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4 QUALIFICATIONS!! 11 Week Ultimate Ski Instructor Course Canada - BANFF
4 QUALIFICATIONS!! 11 Week Ultimate Ski Instructor Course Canada - BANFF
Basecamp Ski and Snowboard Courses
Ski season courses (Ski Instructor Courses, Freestyle Ski Courses, Avalanche and First Aid Courses)
6th JAN -24th MAR 2018

Full time Resort Manager - 24/7 Support - Level 4 Trainers - Ski Instructor Mentoring - Ski Instructor Recruitment Return Airport Transfers - Pre-departure Information Package and Support
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Min age 18
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With the course starting in January it means you will experience the full force of Lake Louise's endless snowfall.

The 11 Week Ultimate Ski Instructor Course allows our Basecampers to gain 4 qualifications: CSIA Level 1 and 2, AST Level 1 (Avalanche) & First Aid. There is also a chance to take your CSIA Level 1 Freestyle for additional cost. This course is ideal for those looking to begin a career as a ski instructor. 


Our Ultimate Ski Instructor Course in Banff allows our Basecampers to gain the following 4 qualifications:

CSIA Level 1 - The entry level ski instructor qualification for teaching novices and young children how to ski.The Canadian Ski Alliance (CSIA) level 1 is an introduction CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry.

CSIA Level 2 - The Level 2 is the next level for skiers looking to start teaching intermediate skiers out on the mountain. Both the training and final examination for this award require dedicated training and a high level of skiing.  Historically Basecamp students have enjoyed a high level pass rate, and this is something we pride ourselves on. Whilst the CSIA award enables you to teach all over the world, you will have discovered Canada now and will find it hard to go anywhere else.

CFSA Level 1 - The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association (CFSA) is the governing body in Canada for the sport of Freestyle Skiing. Basecampers will complete a 2 days freestyle course to qualify as a CFSA Level 1.   

AST Level 1 - The Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course will provide an entry-level decision-making framework that is based on the most advanced knowledge available. It is suitable for use by people with basic training and little experience. AST Mission Statement: To provide leadership, development, communication, coordination and delivery of public avalanche safety products and services through a collaborative, diverse and multilevel network.

First Aid - Basecampers will do a 2 day mountain-specific first aid course preparing and educating participants for future use. 



  • 20 Hours Coaching a Week
  • Focused Level 1 and 2 Training and Personal Development
  • Piste Performance Coaching
  • Teaching Theory Coaching
  • Exam Preparation
  • Highest Qualified and Best Instructors in Canada
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Guaranteed Job Interview - with the Lake Louise Ski School with the possibility to return the following season and work as a Level 2 Qualified Instructor
  • Central Twin Share Accommodation
  • Fantastic Food Options - All you can eat breakfast 7 days a week and dinner 5 nights a week
  • 500 Extra Activity Credits - Each extra activity has a credit value allowing Basecampers to pick and choose their extras up to a value of 500. Activities include cat skiing, snow mobiling, Calgary Ice hockey trip, ice-skating and much more


Q: Who is this course best suited to?

A: This course provides the best path into the industry!  It's the best course for those looking to qualify as a level 2 instructor and work as an instructor the following season, or for those looking to significantly improve their skiing and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

Q: How good do you have to be at skiing before the course?

A: We ask that you can comfortably ski red runs and occasional blacks

Q: Is the course hard to pass?

A: The level 1 isn't hard to pass. It's an entry-level qualification. Participants will be assessed on their ability to perform and teach on the mountain. We get a 100% pass rate year in year out. The Level 2 in a big step up from the Level 1, however the training you receive prior to the exam puts you in an excellent position to pass. The 2016/17 season saw a 95% pass rate on level 2 in Banff. 

Q: How likely is it that I’ll get a job?

A: In recent years everyone who has wanted a job has secured one. We don't like to guarantee employment as it's down to the individual to posses the skill and attitude that employers are looking for.  You're guaranteed a job interview, it's up to you to impress them and get the job.


Not looking to pursue a career as a Ski Instructor, but want to improve your skiing? Why not check out Basecamp's All Mountain and Performance Skiing Courses instead.


If you have any questions you would like to ask one of our experts, we’re waiting on the end of the phone for your call +44 (0)208 789 9055