CSIA Level 1 Ski instructor course

3 weeks/4 weeks/5 weeks – Sun Peaks, Canada – From £4050

Become a ski instructor on one of our 3-5 week short courses. The 3 week programmes start in November and January and are ideal for the more confident skier. The basic 3 week programme in January can be extended by 1 to 2 weeks either before or after the start of the course. Please call our office on 01736 763402 for additional prices.

This short instructor course leads to the CSIA Level 1 qualification. An intensive schedule of training will radically improve your skiing ability – and at the finish you can walk away as a certified ski instructor.

Our short courses are held at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada, where you stay  at the Hearthstone Lodge. This hotel is situated on the slopes so you won’t have to waste any time during your three week stay travelling to and from the ski area.

This programme is designed for skiers who can only get a limited time off work. To become a ski instructor in such a short time requires a degree of dedication and commitment to the course. With your fellow trainees you will work hard and play hard. This is the holiday of a lifetime. Achievement, fun and ski improvement condensed into around one month.

What they said


CSIA Level 1

How long for?
3 weeks/4 weeks/5 weeks

Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada

27th Nov 2018 (3 weeks)
14th Jan 2019 (4 weeks)

Extra weeks are charged at approx £350 per week and can be begin before and after the course start date in January. The November start date is a 3 week course only. Please phone our office on 01736 763402 to check availability.

Level required?
You must be comfortable skiing European Blue runs

3 Weeks Without Flights £4050
3 Weeks With Flights £4500

4 Weeks Without Flights £4400
4 Weeks With Flights £4850

Secure your place with £300 deposit

What you’ll get

The Course
  • Up to 25 hours a week training
    from CSIA Level 3/4 instructors
  • CSIA Level 1 ski instructor exam
  • Shadow teaching
  • CSIA Membership
  • Instructor Licence
  • Video analysis
  • Option to add 3 day Adaptive Sports Qualification
  • 5 week course includes option to take the CSCF race coaching course
  • Snow Ready Fitness Plan
The Trip
  • Flights and transfers (if applicable)
  • Shared hotel accommodation (Single room available – supplement payable)
  • Breakfast & evening meals 5 days a week
  • Season lift pass

Hearthstone Lodge Hotel:

  • Ski-in, Ski-out
  • Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • Gym
  • Launderette
  • Ski Storage
  • High Speed Internet
  • En-suite bedroom, kitchen, fireplace, cable & satellite TV
Course Schedule

Up to 25 hours of training per week.
On the first morning of training you will be assessed and sorted into groups according to ability.

  • Week 1: Exploring, ski improvement, technique and all mountain skiing (5 and 4 week course only)
  • Week 2: Introduction to carving, short radius and intermediate parallel turns ( 1st week of 3 week course)
  • Week 3: CSIA Level 1 exam preparation, teaching practice and assessment by CSIA Level 1 examiner (2nd week of 3 week course)
  • Week 4: CSIA Level 1 course exam (3rd week of 3 week course)
  • Week 5: Teaching, work experience and working with ski patrol (5 week course only)

Days with Ski Patrol and mini-courses are slotted in around your programme

A ski holiday of a lifetime.

Have the time of your life on one of our shorter courses. Improve your technique, meet new friends and no wasted time in lift queues or on crowded pistes.

Call us on +44(0) 1736 763 402 for a guaranteed ski holiday of a lifetime.