Red Mountain Snowboard Instructor Course
Our Red Mountain snowboard instructor course is perfect for riders who want to take their all-mountain technique to the very highest level. This is the challenging powder-laden mountain of your dreams!
Luxury accommodation and dream terrain - this is the cream of the crop
Red Mountain is THE hidden gem of Canada’s ski resorts. Being a fair distance from major airports, it's not a famous holiday resort, so the slopes are very quiet with little or no lift queues. It’s virtually Nonstop’s own mountain playground and is comparable to heli accessed terrain! You’ll have an amazingly authentic Canadian experience, as you settle in to Red Mountain and nearby Rossland, a stunning western-style relic of Canada’s gold rush. With plush slope-side accommodation included, you'll enjoy a luxury season without a luxury price tag!
The ultimate in steep and deep. Red Mountain’s snow record is massive, which means its steep, challenging slopes stay fresh, with stashes of powder around every corner. There's not your usual abundance of pistes – riding piste is only used for transport in Red – the real riding is done on the epic expanse of ungroomed terrain. This is a classic steep and deep resort that will continue challenging you for the whole season and beyond!
Red Mountain usually receives over 600cm of snow per season. That adds up to a lot of epic powder days, especially when there’s nobody else there to track it out!
Become a snowboard instructor in a resort that will get you noticed
Becoming a snowboard instructor in Red. The challenging nature of Red Mountain’s terrain will make your learning curve steep, but our team of high level snowboard instructors will have you riding like a pro in no time. They’ll also teach you how to instruct, in preparation for your CASI Level 1 and 2 qualifications. Having these qualifications under your belt from such a challenging resort will look amazing on your CV. Meet some of our snowboard pros in this video.
No plans of working as an instructor? Then our "AMP" program is for you
The alternative to instructing. Many people come to Red on our 11 week course simply to progress, ride and have fun. We’ll give you the option after your Level 1 course to join our “AMP” program instead of working towards your Level 2. With AMP, you’ll still have structure to the rest of your course, with goals to achieve, but you just won’t have to worry about any of the instructor training. Check out this video about our AMP program.
Guidance from an inspirational leader
We are honoured to have Mark Impey as our Course Director in Red Mountain. He is one of the most highly respected and experience instructors in Canada. He’s a Level 4 examiner and has been to the very top of the CSIA. With his experience, guidance and support, you’ll have an amazing opportunity to kick-start a career in the snowsports industry... and if that’s not in your plans, he’ll just show you how to make the most of this amazing ski area!
British Columbia has so much to offer. With us you'll make the most of your experience
Experience the excitement of mountain life. With Red Mountain and the nearby town of Rossland as your base, you’ll experience a really authentic Canadian Mountain lifestyle. Above and beyond that, we’ll organise a broad range of activities, that you can take part in as part of our More program. You’ll have a starting balance of 25 credits that you can spend on anything from cat-boarding to winter camping to an avalanche course. Check out a full list of activities below.
Extra Activities In Red Mountain
Here's a list of some of the activities you can choose with our Activity Credit Scheme:
- Avalanche safety training (AST Level 1)
- Snowshoeing at Nancy Greene Lake
- Winter camping survival trip
- Weekend trip to Nelson, Whitewater resort & Ainsworth hot springs
- Salmo night skiing
- Weekend trip to Fernie Alpine Resort
- Guided back country riding
- Winter first aid
Course accommodation doesn't get any better than this
Our accommodation in Red Mountain couldn’t be better. Forget hostels and hotels – we’ll put you up in plush new condos, right at the base of the ski hill, a stone’s throw from the lifts. Each condo has its own modern fully-fitted kitchen, spacious living and dining room, as well as a hot tub! Plus, there’s also a gym on site.
11 consecutive weeks of training (with no breaks)
On every week of the 11 week course you'll receive top class coaching all day from Monday to Thursday. Our coaches are not only the top of their profession but are great people who will inspire you as well as becoming friends. Further training hours include indoor technical sessions, video play back, private lessons, instructor work experience, and our additional training courses.
Full season lift pass
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.
1-to-1 private coaching sessions
These are run before your Level 1 and Level 2 exams and offer you the chance of individual tuition to iron out any problems you may have.
25 Activity Credits
Choose from a host of great activities like Avalanche training, snowmobiling, trips to other resorts and a whole lot more. Please refer to the 'extra activities' page for more information.
Luxury accommodation in slope-side condos.
Served four nights per week. Meals are healthy and hearty to help you recharge after a day of lessons.
24 hour staffing
Level 1 CSIA/CASI examination fees
Training for CSIA/CASI Level 2 Instructor Certification
If becoming an instructor is your goal you should set your sights on gaining your level 2. We'll train you up to take the level 2 course either at the end of the 11 weeks or you can take it just after the course has ended giving you more time to train and prepare.
A great tool which we use on a weekly basis. The resorts have some great feedback facilities.
Weekly technical sessions
Work experience in local ski school
Once you have gained your Level 1 you are able to gain work experience at the local ski school. This will make your CV stand out from the crowd and also allow you to develop your teaching technique - an all round good experience.
Instructor Career advice
During the course there will be a seminar on working as a ski instructor covering job applications, work visas and typical hours and wages. In addition you will receive our 40 page advice handbook on "working as an instructor" which includes a directory of snow schools around the world.
Ski/snowboard maintenance tuition
Weekly social events
10% Discount on Ski/Snowboard Equipment
Available in several local shops.
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.
Additional Activity Credits
The activity credit experiences are a key part of the 11 week course and form some of the main highlights of your trip. $250 worth of credit activities will be included in the cost of the course, however if you want to pack your season full of trips to other resorts, additional training courses, and new experiences such as dog sledding, cat-skiing, snowmobiling, etc. you can choose to buy additional credits at $10/credit. Make sure you check out all the information on the "Extra Activities" page. You can either pay for the additional credits when you book your course or when you get to Canada you can sign up for just a few select activities that you really want to experience.
This is a highlight of most people's trips to Canada and is available in the 'Credit Activities' package.
There are a range of evening classes available from sports massage to photography. These cost around $70 - $120 depending on the course. Details will be provided in the lead up to the course.
We can provide some information on suitable cover upon booking.
If you don't yet own equipment it tends to be cheaper to buy rather than rent. We have arranged discounts in local stores - plus you'll get much better advice and service in the resort you do your course in. Skis, bindings, poles and ski boots range from $1,100 (£700 approx) - $2,800 (£1,800 approx). Snowboard, boots and bindings will be slightly less.
Lunches and weekend meals
Typical costs: Lunch: $15, Dinner: $15-35. Pint of beer: $5.50. Glass of wine: $7.
Additional instructor level exam fees
The Level 1 exam fee is included, but because not everyone chooses to take further instructor exams their fees are payable in Canada direct to the governing bodies. The Level 2 exam will be approx. $550 - $650 depending on when you book and the Race Coach and Park courses are approx. $300 each. The training for these additional courses is included.
Want to know more?
Settling in, shopping & riding
Lose bad habits & adjusting stance
Level 1 prep & private lessons
Off-piste skills & Level 1 practice
Level 1 exams & celebrations!
Chose Level 2 or AMP path
Level 2 training / speed & carving
Powder, bumps & short radius turns
Level 2, all-mountain & freestyle
Demo teaching, tree runs & drops
Condensed Level 2 & tight lines
Level 2 exams, riding & partying!