7 weeks of perfection in Canada's most beautiful ski resort!
Our 7 week CSIA Level 2 instructor course has been developed for those who already have the CSIA Level 1 award, and want to build on their qualifications and teach in the mountains. The quality of the snowfall for Banff speaks for itself, and by getting your Level 2 Award you'll have all you need to work season after season as a ski coach in the Canadian Rockies.
What to Expect
We pride ourselves on being the top instructor course provider in Banff. We have an amazing relationship with the Lake Louise Ski School, who go on to employ a number of our students every year. You can see the pathway clearly in Canada, to be able to go on and live the dream as a ski instructor!
- Includes CSIA Level 2 exams
- Top Instructors in Canada, many of whom have come through the Ticket To Ride Programme
- Guaranteed employment consultation with Lake Louise at the end of the course
- Central Twin Share Hotel Accommodation (all double beds in the Ptarmigan Inn Hotel)
ON THE MOUNTAIN
The training is based on the common principle of:
- 18.5 Hours Coaching a Week
- 8:1 Group training ratio
- Piste Performance Coaching
- Freeride Training
- Park riding
- Teaching Theory Coaching
- Exam Preparation
- CSIA Level 2 - Included
- Avalanche Awareness - AST Level 1 - Optional
- First Aid - Optional
- CSIA Level 1 Freestyle - Optional
Each student is given direct access to the Lake Louise Ski School employment Director, with an end of season consultation, and the possibility to return the following season and work. With a CASI Level 2 certification you can work around the world, as well as back in Canada as an experienced instructor.
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
We provide central accommodation (all twin share, in double beds in the newly refurbished Ptarmigan Inn Hotel).
- You can take advantage of all-you-can-eat breakfast 7 days a week and dinner 4 nights a week.
- Double bed in a twin room in the newly refurbished Ptarmigan Inn
- Ski Lockers
- Free Wifi
- Widescreen TV in each room
- Fridge, microwave and kettle
- Hot Tub and Sauna
Single Supplement - If you would like a room to yourself, this is available for an additional £1,450 for the 7 weeks.
During your course there are a range of additional extra activities available. Activities available to sign up for in resort include:
- Cat skiing - $525
- Snow mobiling - $265
- Trip to watch ice hockey in Calgary - $100
- Heli Skiing - $1,200
- Weekend trip to Kicking Horse or Revelstoke - $150
*Prices are CAD and a guide only and subject to change from season to season
Additional qualifications also include First Aid, Avalanche Safety, and Freestyle Level 1. You can pick and choose the ones you want.
Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.
Progression & development reviewi
Skills and Technique
Moguls, steeps, Short turns and bumps, and freestyle and off-piste sessions
Key skills and techniques, carving and sliding turns
Level 2 Exam
CSIA Level 2 exam: Technical & Teaching assessment
An extra week after your exams to ski, or take a freestyle qualification
Those who have already gained their CSIA Level 1 and are looking to qualify as a level 2 instructor, with the aim to work as an instructor the following season. The course is also great for looking for a once in a lifetime experience and those wanting to improve their skiing.
We ask that you are a Level 3 or above on our ability scale. Generally having 3-4 weeks on snow prior to the course is enough, and the most important thing is a good attitude to improving and learning new skills!
The Level 2 in a big step up from the Level 1, however the training you receive prior to the exam puts you in an excellent position to pass. The 2016/17 season saw an amazing 95% pass rate on level 1 and 2 in Banff.
In recent years everyone who has wanted a job has secured one. We don't like to guarantee as it's down to the individual to posses the skill and attitude that employers are looking for.
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