8 Week Residential Canada Fast Track Ski Instructor Course in Panorama

This intense, 8-week ski instructor course in Canada, is the fastest way to complete your Level 1 and 2 CSIA instructor tickets. Join us in Panorama.

56 days
£6,440 to 7,350

This intense, 8-week ski instructor residential course in Canada, is the fastest way to complete your Level 1 and 2 CSIA instructor tickets. Join us in Panorama.

Panorama has some of the best-advanced terrains in Canada. It is home to not one but numerous “Hall of Fame” Level 4 instructors. It is perfect for those who are short on time, short on funds or for the more advanced skiers who have the skill-set to push themselves.

You’ll receive over 120 hours of dedicated Winter Sports coaching during your course, which is only four days less than the 11-week program! Also included are all CSIA modules and exams for levels 1 and 2, meaning there are no extra costs to pay. Additional days are included for shadow teaching with the ski school, as well as your AST 1 Avalanche Awareness course, which helps provide you with the skills to safely go off-piste, venture into the Taynton Power Bowl and ride the Monster on your days off.

At the end of the course, there is an option to join an incredible 3-run x Heli Day so that you can experience untracked deep powder skiing and put your new skills to the test.

If the Junior World Championships & Red Bull have endorsed this stunning resort, it’s certainly good enough for us.



Over 110 hours of intense training!

Level 4 “Hall of Fame” instructors.

The 4th biggest vertical in Canada.

Home of the 2022 Junior World Championships.

Biggest slope-side hot pools in BC.

No lift queues, no problem

Guaranteed job interview for the following winter



Gain your Level 1 & 2 in the shortest time possible, from some of the best instructors in the game.

Streamline your costs, no nonsense training package = More money in your back pocket to Bolt-On another resort or some back country training.

You’ll be pushed to your limits by varied & challenging terrains.


Inn & Apartments

Both residences are located in the Canadian working town of Invermere, not far from the Lake, which is host to the largest ice skating rink in the world, according to the Guiness Book of World records! It’s also only 25 mins from Panorama and has some excellent accommodation with the bus stop conveniently located right outside. Supermarkets or eateries are evenly spread amongst Invermeres town centre.

There are spacious two-person rooms as standard in apartments or hotel rooms with large double beds. For those wanting more privacy, it’s also possible to get a single room with or without cooking facilities for a relatively affordable amount. Book early, though, as places tend to go quickly.


Training Package

Level 1 and 2 Training

120 hours of on snow training is provided by CSIA level 3 & 4 instructors. Level 1 and 2 course conductors mentor the programme, take training and provide tailored one-to-one feedback as you prepare for the exams.


CSIA Level 1 ski instructor exam

The level 1 CSIA course and exam is included in the price. The course runs for 3 days with the first 2 days dedicated to instruction and the final day put aside for the on snow assessment.


CSIA Level 2 Development Modules and Exams

There are 2 separate 2-day modules to complete before taking the L2 exams. Each module is provided by the CSIA and helps to fine-tune both your skiing and teach technique, and are fantastic non-assessed courses. The 2-day CSIA L2 exam is scheduled for the final week. Both modules and exam are scheduled into your 8 weeks and included in the price, they can be removed should you wish to just train ($935).



Included in the course is the Canadian Avalanche Level 1 course, which will help prepare you for the hazards associated with going off-piste.


Shadow Teaching

All participants have the opportunity and are encouraged to shadow the sports school on days off from pro-coaching. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare trainees for exams and provides observational experience in a mountain environment.



After the level 2 exams, an optional guided heli-skiing trip (approx cost £660) is arranged with RK Heli-ski at the end of the course. All heli-skiing equipment is provided (powder skis/poles) and powder-pack including transceiver and other back-country equipment.


Cat Skiing

Take the easy trip up to the T bowl, for your first off piste and powder run.


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 both Canada and Japan. Comprehensive advice and assistance is 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.


Bolt on courses

An average of 30 hours of training and coaching time per week, over a 10 week programme. Training is delivered by BASI pro instructors, typically Monday- Friday. This schedule is a guide and may be subject to change depending on conditions and the requirement of the group. For those who pass BASI level 2 there is potential for employment as an instructor, subject to interview.

Price Includes

  • Panorama Skiing - Panorama enjoys over four months of regular snowfall, which delivers light, dry powder. From early December to mid-April, skiers and snowboarders can ski big vertical, gladed areas and powder bowls. Guests in Panorama enjoy 3000 acres of varied terrain that includes beginner and intermediate trails, epic double-black diamond zones, and the Rockstar terrain park.
  • Accomodation
  • Season Lift Pass - Your lift pass is season long. This means if you decide to add additional weeks, your lift pass will be valid. Lift pass benefits include discounts in selected shops and restaurants and on some activities, equipment rentals, maintenance and repairs.
  • Training Package - Includes 20 hours of training per week
  • CSIA Level 2 Development Modules & Exams - The Level 2 ski instructor certification is for advanced skiers who have passed the Level 1 certification. The course enables ski instructors to improve their situational teaching skills and to better understand CSIA technique and methodology and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry.
  • AST1 - Learn and equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to understand the conditions ahead and to make that often critical decision.
  • Transfers - Outbound and return transfers are included from Calgary Airport as standard with all bookings, subject to arrival times if booking your own flights.
  • Meal Plan - Meals are not included, but discounts are readily available throughout Invermere and the resort with the WSC card. Budget approx CAD$80-150 per week depending on your culinary skills.
  • Resort Rep - A rep is in the resort to oversee the course. Reps are knowledgeable about the resort, qualifications and training and have often taken part in the course previously.
  • CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam - CSIA Level 1 is the first big step to becoming a ski instructor. The qualification is split into three main components; your teaching of skiing, your own technical skiing and your people skills. The exam is three days long, and you are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
  • CSIA Membership - Regular Members enjoy a wide-variety of Member Benefits including Pro Deals, General Liability Insurance and Accident, Death and Disability coverage.
  • Cat Skiing - Cat skiing is a form of backcountry exploration, taking you away from the borders of controlled ski areas to ride through untouched powder. Take a ride to the top of The Taynton Bowl.

Price Excludes

  1. Flights
  2. Meals (lunches and weekends)
  3. Insurance
  4. Ancillary bolt-on courses
  5. Equipment or rental
  6. Heli Skiing
  7. Backcountry experiences

What to expect

Professional coaching is provided four days a week, typically on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Wednesdays and weekends can be spent shadowing ski school & free skiing. However, you will receive a training guide in the lead-up to the course.

Week One
Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a ski instructor

Week Two
CSIA Standards – Ski improvement and technique – including video analysis.

Week Three
Continued improvement & CSIA Level 1 course and exam

Week Four
AST 1 and L2 Teaching experience, bumps and medium & short radius turns

Week Five
Level 2, all-mountain, freestyle and intermediate parallel

Week Six
Teaching practice for bumps and L2 Module

Week Seven
Level 2 Module, exam and Heli Day


8 Week Residential Canada Fast Track Ski Instructor Course in Panorama: From £6,440 to £7,350 for 56 days

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