|No matter what your individual requirements are, NothinButSnow has a ski instructor course for you. Don’t be put off by talk of becoming a ski instructor if that is not your wish though. Ski instructor courses offer a perfect way to improve your skiing ability whist living and experiencing life in a ski resort. All of our ski courses take place in British Columbia, Canada over 4, 6, 10 and 11||weeks. A NothinButSnow ski instructor course is an ideal choice to take your first step into arguably the most exciting career on the planet. With the mountain becoming your office, the ability to enjoy fresh snow and sunny skies each day, endless fun and laughter, crazy apres-ski and unbreakable lifelong friendships. It’s hard to not question "why on earth did I not do this sooner?"|
Short & Long Canadian Ski Courses
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to uncover the main difference between the two, 7 weeks about does it. A "short" course or 4 week ski instructor course from NothinButSnow trains skiers to a level 1 standard, a season "long" or 11 week ski instructor course includes all that is present in our short course, but further trains skiers to a higher level 2 qualification.
The level 2 is a significant step up from level 1 so requires advanced training completed over a longer period of time. Obviously one major benefit of the season long ski course is its ability to accommodate you for an entire season, a worth while excuse to seasonaire it whilst honing your skiing skills.
It's one incredibly large winter playground when the snow starts falling and boy does it fall. Sometimes we wonder if someone up there forgot to flick the switch off. Theres the incredible vast scenery and wonderful mountain ranges, but the big draw to Canada during the winter period is the snow. In particular the snow that falls in British Columbia. It's why we chose Canada to be our destination of choice for ski courses.
Obviously the snow is important to us, but it's the complete package that Canada has to offer which makes it such an ideal location. The people are fantastic, super hospitable, friendly and sick skiers. You would expect them to be with a mountain range on almost every door step. They make for some of the worlds best ski instructors you can find and their expertise not only attracts students, but fellow ski instructors from around the world looking to further develop their own skills whilst learning with the best.
If you have not been to Canada skiing then you are missing out. We can’t stress how much you are going to love this country. The quality of the snow in British Columbia where we run our courses is out of this world. You will find yourself at multiple times during our courses putting in big pow slashes and charging deep deep pow! The whole vibe of the place is super chilled and the scenery is breathtaking. Its a beautiful place. We fell in love and made it our goal to get people to experience what a truly amazing place Canada is through a sport we love.
CSIA Ski Qualifications
It is important to get an understanding of what exactly you are getting out of your ski instructor course from a qualification point of view. What qualifications are there, how can they benefit you and most importantly where could you choose to take them for employment.
Deciding on Canada as a destination and NothinButSnow as your course provider will result in one helluva trip, but it also results in students of the course gaining canadian ski qualifications or CSIA qualifications for short. With so many types of recognised qualifications around the world, making a choice to go for CSIA is a sensible and viable option. They are extremely well respected and recognised globally within the snow sports industry.
Holding the CSIA Level 1 enables you to be eligible to work in Canada, America and Andorra. Those that partied hard through the season yet stayed focused and determined to bag their CSIA Level 2 qualification from our 11 week ski courses can go on to work in Canada, but also in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Japan. Holding the Snow Park qualification is a great addition to your CSIA Level 1 or 2, allowing you to teach freestyle skiing lessons.
The CSIA are the leaders in the profession of ski instruction and the most valued and respected contributor to the sport of skiing. They have developed a safe and positive guest experience, a progressive approach and set national standards in ski teaching.
CSIA Level 1 - Introduction to ski teaching. Teach novice skiers the early stages of learning from putting on their skis all the way up to wedge to parallel turns.