship package.
From visa advice as soon as you book to 24/7 support in resort to get you settled, we provide help and advice to make your transition to Canada smooth sailing.
Taking a limited number of snowboarders at each resort, we ensure interns join the full-time work roster and earn enough money to pay for staff accommodation, food and other essentials. The internship is what you make it - some interns complete the season having saved enough to travel for the rest of the year, others work and party hard. Whatever you do, you'll have an epic season.
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 $13 per hour and average around 20 hours of work per week – enough to cover rent, food and spending money.
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 with 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. Level 1 instructors at Hidden Valley are likely to earn more per hour as the resort is currently owned by Alberta Parks, who have a higher minimum wage of around $18 per hour. Other benefits include complimentary lift passes for other resorts and further training opportunities.
Hidden Valley interns train for their CASI level 1 at Panorama or Sun Peaks and are transferred to Hidden Valley once qualifed in mid-December.
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.
Interns at Sun Peaks typically earn $13 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).
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.