7 Week Intensive Ski Instructor Course

This intensive ski instructor course provides 7 weeks of the very best ski training. If you are looking to qualify as a CSIA Level 2 ski instructor in a relatively short period then this option could be for you.

We focus on improving technique and understanding across all terrain and snow conditions as well as preparing you for the CSIA exams. The first week is all about exploring the resort and beginning to analyse your technique. The next couple of weeks develop this and prepare for the CSIA Level 1 instructor exam which we schedule for week 4 whilst also honing your all mountain technique and exploring the best runs around Whistler.

We also include the Canadian Avalanche Association AST 1 course to give a solid introduction to mountain awareness. After the Level 1, we combine hitting the best terrain at Whistler while equipping you for the CSIA Level 2 which we schedule for the final week of the programme.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Comfortable Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CSIA L1 Included
  • CSIA L2 Scheduled Into Course
  • AST1 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Approx 60% On-Piste / 40% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2

Course Dates

25 November 2024 - 10 January 2025

What's included

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

TRAINING

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


Expert Pros
Professional & personable coaches. The overwhelming majority are CSIA Level 4 supported by a few excellent Level 3s.


Coaching Groups 6 MAX
Maximum of 6 guests per ski coach for personal attention, more fluid training sessions allowing you to improve faster.


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


CSIA Level 1 Exam Fee
Examination fee for the Level 1


CAA AST 1
Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level 1. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety. AST1 is taught in groups of 8.


Video Analysis
A 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.


Training for CSIA L2
Training for L2 is provided and the exam is scheduled into the course. However, the exam fees (approx £550) are not included.

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable Accommodation
We offer various accommodation options in Whistler at different price points. The chalets and condos are well located close to central Whistler Village and all include welcoming living rooms and full kitchens. Some have a hot tub and swimming pool.

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


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

OTHER

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


Group Airport Transfer
A group transfer from Vancouver Airport on the official course arrival date is included.


Resort Director
Available 24/7


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


Socials
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 following your course, 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.


Financial Security
ALLTRACKS Ltd is ATOL & ABTOT Bonded

NOT INCLUDED

Flights
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 Level 2 Exam Fee
Although the training for the L2 is included and the exam is scheduled into he course, the exam fee must be paid to the CSIA in resort. Cost is approx £550


Additional Exams
Exams such as CSIA Snowpark and CSCF Race Coaching are often available for an additional cost. Cost is approx £250 each

Prices

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.

As our main office is in the UK, prices are in British Pounds Sterling. However, we have guests from all over the world so if you prefer to pay in $USD, $CAD or Euros, no problem. Just give the office a call and we can arrange that.

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Schedule

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
Arrival
Settle In and Welcome Party
Split into training groups
Familiarisation of the Ski Area
All Mountain Advancement Training
Canadian Avalanche Association ASTL1 Skills Training


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


Week 4
CSIA Level 1 Exam


Week 5 & 6
All Mountain Advancement Training


Week 7
CSIA L2 Training
CSIA L2 Assessed Training
Departure

 

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