Imagine a winter where your primary focus is to rip around three epic resorts refining your skills. That’s what this ski performance course is all about. Making huge improvements in your technique, mastering all terrain and everything fun about skiing… think powder, drops, chutes and more.
We will train you at all three of Banff’s resorts – Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay. The extensive skiing and varied terrain across these three areas will keep you on your game throughout the season.
Crisp pistes to work on your technique and more challenging terrain to test yourself. One thing is for sure, you’ll never get bored.
Our team of coaches are the best in the business. In groups of similar ability, they will help develop your ski technique and increase your confidence in everything from piste to powder.
You will receive four days of coaching each week and benefit from the experience and insights of different instructors throughout the program.
We want you to leave Canada confidently skiing across the whole mountain with strong technique and style, carving on the pistes, cruising through trees and tearing up powder. In the first half of the course we use the CSIA Level 1 instructor qualification to ensure you establish a technically sound foundation from which to develop your skills. Knowing the fundamentals of ski technique will put you in the best position to improve your own skiing.
In the latter half of the course you’ll enjoy our exclusive All Mountain Pro (AMP) program. Designed to focus purely on your own ski performance, this is a super fun program where you’ll get coached across the entire mountain. Each week will have a different skill focus, such as skiing powder, hitting drops, negotiating moguls and carving on piste.
During your time in Canada you will have access to our MORE Program, which is an action-packed collection of winter activities and experiences for you to get involved in. With tons of activities and trips to choose from, you can build your dream winter. Snowmobiling, cat skiing, lake skating, winter camping and trips to other resorts are just a few of the experiences on offer.
You’ll receive 25 credits ($250) to put towards the activities of your choice, and can pay additional supplements to add as many as you want once you’re in resort.
The town of Banff is always buzzing with tons of shops, restaurants, bars and more to keep you entertained. And you’ll be on the doorstep of all the action at our accommodation in Irwin’s Mountain Inn or the neighbouring Red Carpet Inn.
Irwin’s has everything you need for a great stay, queen-sized beds, en-suites, cable TV and wi-fi, as well as a hot tub and gym. If you’re on a budget, the Red Carpet Inn is a great option with super social dorm rooms available.
In the first half of the program you'll train for your CSIA Level 1 before moving on to our All Mountain Pro program. You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week over four days. Your days off are for free skiing, consolidating what you've learnt and other activities. The maximum group size is 8 people per pro but typically they are even smaller.
You'll be treated to a hearty breakfast at El Toro five days per week. Options include coffee/tea, juices, cereals, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit, as well as hot items like eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns or bacon.
Enjoy a nutritionally balanced & filling meal at El Toro four evenings a week.
You'll be given a season lift pass to all three of Banff's resorts, so you can ski as much as you please. Come out early or stay on after, your lift pass will cover you.
If you arrive with the group flight (or land before), you can join the Nonstop transfer to the resort. All your transport within the resort is taken care of, just don't forget your gear.
Included in the course price is your Level 1 exam fee, which is held in week 5.
After your Level 1 you can choose to continue with our AMP program or, if you want to continue instructor training, you can opt for the Level 2 route.
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
You'll get two 90 minute private coaching sessions during the course, one before your Level 1 and another before your Level 2.
Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.
Each week you'll receive a technical talk on subjects like biomechanics, looking after your gear, and injury prevention.
Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.
You'll be able to get involved with many winter activities and experiences during your time with us, from cat skiing to ice hockey. We'll give you $250 worth of credits to use on the activities of your choice.
You'll have the opportunity to gain the following additional qualifications:
Come out before the course begins or stay on at the end. You'll have a season lift pass so it's just a case of booking extra accommodation.
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.