Ski Instructor Course and Snowboard Instructor Course Canada

4-Week Instructor Clinic

November 15 - December 15, 2017 | January 2018 | April 2018

Overview - Ski Instructor Course / Snowboard Instructor Course

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

For the duration of the program our students live in fully furnished apartments complete with full kitchens, wood burning fireplaces and access to exercise facilities, hot tub and sauna. It is important to us that while you are with us in Banff you are able to live in comfortable accommodation that feels like home and supports a healthy, independent lifestyle. No hotels, no hostels, no catered food.

Timberline Academy is local to Banff so our students can expect a positive, team-based atmosphere with a high level of on the ground support from the leadership team. We make every effort to engage our students in our community through weekly group activities like ice hockey, yoga, mentorship programs, cooking clinics and by participating in local volunteering initiatives.


Many of our 4 Week Instructor Clinic Students stay on for the remainder of the season in Banff. We are able to assist with work visas, securing employment and housing for the duration of the season. Your season's pass is also good until the snow melts in the Spring!

Interested in the full season Timberline experience? Check out our Instructor Internship Program. It includes all the training of the 4-week course, but adds additional certifications and the ability to take the skills you learn in your ski instructor course and apply them to a real paid internship in your first season.

What’s included:

  • Visa consultation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Warm down and fleece jackets
  • One night’s stay at luxury hotel in Calgary
  • Transfer to Banff
  • Welcome dinner/social event
  • One month’s accommodation
  • 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
  • Ski pass*
  • Transportation to and from resort

Other perks:

  • Weekly social events
  • 24/7 support and guidance from local owners
  • Hockey games
  • Curling
  • Ice climbing

*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 enrolled in this program are not eligible for a Student Visa.

Available certification add-ons:

  • CSIA/CASI Level 2 Exam
  • Avalanche Safety Training 2
  • CSCF Entry Level
  • CSCF Level 2
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Discounted Heli-skiing
  • Whitewater raft/canoe guide training


$5,950USD + 5%GST