11 Week Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor
Dates 29th Nov-11th Feb
Price From £8080
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CASI Level 1 & 2 Instructor Certificate
Add Flights? £700

About the Trip

11 WEEKS – SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE, SUN PEAKS, CANADA
Fly out in November or January to begin the Winter experience of a lifetime.

The 11-week snowboard instructor course is of incredible value and an excellent option for those looking to get CASI levels 1 & 2 in one season. You’ll soon be learning new instructor skills whilst tackling powder, steeps, moguls and the terrain park with style and confidence in a world-class venue.

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 add to your qualifications.

With our bolt-on options, there is also plenty of time to experience Canadian pastimes such as ice hockey, snow-shoeing and dog sledding.
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?

Snowboard Level required – Intermediate.

Features

Level 1 WSC Training Program

CASI Level 1 Exam and Membership

Ski In/Out Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Season Lift Pass

Resort Rep on site 24/7

Benefits

Flexible early and late 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.

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 to relax, order a pizza, make a 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 WSC”

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 – 12 Mar 2022

Accommodation
About the location
Meal Plan
Testimonials

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 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.

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.

Weekly Schedule

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Professional coaching is provided 5 days a week, typically Monday – Friday. Days off and weekends can be spent shadowing snowboard lessons & free-riding.

Week 1

Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a snowboard instructor. Get kitted up and out on the slopes. Calm the egos or nerves and eliminate any bad “holiday snowboarding habits”. Getting the correct skiing fundamentals in place right from the start. Start to relax in your new life.

Week 2-3

Training starts with focusing on your technique and teaching, the CASI way. Moving to more advanced and challenging terrain. Including video analysis and consolidation of all the new methods. Week 3 will introduce ski & board school shadowing plus looking after your kit – Ski Tuning Workshop.

Week 4-5

Final level 1 training & CSIA Level 1 exam. Then Big Celebrations before a well-deserved break. In Week 5, enjoy time to free ski or sign up for further bolt-on courses. Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety.

Week 6-8

Without wasting any time, it’s back to Training. Everything will start to ramp up now, and ski & board school shadowing will become an integral part of the course. Teaching experience, bumps, and short radius turns. Find your mojo and watch how your technique strengthens daily.

Week 9-10

Time to knuckle down! Powder, dynamic carving and teaching. This is where your pre-season fitness levels will pay off! The 4-day Level 2 modules will be scheduled. Absorb everything the Level 4 trainers throw at you but save some energy for the weekend with trips to the ice hockey and neighbouring resorts.

Week 11

It’s here, the final week and the Level 2 exams. It’s a nerve wracking 2 days but with 10 weeks of training and experience you will be more than ready. A big celebration is planned, and in those final days enjoy time to free ski and party with friends.

"There are not enough stars here!"

Lizzy - 11 Apr 2022

"We cannot recommend these guys more highly. They have been nothing short of amazing. Right from our initial enquiries they have been professional, personable, quick to respond, and have provided solid and reliable advice and guidance."

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 ear all the way back home through your front door. So decide what is critical for you, an adrenaline ride?  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

Canadian 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 techniques 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.

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. This will include terrain assessment, hazard analysis and companion rescue, equipment familiarisation, 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, familiarise yourself with essential life support and learn how to control bleeding and trauma.

Off Piste & Powder Training

Offers a blend of coaching geared toward boosting your technique in deep snow, giving you 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 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 essential repair work. Learn to get the most out of your equipment

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 three mountains and a pro sports school, there is all the terrain you could want for 11 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 3.

Flights

For maximum flexibility, internships can be booked with or without flights.
Flights typically depart from London, UK. However, flights from alternative airports can be arranged. Please get in touch with 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) or Horsethief & Toby Creek Lodges (Panorama). Bedrooms accommodate 2 per room and benefit from a shared ensuite, TV, high-speed internet and storage.
Once qualified, you will stay in staff accommodation pre-arranged by the WSC.

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 three main components; your snowboarding teaching, technical riding and people skills. The exam is three days long, and you are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

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

29th Nov to 11th Feb

Hearthstone Lodge

£8080

£8660

+£350 a week

+£700

Book Your Course Today

This is our most popular course to date. It’s a perfect blend of solid friendships, dry fluffy powder, incredible training and an array of Bolt-ons to really make this stand out against the competition. Clients return to Sun Peaks from all over the world to train with our Level 4’s, who, individually, are a force to be reckoned with, but together they are phenomenally efficient. Each one unlocks any difficult point of riding and strengthens your snowboarding abilities beyond what you thought possible.

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