Our most popular programme, this 11 week course cannot be beaten on price. Fly out in either November or January to begin the winter experience of a lifetime.

Within 11 weeks you can attain internationally recognised qualifications CSIA Level 1 and Level 2. Whilst on the way to this success  your skiing will improve quickly. Soon you will be tackling powder, steeps and moguls with style and confidence.

During your course, you’ll be living and training in a world class resort as part of a small and lively community with a real Alpine village feel. You’ll meet a variety of people, of all ages, and make new friends on and off the course. With the first lift less than two minutes away from your door in the morning – can it get any better?

What they said


CSIA Levels 1 & 2

How long for?
11 weeks

Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada

27th Nov 2018 / 14th Jan 2019

Level required?
You must be comfortable skiing European Blue runs

Without Flights £7450

With Flights £7895 (from London)

Secure your place with £300 deposit

What you’ll get

The Course
  • Training & Mentoring 5 hours a day, 5 days a week,
    from CSIA Level 3/4 instructors
  • CSIA Level 1 ski instructor exams
  • Shadow teaching
  • CSIA Membership
  • Instructor Licence
  • Video analysis
  • Shadow Ski Patrol
  • Option to add 3 day Adaptive Sports Qualification 
  • Option to take the CSCF race coaching course
  • Snow Ready Fitness Plan
*Included in courses at Panorama Mountain Resort
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
  • CSIA level 1 and 2 training
  • CSIA Level 1 Exam
*Evening meals typically served Sunday – Thursday. Breakfast typically served Monday – Friday.
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 instruction a day, 5 days a week. Total 25 hours per week.

Day one – resort tour and equipment purchase followed by skiing in the afternoon.

  • 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

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, so the above schedule may vary.

A CSCF race coaching course can be organised to suit your schedule.

11 Week Ski Instructor Course in Pictures

Sun Peaks Resort

Nestled in the Kootenay mountains, Sun Peaks is one of the largest ski areas in Canada – second to only Whistler Blackcomb. Big enough to party, but small enough to get to know the locals, Sun Peaks will be a home from home during your 11 week ski instructor course. A great place to spend your first season, most students are eager to return year after year, either for work or holidays.

Our 11 week instructor course in Sun Peaks is our signature programme and has been running for a decade. During the course your training is provided by the Sun Peaks sports school and with over 4000 acres of terrain you can tackle steeps, deeps, moguls and even the terrain park.

Sun Peaks has a bustling centre, with bars, shops, restaurants, a convenience store and plenty of things to do – like ice skating, snow shoeing and dog sled tours. The winter community is large at Sun Peaks, with thousands of seasonal visitors, ride-shares to the local city of Kamloops are easy to find for cinema trips, shopping and ice hockey games.