After some initial Level 2 training, you will enrol with the Sports School and begin working as a Level 1 instructor. 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).
Level 2 Training
You’ll receive over 90 hours of Level 2 Winter Sports training and over 30 hrs of CSIA separate modular training. The training is provided in blocks so that you will progress throughout the whole season.
CSIA Level 2 Modules
The advanced teaching module and CSIA level 2 training are included in the course price and usually take part in early February.
CSIA Level 2 Exam
The level 2 exam is included in the price of the internship and takes place in mid-February. Should you fail this portion of the internship, there is a second chance at the end of the season.
Sun Peaks interns receive 18 days of dedicated level 2 training throughout the season from the WSC. You also have the opportunity to join dedicated training sessions on some mornings with the sports schools.
CSIA Membership & Instructor Licence
As part of your course, we help to enrol you with the CSIA as an affiliate member, but you pay all membership fees. Upon completion of level 2, you will be a licensed CSIA Level 2 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 on 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 or Freestyle course.
Visa Assistance & Guaranteed Work Interview
We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools across the world and offer guaranteed interviews for the following season after the successful completion of your Level 2. We also provide two further guaranteed consultations 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. It will make sure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.