10 Week Combined Snowboard Instructor & Off Piste Course

This is what we think is the ultimate snowboarding course for people who want to hone their skills, become a qualified instructor and learn more about backcountry snowboarding, spilt boarding and avalanche safety.

The first part of the course covers all mountain improvement and preparation for the CASI L1 course which we schedule into week 4. By the time this is over, you should have really improved across the entire mountain and be riding to a technically high level. After this, the focus changes to off piste technique and backcountry training. We include both the Canadian Avalanche Association AST 1 & 2 on this program to teach you more about avalanche safety and operating in the backcountry. You will also learn how to split board, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the amazing terrain of the Garibaldi park beyond the resort boundaries.


  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CASI L1 Included
  • Backcountry Split Boarding
  • AST1 & AST2 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Approx 25% On-Piste / 75% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2

Course Dates

12 January - 21 March 2025

What's included

This snowboard course is based in Whistler, 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 is also off slope socials organised by our course director, lift line priority, an equipment maintenance clinic and more.


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

Expert Pros & Guides
Professional CASI Coaches eliuther CASI L3 or 4.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.

CASI 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.

Backcountry Split Boarding

Learn how to split board 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 equipment from Guy Hetherington.


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

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.

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 – 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.

Prices are in British Pounds Sterling and Canadian Dollars. However, 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 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 – 3
Settle In and Welcome Party
Split into training groups
Familiarisation of the Ski Area
All Mountain Advancement Training
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CASI L1

Week 4
CASI Level 1 Exam

Week 5
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 Split Boarding

Week 10
All Mountain Advancement Training

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