8 Week Combined Ski Instructor & Off Piste Course Whistler

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

This 8 week programme is a fantastic way to qualify as a Level 1 and 2 ski instructor, learn about avalanche safety and enjoy some of the best off piste skiing in Canada. Join us this winter to ski with other passionate skiers led by supportive coaches and guides.

The first 6 weeks provide a solid grounding in all mountain technique, on and off piste, as well as preparing you for the CSIA Level 1 & Level 2 instructor courses. After this, the focus moves almost entirely to off piste ski improvement. Coaching is delivered by some of the most experienced big mountain coaches in Whistler, who will also guide you to the best conditions each day.
In addition to the ski instructor qualifications, you’ll do the Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1 which provides an introduction to backcountry avalanche safety skills.


  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CSIA L1 Exam Fee Included
  • CSIA L2 scheduled into course
  • AST1 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Approx 40% On-Piste / 60% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2

Course Dates

8 February - 4 April 2024

What's included

This 8 week course is based at Whistler Blackcomb, consistently voted North America’s #1 resort. You will stay in comfortable, well located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you wish. There are also off slope activities organised by our course director, lift line priority, equipment maintenance clinics and lots more.


Thorough & Considered Coaching
ALLTRACKS training formula devised by Guy Hetherington, Alltracks Head Coach & CSIA L4 Examiner.

Expert Pros & Guides
Professional CSIA Coaches typically CSIA Examiners. The overwhelming majority are CSIA L4 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 Level 1 Exam Fee
Examination fee for the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance Level 1 Exam.

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

Video Analysis
Benefit from this great feedback tool.

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 from Guy Hetherington.


Comfortable Accommodation
Well located, comfortable chalets and condos. All with welcoming living rooms, well equipped kitchens, free wifi internet, TV. Some with hot tubs and swimming pools.

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 Transfer
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.

Social Events
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 support you.


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.

CSIA L2 Exam Fees
The CSIA L2 is scheduled into the course but the cost of the exam is not included (price is approx £550)


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 and calendar 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 L1

Week 3
CSIA Level 1 Exam

Week 4 & 5
All Mountain Advancement Training
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CSIA L2

Week 6
CSIA Level 2 Exam

Week 7 & 8
All Mountain Advancement Training

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