Fernie Level 2 Ski Instructor Course
Upgrade your qualification with our Level 2 ski instructor course! By converting your Level 1 to CSIA Level 2, you’ll make yourself far more employable in ski schools around the world.
Trained by the best to be the best
Nonstop are renowned globally for producing excellent Level 2 ski instructors. We do that by providing an amazing experience for those on our courses. Over six weeks, you’ll get focussed training and direction from the most respected instructors in the business. Your all-mountain skiing technique will massively improve, as you spend every day exploring the epic terrain of Fernie Alpine Resort. Watch this introduction to some of our Fernie instructors.
The perfect playground for trainee ski instructors
Fernie Alpine Resort has so much going for it; there really isn’t a better place to train for your CSIA Level 2. It combines five bowls each with a massive amount of ungroomed “steep and deep” terrain. Average snowfall is unbelievable and makes it Canada’s “home of legendary powder”! The fun doesn’t stop off the mountain. This traditional Canadian town has a welcoming and friendly vibe, while the bustling bars and restaurants of downtown Fernie are always great for a night out.
What to expect from CSIA Level 2
For CSIA Level 2 you will need to demonstrate a high level of skill while skiing a variety of terrain and snow conditions. You’ll also need to demonstrate and teach to intermediate skiers; so you’ll have a good technical understanding of skiing and the ability to plan and deliver lessons. Fear not though – our instructors will spend six weeks working on your technique, while you have fun skiing the best terrain in Fernie, and teach you how to pass on these highly refined skills.
Make yourself at home in the Red Tree Lodge
You’ll feel right at home at the newly refurbished Red Tree Lodge. Our comfortable spacious rooms each contain queen sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. Plus, the onsite facilities are amazing, with fully equipped kitchens, lounges, games room, movie theatre, bar, restaurant, laundry facilities, hot tub and sauna! You’ll enjoy weekday breakfasts and hearty evening meals four nights per week, so you’ll be fully nourished for you action packed daytimes!
Airport transfers (if coinciding with group flights)
We include a shuttle service between the airport and the resort. The departure date and times are coordinated with the times of the group flights we arrange from London to Canada. If travelling at other times or on different dates then we can advise you on the public transfer services available.
Bus to resort
We provide a weekday shuttle service on the "Nonstop Buses". At weekends it's easy to catch the local bus service which costs $3 approx.
24 hour staffing
Provided for five days per week for five weeks.
Provided four nights a week for five weeks. Dinners are timed so that you have them on your training days, to give your a healthy hearty boost after a day on the mountains.
Season lift pass
This Fernie season lift pass also covers the resorts of Kimberley and Nakiska. Plus you could arrive early and ride for "free"!
Up to 25 hours/week professional coaching
1-to-1 private coaching sessions
You will receive one 1.5 hour private coaching session with your instructor in the run up to the level 2 course.
Lift queue priority in lessons
Weekly indoor technical sessions
Work experience in local ski school
If you are keen to get experience shadowing local instructors then this opportunity is available through the local ski school.
Instructor career advice
We will run a seminar on how best to get a job in the industry. We also have a 40 page manual with all the information needed to apply for a ski instructor job.
Weekly social events
Flights (from £600)
We arrange return flights on Air Canada for those travelling between the UK and Canada. Flights cost from £600. You can opt for a flight on your booking form. If you arrange your own flight you can meet us at the airport for the group transfer bus to the resort. Please contact us with any questions.
Level 2 Exam Fee
The Level 2 costs approximately $545 for skiers and $480 for snowboarders and is not included in the package because the CSIA/CASI require that members sign up directly with their head office. We will advise how and when this should be done.
Meals during level 2 week
We can advise on this when you book up.
Ski or snowboard kit
If you don't yet own ski or snowboard equipment it tends to be cheaper to buy rather than rent. Skis, bindings, poles and ski boots range from $1,100 (£700 approx) - $2,800 (£1,800 approx). Snowboard, boots and bindings are slightly less.
Typical costs: Lunch: $15, Dinner: $15-35. Pint of beer: $5.50. Glass of wine: $7.