11 Week Ski Course in Canada

Become a Level 1 and Level 2 Certified Ski Instructor

The Dream

 

For starters, you definitely do not need to be an expert to become a ski instructor and have a fantastic season skiing on and off the piste. It’s all about motivation and dedication. That’s why we have created an 11 week ski instructor training course in Canada at Sun Peaks Resort that will set you up for a perfect winter season. With personalized and professional training from our all-star coaches, you can quickly achieve your dream of becoming a highly-certified ski instructor (Level 1 and Level 2) with a job guarantee for the following season. 

 

 

 

The Training

 

Through a close partnership with the Canadian Ski Association and Sun Peaks Resort in Canada, Snowminds now offers you the chance to quickly become a trained ski instructor with both Level 1 and Level 2 certification. We have specially designed this course for those looking to challenge themselves and quickly develop their skiing abilities, with the maximum flexibility to work as a ski instructor the following season in Canada or someplace else in the world. 

 

Over our comprehensive 11 week course, you will receive 5 days of personalized training each week that focuses on improving your technique and development both on- and off- the piste. The first three weeks of the course will begin with pre-training to solidify your foundation and basic skiing skills. These introductory weeks are intended to make sure everyone is well-prepared and ready to pass the Level 1 exam.

 

After achieving your Level 1 certification, you will then undergo 5 additional weeks of more advanced ski training, where you should expect to develop your skiing and teaching skills immensely. During this period, we also offer you a 2-day CADS Level 1 course in adaptive ski and snowboard training, that way you can learn how to teach guests with disabilities. To wrap things up on a high note, the training course culminates with the Level 2 exam and you becoming a highly-certified ski instructor in Canada with a job guarantee for the following season. If you would prefer to begin working soon afterwards, we can also offer you job opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Either way, you’re covered!

 

The Instructor Training Life

 

In Canada, you will get the opportunity to train and develop your skiing technique at Sun Peaks Resort, one of the most-renowned ski destinations in Canada. Throughout your 11 week course, you will be provided housing with all the other course participants and become part of a the strong and cosy community that Snowminds is well-known for. Our experienced team of professionals will arrange a variety of social activities and events (i.e. hockey games or game nights) to help create a closer bonds and connections, and hopefully make the experience of living abroad a little bit more homey.

 

With 5 days of instructor training per week, from some of Canada’s best trainers, you can expect to see your level of skiing sky rocket during the course. When not training, you will have plenty of time to explore neighbouring resorts and other aspects of Canadian culture, such as hockey. Like all other Snowminds courses, we strive to offer a holistic experience that not only prepares you with proper ski instructor training, but also offers you more insight into the local culture, the way people live, and how they spend their holidays with families. In this regard, you should expect to receive a 11 week top-notch course in both skiing and Canadian culture!

 

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM SNOWMINDS?

 

When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure.

With this course package, you can look forward to the following benefits:

 

  • JOB GUARANTEE as a ski instructor for the following season*
  • 11 week comprehensive ski instructor training course 
  • CSIA Level 1 and Level 2 instructor certification (including exams, course materials and instructor certificates) 
  • 2-Day CADS Adaptive Level 1 Certification Course to learn how to teach skiing and snowboarding to guests with disabilities.
  • Lift pass for your entire 11 week training course
  • Accommodation during your entire training course with self-cathering options
  • Roundtrip flights to Canada and back**
  • Local airport transport to your ski school destination
  • Closing Celebration Event after completing your course
  • Invitation to Snowminds Reunion Party after your course ends
  • Employment at a Canadian ski school for the following season, if you wish
  • Opportunity to travel in North America after your course ends
  • Useful preparation material and help with all other practicalities
  • Confidence in an established travel company that is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • A strong community with fellow Snowminders            

 

What is not included?

 

  • Extra luggage beyond the 2 bags included with your roundtrip flights
  • Any visa application costs (if applicable)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Food
  • Equipment for the season, such as ski equipment etc.
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above

 

* The Job Guarantee as a ski instructor applies to the following winter season in Canada because your training course ends in the end of the current season). 

**Please Note: The price includes roundtrip flights from your major home airport and back. The price of flights may vary depending on your precise origin and destination. Of course, we will let you know of any price variations BEFORE final payment is required.

 

"Skiing in Canada is something special. The off-piste is wide-open, the culture is welcoming, and the food is... super filling. Definitely miss those days of backcountry and burgers. Got to find my way back!"

- Andreas, Snowminds Instructor

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

At Snowminds, we take pride in offering everyone with the right passion and attitude the opportunity to become part of our community of ski and snowboard instructors.  

 

Basically, we expect you to:

 

  • Be motivated to learn regardless of current ski level 
  • Speak English at a conversational level
  • Be outgoing, positive, motivated, and responsible
  • Be at least 18 years old 

 

There is great interest in this course and therefore available positions fill-up quickly. Generally, we operate on a “first come – first served” principle. That means the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are to join the team. You can apply here.

 

Price

Course Icon 11 Week Ski Instructor Training Course in Canada

Course Icon 9.295 €

Course Icon Book before 24 December for the guaranteed best price

Course Icon Sun Peaks, Canada

Course Icon 19.01.2019 - 6.4.2019

Course Icon 95 € (deposit)

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