Gain four qualifications in 11 weeks!
The 11 Week Ultimate Snowboard Instructor Course allows participants to gain 4 qualifications to make them employable in a competitive field. You will take your CASI Level 1 & 2, AST Level 1 (Avalanche training) and First Aid courses. This package is ideal for those looking to begin a career as a snowboard instructor around the world.
What to Expect
This is quite simply the most inclusive Instructor course out there! Not only is the on-snow training extremely inclusive, but off the mountain you also get 500 activity credits, which can be used on a whole host of extra activities!
- Four Qualifications in one season: CASI Level 1 and 2, AST Level 1, First Aid
- Highest Qualified and Best Instructors in Canada
- Guaranteed Job Interview
- Central Twin Share Hotel Accommodation
- 500 Extra Activity Credits
The course starts in January meaning you will experience the full force of Lake Louise's endless snowfall.
On the Mountain
The training is based on the common principle of;
- 18 Hours Coaching a Week
- 8:1 Group training
- 1:1 Coaching
- Piste Performance Coaching
- Teaching Theory Coaching
- Exam Preparation
Each Basecamper is guaranteed a job interview with the Lake Louise Snowboard School with the possibility to return the following season and work as a Level 2 Qualified Instructor.
Accommodation & Food
Central Accommodation (all twin share, in double beds in the newly refurbished Ptarmigan Inn Hotel). All you can eat breakfast seven days a week and dinner five nights a week.
Each Basecamper has access to 500 activity credits throughout the course. Activities available to sign up for in resort include cat skiing, snow mobiling, ice hockey trip, ice skating and more. Extra credits can be purchased in resort if you want to do more!
Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.
Improve your riding - Level 1 Training and Personal Development
Basic rider improvement, through analysis of your individual performance and ability. Here you’ll be introduced to the basic elements of on-mountain teaching, through analysis of goal setting, different types of learners, and in depth skills concept. Working towards taking your Level 1 exam the week after.
Sliding Turns & continued analysis of the main manoeuvres
Terrain adaptation using independent leg movement, and how to control sliding turns whilst both gathering and maintaining speed. Continue on to include carving turns, switch riding, and basic freestyle manoeuvres.
Advanced Analysis and Practice Teaching
This week will see you focus on switch riding, anticipation vs rotation, angulation vs inclinations, teaching analysis and specific individual improver sessions. Final preparation for your Level 2 exams!
CASI Level 1 Exam and Job Interview
Take the exam and go for a job interview with Lake Louise Snowboard School.
Riding skills and using terrain
A focus on steering to control turn shape, freestyle tactics to challenge stance and balance, and how each skill relates to each manoeuvre. Moving into greater analysis of key snowboarding skills - Tactics for pivot and steering, pressure control, timing and coordination, stance and balance, and how to challenge your own riding skills.
CASI Level 2 Exam
This is it! What the hard work has been leading up to, so knuckle down for one more week of hard riding so that you can make the grade and become a fully qualified instructor!
Freeride/ Chill week
Have the chance to gain Freestyle Level 1 at an additional cost, and generally enjoy less talking and more riding!
Get an insider's view of what it's like living and learning in resort.
The majority of people who do this course are solo travellers. There is a large Basecamp community in resort, and your Resort Manager will make sure you're quickly introduced to everyone.
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. You will always be more employable if you can be dual qualified as a Level 1 Ski Instructor alongside your Level 2 Snowboard.
The Level 1 isn't too hard to pass as 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. 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 an amazing 85% pass rate at Level 2 in Banff.
We ask that you can comfortably ride red runs and occasional blacks.
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 riding and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.
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