2 Week Spring CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Course

2 weeks Banff Catered

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Add a Level 1 Ski qualification to your existing Level 2 certificate and become a true master of the slopes.

It is vital in the ski industry to set yourself apart from the crowd in order to stand out and gain the attention you deserve. One of the best ways to do this is by having extra qualifications. This course is aimed at being an additional qualification for those already qualified to a Level 2 standard in either skiing or snowboarding, to make them dual qualified and more employable.

Alternatively, it is a good course for those looking to get their Level 1 at the end of the season and potentially go on to Level 2 next season, if you are short of time or funds.

What to Expect

Course Features

  • Top Instructors in Canada, many of whom have come through the Ticket To Ride Programme
  • Get to know the Lake Louise Ski School for future work opportunities
  • Central hotel accommodation (all twin share en-suite, with single room upgrades available)
  • Daily buffet hot breakfast and evening meals four nights a week
  • CSIA Level 1 Certification

On the Mountain

  • 18 hours of coaching
  • Video analysis
  • Park sessions
  • Powder riding


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


    Go back to basics in a second discipline and learn how to teach skiing to a beginner level. Covers snowplough, parallel turns and intro to carving as well as plenty of teaching practice.

  • CSIA LEVEL 1 EXAM 1 Week

    Sit the CSIA Level 1 Ski exam.


CSIA Level 1: The entry level ski instructor qualification for teaching novices and young children how to ski. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children’s skiing. You can teach in the Canadian resorts with a Level 1 qualification.


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.

Yes of course! It has been designed a bit to be done as an extra qualification for those who have their Level 2 in the other discipline, but there is no reason you can't do this to get your Level 1 on it's own. You could then go on to do your Level 2 the season afterwards, if you don't have the time or money to do both in one season.

CSIA Level 1 is generally only valid in Canada to teach beginners. It is a good stepping stone to getting your Level 2 which is a step up and then allows you to teach abroad and with greater scope for getting jobs. It is a good course to do to improve your skiing or snowboarding technique and especially if you already have your Level 2 in the other discipline, then having your Level 1 in a second discipline will make you more employable for most ski schools.

We generally receive 100% pass rate on the Level 1, so with the right mind set it’s an easy one to pass!

Just a two minute walk to all the shops and bars - we are the closest of any other provider in town.

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