International Academy has been offering instructor programmes in the Canadian Rockies since 1997, and are now working in partnership with resident ski and snowboard instructor training school YES Tours. They ensure an unrivalled development programme is delivered with a price-match guarantee – if you can find a cheaper course of comparable quality, International Academy will match it.

A range of courses are available, from a short four-week programme to intensive 11-week instructorships with opportunities to stay on and work for a ski school once the course is completed (as long as you have a VISA).

The 11-week course now delivers a double qualification, so instructors will be certified in both North American and European systems with CSIA Levels 1&2 and BASI Level2 achieved within just 11 weeks (February course only). In Canada, the CSIA level 1 qualifies instructors to teach children (ages 12 and under) and beginners while the level 2 certification allows instructors to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level.

The BASI level 2 course can be completed in the final three weeks of the 11 week programme; it replaces the traditional CSCF Race Coach Training and CADS Level 1 course, and will really improve employment opportunities once in Europe.

Prices start from £7,250 for the 11-week course (based on a quad share). The package includes all training and exam fees along with AST Level 1 (avalanche course), half board accommodation*, and season lift pass.

Many additional courses, workshops and local discounts are also included such as customer services, communications, injury prevention, equipment information seminar, ski tuning and boot fitting and video analysis.

Four-week and seven-week courses are available from £3,450 and £5,400 respectively.

For more information, call 02380 206977 or click here.

*Accommodation is at the Alta Vista Chalet where dinner and continental breakfast are included 6 days per week. Flights are not included.

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