Timberline Academy: Ski and Snowboard Gap Year Canada

Our Programs

Winter Skills Instructor Internship Program

November 16, 2017 – May 21, 2018


Spend a full season in Banff working as a certified Ski/Snowboard Instructor. This program incorporates a wide range of ski/snowboard training, certifications and expeditions over an entire winter season in the Canadian Rockies. Students are also able to put their training to use while working as paid interns at ski schools in Banff. The Instructor Internship Program is an accredited post-secondary certificate program in the Province of Alberta. Students may earn credits on this program to put towards a post-secondary degree.


12-Week Ski/Snowboard Instructor Course CSIA/CASI Level 1 & 2

January 4, 2018 – March 20, 2018


The 12-Week Ski/Snowboard Instructor Course is designed for someone looking to dramatically improve their Skiing or Snowboarding in a fun, team-based environment during their first season here in Banff. This program incorporates a wide range of ski/snowboard training including CASI/CSIA Level 1 & 2 along with All-Mountain Training.

Timberline Academy is local to Banff so students can expect to participate in several ski expeditions throughout the Rockies and earn certifications related to the Outdoor Adventure Industry as a whole.


4-Week Instructor Clinic CSIA/CASI Level 1

November/December 2017 | January 2018 | April 2018


The 4-Week Instructor Clinic is designed for students looking for a fun and professional ski/snowboard training experience in a relatively brief amount of time. This program focuses on improving our students’ skills to achieve the CSIA/CASI Level 1 standard. Students will have the opportunity to leverage their training and experience with Timberline into instructing positions both within Banff and around the globe.



Spend your gap year with us

Group Expeditions

Don’t worry, local transportation is on us including several trips to many of the other famous resorts around the Rockies!


Students can choose between fully furnished apartments or catered lodge style accommodation. Both are situated in the heart of Banff!

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P.O. Box 4755, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L-1E9
+1 (403) 497-6940