Every snowboarder knows that riding is better than skiing, it just is. The end. So when you have the world’s best resort at your feet, 8000 acres of awesomeness, five (yes, five) snow parks AND a Super 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 earn the Avalanche Safety (AST) L1 & L2 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 exam to your list of achievements during your snowboard course in Canada.
During your days off, the huge ski town of Whistler has a lot to offer. The fun-loving resort offers a range of bars, restaurants, a cinema, and a high-quality gym. 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, ice hockey games, or wildlife tours (to name a few!)
Our exceptional Whistler snowboard instructor course is high in quality and value. SIA Austria is proud to offer the very best programmes on the market.
The Dual Course was awesome. I made some great friends, great memories and had the best winter ever. I earned a fantastic qualification which I used all season teaching skiing and snowboarding in Austria and I have used it to teach in California too! The ski schools really do value the teaching skills and training you receive from Ski Instructor Academy
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!
Amazing experience! Loved the people, the skiing and the environment, best choice I ever made!”
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 Whistler 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 Whistler Blackcomb 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.
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.
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 an SIA Price Guarantee. 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 Guarantee.
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 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.