Gather yourself for the ultimate all-round season. A gateway to Canadian ski life with a party atmosphere to rival the best in Europe and inspirational coaching. Live surrounded by the majestic beauty of Banff National Park, take on three epic ski areas in Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay, and experience it all with a huge crew of new friends. Finish a transformed skier with world recognised ski instructor qualifications, and set on a new path if your desire.
Three sublime ski resorts on your doorstep, making up the largest ski area in Canada. It'd be rude not train at all three, so it's only fair that we do (we're the only coaching provider able to do so). Explore the powder laden back bowls of Lake Louise, get lost in the endless tree runs at Sunshine, challenge yourself on the steeps at Norquay, or session any of the world-class terrain parks.
To contrast the rugged mountains, a vibrant and bustling ski town awaits. Picture perfect, overlooked by Cascade Mountain, buzzing with energy, teeming with people and a party scene to keep even the keenest of après goers on their toes. There's no chance of a dull moment. Your time in Banff will be nothing short of unforgettable.
Our coaching is catered to your aspirations, jam-packed with fun and delivered with passion by our expert instructors. They'll become friends and role models, show you the secrets on the mountain and transform your skiing. Hero status will come as you'll soon be riding steeps, bumps, trees and park with confidence and style of a seasoned pro.
We'll develop your technical understanding of the sport and prepare you for instructor qualifications. Whatever the end game, our training is the ultimate way to improve your skiing. If you're all about performance, choose our All Mountain Pro route after your Level 1 to fully focus on your riding without worrying about teaching components.
During the 11 weeks you'll be training for the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications with the CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance). The Level 1 is an introductory qualification that enables you to teach beginners, while the Level 2 will qualify you to work in ski schools around the world.
It's also possible to achieve the CSIA Snowpark certification and CSCF Race Coach Level 1 qualification to add to your locker of skills. And if you want to bolster your CV further, gain some valuable hands-on experience after your Level 1 by shadowing public lessons at local ski school.
Set amongst the awe-inspiring Banff National Park, prepare to see mountain life in a whole new way. Immerse yourself in our MORE program, an insane schedule of events and experiences. Ride untouched terrain on a cat ski adventure in the backcountry, get your adrenaline pumping snowmobiling in Panorama, take your crew to Revelstoke for a weekend of new lines, and even mush your own husky powdered sled through the Rockies.
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 continental breakfast at El Toro five days per week.
Enjoy a hearty 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.
The package includes the cost of the exam fee for the CSIA Level 1 and Level 2*, exam fee. * The Level 2 fee is included from the 18/19 season onwards.Please note that Level 2 is only included when taken in the eleventh week of the course. There is a second opportunity to take Level 2 just after the course has finished.
After your Level 1 you can choose to train for your Level 2 qualification or opt for our AMP program.
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.
After your Level 1 you'll have the chance to shadow instructors in the local ski schools.
You'll be given an 'Instructor Starter Kit' booklet with a directory of ski school contacts, receive a seminar on 'Working as an Instructor', and be given constant advice from our coaches.
Each week your host will organise some fun socials, from après ski or fancy dress to movie night or curling.
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.