6 Week Advanced CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor Course

Course Type Ski Instructor | Ski Progression
Dates 16th Dec - 8th Feb
Price From £7350
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.

Click to see what the fuss is about!


The resort of Sun Peaks 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.

Cahility Lodge

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

About the Location
Meal Plan

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

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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 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.

CSIA Park Level 1

The CSIA Park level is a 3 x day-long course that covers the teaching and technical aspects of switch skiing, snow-park awareness, boxes/rails and air. You will learn the teaching principles and safety needed for instructing in the park. You will learn development strategies and teaching approaches, how to navigate students in the park, communicate clearly, and spot hazards in the park. In the end, you will be assessed, and you must be able to show clear park demonstrations and teaching abilities. CSIA SnowPro

Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety

An absolutely serious must-do, one-day course for all skiers and snowboarders who venture off the groomed runs. In our opinion, everyone should do this course; they are some of the closest dangers and yet the most overlooked. Learn about how tree wells form and safe riding through the trees.  What action to take if you fall into a tree well, and how to rescue someone. Additionally, this course will introduce you to often overlooked hazards that one may encounter, such as cold exposure injuries, variable snow conditions and more.

Dog Sledding

The resort and nearby terrains offer an exhilarating dog sled adventure. You will meet the team and learn everything you need to know about dog sledding tours in Canada before heading out for a thrilling experience across beautiful landscapes. All sleds are guided, and the tour allows 30 to 40 minutes of sled time through majestic lodgepole pine trees. In return, you will get to thank the dogs by giving them lots of cuddles and snacks.

Sled Mobile

With over 32,000 acres of terrain, experience the exhilarating feeling of driving a sled mobile. Make your cv shine & take your BCSF certification online prior to taking the experience if you want to gain a certificate. Practice handling your new sled in the snow field, then you head up to the Silver mining town remnants at 8000ft up at the top of the mountain, stunning views of Panorama, old-growth forests, spectacular icefalls and lots of free time blasting around the open bowl with your friends. Fuel up with a mountain-size lunch in the cosy cabin and then head down back to base.

Intro to Backcountry Skills

During this 2-day course, you will spend time doing both on & off-piste technical training. You will develop a strong understanding of advanced technical concepts and learn about tactics and tools for developing off-piste skiing/riding skills in various environments. You will ski steep terrain, deep snow, glades, un-groomed conditions, bumps, and low visibility, to help gain knowledge in terrain adaptation and awareness in a changing mountain environment. Over the course, you will become familiar with your equipment and will be assessed in terrain analysis, hazard analysis, and trip planning to ensure safety when skiing the backcountry. Equipment (powder skis, skins, snowshoes, split board) are not included. You must have also completed the AST 1 & Companion rescue to take part in this.

Ice Hockey Match

Watching ice hockey is a must for anyone spending significant time in Canada. As the national sport, you'll be hard-pressed to avoid it. It is on screens in bars and restaurants everywhere you turn! So, as a group, we will take a bus trip down to watch the game and get a bite to eat. It will be a fun night out that you won't want to miss! This is organized in the resort, and if you are in Panorama or Revelstoke, it's a weekly event. If you are at Sun Peaks, it's a once or twice a season event. Check out a previous Ice Hockey trip. 

Heli Ski Trip

Heli-skiing is, quite simply put, the ultimate off-piste experience - perfect for freeskiers/riders, thrill-seekers and powder lovers. The adrenaline rush as you board the helicopter is nothing compared to the breathtaking views as you fly over the mountains. 3-5 runs into pristine powder fields. It's enough to put a grin on your face for months. Ultimate bragging rights. Make sure you take a Go-pro or pay for extra footage. Equipment is included, but make sure you have insurance to cover you. Extra insurance can be arranged. Sun Peaks clients must do the Revelstoke trip to do this.

Ski & Board Tech Tips

Learn how to get the most out of your equipment from the pros. An evening in the workshop. Makes a great present for someone and gives them the knowledge on how to look after their equipment, tune it for the conditions and cover the overall safety aspects of your settings.

Steep n Deep at Revelstoke

Please take a peek at one of the world-class resorts in our books. Revelstoke is a monster of a resort and a pilgrimage everyone must make in their lifetime. It has the highest vertical in Canada and is consistently voted in the top #3 as the best resort in Canada. A must-see alternative for all those wanting to experience industrial amounts of snow, steep exciting terrain and incredible backcountry terrain. It's hard not to fall in love with the place; we will think you'll agree. It is a great place to spend with your feet up and relax on those days off, with grand entertainment areas, comfortable bedrooms, spacious bathrooms, a jacuzzi on the balcony, log fireplaces and plenty of storage. Choose between the lodge or the hostel. Either way, it's a real once-in-a-lifetime venue. Includes accommodation for three nights, three days. Transport to and from Revelstoke & Lift passes for three days of some unforgettable skiing/riding.  

Off-Piste Tactical Training

This course offers a blend of coaching geared towards boosting your technique off-piste, allowing you to charge through the conditions and terrain confidently. It includes a basic understanding of the terrain's pitfalls and how to choose a successful track, taking into account the local dangers. You will also understand how to alter your stance and commitment when carving a path off the beaten track. We try to run this on a powder day but cannot guarantee this. This often books up early.

CASI Park Level 1

In this 2 days long park course, you will explore snowboarding techniques and teaching methods, as they relate to introductory terrain park. Allowing you to gain an understanding of basic freestyle techniques, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills. During the course, you will receive coaching, feedback and strategies for long-term development.  Course candidates will be assessed and updated daily on their performance and progress and by the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to safely introduce students to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding. CASI Park  

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

This certifies instructors to teach skiers and snowboarders with disabilities personal ski/snowboard improvement. You will develop skills to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to experience adaptive snow sports safely. You will learn how to use teaching aids, adaptive equipment and carry out basic safety procedures. Depending on which resort you go to, this will increase your hourly wage at your next chance of employment as you will be considered a Dual Instructor. The most affordable and effective course to enhance your pay rate. Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Level 1

AST Level 1: Avalanche Skills Training & Companion Rescue

Do you enjoy backcountry skiing or heading off-piste? If so, AST level 1 & Companion Rescue are a must! During the course, you'll learn to recognise avalanche terrain, understand the avalanche forecast, plan your trips, and perform a companion rescue with a variety of search and rescue techniques with single or multiple casualties. Understanding the landscape, especially as a backcountry skier, is essential to support yourself when skiing, to stay safe, and to avoid danger. Three days of vital learning to understand how to be a valued member of your group when things go wrong. Check out our AST page to find out more.

Bolt on courses

A winter in the mountains is an exciting opportunity, and we want to best prepare you for what’s to come. Our blog details past experiences of clients who have qualified as instructors and those who have continued to work in the industry. We also dive into how to best prepare for a season and what to expect when you arrive. After reading, there are so many facets to a season, and we’re sure you’ll want to become a certified ski bum.

How to Become Certified to Teach in Canada

Let’s go through the steps to becoming a certified ski instructor in Canada…

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 Cahility 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 £650)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)

Dates & Price

Dates Accommodation Double Room Single Room Flights

16th Dec – 8th Feb

Sun Peaks – Cahility Lodge




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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