11 Week CSIA Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor Course

Course Type Ski Instructor
Dates 29th Nov-11th Feb | 16th Jan-1st April
Price From £8080
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CSIA Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor
Add Flights? Add flights for £550

About the Trip

By far one of our most popular courses. Take a moment to appreciate your new office views before you carve your own tracks.

The 11-week programs; are our most versatile courses available. They give you enough time to immerse yourself in your new mountain life. Absorb as much as possible from your time in SunPeaks on and off the slopes. You’ll be exposed to some superb conditions and guided effortlessly through your Level 1 & 2 CSIA certification by our world-class trainers.

So find those powder pillows, track your way through tree-lined utopias, and cruise down those fresh groomers to a well-deserved beer.
Experience a positive environment with your new friends and utilise our Bolt Ons to enhance and customise your program to suit your needs and gain a healthy amount of qualifications to make any CV shine or just earn bragging rites for your return home.

If you prefer less instructor training and more action away from the slopes. Then, try our sister program with the All Mountain Performance program and prepare for some Off-piste, Back Country, and some Steep n’ Deep at the mighty Revelstoke.

Features

11 Weeks L1 & L2 WSC  training

CSIA Level 1 Exam and Membership

Season Lift pass

Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.

Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.

Resort Rep 24/7

Benefits

2 different start dates; come before or after Christmas.

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
Accommodation
Meal Plan

Resort

Sunpeaks is nestled in the valley between 3 mountains, spanning 4200 acres of incredible terrain, and is the second biggest ski area in Canada.

Take the lift to the Top of the World. Breathe in the expansive vistas as the snow ghosts bow to those Bluebird mornings. Catch one of the 13 lifts, get immersed in one of the 137 runs, and disappear into 16 gladed areas. Find some of the best-untouched powder amongst tree-lined runs or rip it up in the 10-acre terrain park.

Blessed with some of the best conditions that Canada has to offer, with  6 meters of light, dry powder that is famous to the interior of BC and officially the sunniest resort. With few lift queues and wide open slopes, it’s no surprise that it’s regularly awarded in the Top 3 Best Resorts. Maybe that’s why the Interski trials are held here.

Back it up with enough hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, and you’ve got a world-class venue to keep grinning from ear to ear. Prepared to be wowed.

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 both 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.

Breakfast and Dinner

If it’s one thing we want you to do. It’s to stay fuelled up.

4 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 1 restaurant, we use 5. With pretty much the pick of the menu, it gives you enough variety every week to not get bored and makes sure you’re getting what you need. There are also special nights 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 just relax, order a pizza or make yourself a big bowl of pasta and catch up on Netflix. Regardless of your culinary skills, there are plenty more places to eat out in Sunpeaks village. Whether you’re a vegetarian*, meat fiend, spice lover, or want something simple, there’s something for everyone.

Training Package

Level 1 & 2 Training
Specially designed for Winter Sports  by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. On Snow Training is provided 4 days a week by CSIA level 3 & 4 instructors, with an extra day scheduled for shadow teaching with the school. In addition, Level 1 and 2 course conductors will provide one-to-one feedback and training as you approach the exams.

CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam.
The CSIA exam is as much a course as an examination and is included with your package. Spread over 3 days and planned after 3 solid weeks of pre-training. On successful completion, you will become a member of the CSIA. Membership for the year is included and you will be provided with a login to the CSIA website, where you can sign up for the level 2 exam.

Shadow Teaching
An integral part of the course is shadow teaching. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare for your Level 2, and looks good on your CV. Once qualified, you will find yourself rostered into the ski school schedule once a week. Ski School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.

Additional Training Option
Further certifications are available throughout the programme. Including Avalanche Skills Training, Adaptive Ski Instructor Qualification, Race Coaching certification and Park course.
Snow Ready Fitness Plan

One of the most vital elements for your success is fitness. Created for the Winter Sports by a Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, and Nutrition Coach, this 8-week pre-season programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will make sure you are shredded & snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

Course Schedule

Professional coaching is provided four 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

Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a ski instructor. Get kitted up and out on the slopes. Calm the egos or nerves and get rid of any bad “holiday skiing habits”. Getting the correct skiing fundamentals in place right from the start. Start to relax into your new life.

Week 2-3

Training starts with focusing on your technique and teaching the CSIA way. Moving to more advanced and challenging terrain. Including video analysis and consolidation of all the new methods. Week 3 will introduce ski school shadowing plus looking after your kit – Ski Tuning Workshop.

Week 4-5

Final level 1 training & CSIA Level 1 exam. Then Big Celebrations before a well-deserved break. In Week 5, enjoy time to free ski or sign up for further bolt-on courses. Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety.

Week 6-8

Without wasting any time, it’s back to Training. Everything will start to ramp up now, and ski school shadowing will become an integral part of the course. Teaching experience, bumps, and short radius turn. Find your mojo and watch how your technique strengthens daily.

Week 9-10

Time to knuckle down! Powder, dynamic carving and teaching. This is where your pre-season fitness levels will pay off! The 4-day Level 2 modules will be scheduled. Absorb everything the Level 4 trainers throw at you but save some energy for the weekend with trips to the ice hockey and neighbouring resorts.

Week 11

It’s here, the final week and the Level 2 exams. It’s a nerve-wracking two days, but with ten weeks of training and experience, you will be more than ready. A big celebration is planned, and in those final days, enjoy time to free ski and party with friends.

"Experience of a lifetime!"

James May - 3 Mar 2022
"Can’t go wrong with the winter sports team, extremely helpful, and brilliant at making your time in resort as enjoyable as possible. Just amazing From the minute you get to the airport to the minute you leave for home. I went from being nervous about meeting new people and going on new experiences , to making friends of a lifetime. Cliche but completely honest."

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.

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.

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.

CASI Park Level 1

Candidates on the course will spend time exploring snowboarding techniques and teaching methods related to introductory terrain park and freestyle snowboarding.

Ice Hockey Night

Watch the Kamloops Blazers in action. Great night out.

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 familiarisation, and backcountry touring.

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.

Revelstoke Steep & Deep

Make the Pilgrimage, learn to ski or ride 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.

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Level 1 certifies instructors to teach skiers and snowboarders with disabilities.

Ski & Board Tech Tips

This course covers routine tuning, maintenance, fitting and basic repair work. Gives you the knowledge on how to look after your ski & snowboard equipment throughout the season.

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.

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 programme.

Day out at Harper Mountain

This includes a day on the mountain with tubing in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon of skiing & riding in a new environment.

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.

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.

Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety

An absolute must-do! A one-day course for all skiers and snowboarders who venture off the groomed runs. Dangers are lurking closer than you think.

What's included

WSC 11 Week Training Package

This 11 week course includes a training program designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. It includes 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 important 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, making sure everything runs smoothly in resort.

CSIA Level 1 Exam and Membership

The level 1 course exam and membership is included in the price. You can add your Level 2 modules exams for £625 or book independently with the CSIA once you have passed your Level 1.

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/Ski 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 Margherita 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

Upon 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 Worldwide 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.

Bolt On's and Extra Qualifications

From extra accreditation to pure fun, the bolt on’s cover it all. Sign up for the AST 1, Adaptive or Race coach or simply add on an experience. Heli Day, Revelstoke Trip, Ice Hockey Night, Dog Sledding or Shopping in Kamloops. There’s something for everyone’s budget.

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

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Dates & Prices

Dates Accommodation Triple Room Double Room Single Room Flights

29th Nov to 11th Feb

Hearthstone Lodge

£8080

£8660

+£350 a week

+£550

16th Jan to 1st Apri

Hearthstone Lodge

£8080

£8660

+£350 a week

+£550