We all know that as we continue to progress, skiing will feel even better. If you're still focused on becoming the best skier you can be (and have your CSIA Level 2 ski instructor certification) then we will help you make the leap to the heights of a Level 3 skier.
Fernie is a mountain that'll improve your skiing as much as the coaching will! It's got all terrain types from narrow chutes, steep tree runs, open bowls, and fantastic groomers. Plus the powder is legendary with typically over 11m of dry light snow per winter.
If you haven't skied there already, you won't "get it" until you've experienced it, but these stats tell some of the story: #1 North American Resort - World Snow Awards, Longest Vertical in the Canadian Rockies, Most number of runs in the Canadian Rockies, North America's Coolest Town - Rolling Stone Magazine.
Various course structures are available depending on what you're trying to achieve. If you're simply after focused Level-3 standard tuition in a structured coaching environment then our 2-week package is ideal. Our longer 3 and 4 week options are designed for skiers who also want to arrive early to take the CSIA Skier Development and Teacher Development Courses (each 3 days long) and then, optionally, stay on for the 2-day CSIA Level 3 exam.
Whether you take the CSIA courses and exams on the same trip or at a later date, we aim to successfully prepare you for the CSIA Level 3 standard. Gaining this qualification is no easy feat but with our focused coaching we'll make it both an achievable and fun goal.
You should have a good level of fitness in preparation for the intensive coaching and skiing that will be offered 5 hours per day. The first 2.5 days of the coaching weeks will be spent developing your personal skiing skills to perform and demonstrate the CSIA technique at the Level 3 standard. The remaining 1.5 days of each week are reserved for developing your teaching strategies and practicing teaching in preparation for the Level 3 course. The group will be made up of just 6 skiers so you will have lots of dedicated training time. Video analysis will be proved each week and indoor tech sessions will be provided each week to compliment the on-snow training.
As with any course, your enjoyment of the coaching, and your success in the Level 3 exam - if you choose to challenge it - will be highly dependent on the quality and the characters of your trainers. Fernie's steep terrain and unbeatable snowfall attracts super passionate skiers which means there's a higher than average number of high-end pros that call Fernie their home. These pros are not only experienced Level 4 instructors but have a wealth of experience training people to gain the Level 3 certification including conducting the courses and exams. The coaching on this course is provided by a team of Level 4 pros, several of whom are Level 3 course conductors, who have over 100 years of instructing experience between them. You couldn't choose to be in better hands.
Enjoy two weeks of high-end ski improvement with focused Nonstop training at the Level 3 standard. For those keen to achieve their Level 3 certification we have scheduled the CSIA Skier Development and Teacher Development courses (each 3 days) in the week preceding the Nonstop coaching; these form part of your Level 3. The 2-day Level 3 exam is scheduled after the Nonstop coaching fortnight.
Please note that the CSIA Level 3 courses and exam are delivered by the CSIA and are an independent program of Nonstop. Our goal is to successfully prepare you for this exam, which will take place during the week after our program.
The CSIA Level 3 Program is offered in a Skiing and Teaching “Track”. To acquire the complete Level 3 Certification, Members must pass both of the related Skiing and Teaching components, however independent development in either of the Tracks is also possible. For example, upon completion of the Level 3 Skier Development Course, a Member is able to proceed to the Level 3 Ski Exam if they choose. The same is true of the Teaching Track, provided they have achieved success on the Level 2 Teach Exam.
The course is suitable for skiers with a range of personal objectives: You may be a skier focused on achieving your Level 3 certification so that you can develop your instructor career, or are simply keen to progress your personal skiing and enjoy learning in a certification-focused coaching environment. Either way, this course is catered for you. Of course you must have passed both the skiing and teaching components of the CSIA Level 2 Instructor Course before joining us.
We want you to be able to focus 100% on your training so that your chances of success are maximised. We'll arrange everything for your time in Fernie from the training, season lift pass, transport, comfortable accommodation, tasty and nutritious meals, plus a range of regular social events to ensure you're getting the full Nonstop experience off snow.
During the course you'll stay at our very own Red Tree Lodge. It's the perfect place to kick back and relax after a hard day training on the mountain. All your needs are catered for, with spacious beds, hot tub, games room, on site bar and restaurant, movie room and more. The centre of Fernie is only a short walk away so if you fancy a bit of après, or want to check out one of the local restaurants, it's all there for you.
Our 2-weeks of focused Level 3 coaching is delievered 4 x 5 hour days per week by Level 4 instructors and led by current Level 3 examiners. The maximum group size is 6 people per pro but typically they are even smaller. The cost of the CSIA courses & exam are not included in our course package because participants, as existing CSIA members, are required to enrol and pay for these CSIA events themselves.
Accommodation is available from 12 March; if you choose to arrive in Fernie on 05 March (to take the CSIA Level 3 courses) you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the first week of your trip. Ask us for recommendations. Accommodation will be in the Red Tree Lodge. You'll have access to all the lodge's facilities, including:
While staying at the Red Tree Lodge (12 March onwards) you'll be treated to an awesome breakfast at the Red Tree Lodge 5 days per week. Options include a coffee/tea, juices, cereals, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit, porridge oats, as well as hot items like eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns or bacon.
Enjoy a hearty three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge 4 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. Available when staying at the Red Tree Lodge (12 March onwards)
Lift tickets are included for the duration of your stay. If you choose to join the three or four week option then we'll provide a RCR Rockies Season Pass so you could arrive early or stay on after as your pass will be valid.
You can join the Nonstop transfer on 12 March 2022 to the resort. All your transport within the resort is taken care of, just don't forget your gear. Return transfers are available on 26 Mar, 02 Apr, 09 Apr 2022.
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 a 90 minute private coaching before your Level 3 exam.
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 advice from our coaches on progressing your instructor career.
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.
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.