Become a ski or snowboard instructor in Canada

A season in Canada's wilderness



Canada is one of the top choices for skiers or snowboarders. With its unique snow guarantee, unbeatable champagne powder snow, magnificent scenery, and welcoming culture, Canada offers one of the most notable ski areas in the world. That’s why Snowminds is so excited to offer you the opportunity to become a paid ski instructor or snowboard instructor and work for a full winter season at one of Canada’s best ski resorts.


Simply put, Canada offers you something words alone cannot capture. You simply have to go and experience it for yourself. With a wide variety of course opportunities and job placements in Canada’s top resort destinations, we help match you to your perfect destination in Canada. You can select the best option for you, whether you are looking to get certified on an instructor course with the security of a job placement or want to focus purely on developing yourself with a 12 week training focused level 1 + 2 program. With tailored instructor courses, back country or freeride courses, Heli-ski program there is something for everyone.  In addition, we also offer help arranging a season in Canada as experienced instructors and those looking to take the next professional step with our 2 Week Level 2 Instructor Course. Take a quick look below to see all your options.

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With a wide-range of wildlife from elk to free-roaming bears, the nature in Canada is wild. Get lost and experience the nature up close and personal through a snowmobile trip with local guides. If that sounds a little too close for comfort for you, then why not explore the off-piste with a professional heliski trip? With a season as a ski instructor or snowboard instructor in Canada, the possibilities are endless.


Have you ever heard of the Powder Highway? That is the well-deserved nickname for the legendary snow-blessed 630-mile route from Vancouver through the interior of British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies. The region offers one of the highest concentration of ski options in the world: downhill, backcountry, cross-country, cat, heli. On average,its boasts 10 meters of snow annually. Therefore, it should be no surprise why Canada is hailed as the home of bottomless champagne powder – a fact which keeps us and all our instructors coming back for more every year.

"When you are surrounded by people who share this kind of passion for something, it has an effect on you. It sounds silly to say but I was inspired."

- Marcus, Snowminds Instructor


As a ski or snowboard instructor in Canada, you will work at one of our world-renowned partner ski schools, from big players like Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks to more locally-focused resorts, such as Cypress Mountain and Kimberley Big White, or developing your French language in Bromont or Stoneham  Regardless of where you spend your season, you are very likely to teach a diverse mix of both local and international guests and experience first-hand Canada’s multiculturalism.


You should also expect the experience of working as a ski or snowboard instructor to offer you more insight into Canadian culture. People there have a heart that bleeds for snow, speed and hockey. Throughout your season Snowminds you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of cultural and sport events. Plus, visit nearby resorts, where your fellow Snowminders live and work. It’s a country made for exploring, and we hope you will rise to the occasion.


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