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Courses & Camps for the Forces

Nonstop are world renowned for running the best ski and snowboard instructor courses and development camps. We are an approved ELCAS provider with a range of ELCAS funded courses, so if you’re looking to take a short break or take part in training after you leave the armed forces, you have come to the right place.

We are an approved ELC provider and offer a range of ELC approved courses suitable for both past and present armed forces personnel. As well as running the world’s most popular ski and snowboard instructor course, we also have a selection of camps for developing all-mountain and backcountry experience.

We are a part of the MOD's Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme, so you can get funding for our courses if you are eligable for ELC support. We are an approved ELC provider 3630.

Below is a list of our most popular ELCAS instructor courses and development camps. All of them are ideal for either continuing your career as an instructor around the world, or as a way of massively improving your ski or snowboard technique around the whole mountain.


This classic 11 week programme is available in three of Canada’s best resorts: The powder heavy “steep and deep” Fernie and Red Mountain, along with the famously massive combined ski areas of Banff. With 12 years' experience under our belts, these are the most popular highly refined courses on the market. We’ll take you through your Level 1 and 2 CSIA or CASI instructor qualifications, recognised and highly respected in snow schools around the world.

Find out more about our 11 week CSIA ski instructor courses here and CASI snowboard instructor courses here.


This course is ideal for those looking to train during the UK’s summer / NZ’s winter. Based in Treble Cone in Wanaka, you’ll have access to the best terrain in the Southern Hemisphere. Over the 11 weeks you’ll work towards your Level 1 and 2 NZSIA  ski or snowboard instructor qualifications. The bar is set high in New Zealand, so these qualifications will stand out on your CV when you come to look for Northern Hemisphere instructor job.

Find out more about our 11 week NZ ski instructor course here or snowboard instructor course here.


Our 3 and 5 week instructor courses in Canada work towards CSIA/CASI Level 1, so this is a great way to get a feel for the instructor system and for developing your skiing or snowboarding skills to instructor level. With such a short trip you can also start your training before even leaving your current job.

Find out more about our 3-5 week Canadian CASI snowboard instructor courses and CSIA ski instructor courses.


"I’ve participated in 2 courses with Nonstop over the last 2 years and have thoroughly enjoyed both experiences...

In 2009 I participated in the Master the Mountain Course for six weeks at Fernie. Although I’m currently qualified as a ski instructor and ski tour leader in the RAF I rarely get the opportunity to build experience and new skills. This course was an excellent opportunity to dramatically improve my ability on two skis whilst building on current backcountry and avalanche skills. In 2010 I couldn’t quite manage the same amount of time off work so I went on the Snow Safari for two weeks. This was a great chance to ski some adventurous terrain and refresh a few of those backcountry skills.

My impression of Nonstop as a company has been superb. I am yet to find another company that offers the same variety of courses and caters so well for the individual. The instructors used on the slopes are always superb and you always receive quality coaching tailored to your individual needs. The organization of the trips I have been on has always been very good as well. You are never in any doubt as to what you’ll be up to the next day and everything always happened on time and as advertised.

I still have plenty of years to serve in the RAF but it has long been my ambition to work in the ski industry when I leave. I’d be delighted if I could use my Enhanced Learning Credits with Nonstop in years to come.


Scott took part in our 5 Week Level 1 Snowboard Instructor Course in Fernie. Here he shares his expereince: Nonstop Adventure is not only an excellent Learning Provider, it also provides exceptional logistical support, meals and accommodation; this is vital due to the course being held overseas. Nonstop staff also have an excellent relationship with the governing body of qualification (CASI /CSIA), with several members working for both organisations. This enables swift communication between training and assessment facets. I will seek further training from them in the near future.

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