Instructor Certification 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.
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