5 Week Advanced Level 3 Ski Instructor Course

Course Type Ski Instructor | Ski Progression
Dates 16th Jan-12th Feb | 18th Feb-23rd March | & warm-up weeks
Price From £5800
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor
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About the Trip

The CSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor Course is available to advanced skiers who hold a current Level 2 licence from a CSIA recognised body. This 6-week programme prepares you to take Level 3 modules and the CSIA Level 3 exams. See CSIA Level 3 standards. A popular option for this 6 weeks level 3 programme is to add an extra two weeks to your trip. During this time, you can shadow instructors within the ski school to brush up on your teaching or practice with your colleagues on the slopes to work on your technique. Arrive earlier or stay later; turn your 6 weeks into 8 or 11, the options are available but limited spaces so book early. 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.

The sports school at Sun Peaks is a centre for instructor training, making it the ideal resort to complete a level 3 ski instructor course. We will be predominantly using L4 trainers at every opportunity. You can make the most of your training with a vast ski area and experienced pro instructors. By week 6, your teaching skills and skiing technique will be on-point across the mountain, including powder and bumps.

Features

6 Weeks L3 WSC training

Season Lift pass

Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.

Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.

Resort Rep 24/7

Benefits

Massive amount of training to prepare you for a successful Level 3 exam.

Guaranteed interviews for returning clients wanting employment with a Level 3 certificate.

Further bolt-ons available.

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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.

Hearthstone Lodge

Located in the heart of Sun Peaks Resort, the Hearthstone Lodge is the perfect base for a ski 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.

Price based on triple share. Twin Share and Single options are available.

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!

Chris Winton 2021

Had an awesome experience with Winter Sports in Sun Peaks, in February/March 2022. Trained for my Level 3 CSIA and whilst I didn’t pass the qualification first time round, the instructors that Winter Sports provided were incredible. The majority had CSIA Level 4 or were at least training for Level 4 so knew their stuff and took my skiing to a whole new level in a short space of time so well worth the money.

Would highly recommend doing a course with Winter Sports.

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Accommodation
Meal Plan
Testimonials

Training Package

Level 3 Training

4 days a week (20 hours), provided by CSIA pro instructors. An additional 1 day per week is allocated for self-development and ski school shadowing. CSIA Level 4 instructors will predominantly take the classes, with some experienced Level 3 instructors providing further training. They work closely with you as you prepare for the level 3 modules and exam, providing one-to-one feedback during training.

CSIA Level 3 modules and assessments are to be booked directly with CSIA by the participant. The level 3 modules & exam costs approximately $1200.

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 week, the following courses are available: Avalanche Skills TrainingAdaptive Ski Instructor QualificationRace Coaching certification and Park course.

Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities

We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world. We can offer guidance and facilitate interviews 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. So feast your eyes on this!

This schedule is a guide and may change. Training is provided by experienced level 3 & 4 Pro CSIA instructors who work closely with each individual and tailor the programme to the group. Video analysis is provided throughout the course.

Week 1:

Resort Orientation & Introduction to CSIA Level 3. Settle into your new training programme and settle the nerves.

Week 2:

Ski improvement on and off-piste – moguls & teaching skills. Skill assessment and development.

Week 3:

CSIA Level 3 course & Advanced Teaching Module – 5-day pre-requisite course conducted by CSIA Level 3 course examiner.

Week 4:

Short radius turns and advanced parallel movement and teaching.

Week 5:

Mogul skiing, practice teaching and improvement.

Week 6:

Demonstrations, lesson preparations and teaching are followed by the CSIA Level 3 exam and celebrations.

Optional extra week for freeskiing or additional courses (AST, Race Coaching, Adaptive, Park Course)

"The time of my life"

Hannah Fothergill - 9 Jan 2021

"I could spend all day writing about my experience with Winter Sports as it was truly the best few months of my life. Sun Peaks and the Winter Sports course are second to none in what they offer, I became a better skier, skied some of the best mountains and terrain, trained with some of the best coaches the CSIA has to offer, made some great new friends, some of whom I still see 2 years on, and made some amazing memories."

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.

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

Off Piste & Powder Training

It 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

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, lunch, and an afternoon of skiing. A  change from life in Sun Peaks and well worth a trip out.

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.

Terrain Park 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 essential 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

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, Floodlit 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 Succsesful completion of your Level 2, should you wish to return to Sun Peaks as an instructor then 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)
INSURANCE
ANCILLARY BOLT ON COURSES
EQUIPMENT OR RENTAL
CSIA L2 EXAM FEE

Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Triple Room Double Room Single Room Flights

14th Feb to 1st April

Hearthstone Lodge

£5450

£5850

+£370 per week

+£650-700

Book Your Course Today

Our CSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor Course is delivered by the sports school at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada. This is a top level training centre of Canadian ski instructors and employs several respected CSIA level 4 instructors and examiners, including members of the Canadian Interski team, who will mentor you throughout the course.

The sports school at Sun Peaks has over 100 working instructors – many of whom are level 3 & 4. Over the course you’ll have many opportunities to shadow their lessons and teaching practices, where you’ll quickly learn the terrain and become part of their team

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