Our 18 week skiing instructor course came from client demand.  Many skiers want to spend their entire winter in the mountains, so we put together a whole-season ski instructor programme, starting in November. This longer course can be tailored to your own preferences. In one season, you can choose to:

  • Train to Level 3 ski instructor standard
  • Gain dual qualifications in skiing and snowboarding
  • Take a leisurely approach to attaining CSIA Levels 1 and 2 ski instructor qualifications

Flying out in November, you’ll be amazed at the amount of early snow in Canada. After a few days getting to know the resort, we drop you straight into training. Being an early bird on the slopes means you won’t have to share the mountains with hundreds of people. You can learn the terrain, get to meet the locals and settle in to enjoy an unforgettable white Christmas. We encourage you to select your own approach to training, so you’re able to progress as fast or as slowly as you want. Once you’ve passed your Level 1 skiing instructor course, you’re free to develop your talents. So whether you prefer teaching or playing in the park or powder, there’s a multitude of opportunities on offer. The snow school at Sun Peaks Resort is a centre for instructor training, so there’s a variety of courses to choose from throughout the season. Our 18 week skiing instructor course takes place at Sun Peaks Resort, Canada, and includes loads of extras. You can spend time with Ski Patrol learning about mountain safety and emergency responses, and even participate in the regular race events. You also have the opportunity to attain an adaptive sports qualification.

What they said


Qualification CSIA Levels 1 , 2 & 3

How long for? 18 weeks

Where? Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada

27th November 2018
26th November 2019

Level required? You must be comfortable skiing European Blue runs


Without Flights £10400

With Flights £10845 (From London)

Secure your place with £300 deposit

What you’ll get

The Course
  • Training 5 hours a day, 5 days a week for levels 1 & 2
  • Training 5 hours a day, 4 days a week for level 3
  • CSIA Level 1 ski instructor exams
  • CSIA Level 2 & 3 ski instructor training
  • Shadow teaching
  • CSIA membership
  • Instructor Licence
  • Video analysis
  • Shadow Ski Patrol
  • Guidance and help finding employment as a ski instructor
  • Option to add 3 day Adaptive Sports Qualification
  • 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

5 hours coaching a day, 5 days a week. Total 25 hours per week. On the first morning of training you’ll be assessed and sorted into groups according to ability.

  • Week 1: Settling in, exploring and an introduction to race carving
  • Week 2: Ski improvement and technique
  • Week 3: CSIA Level 1 exam preparation and teaching
  • Week 4: Level 1 exam and celebrations
  • Week 5: Level 2 CSIA training. Bumps and short radius turns
  • Week 6: Teaching experience, lesson shadowing and scheduled additional courses
  • Week 7: Powder, dynamic carving and teaching
  • Week 8: Level 2, all-mountain, freestyle and assessment by Level 2 examiners
  • Week 9: Teaching practice for bumps, intermediate parallel and Level 2 assessment by the course examiners
  • Week 10: Condensed Level 2 training, powder and exam preparation
  • Week 11: Level 2 exams and celebration
  • Weeks 12 to 18: CSIA Level 3 ski instructor training available to those who pass the CSIA Level 2 exam. See below

Weeks 1 to 11 will vary depending upon the way the additional courses are slotted in (below). The programme includes 7 weeks training, 2 weeks for exams and 1 – 2 weeks of shadowing and self development. Days with Ski Patrol and the Adaptive Sports Course are slotted in around the programme after the CSIA Level 1 exam. A CSCF race coaching course can be organised to suit your schedule. The number of days per week for level 3 training depends upon the number of clients booked on the separate level 3 course. For more details, call us on 44(0) 1736 763 402

18 Week Ski Instructor Course in Pictures