CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Course

The Heart of the Rockies!

5th January 2019 - 2nd February 2019 Banff, Canada Catered

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Course Overview

4 weeks of perfection in beautiful Banff!

The 4 Week CSIA Level 1 gives those with limited time off a chance to live the season life and improve your skiing in a great fun environment. This course is ideal for those looking for an introduction to the instructor industry. 

What to Expect

The four week instructor course is ideal for anyone looking to take their riding to the next level, and get their first notch on the instructor qualifications ladder. From there you could go on to do your Level 2 at some point, or come back and teach beginners in Canada the season after. 


  • Includes CSIA Level 1 exam
  • Top Instructors in Canada, many of whom have come through the Ticket To Ride Programme
  • Guaranteed employment consultation with Lake Louise
  • Central Twin Share Hotel Accommodation (all double beds in the Ptarmigan Inn Hotel)


The training is based on the common principle of:

  • 18 Hours Coaching a Week
  • 8:1 Group training ratio
  • Piste Performance Coaching
  • Freeride Training
  • Park riding
  • Teaching Theory Coaching
  • Exam Preparation


  • CSIA Level 1 - Included


Each student is given direct access to the Lake Louise Ski School employment Director, with a great chance of getting employed for the following season. 


We provide central accommodation (all twin share, in double beds in the newly refurbished Ptarmigan Inn Hotel).

  • You can take advantage of all-you-can-eat breakfast 7 days a week and dinner 4 nights a week.
  • Double bed in a twin room in the newly refurbished Ptarmigan Inn
  • Ensuite
  • Ski Lockers
  • Free Wifi
  • Widescreen TV in each room
  • Fridge, microwave and kettle
  • Hot Tub and Sauna

Single Supplement - If you would like a room to yourself, this is available for an additional £850 for the 4 weeks.

Course Timeline

Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.


Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

Those looking to qualify and work in the same season or for those looking for an introduction into the instructor industry.

We ask that you are a Level 3 or above on our ability scale. Generally having 3-4 weeks on snow prior to the course is enough, and the most important thing is a good attitude to improving and learning new skills!

The level 1 isn't hard to pass. It's an entry level qualification. Participants will be assessed on their abilty to perform and teach on the mountain. We get a 100% pass rate year in year out.

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