4 Week Ski Instructor Training Course at Whistler in Canada

Become a Ski Instructor at Whistler Blackcomb

The Dream in Canada


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.


The Training


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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The Instructor Life


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.


"Whistler Blackcomb is unreal. The stunning nature and wild landscape makes you feel like you're waking up each morning in paradise. And, well, that's because you are. "

- 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:

  • 4 week ski training course in Canada (including CSIA exam, course materials and certificates) at one of the world’s top ski resorts. 
  • Staff Housing 
  • Round Trip Flights to Canada*
  • Local transport to your course in Whistler
  • Liftpass 
  • Prep material for the Canadian ski system
  • Opportunity to see North America after your season ends
  • Possibility to apply for a visa and work in Canada next season. We’ll help you with the process. 
  • Confidence in an established ski travel company. 
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • A strong community with fellow instructors      


What is not included?

  • Extra luggage beyond the 2 bags included with flights
  • Food
  • Any visa application costs
  • Travel activity after the season ends (including, transport from your destination to the airport)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above


* 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 pride ourselves in selecting the right people for our team of ski- and snowboard instructors. We are renowned amongst 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:

  • You have skied or snowboarded a minimum of 3-4 weeks
  • You are positive, outgoing and adventurous
  • You are serious, responsible and top motivated
  • You are good with kids, teens, and adults
  • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged  
  • You speak English at a conversational level
  • You are 18 years or above  


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.  




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.


Course Price

Course Icon 4 Week Ski Instructor Training Course in Whistler, Canada

Course Icon €5995

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