Canada CSIA Ski Instructor Course at Sun Peaks

Our Canada CSIA Ski Instructor Course at Sun Peaks is by far one of our most popular courses. Choose between a 11 week or 18 week full program

 
Activities
Skiing
Duration
77 to 126 days
Price
£7,695 to 11,950
 
Destinations
Canada, North America, Sun Peaks
 

Our Canada CSIA Ski Instructor Course at Sun Peaks is by far one of our most popular courses. Choose between a 11 week or 18 week full program. Take a moment to appreciate your new office views before you carve your own tracks.

 

About The Trip

11 Week Program

The 11-week programs; are our most versatile courses available. They give you enough time to immerse yourself in your new mountain life. Absorb as much as possible from your time in SunPeaks on and off the slopes. You’ll be exposed to some superb conditions and guided effortlessly through your Level 1 & 2 CSIA certification by our world-class trainers.

So find those powder pillows, track your way through tree-lined utopias, and cruise down those fresh groomers to a well-deserved beer.
Experience a positive environment with your new friends and utilise our Bolt Ons to enhance and customise your program to suit your needs and gain a healthy amount of qualifications to make any CV shine or just earn bragging rites for your return home.

If you prefer less instructor training and more action away from the slopes. Then, try our sister program with the All Mountain Performance program and prepare for some Off-piste, Back Country, and some Steep n’ Deep at the mighty Revelstoke.

Features:

11 Weeks L1 & L2 WSC training
CSIA Level 1 Exam and Membership
Season Lift pass
Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.
Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.
Resort Rep 24/7

Benefits:

2 different start dates; come before or after Christmas.
Massive amount of training to prepare you for a successful Level 2 exam.
Guaranteed interviews for returning clients wanting employment with a Level 2 certificate.
Further bolt-ons available.

 

18 Week Program

This is the ultimate way to spend a season in the mountains. 18 full weeks of training that can be tailored to suit your needs with different options and flexibility to give you the course you want. At the end of it you’ll come out more qualified and experienced than you ever could have imagined

In one season, you can:

Train for levels 1 and 2 and work towards L3 and other qualifications in the Academy Program.
Take a leisurely approach to attain CSIA Levels 1 and 2 ski instructor qualifications
Gain your Level 1 and 2, and then join the full Ski Patrol program (£725 supplement)
Become Duel Certified in both the CASI Snowboard and CSIA Ski Instructor tickets.
The Academy is our new 6-week program which focuses on multi-skills training that pushes your skiing further and looks great on your CV. You’ll not only work towards your Level 3 but also focus on backcountry training, off pistes skills, Mountain Patrol and a comprehensive 4-day first aid course.

Features:

18 Weeks L1, L2 & L3 WSC training
CSIA Level 1 Exam and Membership
Season Lift pass
Ski in-Ski Out Accommodation.
Meal plan incorporates five different restaurants.
Resort Rep 24/7
Possible Dual Certification

Benefits:

A full season in the resort
Massive amount of training in one season.
Guaranteed interviews for returning clients wanting employment with a Level 2 certificate.
Further bolt-ons available.
Receive up to 9 certificates
Ability to tailor the program to suit you

 

Training Package – 11 Week Program

Level 1 & 2 Training
Specially designed for Winter Sports by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. On Snow Training is provided 4 days a week by CSIA level 3 & 4 instructors, with an extra day scheduled for shadow teaching with the school. In addition, Level 1 and 2 course conductors will provide one-to-one feedback and training as you approach the exams.

CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam.
The CSIA exam is as much a course as an examination and is included with your package. Spread over 3 days and planned after 3 solid weeks of pre-training. On successful completion, you will become a member of 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 the level 2 exam.

Shadow Teaching
An integral part of the course is shadow teaching. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare for your Level 2, and looks good on your CV. Once qualified, you will find yourself rostered into the ski school schedule once a week. Ski School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.

Additional Training Option
Further certifications are available throughout the programme. Including Avalanche Skills Training, Adaptive Ski Instructor Qualification, Race Coaching certification and Park course.
Snow Ready Fitness Plan

One of the most vital elements for your success is fitness. Created for the Winter Sports by a Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, and Nutrition Coach, this 8-week pre-season programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will make sure you are shredded & snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

 

Training Package – 18 Week full season

Level 1 & 2 Training
Specially designed for Winter Sports by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. On Snow Training is provided 4 days a week by CSIA level 3 & 4 instructors, with an extra day scheduled for shadow teaching with the school. In addition, Level 1 and 2 course conductors will provide one-to-one feedback and training as you approach the exams.

CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Exam.
The CSIA exam is as much a course as an examination and is included with your package. Spread over 3 days and planned after 3 solid weeks of pre-training. On successful completion, you will become a member of the CSIA. Level 2 & 3 modules and assessments can be booked directly with CSIA by the participant upon completion of level 1. Level 2 costs approx $950, Level 3 costs approx $1400.

Level 3 Academy Training

During the Academy course, you’ll receive 19 full days of instruction, plus extra days for Ski School and Mountain Patrol shadowing. The 19 days include 8 days of L3 instruction, 3 days of Patrol training, 4 days of NUEC 2 outdoor first aid courses and 4 days of backcountry and off-piste training. There will also be time to sign up for the L3 modules should you wish to push your skiing further.

NUEC 2 First Aid

The first aid course is highly respected and gives you over 30 hrs of practical remote first aid skills, valuable on the ski slopes and in any outdoor setting. It is accepted as the level for assistant guides, white water rafting guides and ski patrol support, to name a few.

Full Patrol Course (£725 Supplement)

The Mountain Patrol course will cover all the situations, skills, and accreditation you need to learn to join the team on the mountain. With up to 40hrs of training each week, this is one of the most in-depth ski courses we provide. You’ll learn about toboggan handling, patient extraction, air rescue, helicopter orientation, mountaineering, and many other essential skills during the course. You’ll also become certified in the NUEC 3 110hr first aid, avalanches safety and advanced protocol.

CSIA Membership & Instructor Licence.

We enrol you with a CSIA membership for the year as part of your course. You will be provided with a login to the website, where you can sign up for the level 2 & 3 exams. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licenced instructor.

Shadow Teaching
An integral part of the course is shadow teaching. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare for your Level 2, and looks good on your CV. Once qualified, you will find yourself rostered into the ski school schedule once a week. Ski School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.

Additional Training Option
Further certifications are available throughout the programme. Including Avalanche Skills Training, Adaptive Ski Instructor Qualification, Race Coaching certification and Park course.
Snow Ready Fitness Plan
One of the most vital elements for your success is fitness. Created for the Winter Sports by a Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, and Nutrition Coach, this 8-week pre-season programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will make sure you are shredded & snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

 

Resort

Sunpeaks is nestled in the valley between 3 mountains, spanning 4200 acres of incredible terrain, and is the second biggest ski area in Canada.

Take the lift to the Top of the World. Breathe in the expansive vistas as the snow ghosts bow to those Bluebird mornings. Catch one of the 13 lifts, get immersed in one of the 137 runs, and disappear into 16 gladed areas.

Find some of the best-untouched powder amongst tree-lined runs or rip it up in the 10-acre terrain park.

Blessed with some of the best conditions that Canada has to offer, with 6 meters of light, dry powder that is famous to the interior of BC and officially the sunniest resort. With few lift queues and wide open slopes, it’s no surprise that it’s regularly awarded in the Top 3 Best Resorts. Maybe that’s why the Interski trials are held here.

Back it up with enough hotels, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, and you’ve got a world-class venue to keep grinning from ear to ear. Prepared to be wowed.

 

 

Price Includes

  • 11 week training package - This 11 week course includes a training program designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. It includes 20 hours of training per week given by experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors.
  • 18 week training package - This 18 week course includes a training program designed by Level 4 instructors and evaluators. It includes 20 hours of training per week given by experienced Level 3 & 4 instructors.
  • Season Lift Pass - A Season long lift pass means if you want to come out early, or extend your stay then your lift pass will be valid. You also get extra discounts around the resort and reciprocal deals at other resorts.
  • CSIA Level 1 Exam and Membership - The level 1 course exam and membership is included in the price. You can add your Level 2 modules exams for £625 or book independently with the CSIA once you have passed your Level 1.
  • Accommodation for entire stay - Staying at the Hearthstone Lodge, you’ll have everything you need. Ski in/Ski out, and centrally located in the village. It’s the perfect location for an instructor course.
  • Meal Package - 4 Breakfasts and dinners are provided every week of your stay. Using 5 different restaurants within the resort.
  • Employment interviews & job opportunities - Upon successful completion of your Level 2, should you wish to return to Sun Peaks as an instructor, a guaranteed interview can be arranged. We can also arrange further interviews at other resorts in Canada and Worldwide to help you find your first job in the industry.
  • Goody bag - A goody bag with clothing and gear to make you feel part of the team, and provide you with some extras to help with your stay.
  • Ski School Shadowing -Ski School shadowing is introduced as you progress through the course.
  • Resort Rep - Sometimes overlooked but one of the most important parts of your stay. Reps are knowledgeable and experienced skiers and boarders, often having completed their instructor tickets previously. They support you all the way, making sure everything runs smoothly in resort.
  • Video Analysis - Well it is the digital age! Instructors will utilse all the equipment available.
  • Transfers - Transfers are included with your package when taking a flight with us. If you choose to arrive separately a free transfer is still available, as long as you are at the airport at the same time as the main arrival group. For transfers outside of this there may be a supplement charge.
  • Regular Team Socials - From Pool comp night, Floodlit riding and Mexican Margherita Night. There’s always something going on in or around the resort. Between these and the Bolt-Ons, you will have some experiences to remember for the rest of your life, with new lifelong friends.
  • Visa Assistance - We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.
  • Bolt On's & extra qualifications - From extra accreditation to pure fun, the bolt on’s cover it all. Sign up for the AST 1, Adaptive or Race coach or simply add on an experience. Heli Day, Revelstoke Trip, Ice Hockey Night, Dog Sledding or Shopping in Kamloops. There’s something for everyone’s budget.

Price Excludes

  1. Flights
  2. Meals - outside of the Meal Plan (4 breakfasts and dinners)
  3. Insurance
  4. Ancillary bolt-on courses
  5. Equipment or rental

What to expect

Professional coaching is provided four days a week plus an extra day for shadow teaching, typically from Monday – Friday. Weekends can be spent shadowing the ski school, free-skiing or ticking off one of your chosen Bolt-Ons. Feast your eyes on this!

 

8 Week Package Schedule

Week 1
Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a ski instructor. Get kitted up and out on the slopes. Calm the egos or nerves and get rid of any bad “holiday skiing habits”. Getting the correct skiing fundamentals in place right from the start. Start to relax into your new life.

Week 2-3
Training starts with focusing on your technique and teaching the CSIA way. Moving to more advanced and challenging terrain. Including video analysis and consolidation of all the new methods. Week 3 will introduce ski school shadowing plus looking after your kit – Ski Tuning Workshop.

Week 4-5
Final level 1 training & CSIA Level 1 exam. Then Big Celebrations before a well-deserved break. In Week 5, enjoy time to free ski or sign up for further bolt-on courses. Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports, Tree Wells & All Mountain Safety.

Week 6-8
Without wasting any time, it’s back to Training. Everything will start to ramp up now, and ski school shadowing will become an integral part of the course. Teaching experience, bumps, and short radius turn. Find your mojo and watch how your technique strengthens daily.

Week 9-10
Time to knuckle down! Powder, dynamic carving and teaching. This is where your pre-season fitness levels will pay off! The 4-day Level 2 modules will be scheduled. Absorb everything the Level 4 trainers throw at you but save some energy for the weekend with trips to the ice hockey and neighbouring resorts.

Week 11
It’s here, the final week and the Level 2 exams. It’s a nerve-wracking two days, but with ten weeks of training and experience, you will be more than ready. A big celebration is planned, and in those final days, enjoy time to free ski and party with friends.

 

18 Week Package Schedule

Week 1
Settling in, exploring and introduction to being a ski instructor. Get kitted up and out on the slopes. Calm the egos or nerves and get rid of any bad “holiday skiing habits”. Getting the correct skiing fundamentals in place right from the start. Start to relax into your new life.

Week 2-4
Training starts to focus on your ski improvement, technique and teaching the CSIA way. Moving to more advanced and challenging terrain. Including video analysis and consolidation of all the new methods.Ski Tuning Workshop . During week 3, complete your final days of level 1 training, CSIA Level 1 exam at the end of the week. Christmas week- whilst celebrating being an official level 1 instructor, lesson shadowing & additional courses.

Week 5-7
Without wasting any time it’s back to Training, Week 5 will be the beginning of your level 2 CSIA training. Over the next few weeks in training, you will learn how to perform bumps, short radius turns, powder skiing, dynamic carving and teaching to the CSIA level 2 standard. Find your mojo and watch how your technique strengthens daily.

Week 8-10
Week 8 will included Level 2, All-mountain, freestyle, CAD’s and Park bolt ons and assessment.

You will receive teaching practice for bumps, intermediate parallel and CSIA Level 2 assessment by course examiners to prepare you for the upcoming exam. Then in week 10, you will receive condensed Level 2 training and exam preparation before beginning the 4 day Level 2 modules.

Week 11-12
The level 2 exam is a nerve racking 2 days, but with 10 weeks of training and experience you will be more than ready. Once completing the exams, celebrations will begin to congratulate you on your achievement.
Week 12 will include lesson shadowing and additional courses (AST, Adaptive Sports, Race Coaching, Park Course).

Week 13-18
You decide whether to mix all the Snow Academy elements, like Ski Patrol training, Level 3 training with modules, Introduction to Back country training, 4 day wilderness First Aid. Or really go to town and get as far up the ladder as you can with 18 days of dedicated Level 3 training.

 

Canada CSIA Ski Instructor Course at Sun Peaks: From £7,695 to £11,950 for 77 to 126 days

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