9 Week Combined Ski Instructor & Off Piste Course Whistler

The best of both worlds combining ski instructor training while improving your all mountain, off piste skiing.

This 9 week course is the perfect option for those guests looking to really improve your all mountain skiing, earn an instructor qualification and learn about avalanche safety. You’ll enjoy the best terrain in Canada with encouraging coaches and guides in a group of other like minded skiers.

Following the ALLTRACKS Training Formula, the first few weeks prepare you for the CSIA L1 ski instructor qualification whilst also providing you with a strong foundation in all terrain ski technique. Once the Level 1 is complete, the course focus shifts to 90% off piste.

Your trainers are some of the most experienced and motivated big mountain coaches in Canada. In addition to guiding you to the goods each day, they will continue to analyse and improve your technique so that you leave the course as confident and capable in deep powder conditions as on the groomers. As well as technique improvement, we include the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Levels 1 & 2. You will ski tour through the stunning Whistler backcountry led by ACMG/IFMGA or CAA guides.

We finish up with an awesome day’s heli skiing with Whistler Heli in what we hope will be you best day on skis ever!

Course Highlights

  • Industry Leading Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well located, comfortable accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CSIA Level 1 instructor course
  • Heli Skiing
  • Backcountry Ski Touring
  • AST1 & 2
  • Approx 25% On Piste & 75% Off Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2 Description

Course Dates


Included in your course

This course is based in Whistler, consistently voted North America's #1 ski resort. You will stay in comfortable, well located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you choose. There is also lift line priority, equipment maintenance clinics, season pass, 24/7 support 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 & 2. Groups of 8 Max for AST1. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety.

Heli Skiing

The ultimate powder adventure.

Backcountry Ski Touring

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

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 Transfers
Group transfer to and from Vancouver Airport on the official course arrival and departure dates.

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.

Not Included

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.

Is this the course for you?

  • When chatting with Paul about what to expect form the ALLTRACKS training formula and the overall experience they provide, it took very little time before I was on-board. The confidence and passion he bestowed on his courses oozed through everything he said. ALLTRACKS also went the extra mile in helping to create a package that not only best suited my needs, but also my wife's, who joined me for much of the season.

    Ryan Davison, Ski Club of GB Blogger