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CSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor CourseFernie, Canada - 6 Weeks

Go To The Next Level

Upgrade your qualification with our CSIA Level 2 ski instructor course. By converting your Level 1 to Level 2, you'll be far more employable in ski schools around the world. Fernie is the ideal location to ramp up your qualifications, with five massive bowls varied terrain, amazing tree runs, and gullies, drops and banks galore.


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Fernie Alpine Resort has so much going for it; there really isn't a better place to train for your CSIA Level 2. It combines five bowls each with a massive amount of ungroomed "steep and deep" terrain, making this a great place to train and will lead to a super steep progression curve.


Average snowfall is unbelievable and makes it Canada's "home of legendary powder"! The fun doesn't stop off the mountain. This traditional Canadian town has a welcoming and friendly vibe, while the bustling bars and restaurants of downtown Fernie are always great for a night out.


Nonstop are renowned globally for producing excellent CSIA Level 2 ski instructors. We do that by providing an amazing experience for those on our courses.


Over six weeks, you'll get focussed training and direction from the most respected instructors in the business. Your all-mountain skiing technique will massively improve, as you spend every day exploring the epic terrain of Fernie Alpine Resort.


For CSIA Level 2 you will need to demonstrate a high level of skill while skiing a variety of terrain and snow conditions. You'll also need to demonstrate and teach to intermediate skiers; so you'll have a good technical understanding of skiing and the ability to plan and deliver lessons.


Fear not though - our instructors will spend six weeks working on your technique, while you have fun skiing the best terrain in Fernie, and teach you how to pass on these highly refined skills.

Weekends & Activities

Admittedly a lot of your time will be spent in Fernie's amazing ski area, but we will also help you to squeeze in so much more into your six weeks. We will arrange technical sessions and social events in the evenings, including trips to the local curling rink or ice hockey matches.


You will also be able to join an avalanche safety course as well as a day cat-skiing making fresh tracks in the backcountry.

Heli Skiing
Backcountry Touring
Cat Skiing
Winter Camping
Tech Sessions
Ice Hockey
Retro Day
Bonfire Party

A hive of activity and the epitome of comfort.

Course Milestones Six weeks in the powder of Fernie. Here's an idea of what you'll get up to.
Week 1
Get settled in to Fernie life and explore the epic terrain on offer. Get back into the swing of instructor training and iron out any bad habits. Go heli skiing or take a trip to Whitefish, USA.
Week 2
Level 2 training will focus on advanced ski technique in all terrain. Get the chance to go cat skiing for some seriously deep turns.
Week 3
Develop your technique both on and off piste. Refine your teaching with lots of practice scenarios. Experience camping under the stars on our winter camping trip.
Week 4
Work on your short radius, carving and teaching ahead of the Level 2 exam. Go to Castle Mountain for a day. Opportunity to do a race coach qualification.
Week 5
The CSIA Level 2 Training Course is 2 days and will see you practicing drills, teaching your peers and consolidating your technique.
Week 6
The finale! Two days of the CSIA Level 2 Assessed Training. After focussed coaching on Level 2 material you’ll be raring to go. Celebrate with all your course mates in the spring sun. Bid farewell or stay on for an extra week.
Dates & Prices

What's Included

Level 2 Coaching +

Our group coaching sessions will develop your own skiing and prepare you for your CSIA Level 2 exam. Group coaching sessions are typically Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, except on your arrival week when we'll schedule two semi-private sessions to warm you up before you join participants participating on our 11 week course. On the weeks when we schedule the CSIA module (1 day) or CSIA Training course (2 days) or Assessed Training course (2 days) the timetable will also differ. Usually, Wednesdays and the weekends are left free 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.

Accommodation +

You'll stay in the Red Tree Lodge, which has facilities including:

Breakfasts - Five Days Per Week +

You'll be treated to a hearty breakfast at the Red Tree Lodge five days per week. Options include coffee/tea, juices, cereals, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit, porridge oats, as well as hot items like eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns or bacon

Dinners - Four Nights Per Week +

Enjoy a hearty three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge four evenings a week. A soup and salad buffet will get you started, followed by a choice of healthy and filling nutritionally balanced main dishes before a well earned desert.

Season Lift Pass +

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.

Airport Transfers +

We provide airport transfers from and to Calgary Airport at set departure times.


During the 23/24 season, we will provide transfers at the following times:


Start date of course: meet the transfer at Calgary Airport at 5pm, opt for a flight that lands before 3:30pm.


End date of course: transfer will arrive at Calgary Airport by approx. 1:30pm, opt for a flight that departs after 4:30pm.

Resort Shuttle +

Daily shuttle to and from the slopes.

Level 2 Exam Fee +

Included in the course price is your Level 2 exam fee, which is held during week 5 and week 6.

24 Hour Hosting +

Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.

1-1 Private Coaching Session +

You'll get a 90 minute private coaching session before your Level 2.

Video Analysis +

Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.

Weekly Technical Sessions +

Each week you'll receive a technical talk on subjects like biomechanics, looking after your gear, and injury prevention.

Instructor Career Advice +

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.

Weekly Socials +

Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.

Access to Extra Activities +

You'll be able to get involved with many winter activities and experiences during your time with us, from cat skiing to ice hockey. Get in touch to find out what's available.

Optional Qualifications +

You'll have the opportunity to gain the following additional qualifications:

Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 +
Learn all you need to know to explore the backcountry.
1% For The Planet +

1% of revenues support environmental non-profits, including Protect Our Winters

Carbon Offset +
We make your trip carbon neutral by offsetting emissions we can't reduce, including flights.
On behalf of all participants, we offset the measurable carbon emissions of your trip based on the duration, location and type of course, as well as the journey you’re taking to reach your course. Through our partnership with Climate Impact, we contribute to effective carbon reduction projects.
Not Included +

These things are not included in the package:

Flights +
We can give you advice on the best flights to get.
Travel Insurance +
We can point you to insurance policies that previous clients have rated. Some offer discounts to Nonstop participants.
Ski Equipment +
It's best to buy your equipment when in resort, if you don't already have it. Our coaches will give you advice on the best skis to get, and you can get a Nonstop discount at some local shops.
Lunches & Weekend Meals +
Make your own or try out some of the local restaurants or resort options.
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