Did you miss the boat this year and postpone your dream of becoming a ski instructor in Canada? Well, we have good news: it’s not too late! For a very limited time, Snowminds offers you the unique chance to participate in a 4-week ski instructor training course at Whistler Blackcomb, one of the world’s top ski resort destinations. With a specially designed 4-week training course at Whistler University, you can now become a Level 1 certified ski instructor in Canada and position yourself well for a job the following winter season.
Through a close partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort and the Canadian Ski Association, we have created a training course to help you become a certified ski instructor in Canada this spring. Over a period of 4 weeks you will train 5 days per week and develop your technique both on- and off- the piste. With some of the highest-trained and most talented instructors anywhere in the world, you can expect your ski abilities to quickly flourish at Whistler Blackcomb.
Your 4 week training course culminates with your Canadian Level 1 ski instructor certification exam, which gives you access to venture out and work as a ski instructor in the “summer” or the following winter. With an internationally-recognized CSIA Level 1 certification from Whistler, you will have many new doors opened for potential ski instructor jobs going forward. So why wait until next year? Jump the line instead with all the credentials you need to work as a certified ski instructor in the future.
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In Canada, you will get to train for one month at a world-class resort and quickly become a competent CSIA certified ski instructor. The town of Whistler is very international, which means you’ll get the chance to make many new friends from around the world. After your training course ends in May, you will then have the ability to travel around Canada and the U.S. with your new friends and fellow Snowminders. Maybe that means doing a road trip to the national parks, or hitting the west coast of California for waves? Either way, our experienced team is there to help you every step of the way.
- Frederik, Snowminds Instructor
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 price of the flight tickets may vary by origin and therefore price changes may occur before booking. These will then be notified BEFORE any confirmation of the trip. Round Trip flights means to/from the same origins, without any side trips.
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:
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 take part in the program. You can apply here.
The Snowminds job guarantee and how it works
The job guarentee means that we will make sure you have a job at the skischool, after you have successfully passed your instructor training. You will already know at which destination you will spend your season at, before departure. The job guarantee is naturally conditional on your ski and snowboard teacher training, which over 90% of our students successfully pass. Even in the event you do not receive your certification, we still do everything we can to ensure you a job. That way you enjoy your season as an instructor like everyone else and then retake your certification. With six years of experience to date, we are proud to say we have always been able to find a job for 100% of our instructors after graduation from our training course.
Training Course Housing
During the course you’ll have arranged housing with all the other Snowminds Instructors. You’ll have a fantastic community like feel together with all your future colleagues.
An average salary for a starting instructor in Canada is around 10-12 CAD per hour. In addition to this there are often opportunities for bonuses, for example a guest may wish to extend their lesson with you as an instructor. The job as an instructor won’t get you rich money wise, but definitely rich with experiences. We recommend bringing pocket money which will allow you to have the freedom to fully enjoy your season. The pay also depends on your own motivation, your working ethics and your previous working experience.
*For this course a job in Canada would be in the following season.
Transport To/From Canada
Your tickets to and from Canada are included in the price. As we want you to have as much flexibility as possible the transport to the airport after your season isn’t included. This gives you the opportunity to travel around after your season. Many of our former instructors went to discover Canada’s nature, or went for a roadtrip to the US after their season was done. We have loads of experience when it comes to after season travels, so if that is something you are interested in, you can always bring it up during your interview. If you wish to travel home from a different country, we will be happy to help you with that.
4 Week Ski Instructor Training Course in Whistler, Canada
Next application deadline the 18th of March
April - May
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