6 Week Advanced CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor Course

Course Type Ski Instructor | Ski Progression
Dates 31st Dec-11th Feb | 14th Feb-1st April
Price From £5250
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor
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About the Trip

Our 6-week Level 2 ski instructor courses start in December and February. They 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 CSIA level 1. CSIA Pro Instructors have designed this programme to work across all terrain and conditions to improve skiing and teaching ability and meet level 2 standards.

Additional weeks can be arranged if you want to arrive earlier to brush up on your skiing. Please note you need to have already passed either the CSIA Level 1 instructor certification or other 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 ski instructor course. You can make the most of your training with a vast ski area and experienced pro instructors. By week 6, you are teaching skills and skiing techniques that will be on-point across mountain areas, including powder and bumps.

Additional training opportunities are available at the beginning and end of the course (depending on the start date). These include Adaptive Sports, Avalanche Training, Race Coaching and Park Instructor Course.
Got some extra time on your hands? The level 2 ski instructor course departing in December can be extended to a level 2 & 3 training programme. So you’ll join the level 2 group in January and, upon passing level 2, will continue training with top CSIA level 4 instructors towards Level 3 standard.

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


6 Weeks L2 WSC training

Season Lift pass

Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.

Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.

Resort Rep 24/7


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.

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About the location
Meal Plan


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.

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 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

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 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.

Training Package

Level 2 Training

4 days per week training, provided by CSIA pro instructors & 1 day per week shadow teaching. Experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors will take the training and provide one-to-one feedback as you prepare for the level 2 modules and assessments.

CSIA Level 2 modules and assessments are to be booked directly with CSIA by the participant. The level 2 modules & exam costs circa $1040.

CSIA Login

CSIA membership must be up to date. Suppose you need to convert your level 1 certification to CSIA. In that case, 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 can be arranged at the beginning or end of the course.

During the additional weeks or during your programme, the following courses may be available: Avalanche Skills TrainingAdaptive Ski Instructor QualificationRace Coaching certification and Freestyle Training.

Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities

We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world. We can offer guidance to help you find employment as an instructor once you are 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. It will ensure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

Course Schedule

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 ski school, free-skiing or ticking off one of your chosen Bolt-Ons. Feast your eyes on this!

Week 1

Intro to CSIA Level 2.

Week 2

Teaching experience, bumps and short radius turns

Week 3

Powder, dynamic carving and teaching

Week 4

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

Week 5

Teaching practice for bumps, intermediate parallel and CSIA Level 2 assessment by course examiners

Week 6

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

Optional extra weeks for free-skiing or additional courses (AST, Race Coaching, Adaptive, Freestyle Course)

"Would 1000% recommend the Winter Sports Company!!"

Monika Kott - 21 Apr 2022
"The Winter Sports Company really helped us pull off this idea that we ourselves weren’t sure we could manage! The instructors were so welcoming and helpful and made sure I was prepared for the exams, and I could not have been happier when I passed my Level 2!"

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

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.

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 essential life support and learn how to control bleeding and trauma.

Off Piste & Powder Training

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

Revelstoke Steep & Deep with Heli

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 genuine 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 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.

Freestyle ski 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 11-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.

Ski School Shadowing

Ski 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 critical 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 utilse all the equipment available.

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.


Transfers are included with your package when taking a flight with us. If you choose to arrive separately, a free 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 5 different restaurants within the resort.

Regular Team Socials

From Pool comp night, Flood lit riding and Mexican Marheritta 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, a guaranteed interview can be arranged.
We can also arrange further interviews at other resorts in Canada and the World 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 £550)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)

Book Your Course Today

It’s a fantastic six weeks out in BC, Canada advancing your skiing to a solid international level, significantly increasing your chances of finding employment or simply pushing your skills. We leave the modules and exams out of the course so that candidates just wanting to use this as a progression course and not become an instructor can, without spending on unnecessary course elements. So why not Bolt on some extras and visit the mighty Revelstoke or another week and get settled before the course starts?

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Dates & Price

Dates Accommodation Triple Room Double Room Single Room Flights

14th Feb to 1st April

Hearthstone Lodge



+£350 per week


31st Dec to 11th Feb




+£350 per week