6 Week CASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor
Dates 16th Dec - 8th Feb
Price From £7350
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor
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About the Trip

Our 6-week Level 2 Snowboard instructor courses start in December and February and are structured to give you the skills to pass level 2 with confidence. You will begin the course by refreshing your skills and joining a group who have just completed their CASI level 1. CASI Pro Instructors have designed this programme to work across all terrain and conditions to improve riding and teaching ability and meet level 2 standards.

Additional weeks can be arranged if you want to arrive earlier to brush up on your riding. Please note you need to have already passed either the CASI Level 1 instructor certification or another ISIA recognised Level 1 qualification to join this course.

The sports school at Sun Peaks is a centre for instructor training, making it the ideal resort to complete a level 2 snowboard instructor course. With a vast riding area and experienced pro instructors, you can make the most of your training, and by week 6, you are teaching skills and riding techniques will be on-point across areas of the mountain, including powder and bumps.

This course also includes the CASI Park Instructor level 1 course.. Candidates on the course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods as they relate to introductory terrain park and freestyle snowboarding.

Additional training opportunities are available at the beginning and end of the course (depending on the start date). These include Adaptive Sports, Avalanche Training and Race Coaching.

Got some extra time on your hands? The level 2 snowboarding instructor course departing in December can be extended to a level 2 & 3 training programme. You’ll join the level 2 group in January and, upon passing level 2, will continue training with top CASI level 4 instructors towards Level 3 standard.

If you already have a Level 1 qualification in snowboard instructing, whether this is a British, Australian, American, Irish or other national certification, then the CASI will recognise its equivalency, and you can enrol for this course.

Features

6 Weeks L2 WSC training

CASI Level 2 Exam

CASI Level 1 Park Exam

Predominantly L4 Trainers

Season Lift pass

Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.

Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.

Resort Rep 24/7

Benefits

Massive amount of training to prepare you for a successful Level 2 exam.

Guaranteed interviews for returning clients wanting employment with a Level 2 certificate.

Further bolt-ons available.

Can add on L3 training

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Resort

The resort of Sun Peaks is nestled in the valley between 3 mountains, spanning 4200 acres of incredible terrain,

Take the lift to the Top of the World. Breathe in the expansive vistas as the snow ghosts bow to the Bluebird mornings. Catch one of the 13 lifts, get immersed in one of the 137 runs, and disappear into 16 gladed areas.

Finding some of the best-untouched powder amongst tree-lined runs to the 10-acre terrain pack is a treat for anyone wanting to get the most out of this fulfilling venue.

Offering some of the best conditions that BC offers and is officially the sunniest resort in BC. With few lift queues, it’s no surprise that people flock worldwide to see what the fuss is about. Maybe that’s why the Interski trials are held here?

Back it up with enough hotels, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and amenities to make it the 2nd most extensive resort in Canada, and you’ve got a world-class venue to keep the most discerning characters grinning from ear to ear. Prepare to be astounded.

Cahility Lodge

Located in the heart of Sun Peaks Resort, the Cahility Lodge is the perfect base for a snowboard instructor course. Forgot your goggles or want to head back for Lunch? The Cahility is ski-in/ski-out and only a short walk from all the shops, restaurants and ski lifts. Based on the alpine style with spacious rooms, it has everything you need to make it a home-from-home.

The studios and 1-bedrooms suites are well set up for both a short or long stay. All feature a kitchenette, gas fireplace, dining area and free wireless internet. The dining room table seats 4 people, and there’s a flat-screen TV and comfy sofa for relaxing on when the room is set up for single or double occupancy. Rooms are set out in blocks, so you’ll be next to all your fellow instructor mates.

Guest amenities include a fitness room, outdoor hot tubs, ski storage and a laundry area.

FacilitiesSki-in, Ski-out|Outdoor Hot Tubs|Gym|24 Hour Reception|Lockable Ski Storage|Wifi|Fireplace|Kitchen|Ensuite

Breakfast and Dinner

If it’s one thing, we want you to do. It’s to stay fuelled up.

4 breakfasts and dinners per week are included with your course, meaning you’ve got time to relax and concentrate on what’s important. But the best bit. We don’t use just one restaurant; we use 5. With pretty much the pick of the menu, it gives you enough variety every week to not get bored and ensures you’re getting what you need.

Special nights are arranged during the course when everyone can get together for something a little different. Mexican Margherita night anyone?

As great as it is being catered for, there’s plenty of time to cook for yourself back in your studio. We get it. Sometimes it’s nice just to relax, order a pizza, make a big bowl of pasta, and catch up on Netflix. Regardless of your culinary skills, there are plenty more places to eat in Sunpeaks village. Whether you’re a vegetarian*, meat fiend, spice lover, or want something simple, there’s something for everyone.

*Please say if you have dietary requirements as we can advise what is possible, or even suggest self-catering if that works better for you. We’ll also give you plenty of advice on how much to budget for all your extra costs, plus that odd cheeky beer!

 

My Experience with The Winter Sports….

My experience with The Winter Sports company was friendly, smooth and comfortable throughout! I booked with WSC as their personal approach really made me feel valued and I knew my needs would be looked after. I took part in the 11 Ski Instructor Level 2 Course in Sunpeaks, BC, Canada. The resort was lovely, accommodation was great, skiing area was amazing, great restaurants and amazing people! I achieved my Level 2 thanks to the support of the instructors and peers around me on the course. If I ever look to train for my Level 3 CSIA qualification, WSC will be the first people I contact! I would recommend WSC to anyone looking to become an instructor, or just looking to have a great time over a the winter season!

Thomas Lines- 11 week- Sun Peaks.

About the Location
Accommodation
Meal Plan
Testimonials

Training Package

Level 2 Training
5 days per week, provided by CASI pro instructors. Level 2 course conductors will take training and provide one-to-one feedback as you prepare for the level 2 modules and assessments.
CASI Level 2 modules and assessments are to be booked directly with CASI by the participant, the level 2 modules & exam costs circa $650.

CASI Login
CSIA membership must be up to date. If you need to convert your level 1 certification to CSIA, we will provide all information required to enable you to do this.

Shadow Teaching
All participants have the opportunity to shadow the sports school on days off from pro-coaching. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare trainees for exams and provides observational experience in a mountain environment.

Additional Training Option
An extra week at the beginning or end of the course can be arranged.
During the additional week the following courses are available: Avalanche Skills TrainingAdaptive Ski Instructor QualificationRace Coaching certification and Park course.

Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities
We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world, and can offer guidance to help you to find employment as instructor once qualified.
We provide comprehensive advice and assistance 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.

Course Schedule

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Professional coaching is provided 4 days a week plus an extra day for shadow teaching, typically from Monday – Friday. Weekends can be spent shadowing the snowboard school, free-riding or ticking off one of your chosen Bolt-Ons. Feast your eyes on this!

Week 1:

Intro to CASI Level 2

Week 2:

Teaching experience, bumps, trees and short radius turns.

Week 3:

Powder, dynamic carving and teaching.

Week 4:

Level 2, all-mountain, freestyle and assessment by CASI Level 2 examiners

Week 5:

Teaching practice for bumps, carving and ongoing assessment from CASI instructors

Week 6:

Condensed Level 2 training, powder. Level 2 exam and celebrations

Optional extra week for freeskiing or additional courses (AST, Race Coaching, Adaptive, Park Course)

"Top marks"

Jason - 28 Nov 2021

"I generally don’t do reviews - either way - but I have to. This company deserves all the praise they’ve received. the fantastic range of courses available, is a winning recipe. If you are thinking of a ski season or similar, you won’t do better imo. And if you’re a parent, my advice is don’t even look elsewhere. No one will care for your child more than Rik/Emma/Wintersports."

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 at Panorama Mountain Resort.

Ski Mobiling

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.

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.

CSIA Park Level 1

The CSIA Park level is a 3 x day-long course that covers the teaching and technical aspects of switch skiing, snow-park awareness, boxes/rails and air. You will learn the teaching principles and safety needed for instructing in the park. You will learn development strategies and teaching approaches, how to navigate students in the park, communicate clearly, and spot hazards in the park. In the end, you will be assessed, and you must be able to show clear park demonstrations and teaching abilities. CSIA SnowPro

Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety

An absolutely serious must-do, one-day course for all skiers and snowboarders who venture off the groomed runs. In our opinion, everyone should do this course; they are some of the closest dangers and yet the most overlooked. Learn about how tree wells form and safe riding through the trees.  What action to take if you fall into a tree well, and how to rescue someone. Additionally, this course will introduce you to often overlooked hazards that one may encounter, such as cold exposure injuries, variable snow conditions and more.

Intro to Backcountry Skills

During this 2-day course, you will spend time doing both on & off-piste technical training. You will develop a strong understanding of advanced technical concepts and learn about tactics and tools for developing off-piste skiing/riding skills in various environments. You will ski steep terrain, deep snow, glades, un-groomed conditions, bumps, and low visibility, to help gain knowledge in terrain adaptation and awareness in a changing mountain environment. Over the course, you will become familiar with your equipment and will be assessed in terrain analysis, hazard analysis, and trip planning to ensure safety when skiing the backcountry. Equipment (powder skis, skins, snowshoes, split board) are not included. You must have also completed the AST 1 & Companion rescue to take part in this.

Entry Level Race Coach

ACA-CSC coach education program links directly with Alpine Canada's Long Term Athlete Development stages of growth and skill development. At each program level, coaches acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the athlete's growth and skill development needs. During the course, you will learn how to reduce the risk of accidents and how to coach ski racers. This course promotes continuous improvement and life-long learning for coaches and coaching excellence at every level in the Canadian development system. Race Coaching ACA-CSC.

NUEC Level 1 & 2- First Aid

The two or four-day first aid course will provide the necessary training for those working in remote areas giving them the knowledge and skills to evaluate medical emergencies, decide the best course of action and triage, treat and evacuate the patient. Perfect for those working as instructors, guides, safety patrollers, and forestry. Topics will include but are not limited to life-limb-threatening injuries, CPR, survival skills, critical decision-making, stretcher use and other common scenarios experienced in these industries. Great to have on your CV and a fantastic introductory skill set for becoming a ski patroller or backcountry guide aiming for their NUEC Level 3.

Dog Sledding

SunPeaks resort offers an exhilarating dog sled adventure. You will meet the team and learn everything you need to know about dog sledding tours in Canada before heading out for a thrilling experience across beautiful landscapes. All sleds are guided, and the tour allows 30 to 40 minutes of sled time through majestic lodgepole pine trees. In return, you will get to thank the dogs by giving them lots of cuddles and snacks.

Paragliding

We offer a serene experience; you'll get to experience Panorama from a completely different perspective. You can take off from 2 different spots (depending on the weather conditions). Summit takeoff gives you an 1110 m or 3650 ft flight height difference, and Champagne Express takeoff is 770 m or 2560 ft flight height difference. You will then land at the bottom of Little Dipper, where your pilot will teach you how to roll the Parachute back up safely. They also provide a camera you can hold to film your adventure, so bring a storage chip to put in it!

Sled Mobile

With over 32,000 acres of terrain, experience the exhilarating feeling of driving a sled mobile. Make your cv shine & take your BCSF certification online prior to taking the experience if you want to gain a certificate. Practice handling your new sled in the snow field, then you head up to the Silver mining town remnants at 8000ft up at the top of the mountain, stunning views of Panorama, old-growth forests, spectacular icefalls and lots of free time blasting around the open bowl with your friends. Fuel up with a mountain-size lunch in the cosy cabin and then head down back to base.

Banff Blow Off

It's not Ibiza, admittedly, but it's a great vibe and the best that the infamous Banff can offer. One night and two days on the slopes of the big mountains surrounding the iconic Banff town. Includes accommodation, transport, and lift passes. Relax and take some time out from Panorama, do some shopping, and get up on the big mountain of Sunshine, Lake Louise or Norquay. Then put your party face on and have a big night out with your mates before calling it a day and heading back to HQ. This either happens after your exams or at the end of your winter season.  

Ice Skating the Worlds Longest Trail

Enjoy a skate with your pals on the Biggest Lake trail in the World, according to the Guinness Book of Records! Armed with a bbq, burgers, beers,  tunes, hockey sticks and a bunch of your friends. A great day out just cruising around doing something different for the day, or for those wanting a more physical challenge, then why don't you attempt the full 35km skate ring around the lake?

Ice Hockey Match

Watching ice hockey is a must for anyone spending significant time in Canada – as the national sport; you'll be hard-pushed to avoid ice hockey. It is on screens in bars and restaurants everywhere you turn! So as a group, we will take a bus trip down to watch the game and get a bite to eat. It will be a fun night out that you won't want to miss! Check out a previous Ice Hockey trip.

Heli Ski Trip

Heli-skiing is, quite simply put, the ultimate off-piste experience - perfect for freeskiers/riders, thrill-seekers and powder lovers. The adrenaline rush as you board the helicopter is nothing compared to the breathtaking views as you fly over the mountains. 3-5 runs into pristine powder fields. It's enough to put a grin on your face for months. Ultimate bragging rights. Make sure you take a Go-pro or pay for extra footage. Equipment is included, but make sure you have insurance to cover you. Extra insurance can be arranged. Sun Peaks clients must do the Revelstoke trip to do this.

First Tracks & Best Bits

You could spend all season in the resort and still miss these gems. Your guide for the day knows every nook and cranny of the mountain. This is a non-training day, but by the end of it, you will know all the local knowledge on every section of the mountain.
  • Knowing which slopes are best in certain conditions
  • Knowing what the local dangers or difficulties are in each area of the mountain.
  • Finding the best runs through the trees, Dream Zone, Gillies, The Monster and Freddy's Nightmare.
  • Even some of the special runs the locals don't know about.
Best done early in your programme so that you can get the best out of your time in the resort armed with a new sense of your surroundings and no better way than to start the day as VIP's but being the first ones up the lift for some First Tracks.

Ski & Board Tech Tips

Learn how to get the most out of your equipment from the pros. An evening in the workshop. Makes a great present for someone and gives them the knowledge on how to look after their equipment, tune it for the conditions and cover the overall safety aspects of your settings.

Steep n Deep at Revelstoke

Please take a peek at one of the world-class resorts in our books. Revelstoke is a monster of a resort and a pilgrimage everyone must make in their lifetime. It has the highest vertical in Canada and is consistently voted in the top #3 as the best resort in Canada. A must-see alternative for all those wanting to experience industrial amounts of snow, steep exciting terrain and incredible backcountry terrain. It's hard not to fall in love with the place; we will think you'll agree. It is a great place to spend with your feet up and relax on those days off, with grand entertainment areas, comfortable bedrooms, spacious bathrooms, a jacuzzi on the balcony, log fireplaces and plenty of storage. Choose between the lodge or the hostel. Either way, it's a real once-in-a-lifetime venue. Includes accommodation for three nights, three days. Transport to and from Revelstoke & Lift passes for three days of some unforgettable skiing/riding.  

Off Piste & Powder

This course offers a blend of coaching geared towards boosting your technique in deep snow, allowing you to confidently charge through powder, including a basic understanding of the pitfalls of the terrain and how to choose a successful track taking into effect the local dangers. Understand how to alter your stance and commitment when carving a path off the beaten track.  This often books up early.

CASI Park Level 1

In this 2 days long park course, you will explore snowboarding techniques and teaching methods, as they relate to introductory terrain park. Allowing you to gain an understanding of basic freestyle techniques, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills. During the course, you will receive coaching, feedback and strategies for long-term development.  Course candidates will be assessed and updated daily on their performance and progress and by the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to safely introduce students to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding. CASI Park  

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

This certifies instructors to teach skiers and snowboarders with disabilities personal ski/snowboard improvement. You will develop skills to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to experience adaptive snow sports safely. You will learn how to use teaching aids, adaptive equipment and carry out basic safety procedures. Depending on which resort you go to, this will increase your hourly wage at your next chance of employment as you will be considered a Dual Instructor. The most affordable and effective course to enhance your pay rate. Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Level 1

AST Level 1: Avalanche Skills Training & Companion Rescue

Do you enjoy backcountry skiing or heading off-piste? If so, AST level 1 & Companion Rescue are a must! During the course, you'll learn to recognise avalanche terrain, understand the avalanche forecast, plan your trips, and perform a companion rescue with a variety of search and rescue techniques with single or multiple casualties. Understanding the landscape, especially as a backcountry skier, is essential to support yourself when skiing, to stay safe, and to avoid danger. Three days of vital learning to understand how to be a valued member of your group when things go wrong. Check out our AST page to find out more.

Bolt on courses

The Bolt-ons are the point where you can turn your already stellar winter season into something truly unforgettable. Whilst some are devised to improve your CV, some enhance your smile. The Heliski experience will have you grinning from ear to way all the way back home through your front door. So decide what is critical for you, an adrenaline ride? a gap year? a career-breaking, mid-life crisis-soothing adventure? Or something that will put another few dollars on your wages and make your instructor resume stand out?

These are ancillary offerings to our clients once onboarded. It is a simple, transparent method so you can cherry-pick what you want and, more importantly, not be forced into paying over the odds for something you do not want.

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

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

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Canada Adaptive Snowsports Level 1 certifies instructors to teach skiers and snowboarders with disabilities.

Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety

An absolute must do! A one day course for all skiers and snowboarders who venture off the groomed runs. Dangers are lurking closer than you think.

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 as well as equipment familiarization, and backcountry touring techniques.

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.

Off Piste & Powder Training

Offering a blend of coaching geared towards boosting your technique in deep snow, giving the ability to charge through powder with confidence.

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

Day out at Harper Mountain

This includes a day on the mountain with tubing in the morning, followed by lunch, followed by an afternoon of skiing

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is a real experience – there is quite simply nothing like the sensation of being in control of your own dogsled and husky team, putting your trust in your dogs and earning their friendship in return.

Trip to Silverstar

Trip to Silverstar Resort. Enjoy the laid back mountain, Have a change of scenery and see what all the buzz is about.

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.

Terrain Park Training

Sick of landing on your backside, face planting under rotating, losing your balance or worse your nerve…..all these answered and more in our Terrain park day.

What's included

WSC Training Package

This 6-week course includes a training program designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. It consists of 20 hours of training per week given by experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors.

Snowboard School Shadowing

Snowboard School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.

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 essential parts of your stay. Reps are knowledgeable and experienced skiers and boarders, often having completed their instructor tickets previously. They support you all the way, ensuring everything runs smoothly in the resort.

Video Analysis

Well, it is the digital age! Instructors will utilise all the equipment available.

Accommodation for your Entire Stay

Staying at the Cahility Lodge, you’ll have everything you need. Ski in/out, and centrally located in the village. It’s the perfect location for an instructor course.

Transfers

Transfers are included with your package when taking a flight with us. If you choose to arrive separately, a complimentary 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 five different restaurants within the resort.

CASI Level 2 Exam Fee

There are no hidden extra exam costs – the price includes your CASI level 2 exam.

CASI Park Instructor Level 1

The price includes your CASI park level 1 exam.

Regular Team Socials

From Pool comp night, Floodlit riding and Mexican Margherita Night. There’s always something going on in or around the resort. Between these and the Bolt-Ons, you will have some experiences to remember for the rest of your life, with new lifelong friends.

Employment Interviews & Job Opportunities

On Successful completion of your Level 2, should you wish to return to Sun Peaks as an instructor, then a guaranteed interview can be arranged?
We can also arrange further interviews at other resorts in Canada and worldwide to help you find your first job in the industry.

Visa Assistance

We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.

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.

Not Included.

FLIGHTS (add flights for an extra £650)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)
INSURANCE
ANCILLARY BOLT-ON COURSES
EQUIPMENT OR RENTAL

Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Double Room Single Room Flights

16th Dec – 8th Feb

Sun Peaks – Cahility Lodge

£8000

£10400

+£650

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