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.
- Nicolas, Snowminds Instructor
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!
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!
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:
What is not included?
* 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.
At Snowminds we pride ourselves in selecting the right people for our team of ski- and snowboard instructors. We are renowned among the ski schools for educating competent, energetic and top motivated ski- and snowboard instructors. You don’t have to be an expert on the snow, and no matter what your level is – we have a course that is tailor made just for you. We will make sure you receive the necessary training before your exam so you’re ensured to live out your winter dream as an instructor in Canada. The most important thing for you is to be positive, outgoing, adventurous and ready to work hard to get the memory of a lifetime as a part of the Snowminds team.
What we expect from you:
When you have sent your application you will receive an invitation for a Skype interview. During the interview will evaluate your candidacy while you have the opportunity to get more information about our courses and the experience as an instructor in Canada.
After the interview, we will call you and let you know whether or not we can offer you a spot on our team.
We have a big interest in our courses and the spots fill up quickly. Therefore we have a “first come, first serve” principle with an application deadline each month. This means that the earlier you send in your application, the greater your chances are of joining the team and getting your dream destination.
Use the application form below, where you will find our prices and dates, or fill out the application form above.
11 Week Snowboard Course in Canada
Deadline for next application round - 1st May!
Sun Peaks, Canada
January - April
Any Questions? Call us!