Insider information on the ski & snowboard industry and our ski and snowboard instructor courses.

How my Gap Year Turned Into Working as a Ski Instructor for 10 Years.

Nonstop | February 15th, 2013

Steph Oliver’s story starts on our 11 week instructor course in Fernie, which was originally intended to be just a gap year. Steph then went on to spend six more seasons in Canada, teaching children and even some celebrities at Sunshine Village in Banff. Testimony that a Nonstop course really can change a life for the better.

A group of ski instructors in Sunshine Village, Canada.

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How I qualified as an ski instructor and went on to work in Canada and Australia!

Nonstop | February 12th, 2013

Alex Winser completed her 11 week ski instructor course in Banff and enjoyed it so much she signed up for the 2 week freestyle course in order to stay out on the snow. Although she suffered an injury towards the end of the season, this didn’t stop her going out to Australia a few weeks later to put her CASI qualifications to use. She¬† is now on her fourth winter season. Here she describes what her Nonstop adventure meant to her, read on…


a group of skiers in gear at the top of a mountain in Canada

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Becoming a ski instructor and working in New Zealand and the UK

Nonstop | January 21st, 2013

Ski instructor success story from Lucy Harris, who took part in our 11 Week Ski Instructor course in Fernie three years ago. Since then she has regularly instructed at an indoor ski slope and has just come back from a season in New Zealand!

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Snowboarding, photography, and… sheep shearing

Nonstop | November 1st, 2012

Tom Akass has squeezed a lot from his Nonstop training. Having completed our 11 Week Instructor Course in 2007 he’s done five winter seasons (mainly in New Zealand), trained and competed with the British Snowboard Cross team, and started his own photography business ( We caught up with him while he was working on the farm…

Tom flashing his colours

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Ryan’s time on our Banff season long snowboard instructor course

Pete+ | October 5th, 2012

We’re really happy to welcome the newest member of our team, Ryan, to Banff. He’ll be working alongside Nonstop legend Emily as assistant course host on our 3 week and 11 week Banff courses this year. Ryan is fresh out of last year’s program and has written an amazing article about his experiences on the course and how it inspired him to come back to Banff this year. Check it out…

Ryan new Nonstop team member

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