Every snowboarder knows that riding is better than skiing, it just is. The end! So when you have the Canadian Rockies biggest ski resort and arguably Canadas top resort at your feet, 4,200 acres of skiable awesomeness, multiple terrain parks and a half pipe, then surely the only question you need to ask us is “Where do I sign up”?
So, you want to turn your passion of snowboarding into a professional qualification? Whether you’re spending a gap year shredding, taking a sabbatical from your career, or want to progress your love of riding into a career in snowsports, our 11-week programmes have you covered. We offer the ultimate snowboard instructor course in Canada, featuring more than any other training provider.
Our snowboard instructor course in Canada, will take you through the necessary training in order for you to gain your CASI Level 1 & 2 certification. This will allow you to teach up to the advanced sliding turn and intermediate carving level and basic freestyle skills. On top of this, you will have the opportunity to add on and earn the Avalanche Safety (AST) L1 which is essential for anyone adventuring in the mountains during the winter. Snow Park training will also cover the progression to riding switch, rails, jumps, and even half pipe. If you’re up for the challenge, you may choose to add the CASI Park Instructor L1 course and add another qualification to your list of achievements during your snowboard course in Canada.
During your days off, the huge ski town of Banff has so much to offer. This world class mountain ski town offers a huge of bars, restaurants, a cinema and a range of sports facilities including a indoor climbing wall, multiple gyms and sometimes even an ice climbing wall when the outside temperature really drops! As well as all this, there are plenty of extra activities available. Try your hand at snowmobile tours, dog sledding, zip lining, heli or cat skiing, a dip in the hot springs, tour to some incredible glacier or even an ice hockey game.
If you think this incredible Banff snowboard instructor course could be ideal for you, contact us today!
Our exceptional Banff snowboard instructor course is high in quality and value. SIA Austria is proud to offer the very best programmes on the market.
The course was outstanding, the teaching level was unbeatable, the location was superb and the instructors and people that are part of the SIA team are remarkable… I wish I could do it all over again!
The coaches and examiners are second to none, offering the best advice and guidance (special shout outs to Jamie, Anne and Martin!) And to top it all off, I am now a Landes 1 Lehrer! If you are looking to be a ski instructor, choose SIA!
Absolutely life changing! When I first arrived I was quite unsure of what to expect, coming from a small town in the UK and feeling really nervous. The course exceeded anything I could of ever dreamed of; meeting what are now my best friends and spending 3 months living the ski dream!
Minus the time I fought and defeated the Amazonian gorilla king this is definitely the best thing I’ve ever done!”
Our highly qualified training team will be with you every step of the way. They will be your friends and mentors both on and off the slopes.
Worried about the language?
This course is taught fully in English, so there is no need to worry!
Quality Service Assured
We will bend over backwards to make sure you have the very best time with us on and off the slopes. Our in-resort team will be on hand to ensure you have the best experience so you’ll be counting down the days until your next SIA experience.
Your Banff snowboard instructor course will be packed full of training from start to finish. As well as five days per week on snow training, you will get plenty of off-hill theory training.
You will earn your Canadian (CASI) L1&L2 Instructor Licence, this is an internationally respected instructor qualification which you can use to teach in most countries around the world.
You must be competent and have enough snowboard knowledge and time on snow so that you can ride a red piste run linking turns with good control.
If you want to work after your course then we can assist you with applying to Lake Louise Ski School once you are qualified. Of course, you need to be legally allowed to work, so a working holiday visa, IEC or suitable passport will be required should you wish to work in Canada.
During these strange times we want you to feel safe and secure when it comes to your course fees and your booking.
Our Covid Confident Money Back Guarantee gives you complete peace of mind and flexibility when it comes to your booking with us.
This means that if your course is cancelled by SIA prior to your arrival date, for whatever reason, you can choose one of the following options:
- Switch your instructor course free of charge to a later date or destination
- Receive a full refund of your fees
Our guarantee applies to all travellers whether you have already booked your instructor course, or are considering booking. Meaning, you can book with confidence and look forward to an amazing season with SIA.
2021/22 will be the first season post-Brexit and will mean some additional red tape to what would historically have been a normal season. To work anywhere in the World now, incl. Europe, Brits will need a visa or permit to work.
The Authorities in Austria have said that they plan to have a ‘seasonnaire permit’ in place to allow workers short-term access to the employment market during the winter season. Whilst this is potentially great news, they haven’t released any further details on this as yet so it still leaves a little uncertainty on what will be required from UK nationals working in Austria.
(Latest update 24th March 2021)
You must be a minimum of 16 years old before you arrive into resort on our Austrian Courses.
You must be a minimum of 18 years old before you arrive in resort for our Canadian or Argentinian Courses (unless parental consent is obtained).
You must be a minimum of 18 years old to join any of our courses or internships which rely on a working holiday visa or work permit.
Although SIA courses are amongst the largest in the World, we manage to maintain very intimate training groups of between 4 and 8, but with no more than 8:1 students per trainer in Austria, Argentina and France and 10:1 in Canada. This allows us to match similar ability levels per group and means no student should ever feel as if they are falling behind, or being held back because of the group they are in.
We have various options for accommodation on our courses, all of which are very comfortable. We use a combination of shared apartments, houses and chalets. There are options to to include a single room, half board meals or both! (subject to availability and supplement). See our Accommodation page for more details on your options.
YES! As an instructor, ski schools will offer you subsidised staff housing as part of your employment contract. This is generally basic living, but a fun and very social environment with your fellow instructors and not to mention a very cheap way of living in a ski resort, with most ski schools only charging between €4 and €10 per day.
Note: If your course does not include a Job Guarantee or you do not wish to take up your position then accommodation will only be included during your course dates.
Sure! We love it when friends come together and share this amazing experience – after all sharing is caring! We can make sure you live together and also work in the same ski school together too so you can enjoy the time and make memories forever… just be sure to let us know who you’re travelling with.
We are so confident that we offer the very best value courses in the industry that we have our SIA Price Promise. We pride ourselves that we offer more training, higher quality coaching, better off-hill programs and more fun aprés events than any other course.
That’s why if you find a better value comparable course anywhere, not only will we match the course cost, but we will also give you an additional €100 off your course fees for good measure!
Get in touch to find out more about our Price Promise.
Yes! Once you have booked and paid your deposit then you will have the ability to pay off your course how you see fit as long as our minimum criteria has been met (see T&C’s). You can decide how much and how often you pay to suit your circumstances as long as your course fees are paid in full prior to your course. We do not add any interest charges for payment plans.
As much as we love dogs at SIA the simple answer is no.
Dogs are not allowed within SIA Accommodation. Ski Schools also ban pets from their accommodation.