6 Week CASI Level 3 Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor | Snowboard Progression
Duration Start: 14th Feb 2023 / End: 1st Apr 2023
Price From £5450
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CASI Level 3 certificate
Add Flights? Optional for flights £700

About the Trip

The CASI Level 3 Snowboard Instructor Course is available to advanced snowboarders with a current Level 2 licence. This six-week programme includes time for the five-day Level 3 pre-course and prepares you for the CASI Level 3 exams. See CASI Level 3 standards. A popular option for this six-week level 3 programme is to add an extra two weeks at the beginning of the trip to familiarise yourself with the resort. During this time, you can brush up on your teaching by shadowing instructors within the Sun Peaks Sports School – a top-level training centre in Canada. Don’t hesitate to contact us for availability and prices for extra weeks.

Focus your efforts on an intense 6-week snowboard training programme. Arrive supremely fit and ready to be pushed to the edge of your comfort zones. It’s all or nothing at this level.

Features

Level 3 WSC Training Program

CASI Level 3 Exam

Ski In/Out Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Season Lift Pass

Resort Rep on site 24/7

Benefits

6-8 week options.

Guidance with insurance,  equipment, banking, communication & clothing.

Support with visa applications and future job opportunities.

Further bolt-ons are available.

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Hearthstone Lodge

Located in the heart of Sun Peaks Resort, the Hearthstone Lodge is the perfect base for a snowboard instructor course. Forgot your goggles or want to head back for Lunch? The Hearthstone 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.

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

Sun Peaks - Canada

The resort of Sunpeaks 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.

Breakfast and Dinner

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

Four 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!

“Incredible all-round”

This company offers you everything you could want from a winter season; incredible options, incredible people, and most notably incredible skiing… and snowboarding!

I went to Sunpeaks resort in BC, Canada, on the 18-week CSIA levels 1, 2 & 3 ski instructor training program. The opportunities available are endless. I got all the qualifications I’d planned on and more, ending the season on 9 quals. This course and company truly offer you everything you need to get into this industry and thrive.

The resort itself was great with a good variety of shops and restaurants, and everyone around is super friendly and always willing to help where they can. The mountain offers lots of different terrain and difficulty levels as well as the chance to explore Sunpeaks backcountry.

 

Samantha Galvin – 14 Apr 2022
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About the location
Meal Plan
Testimonials

Training Package

Level 3 Training

Four days a week, provided by CASI pro instructors. In addition, one day per week is allocated for self-development and sports school shadowing. CASI instructors will work closely with you as you prepare for the level 3 modules and exam and provide one-to-one feedback during training.

CASI Level 3 modules and exams are to be booked directly with CASI by the participant; the level 3 modules & exam costs circa $920.CASI Membership

CASI membership must be up to date. If you need to convert your level 2 certification to CASI, we will provide all information required to enable you to do this.

Shadow Teaching

Shadowing real lessons is an integral part of training as an instructor and helps prepare trainees for exams, especially when working towards level 3. Therefore, working closely with the sports school, we arrange for all participants to have the opportunity to shadow the sports school on days off from pro-coaching.

Additional Training Option

Further qualifications are available before the level 3 course starts. An extra week can be booked for Avalanche Skills TrainingAdaptive Snowboard Instructor QualificationRace Coaching certification and Park course.

Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities

We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools worldwide and can offer guidance to help you find employment as an 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 & snowboard instructor, this eight-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

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Professional coaching is provided four days a week, typically on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Wednesdays and weekends can be spent shadowing snowboard lessons and working on personal development & free-riding.

This schedule is a guide and may change. Training is provided by experienced level Pro CASI instructors who work closely with each individual and tailor the programme to the group. Video analysis is provided throughout the course.

Week One

Resort Orientation & Introduction to Level 3. Review skills concepts and essential competencies, including instructor training and pedagogy training.

Week Two

Groomed terrain riding, the introduction of advanced competencies, practice teach & video session.

Week Three

CASI Level 3 Pre-exam course – 30 hours. Candidates receive coaching in three areas – instructor training skills, riding skills (all-mountain freeriding and basic freestyle) and teaching skills.

Week Four

Freestyle riding, application of advanced competencies, practice teaching & video.

Week Five

Review individual rider deficiencies. Freestyle riding and application of advanced competencies. Video sessions/ practice teaching all material.

Week 6

Demonstrations, lesson preparations and teaching followed by CASI Level 3 exam

"Seriously one of the best places to do it."

Ian Butler 2021

Just before the first covid wave, I joined the 6 Week CASI Level 3 Instructor Course in Sun Peaks with WSC for three weeks as a holiday taster. The mountain and trainers impacted me so much that I knew I had to re-focus on snowboarding and CASI to a higher level and for work to take a back seat temporarily. I am going to call it out. CASI Level 3 is no ‘turn up and pass’. It deserves time to absorb and refine the skills, energy, dedication, and time on snow. Like me, you might not pass all the parts of Level 3 at once, but that would be too easy and no road to mastery. I returned home, satisfied with my season, improving all aspects of snowboarding. If you want to progress your snowboarding journey, learn, test yourself, or it's something that has always niggled at you in the back of your mind to pursue, even in the summertime (!), then this is something to consider seriously. And seriously, one of the best places to do it.

Bolt on courses

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is included

Sunpeaks Snowboarding

A good snow base falls early in the season, and Sun Peaks continues to receive fresh powder all season. As a result, sun Peaks is an ideal resort for a short snowboard instructor course. With a vast area across 3 mountains and a pro sports school, there is all the terrain you could want for 6 weeks of training. You’ll soon be tackling it all, from powder bowls and terrain parks to piste-perfect groomers and mogul fields. Sun Peaks is a vibrant and friendly place, it will capture your heart, and it won’t be long before you return to get your level 2.

Flights

For maximum flexibility, internships can be booked with or without flights.
Flights typically depart from London, UK. Flights from alternative airports can be arranged. Please contact us for a quote for this service.

Transfers

Outbound and return transfers are included from Kamloops Airport as standard with all bookings, subject to arrival times if you book your flights.

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 up to 20% in selected shops and restaurants and on some activities, equipment rentals, maintenance and repairs.

Shared Hotel Accommodation

Enjoy Ski-in/ski-out accommodation at the Hearthstone (Sun Peaks). Bedrooms accommodate 2 per room and benefit from a shared ensuite, TV, high-speed internet and storage.

Meal Plan

Your meal plan will include four breakfasts and dinners per week.

Training Package

Professional coaching is provided 4 days a week, typically on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Wednesdays and weekends can be spent shadowing snowboard lessons and working on personal development & free-riding.

The sports school delivers the CASI Level 3 Snowboard Instructor Course at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada. This is a top-level training centre for Canadian ski and snowboard instructors and employs several decent CASI level 3 & 4 instructors and examiners who will mentor you throughout the course.

CASI Level 3 Exam

The CASI Level 3 Instructor certification is for advanced snowboarders who have passed the Level 2 and Park 1 Instructor certifications, are interested in teaching advanced students, and are beginning to train other instructors. The goal of the Level 3 course is to develop a skills-based and situational teaching approach for high-level snowboarding. Also, an understanding of CASI technique and methodology and an introduction to instructor training will be created. It combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as the development of analysis and session planning skills.

Weekly Socials

From Pool comp night, Floodlit riding at night, Campfire socials, or Ice skating on the largest Ice skating trail in the World to the often hilarious and infamous Music Bingo night at the local watering hole before busting shapes on the dance floor, 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.

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.

CASI Membership

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

Not Included

FLIGHTS (add flights for an extra £550)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)
INSURANCE
ANCILLARY BOLT-ON COURSES
EQUIPMENT OR RENTAL
HELI SKIING (Add Heli Skiing for an extra £600)
BACKCOUNTRY (3-14 day Backcountry experiences are also possible at the end of this course.)

Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Triple Room Double Room Single Room Flights

14th Feb to 1st April

Hearthstone Lodge

£5450

£5850

+£350 per week

+£550

Book Your Course Today

The WSC & Sun Peaks snow school delivers the CASI Level 3 Snowboard Instructor Course at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada. This is a top-level training centre for Canadian ski and snowboard instructors and employs highly respected CASI level 3 & 4 instructors and examiners who will mentor you throughout the course. The sports school at Sun Peaks has over 100 working instructors. Over the course, you’ll have many opportunities to shadow their lessons and teaching practices, where you’ll quickly learn the terrain and become part of their team. Expect to be pushed and driven hard. If you feel you may benefit from a little extra time in the resort before the course start date, we provide the option to add two extra weeks’ boarding to your trip. Please contact us for availability and prices and more information.

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