Fernie Level 2 Snowboard Instructor Course
If you already have your CASI Level 1, this is the best way to progress to the next level. With CASI Level 2, you’ll become far more employable in snow schools around the world.
Learn from the very best snowboard instructors
As well as being a massive amount of fun, our Nonstop courses provide an excellent learning experience for trainee instructors. It’s for that reason that we are world renowned for producing excellent Level 2 instructors. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll learn from the very best snowboard instructor trainers. They’ll increase your confidence and teach you to ride the most challenging areas of the mountain, while ensuring that you can pass on snowboarding technique with the authority of a high level professional. Watch this brief introduction to some of our instructors.
There couldn't be a better place to spend six weeks
Fernie is an amazing resort to spend six weeks! With the new extension of the “Polar Peak” chairlift, it now has the longest vertical and more runs than anywhere else in the Canadian Rockies. As well as having an amazing expanse of fun and challenging terrain, Fernie has a ridiculously high snowfall record. Steep and deep powder days are never far away, and our instructors will take you straight to the very best stashes!
Passing your CASI Level 2
To get through your Level 2 exams, you will need to demonstrate a high level of skill on your board and have the ability to ride a variety of terrain and snow conditions with confidence. You’ll also need a very good understanding of intermediate technique and demonstrate your ability to teach it confidently, within well organised lessons. With six weeks of guidance, instruction and expert advice from our instructors, you’ll be fully prepared for the finals.
Make yourself at home with the perfect accommodation
We bought and refurbished our very own 42 bedroom lodge in 2007 specifically for our course accommodation, so you’ll have absolutely everything you could need on-hand. Rooms are spacious, with en-suite bathrooms and queen-sized beds, plus a wealth of shared amenities including a games room, movie room, hot tub, sauna, kit tuning room, restaurant and bar. Weekday breakfasts and four evening meals a week are also included, so we’ll make sure that you keep your energy levels up.
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.