10 Week Combined Ski Instructor & Off Piste Course

Push your boundaries by joining the ALLTRACKS combined ski instructor & off piste course.

This is the ultimate course if you want to improve your technical skiing, learn about avalanche safety and enjoy the best off piste skiing in Canada. Join a friendly group of other passionate skiers with supportive coaches and guides.

The first 4 weeks provide a solid grounding in all mountain technique as well as preparing you for, and sitting, the CSIA/PSIC Level 1 instructor exam. After this, the focus is all off piste. You’ll receive training from some of the most experienced big mountain coaches in Whistler, who will also guide you to the best conditions each day. In addition, you’ll do the Canadian Avalanche Association AST Levels 1 & 2. Led by IFMGA/ ACMG/ CAA guides you’ll go ski touring through the awe inspiring Garibaldi Park.  This really is the ultimate course for keen powder skiers.


  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CSIA/PSIC L1 Included
  • Backcountry Ski Touring
  • AST1 & AST2 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Approx 30% On-Piste / 70% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2

Course Dates

12 January - 21 March 2025

What's included

The course is based in Whistler, consistently voted North America’s #1 resort.


Thorough & Considered Coaching
ALLTRACKS training formula devised by Guy Hetherington, Alltracks Head Coach & Level 4 Examiner.

Expert Pros & Guides
Professional & personable Coaches typically Examiners. The overwhelming majority are Level 4 supported by a few excellent L3s. Guides are ACMG or IFMGA qualified and the avalanche skills are taught by Canadian Avalanche Association Qualified teachers.

Coaching Groups 6 MAX
Maximum of 6 guests per ski coach for personal attention and more fluid training sessions.

Specific Modules
Specific coaching for instructor training, moguls, all mountain freeride and powder.

CSIA/PSIC Level 1 Exam Fee
Examination fee for the Level 1 Exam.

Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 & Level 2. Groups of 8 Max for AST1. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety.

Backcountry Ski Touring

Learn how to ski tour efficiently and explore the Whistler backcountry.

Video Analysis
Benefit from this useful tool for ski technique analysis and feedback.

Lift Line Priority
If there is a lift queue, skip it during coaching sessions.

Equipment Maintenance
Learn more about how to look after your ski equipment.


Comfortable Accommodation

Our condos in Tantalus Lodge are incredibly well located by central Whistler’s amenities and major lifts. The lodge benefits from a communal swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. All have a living room, full kitchen, free wifi and many of the bedrooms are en suite.

We also have a budget friendly hostel option which despite being further out from resort centre, is a great base at a lower price.

Choose between group dinners four nights per week or self cater and save.


Season Pass
Full Season Pass valid for the entire winter so feel free to arrive early or extend your stay after your course ends.

Group Airport Transfers
Group transfer from Vancouver Airport on the official course arrival date.

Resort Director
Available 24/7

Welcome Party
Get to know everyone on your course and the coaches on Day 1.

Various socials throughout the course.

Extend Your Stay
For an additional cost and subject to availability, you can arrive early, stay on afterwards or combine further courses.

Job Recruitment Service
If you wish to work as an instructor either immediately afterwards or some time in the future, we can provide 1:1 assistance. Let us know your goals and we will do our utmost to support you.


Flights – Travel
Flights are not included, but ALLTRACKS can organise your flights if you wish or provide advice on suitable flights.

Travel Insurance
Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course and holiday is an ALLTRACKS requirement.


Our prices are guaranteed, which means the price you see on our website is what you’ll pay if you book today. Unlike our competitors, there is no small print or hidden exchange rates that allow us to increase the price once you’ve booked.

There are zero hidden extras. Prices include everything shown in the ‘What’s Included’ table above, leaving you to experience the best the resort has to offer.

We have guests from all over the world so if you prefer to pay in $USD or Euros, no problem. Just give the office a call and we can arrange that.

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We publish a highly detailed course schedule on our Guest Member Intranet Site. In the meantime, this weekly course breakdown should give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Course Schedule

Weeks 1 & 2
Settle In and Welcome Party
Split into training groups
Familiarisation of the Ski Area
All Mountain Advancement Training
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CSIA/PSIC L1

Week 3
All Mountain Advancement Training
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CSIA/PSIC L1

Week 4
Level 1 Exam

Week 5&6
All Mountain Advancement Training
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1

Week 7 & 8
All Mountain Advancement Training

Week 9
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 2
Backcountry Ski Touring

Week 10
All Mountain Advancement Training

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