11 Week Snowboard Course in Canada

Become a Level 1 and Level 2 Certified Snowboard Instructor

The Dream

 

For starters, you definitely do not need to be an expert to become a snowboard instructor. It’s all about motivation and dedication. That’s why we have created an 11 week snowboard 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 become a highly-certified snowboard instructor (Level 1 and Level 2) with a job guarantee for the following season. 

 

 

 

"Boarding in Canada is wild. For once, we're not treated like second-class citizens. Everyone is in harmony, shredding pow and eating burgers together."

- Nicolas, Snowminds Instructor

The Training

 

Through a close partnership with the Canadian Snowboard Association and Sun Peaks Resort in Canada, Snowminds now offers you the chance to quickly become a trained snowboard 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 snowboarding abilities, with the maximum flexibility to work as a snowboard 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 snowboarding 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 snowboard 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 snowboard 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 snowboarding 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, you can also expect yoyr level of skiing to sky rocket during the course. When not trying, you will have plenty of time to explore neighboring 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 snowboard 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 snowboarding 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 snowboard instructor for the following season*
  • 11 week comprehensive snowboard 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-catering 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, including assistance in arranging your new accommodation
  • Opportunity to see 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
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Equipment for the season, such as ski equipment, etc.
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above

 

* The Job Guarantee as a snowboard instructor applies to the next winter season in Canada because your training course ends in March (i.e. near 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.

 

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 level
  • Speak English at a conversational level
  • Be outgoing, positive, motivated, and responsible
  • 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 Snowboard Course in Canada

Course Icon 9.295 €

Course Icon Next application deadline the 31st of January

Course Icon Sun Peaks, Canada

Course Icon 19.01.2019 - 6.4.2019

Course Icon 95 € (deposit)

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