A GAP Year For The Over 50’s

Our first group of ski instructor trainees leave for Canada on 29th November. They look forward to enjoying 18 weeks in the beautiful resort of Sun Peaks.

This year, the youngest client booked on our 18-week ski instructor course is 18 years old, and the oldest is a mere 71 years of age. “The Prof”, as we like to call him.

The Prof has the full consent of the management (his wife) to take part in a ski instructor course and hopes to complete as much of the training as possible. With two replacement knees, this will undoubtedly be a challenge. However, the Prof can expect excellent support from his fellow trainees and Sun Peaks Resort Snow School staff.


Ski Courses For Seniors

Prof has proved that it is never too late to fulfil your ambitions. At 18, with everything ahead of you, enrolling on a ski instructor course seems so simple. However, when you are 71, your challenge begins before you book. Finding insurance was not easy for the Prof, but once he found a company to support his quest, there was no holding him back. For more information regarding insurance for seniors, please give us a call.

Training alongside the Prof on our 18-week ski instructor course, we have a recently retired couple who want to become ski instructors so they can teach their grandchildren. So, the University of the Third Age is alive and well at The Winter Sports Company. We wish them all well as they set out for an adventure of a lifetime.

Are you looking to join the Winter Sports Company on one of our Ski or Snowboard Instructor Courses? It’s never too late; we have some excellent courses suitable for an older skier, such as our 3-5 week CSIA Level 1 or our 6 Week Advanced CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor Course for those already certified as a Level 1.

Or if you are a keen skier and already established within the teaching ethos of the CSIA, then you may want to join our “regulars” and join one of our Advanced Ski Progression programmes that we hold each year. They book up early due to the calibre of instructors and the quality of the accommodation, yet they are a great way to spend a 4-6 week camp honing the skills you need to become the envy of your friends or nail that Level 3 certificate. See what Peter has to say……