11-Week Ski/Snowboard Instructor Skills Semester
January 4, 2018 – March 25, 2018
The 11-Week Ski/Snowboard Instructor Course is designed for someone looking to have a fun, team-based experience during their first ski season here in Banff. This program incorporates a wide range of ski/snowboard training, certifications and expeditions over a three month period during the winter season in the Canadian Rockies.
Students on this program engage in a diverse range skills training and experiences with a commitment to earn certifications across several disciplines related to the outdoor adventure industry. Students will also have the option to intern as part-time ski/snowboard instructors during their time with us. Students will have the opportunity to leverage their training and experience with Timberline into mountain sports positions across the globe for future seasons.
Timberline Academy is locally owned and operated so our students can expect a positive, team-based atmosphere with a high level of on the ground support from the ownership team. We make the extra effort to engage our students in the community through weekly group activities, like Hockey, family dinners and by participating in local volunteering initiatives.
- Work Visa consultation
- Job interview for a position as a ski/snowboard instructor*
- Airport pick-up
- One night’s stay at luxury hotel in Calgary
- Transfer to Banff
- Welcome dinner/social event
- Select meals
- Helicopter tour of Banff
- Gear orientation/maintenance clinic
- 15% gear discount at select shops in Banff
- CSIA/CASI Level 1 Training
- CSIA Level 1 Exam
- CSIA/CASI Level 2 Training
- CSIA/CASI Level 2 Exam
- Multiple days of additional on snow training with Level 3&4 Instructors
- Ski pass**
- Transportation to and from resort
- Wilderness First Aid certification
- Avalanche Safety Training 1 certification
- Group trips to Kickinghorse Ski Resort
- Group trips to Panorama Ski Resort
- End of season Cat Skiing expedition***
- Weekly social events
- 24/7 support and guidance from local owners
- Hockey games
- Ice climbing
* Job interview will be for following ski season.
**A season’s ski pass to your home resort is included. An upgrade to include all three resorts can be made for a deeply discounted rate.
***Students can upgrade to a Heli-Skiing expedition for a reduced rate.
Available certification add-ons:
- Mountaineering Training
- Avalanche Safety Training 2
- CSCF Entry Level
- CSCF Level 2
- Wilderness First Responder
- Discounted Heli-skiing
- Whitewater raft/canoe guide training