Time to kit yourself out.

We have provided you with some kit options to ensure that you are not only looking the part, but are going to turn up with the right equipment. Your success will depend on how fit you are and whether you are using the right equipment, especially when going for your Level 2 or higher.

Every year, someone arrives with a pair of twin tips, race skis, or powder skis. This is fine, outside of training hours, but make life easy for yourself and turn up on the right gear to do the right job.

Your body and ego will thank you, your instructors will thank you, and you will by far, see the most gains in the shortest amount of time. So we have done the ground work for you and put together some ideal equipment packages to suit the task at hand.


About the Collections

We have put together different collections at different prices to help make your pre-season preparation easier.

We start with a Bronze Collection up to the Platinum Collection, allowing you to choose the best gear depending on your price range and ability.

Packages are adjustable if you prefer different styles of ski boots or mix and match packages, e.g. silver package with platinum skis etc.

Our Providers

The providers listed allow us to have a discount you wouldn’t receive when buying independently; some even continue to let you have a discount throughout the season.

However, you must order your skis before getting to the resort, ensuring they will have them in stock for you. If you turn up unprepared at the start of the season, they may not have what you want.

So try to pre-arrange where possible, especially with the world’s supply lines being a little cooky at the moment!

Choosing Skis

When doing these courses, you must ensure you have an 80mm or thinner ski. This is because learning to carve will be the main focus for most of the course, and the narrower your skis are, the easier it is to carve. Ideally around 74-78mm width is ideal for Canadian on piste carving conditions.

You are more than welcome to bring powder or park skis along with you too for when you aren’t training. If you are on the Ski Patrol course a wider ski of around 95-105 is preferable to cope with the jobs and change of terrain.

What skis do I need for a ski instructor course?

Freefall is a ski shop based in SunPeaks, BC, Canada. They have a vast range of brands in their shop and have kindly partnered with us to help make your ski shopping easy!

Freefall has put together some packages for different levels of skiing and expectations. CSIA is a progression based on learning to Carve. As a result, you will not see any skis wider than 80mm in these options. In simple terms, the wider the ski, the more difficult it is to carve and the more stress you put on your knees. However, they do carry plenty of Off-Piste skis and would be happy to accommodate you with these while you are in the resort.

You will also be able to swap your skis in and out to make the perfect package, and the cost will be adjusted accordingly. However, pre-purchase is crucial, as it ensures that they have enough stock to fulfil your requirements and allows them to ensure you get the correct gear tailor-made for your Sun Peaks experience.

When you purchase a new boot from Freefall, it includes a complimentary professional boot fitting. Wintersports’ participants also receive a 10% discount on all Freefall’s world-class products. In addition, you will also become a “store ambassador”, which will entitle you to a store ambassador hoodie and hat and discounted tuning and waxing for the season.

When you purchase a new boot from Freefall, it includes a complimentary professional boot fitting. Wintersports’ participants also receive a 10% discount on all Freefall’s world-class products. In addition, you will also become a “store ambassador”, which will entitle you to a store ambassador hoodie and hat and discounted tuning and waxing for the season.


There are stores situated up and down the country, and they are probably one of the only chain stores to which we would be happy to send you. Their top boot fitters have completed a foundation with a minimum of 2 weeks course length and an advanced certified course, which is six months/1 year training. They continually have to retrain to keep up with the latest technology.
So whilst we say get your boots in the resort, there is a fantastic option here. Especially if you are going to Panorama. Warning though: if you are in between sizes then always go smaller as they sometimes provide too big a boot fitting and you cannot get this rectified in resort so easily. If you are going to Sun Peaks, I have a lot of confidence in the shops in the resort in addition to this option.

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Aspect sport is our provider for UK collections. They take pride in providing exceptional customer service and providing sustainable equipment for customers. They offer K2 Skis with different price ranges depending on your ability and spending limit.

About K2 : K2 is the original American Ski and Snowboard Brand, founded in 1962 in Washington State. The brand continued to pioneer by expanding into snowboards in 1987 and was the first brand to specifically engineer products for women starting in 1999; our Women’s Alliance™. Today Aspect is resetting the K2 brand for the future, one that builds on this legacy to reposition as the industry leader. They share a commitment to sustainability across K2 by creating next-level experiences for outdoor enthusiasts. Aspect fuels each brand’s mission with the collective strength of a world-class organization and modern development facilities across our global distribution channels.

‘Together with our athletes and community, we strive to progress the culture of the great outdoors.


Stellar is our provider for our branded clothing. We choose them due to their clothing’s outstanding sustainability and exceptional value!

About Stellar: Their products are lightweight, minimalistic and uncompromising, with an engineered athletic fit. They are all designed as essential parts of the Stellar Equipment Layering system. They use the very best materials available — the most breathable waterproof membrane on the market, 1020 fill power RDS-certified down, synthetic insulation developed for space exploration, innovative and ultralight-weight fabrics, and the highest-quality waterproof zippers and components — to name a few.

“We started Stellar Equipment because we wanted to get away from trade shows and budget meetings, because we want to spend more time in the mountains we love, using fantastic gear and hanging out with great people.”

“By choosing Stellar Equipment, you actually make a contribution to a somewhat better and more sustainable world — not because we are perfect, but because we do our best.”


For rentals at Panorama. Please get in touch with us and request what you need. The price for rental at Panorama for Hidden Valley or Panorama clients:

Basic equipment package is: £300

Advanced equipment package is £800 (please contact [email protected] to request this option)


You can purchase snowboards from Syndicate when you arrive in resort. They have a fantastic selection and you will be spoilt for choice but its best if you can secure before arriving in resort. If you are taking your course in Sun Peaks then please contact me for options [email protected]

Please note:

Purchasing powder skis & twin tips are in limited supply so please book early.


Dave Noble began making and selling custom windsurf boards in 1983. As times changed, he started supplying sports equipment and apparel for his other passion, winter sports.

The family-run business, now managed by his sons (Sam, Will and associate Miles), supplies over 100 UK outlets as well as trade and mountain professionals.

We have a fantastic relationship with our brands and suppliers, some of whom we have been working with for over 20 years.


Offerings to the Winter Sports clients

Why we do it?

You are about to invest a lot of money in your course so as a thank you we have passed on these offerings to you as a bonus of coming with the WSC. These discounts & savings are eligible to you and your family if one of you have booked a course with us.  However if you want us to get involved, book, pay or deliver your items then we are happy to do so but will put a nominal handling charge on top of your course fee.


Team Clothing

It’s not essential that you turn up looking like a battle hardened mountain pro, but you do want to choose something functional, warm and comfortable. We cannot stress enough, getting cold or being uncomfortable tires your body quickly and takes the enjoyment out of the day.

So take it from us, these guys at Stellar not only know how to make you look great, they are also experts at keeping you warm on the mountain. Put it this way – if Stellar made duvets, you would never get out of bed.

Mens | Stretch Down Jacket

Grey | With Hood

Choose the Stretch Down Jacket with or without a hood.

These colours are a suggestion only, for more choice please visit the Stellar website and purchase directly.

We get no discount from them nor put any mark up on their clothing.

Mens | Stretch Down Jacket

BluBlack | Without Hood

The 750 fill power Stretch Down Jacket features two revolutionary innovations in down technology; woven seamless down baffles and a water resistant 2-way stretchable outer fabric.

The result is a breathable, durable and weather-resistant insulation garment, that quite possibly might be the most comfortable and versatile down jacket you have ever worn — both on and off the mountain. Our 4th season & we love them!



Womens | Stretch Down Jacket

Red | With Hood

Whilst we offer a stock selection of colours and styling, you can by all means have any item from the stellar range branded.

How you want to brand your items is entirely up to you. Or trust our judgement and selection on these items and add them to your shopping list.


Womens | Stretch Down Jacket

BluBlack | Without Hood

This popular down jacket choice comes in male or female fit.

Regardless of which brand you go for make sure you choose something that will fit comfortably over a standard mid layer and sometimes an additional down/gel layer for those really cold days.

Mens | Stretch Down Jacket

Orange | Without Hood

This will remain your most worn item of clothing during the season. It’s our staff favourite and easy to see why.

It’s the one item of clothing that is worth spending a little extra on. Makes a great Christmas or birthday present and will be worn for many winters to come both in resort and at home.

Mens | Shell Jacket

Orange | Outer Shell

Back and sleeve logos can be added for £42.

This Stellar Jacket is lightweight and durable, completely waterproof and extremely breathable, perfected for on-mountain winter activities like free-riding, ski-touring and side-country and of course instructing.

It is made in Japan, from 100% recycled Dermizax NX 3-ply nylon fabric.
Oversized 2-way pit zips quickly releases heat during demanding activities.


Gilet | Vest

Mens & Womens | 2 Styles

To be worn under your Stretch Down Jacket on those really cold days, or as a standalone garment when the spring conditions arrive or in and around the resort. A great addition to your quiver and comes in a variety of styles.

Choose from the Aerogel Hybrid or the Primaloft Vest. These items are a snug fit so better to get the next size up if in doubt.

Womens | Shell Jacket

Red | Outer Shell

Thinking about doing the Ski patrol. Again not essential but makes you fit right in paired with black pants. It will be the last ski jacket you’ll ever own. Functional, waterproof and a variety of colours.


Womens | Shell Jacket

White | Outer Shell

Maybe not the most practical but definitely the coolest look on the slopes.

In addition there is Ski-pass pocket on upper left arm, 4 outer pockets and 1 inner mesh pocket.

Mens | Merino Mid Hood

Grey | With Hood

A great fit, incredibly warm, plenty of stretch to allow full body movement and a hard wearing item, doesn’t fluff or burr up. Please check for correct sizing.

Branding of your item can be customised to suit your needs. Please enquire for options.

Red | With Hood

Go onto their sizing chart and decide what is your nearest body shape. They are a European sizing and a Scandinavian fit.

So if you find that you are in between measurements then go for the larger size if you want a looser fit or a size down if you want a tighter fit.

Womens | Mid Hood

White | With Hood

Go onto their sizing chart and decide what is your nearest body shape. They are a European sizing and a Scandinavian fit.

So if you find that you are in between measurements then go for the larger size if you want a looser fit or a size down if you want a tighter fit.

Bolt Ons

We offer a variety of Bolt-Ons so you can enhance your course and create a bespoke experience. These are designed to enhance your CV or your smile. If you are intending to do this a career then you may want to get your Canadian Adaptive Snow Sports, Race Coach or Park Course. However if you are just doing this as a gap year then you may prefer the heli-ski, dog sledding, or ice hockey experiences.


AST Level 1 & Companion Rescue Skills

Panorama & Sun Peaks

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.

Understanding the landscape, especially as a backcountry skier, is essential to support yourself when skiing, to stay safe, and to avoid danger.

3 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.

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Sun Peaks

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 safely experience adaptive snow sports. 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.

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Level 1

CSIA Park level 1

Sun Peaks

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, how to communicate clearly, and how to spot hazards in the park.

At the end, you will be assessed, and you must be able to show clear park demonstrations and teaching abilities. CSIA SnowPro

CASI Park level 1

Sun Peaks

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  

Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety

Sun Peaks & Revelstoke

An absolute 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 the some of the closest dangers and yet the most overlooked.

Learn about how tree wells form, safe riding through the trees.  What action to take if you fall in a tree well and how to rescue someone.

Additionally, this course will introduce you too often overlooked hazards that one may encounter such as cold exposure injuries, variable snow conditions and more.

Off-Piste & Powder

Panorama & Sun Peaks

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. This often books up early.

Intro to Back-Country

Panorama & Sun Peaks

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 backcountry. Equipment (powder skis, skins, snowshoes, split board) are not included.

Entry Level Race Coach

Sun Peaks

ACA-CSC coach education programming links directly with Alpine Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development stages of growth and skill development.

At each program level, coaches acquire knowledge and skills necessary to meet growth and skill development needs of the athlete.

During the course you will learn how to reduce the risk of accidents and how to coach ski racers. This course promotes continuous improvement and life-long learning for coaches and coaching excellence at every level in the Canadian development system.

Basic First Aid

Sun Peaks

For the 1-day Emergency First Aid Course, attendees are taught a mixture of both practical and theory. You’ll learn how to examine a casualty, familiarise yourself with essential life support and learn how to control bleeding and trauma.

The course covers choking, airway management, CPR, and gives you a strong overview of essential safety and medical techniques used in mountain rescue. Covering the major incidents and how to provide basic support to the patient till help arrives.

Revelstoke Steep N Deep

Panorama & Sun Peaks

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 its a real once in a lifetime venue. Includes accommodation for 3 nights, 3 days. Transport to and from Revelstoke & Lift passes for 3 days of some unforgettable skiing/riding.

Optional: Guided/Training days

Dog Sledding

Sun Peaks

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. On return you will get to say thanks to the dogs by giving them lots of cuddles and snacks.

Nordic skiing

Sun Peaks & Panorama

The silence of the wilderness and the almost spiritual experience of gliding through a winter world leaving nothing but tracks in the snow is an irresistible combination – as well as the enjoyment of the activity itself, nordic skiing is a simply wonderful way to travel through the outdoor world in winter and get away from EVERYTHING.

Day trip to Harper Mountain

Sun Peaks

Have a change of scenery. A nice break from Sun Peaks. Tubing, skiing/riding & some new slopes and a really great afternoon out only 40 mins away from Sun Peaks. Includes, lift pass, lunch, transportation and tubing.

Ski & Board Tech Tips

Panorama & Sun Peaks 

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.

Ice Hockey Match

Panorama: Local team game

Sun Peaks: National game

Watching ice hockey is a must for anyone spending a significant amount of 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 Kamloops 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- 3 run trip

Panorama & Revelstoke

Heli skiing is quite simply put, the ultimate off-piste experience – perfect for free skiers/riders, thrill-seekers and powder lovers.

The adrenalin rush as you board the helicopter is nothing compared to the breathtaking views as you fly over the mountains.

3 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.



We offer a serene experience, you’ll get to experience Panorama from a completely different perspective. You can take off from 2 different spots (depending on the weather conditions). Summit takeoff gives you 1110 m or 3650 ft flight height difference and Champagne Express take off  is 770 m or 2560 ft flight height difference.

You will then land at the bottom of Little Dipper where your pilot will teach you how to safely roll the Parachute back up. They also provide a camera you can hold to film your adventure, so just bring a storage chip to put in it !

Sled Mobile with BCSF certificate


With over 32,000 acres of terrain, experience the exhilarating feel of driving a sled mobile. Make your cv shine & take your BCSF certification online prior to taking the experience.

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 cozy cabin and then head down back to base.

Banff Blow Off


Its not Ibiza admittedly but its a great vibe and the best that the infamous Banff can offer. 1 night and 2 days on the slopes of the big mountains surrounding the iconic Banff town.

Includes accommodation, transport and lift passes. Relax and take some time out from Panorama, do some shopping, get up on the big mountain of Sunshine, Lake Louise or Norquay.

Then put your party face on and have a big night out with your mates before calling it a day and heading back to HQ.

This either happens after your exams or at the end of your winter season.

Ice Skating


Enjoy a skate with your pals on the Biggest Lake trail in the World! Armed with a bbq, burgers, beers,  tunes, hockey sticks and bunch of your friends.

A great day out just cruising around doing something different for the day or for those wanting a more physical challenge then why don’t you attempt the full 35km skate ring round the lake.

The Best Bits

Panorama & Sun Peaks

You could spend all season in resort and still miss these gems. Your guide for the day knows every nook and cranny on the mountain. This is a non training day but by the end of it you will know all the local knowledge on every section of the mountain.

  • Knowing which slopes are best in certain conditions
  • Knowing what the local dangers or difficulties are on each area of the mountain.
  • Finding the best runs through the trees, Dream Zone, Gillies, The Monster and Freddy’s Nightmare.
  • Even some of the special runs the locals don’t know about.

Best done early in your programme so that you can get the best out of your time in resort armed with a new sense of your surroundings.

Non Urban Emergency Care Level 1


Core topics include an emphasis on recognising of life-limb threatening injuries, what critical interventions to make and the patient extraction from the remote environment. A secondary emphasis is pre-trip planning, scene and incident management, critical decision-making and survival type skills and knowledge. A thorough 2 day first aid certificate to have on your resume, great if you are working in remote areas.