This ski instructor course in Fernie is one of our most popular programs, and with good reason! Fernie is one of our favourite mountains in Canada, if not the world. This fast track to gaining your CSIA Level 1 qualification is great for relatively confident skiers.
Amazing terrain, great snow record and friendly vibe...we could rant on all day with reasons to visit Fernie Alpine Resort. Our company was created as a result of our love of this amazing place. Five bowls filled with a massive variety of challenging terrain, a snow record that is off the chart and hardly any lift lines.
Fernie is the perfect resort to push the boundaries of your skiing and get your CSIA Level 1. If you want to ski powder this winter, without fighting for fresh lines before they all go, Fernie is the place to be. Renowned for "legendary powder", there is an average 48cms of snowfall every week that the resort is open. It doesn't get any better than that!
The charming old mining town combines a chilled out friendly vibe with fun and lively nightlife.
We established Nonstop in Fernie in 2002 and most of our team have been with us since the very beginning. Our dedicated and highly skilled Level 3 and 4 CSIA coaches know exactly how to provide the perfect training experience.
Over a relatively short period of time we will completely transform your technique and will have you confidently skiing the whole mountain, with the style and grace of an instructor.
By the time you reach your exams in the final week of the course, you'll have the skills necessary to pass on your newly refined technique to others.
You'll be working towards your CSIA Level 1 qualification during the course, the first step on the ladder. Although this is a great stepping stone to the Canadian ski instructor industry, many people come on this course without any plans to become a ski instructor. We will drastically improve your skiing technique and confidence around the whole mountain.
By learning how to teach, analyse and correct skiing from the ground up, you'll be able to progress your own skiing even after the course has finished.
Although you'll be spending a lot of time exploring Fernie's amazing ski area, there's so much else that we'll help your to squeeze into you three weeks. In the evenings we'll organise technical sessions and loads of social events, such as trips to see the local ice hockey team.
Plus, we can also get you on an avalanche safety course and a cat-skiing day (where you'll ski fresh backcountry snow all day!).
You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week. Our full day coaching sessions are Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, with Wednesdays and the weekends 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 the Red Tree Lodge seven days per week.
Enjoy a hearty three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge three evenings a week.
You'll be given a season lift pass 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 3.
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
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.
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. Additionally, interviews with local ski school are available.
You'll be able to get involved with many winter activities and experiences during your time with us, from cat skiing to ice hockey.
You'll have the opportunity to gain the following additional qualifications:
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.