11 Week Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor Course

Course Type Ski Instructor
Dates 25th Nov - 8th Feb
Price From £8660
Venue Canada - Sun Peaks
Qualifications CSIA Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor
Add Flights? Add flights for £650

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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Resort

Sun Peaks 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.

Cahility Lodge

Located in the heart of Sun Peaks Resort, the Cahilty Lodge is the perfect base for a ski instructor course. Forgot your goggles or want to head back for Lunch? The Cahilty 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 Murphy rooms 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. Otherwise the non kitchenette versions are a standard double Queen hotel room with basic facilities comprising, kettle, microwave, and fridge. Rooms are set out in blocks, so you’ll be next to all your fellow instructor mates.

There is a double share or a single room availability, and the price is reflective of this difference.

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 can be included with your course, meaning you’ve got time to relax and concentrate on what’s important.  With pretty much the pick of the menu across 3-4 restaurants, it gives you enough variety every week to not get bored and ensures you’re getting what you need. However, if you have special dietary requirements or prefer to cook for yourself, then some of the rooms have kitchenettes, allowing you to take more control over what you eat.

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!

About the Location
Accommodation
Meal Plan

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

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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.

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

SunPeaks resort offers 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.

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.

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.

Ice Hockey Match

Watching ice hockey is a must for anyone spending significant time in Canada – as the national sport; you'll be hard-pushed to avoid ice hockey. 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! 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 & Powder

This course offers a blend of coaching geared towards boosting your technique in deep snow, allowing you to confidently charge through powder, including a basic understanding of the pitfalls of the terrain and how to choose a successful track taking into effect the local dangers. Understand how to alter your stance and commitment when carving a path off the beaten track.  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.

Find Out More

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.

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 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

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 3-4 different restaurants within the resort. You can add this for an additional £110 per week or simply add breakfast only for £36 a week, or dinners only for £75 per week.

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 £650)
MEALS outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)
INSURANCE
ANCILLARY BOLT-ON COURSES
EQUIPMENT OR RENTAL

Dates & Prices

CSIA Qualification Dates Cahility Lodge Double Room Single Room Flights

Level 1 and 2 Complete

25th Nov – 8th Feb

Cahility Lodge

£8660

£12510

+£650

Level 1 Only

25th Nov – 16th Dec

Cahility Lodge

£4250

£5440

+£650

Level 2 Only

16th Dec – 8th Feb

Cahility Lodge

£7350

£9400

+£650

Book Your Course Today

A fun-filled 11 weeks in one of the best resorts in Canada. Ample time to pass your level 2, take some time to rest, party and complete some Bolt-ons. We have gap-year and more mature career break age groups in separate groups attending this versatile popular course. No visa required, no stress of employment commitments, just pure ski training to Advanced Level 2 CSIA. If you want to go higher, then check out our 18-week programme.

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