Level 1 Training
On Snow Training is provided four days a week by CSIA level 3 & 4 instructors, with an extra day scheduled for shadow teaching with the school. In addition, level 1 course conductors will provide one-to-one feedback and training as you approach the exams.
Upon completing the level 1 exam, you will enrol with the Sports School and begin working for the rest of the season. Working as a ski instructor, you will receive a full uniform, a staff season pass, a place in staff accommodation and other benefits such as discounts across the resort as well as discounts and reciprocal lift pass at partner resorts in Canada (varies for each resort).
Further Level 2 Training
Panorama interns receive eight days of dedicated level 2 training throughout the season from the WSC. In addition, sun Peaks and Hidden Valley students receive five extra days from WSC. You also have the opportunity to join dedicated training sessions on some mornings with the sports schools.
CSIA Level 1 ski instructor exam
The level 1 course exam is included in the price.
Level 2 modules and exams are optional and can be booked directly with CSIA upon completion of level 1. Level 2 costs approx $1040.
CSIA Membership & Instructor Licence
As part of your course, we enrol you with 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 further exams. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licenced instructor.
Shadowing real lessons is integral to training as an instructor and helps prepare trainees for exams. Working closely with the sports school,
participants can use free-ski days during training and once working: shadowing instructors.
Additional Training Option
Further certifications are available during the internship. Additional courses vary depending on the resort and include Avalanche Skills Training and Adaptive Ski.
Instructor Qualification, Race Coaching certification and Park course.
Visa Assistance & Guaranteed Work Interview
We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world and offer a guaranteed interview with Panorama for the following season after the successful completion of your Level 2. We also provide two further guaranteed interviews at resorts in Canada and Japan. In addition, comprehensive advice and assistance are given to all Winter Sports clients 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 and will make sure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.
Snow ready fitness programme