18 Week Level 1, 2 & 3 Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor
Dates 29th Nov-1st April
Price From £12400
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CASI Level 1, 2 & 3 Instructor Certificate
Add Flights? Optional for flights £650

About the Trip

18 WEEKS – SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE, SUN PEAKS, CANADA
Our 18-week snowboard instructor course is the best option for those looking to spend extended time on snow. Arrive in the resort in early December to start the journey working towards CASI Level 3. Get an entire season of snowboarding progression through CASI Level 1 & 2, and accelerate to Level 3 training in advanced teaching and riding. In addition, you have the option to take the L3 exam, all in one season. See the Training Package section for more details.

The schedule allows for our additional Bolt-On courses, such as Avalanche Skills Training (AST), Adaptive Sports certification (CADS), and CASI Park Instructor level 1, to name a few, to add to your qualifications.

With this course, your time on snow is unrivalled.

Sun Peaks is a small and lively community with a real Alpine vibe. You’ll be living and training in a world-class resort and making new friends on and off the course. With the first lift just a quick ride from your door in the morning – can it get any better?

Features

18 week Level 1,2,3 WSC Training Program

CASI Level 1 and 2 Exam and Membership

Ski In/Out Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Season Lift Pass

Resort Rep on site 24/7

Benefits

Flexible early start dates

3-5 week options

Guidance with insurance

Advice about equipment and clothing

Support with Visa applications and future job opportunities

Further bolt-ons 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 short and long stays. All feature a kitchenette, gas fireplace, dining area and free wireless internet. The dining room table seats four people, and there’s a flat-screen TV and comfy sofa for relaxing 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

Resort

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.

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!

“Priceless Experience”

I had a wonderful 18 weeks experience at Sun Peaks, Canada in 21-22 season, accomplishing everything I set out to do. Very big thanks to all the awesome people of Wintersports for making it all happen.

I was primarily aiming for a Lv.2 snowboard instructor but as I come from Thailand, a non-snow country, the opportunity to ride must be sought elsewhere. So to significantly improve my riding, I felt a proper training program was needed.

One of the best things about this program is the variety of trainer from the snow school that we got as our mentor, as each trainer have their strength and style. This, for me, was essential in making you more rounded, and then you apply and adapt their knowledge into your own. Living right in Sun Peaks resort itself is also very convenient, saves time and energy, so you can work hard and play harder.

 

Win – 17 May 2022

 

 

Accommodation
About the location
Meal Plan
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Training Package

CASI Level 1 Training

5 days a week, provided by CASI pro-instructors, Level 1 course conductors will take training and provide one-to-one feedback as you prepare for the level 1 exam.

CASI Level 1 and 2 Instructor exam

The level 1 snowboard Instructor course exam is included in the price.

CASI Membership & Instructor License

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 website, where you can sign up for further training and exams if required. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licensed instructor.

Shadow Teaching

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

CASI Level 2 Training

X days a week training, provided by CASI instructors in the resort. Bring your skills to the next level!

CASI Level 2 Instructor exam

There are no hidden extras in your package so you have the 4 day, Level 2 CASI exam included as standard. However should you want to remove this from your package this can be done given enough notice.

CASI Level 3 Training

18 days of WSC training over 6 week period provided by CASI instructors. You will be exposed to and trained in more advanced riding and teaching. We can advise on the path to take if you want just to train and learn or go for the exams.

CASI Level 3 Course

The official CASI L3 course is a prerequisite to being able to do the CASI Level 3 exam.

Therefore, the CASI Level 3 course is not included in the price.

CASI Level 3 Instructor exam

Sign up and take the exam if you want to.

Prerequisites for Level 3 exam – CASI Level 3 Course and CASI Park 1 qualification.

The Level 3 snowboard Instructor exam is not included in the price.

 

Additional Training Option

Further certifications are available during the programme, including Avalanche Skills Training (AST), Adaptive Snowboard Instructor Qualification (CADS), and CASI Park 1 course. Many clients extend their stay by a week to take full advantage of the additional training options.

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 & 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 through out. Typically Monday – Friday for Level 1 & 2. Level 3 has blocked scheduled days. Days off and weekends can be spent shadowing snowboard lessons & free-riding.

Week 1 - 3

Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a snowboard instructor. Training starts to focus on your riding technique and teach the CASI way.
Week 3 will introduce snow school shadowing plus looking after your kit – Snowboard Tuning Workshop.

Week 4 - 6

Prepare for Level 1 Instructor exams and after-exam party!
Nine days off to freeride and complete your Bolt-On courses. Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety.
CASI Level 2 training starts. Building on the success of Level 1, really dialling up the knowledge and skills.

Week 7 - 9

Fine-tuning of riding and teaching for Level 2 exams.
Celebration and Option for Bolt On, and highly recommended trip to the famous Revelstoke

Week 10 - 12

CASI Level 2 exams
Additional courses available (AST, Park Course 1, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, 5 day Revelstoke Steep & Deep with Heli)

Week 13 - 15

Either you are doing the Snow Academy or you are doing the Pure level 3 programme. One will expose you to First Aid,  and Level 3 progression camp.

Or the Pure L3 programme: In which case you will be experiencing an intense L3 standard of tuition and training for serious riders only.

Week 16 - 18

Snow Academy: Continuing the Level 3 progression camp with CASI L3 modules open to both the Snow Academy or Pure L3 clients. Back-country training will begin and finish with the Ski Patrol modules and mentoring with the Mountain Ops team.

L3 modules are available, but exams are not recommended for this point in your career unless specified by the trainers.

"The Winter Sports Company has been brilliant"

Craig Geary - 21 Aug 2021

"The Winter Sports Company has been brilliant, always helpful and quick to answer any questions or problems I might have. The whole experience has been the best of my life, I would highly recommend anyone to just bite the bullet and go and do it, you won't regret it. You only regret the things you didn't do!"

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? 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.

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.

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

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – Book early to avoid disappointment. 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. Cat Skiing included at an additional cost.

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

WSC 18 Week CASI level 1,2 & 3 Training

This 18-week course includes a training programme designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. Level 1 & 2 includes 20 hours of training per week given by experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors.
The Level 3 portion is taken by Level 4 trainers.

Flights

For maximum flexibility, courses can be booked with or without flights.
Flights normally 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, so 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 as well as on some activities, equipment rentals, maintenance and repairs.

Accommodation for your entire stay

Staying at the Hearthstone 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. More time on the mountain, less time on the bus.

Meal Plan

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

Training Package

Includes 20 hours of training per week by Level 3 & 4 instructors.

CASI Level 1 Exam

CASI Level 1 is the first big step to becoming a snowboard instructor. The qualification is split into main components; your teaching of snowboarding, your own technical riding. The exam is four days long and you are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

CASI Level 2 Exam

The 4 day CASI exam included as standard. However should you want to remove this from your package this can be done given enough notice.

Weekly Socials

From Pool comp night, Flood lit 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

Sometimes overlooked but one of the most important 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, making sure everything runs smoothly in resort.

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 £650)
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 a possibility at the end of this course.)
CASI Park 1 course fees, CASI level 3 course fees, CASI Level 3 exam fees.

Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Triple Room Double Room Single Room Flights

29th Nov to 1st April

Hearthstone Lodge

£13,100

£14,250

£350 per week

+£650

Book Your Course Today

All the bells and whistles including the kitchen sink thrown at this program. You are getting the best bang for your buck at this level. No other programme has this many elements to it. You can extend by one more week and cram in as many certificates as you can. The bench mark has been set high by two dedicated clients reaching 9 qualifications. Beat that!

We will hit you with everything we have but you need to turn up fit for this course. Change your life in an instant and book now!

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