Level 1 Training
5 days a week, provided by CASI level 3 & 4 instructors. In addition, level 1 course conductors will take training and provide one-to-one feedback as you prepare for the level 1 exam.
Upon completing the level 1 exam, you will enrol with the Snow School and begin working for the rest of the season. As a working snowboard instructor, you will receive a full uniform, a staff season pass, and a place in staff accommodation. In addition, other benefits such as discounts across the resort and deals and/or reciprocal lift pass at partner resorts in Canada (varies for each resort).
Panorama & Hidden Valley interns receive 2 weeks of dedicated level 2 training at the end of the season.
In addition, sun Peaks Resort offer dedicated training sessions before the lifts open to the public each morning with the sports school.
CASI Level 1 Snowboard instructor exam
The level 1 course exam is included in the price.
Level 2 modules and exams are optional and can be booked directly with CASI upon completion of level 1. Level 2 costs approx $510.
CASI Membership & Instructor Licence
As part of your course, we enrol you with CASI. Membership for the year is included, and you will be provided with a login to the CASI-ACMS website, where you can sign up for other exams. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licenced instructor.
Shadowing real lessons is integral to training as an instructor and helps prepare trainees for exams. Working closely with the sports school,
participants can use free-ski days during training and once working on shadowing instructors.
Additional Training Option
Further certifications are available during the internship. Additional courses vary depending on the resort and include Avalanche Skills Training and Adaptive Snowsports.
Instructor Qualification, Race Coaching certification and Park course.
Visa Assistance & Guaranteed Work Interview
We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools worldwide. We offer a guaranteed interview with Panorama for the following season after successfully completing your Level 2. We also provide two further guaranteed consultations at resorts in Canada and Japan. In addition, comprehensive advice and assistance are 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. It will ensure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.