Certification & Training Courses
Get certified to teach through the Canadian Ski Instructor's Association and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors in Revelstoke.
CSIA Level 1 Course
The Level 1 Course is an introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children's skiing.
Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level. The CSIA L1 course is a 3 day consecutive course and attendance is required for the entirety of the course. Lift tickets are required but are offered at a discount.
Dates Price Register April 1-3 $509 Call or Visit Snow School to book 250.814.0087
*Must be 15+ years old. Cancellations must be made more than a week before the course start date to qualify for a refund
Receive High School Credit
The British Columbia Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an External Credential. An External Credential is a credit that has been developed outside the Ministry of Education and takes a student outside of the regular classroom setting. High School Students aged 15 and over can receive 2 credits towards their High School Diploma if they successfully complete the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course. Once a student has passed the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course, they must present a CSIA membership card, a signed letter of congratulations from the Executive Director, and a CSIA pin to the school. The school will then examine the course documentation and provide 2 credits to the student.
Progression is a prominent theme at RMR. Our entire team is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Our pros are passionate about skiing and snowboarding and it shows! Your experience at Revelstoke will include adventures both on and off the slopes with new friends that will last a lifetime. Simply put, there is no better environment to foster your skiing/snowboarding skills.
Escape to extraordinary at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
- A unique combination of legendary powder, big mountain terrain and small town vibes.
- The Most Vertical in North America at 5,620 Vertical Feet.
- 34.4 Feet (10.5 Metres) average annual snowfall.
- 3,121 acres of incredible terrain with alpine bowls, phenomenal tree-skiing, and flowing groomed runs.
- Lift | Cat | Heli | Backcountry - RMR is the only resort worldwide offering all four from one village base.
- A full amenity Village, with downtown Revelstoke only minutes away.
RMR boasts the most vertical in North America at 1,713 metres (5,620 ft) of lift-accessed terrain, 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, 15 areas of gladed terrain and phenomenal groomed terrain. Revelstoke Mountain Resort is also the only resort world-wide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base. No matter what type of ski/snowboard experience you are looking for, your expectations will be exceeded in Revelstoke. RMR has partnered with Snow Minds, Educating Adventures to offer the ultimate working-holiday experience.
Educating Adventures Instructor Internship Programs
In conjunction with Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the Educating Adventures (EA) Ski and Snowboard program offers an early season training and certification camp followed by an instructor position.
This rare opportunity to become an instructor with the RMR Snow School before Christmas is by application only. There are limited positions available each season.
Package options include everything you need to become an instructor and enjoy the ultimate winter including: accommodation, training, industry membership, materials, Level 1 exam, on ground support (including airport pick up and city orientation), social events, continued training towards Level 2, first aid, avalanche and backcountry opportunities as well as additional professional development opportunities through RMR Snow School. This program begins late November and runs through to the end of the winter season.
"I was looking for a ski program when I left school, but none offered a work internship. EA was my best chance of not only having lots of fun, but also getting a job and earning some money."
- Owen Davies – Instructor Internship Trainee and new Revelstoke Instructor
How to apply
Get CSIA or CASI certified as an instructor with guaranteed job placement through Snowminds.
Level 1 Course
Three weeks of instruction, both in the classroom and on the slopes, will prepare participants to pass the Level 1 CSIA or CASI instructor certification exam. Experienced coaches work with each individual to develop their skiing and snowboarding abilities, understanding of terrain, mountain safety and the art of instruction.
The Job Guarantee
Weeks of training will prepare participants to be great instructors for Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Snowminds program participants have a 100% passing rate for the certification exams, thanks to comprehensive preparation.
"Revelstoke is situated in the middle of a national park and surrounded by natural beauty. There are awesome ski opportunities available for all levels, so there's something for everyone to shred."
Johan -Snowminds Instructor
More Info & How to Apply
CSIA Advanced Training
Revelstoke hosts additional CSIA courses during the winter in cooperation with the Canada Ski Instructor's Association. For more information and to register, visit their website.
The CASI Snowboard Instructor certification courses are open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older.
CASI L1 This course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed. Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level. The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 Instructor certification, as well as the Park Instructor course.
This four-day course for Level 1 Instructors will work on developing participant's advanced teaching skills so that they can become proficient at teaching intermediate riders. Potential candidates should be confident intermediate riders, comfortable with riding intermediate terrain. A minimum of 45 hours of teaching is recommended before undertaking this course.
The Level 3 course is designed for Level 2 instructors who have a wealth of experience teaching both beginner and intermediate riders on a variety of terrain. People considering taking this course should be at an advanced riding level and feel confident demonstrating their riding on advanced terrain. They should be working towards taking their teaching to new areas of the mountain, including the terrain park and freeride terrain, as well as having an interest in training instructors.
- 15 years of age on the first day of the course
- Must be fluent in either English or French
- Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain
Build your backcountry knowledge and avalanche awareness with an educational program at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
This introductory Avalanche Skills Training course is for anyone 15 and over who is interested in educating themselves before going into the backcountry.
Basic avalanche phenomena and safe mountain travel are discussed over two days from 7am-5pm practiced and taught by our Ski Patrol on and off the mountain following the curriculum established by the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA). Learn in a small setting with a group of up to 8 people.
The AST Level 1 is the prerequisite for the AST Level 2 and for continued training in professional and industry avalanche courses offered by the CAA.
2022.23 Dates Price Booking
December 2/3, 14/15, 17/18 or 20/21
January 4/5 or 9/10
Advance Booking Rate: $269.10*
Regular Rate: $299.00
Call Snow School To Inquire
*Advance bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance.
Note: Backcountry equipment is not included in this rate. Equipment rentals consisting of a beacon, probe and shovel will be available at the Rental Shop. Please enquire about equipment rentals in advance of your course date. All program participants will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver prior to the start of the course. Participants under the age of 19 will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.