BANFF

Photo: Reuben Krabbe

DISCOVER THE ROCKIES FOR YOURSELF

BANFF, CANADA

The Canadian Rockies are a stunning backdrop to our Banff course, and we never get bored of looking at the huge views you get of the mountains. Our course is based in Canmore so you’ve got brilliant access to Sunshine Village but you can pop over to any of the resorts in the area for a new challenge and to do some exploring…

Canmore is a great town with a lot going on, and it gives you the perfect balance of living in a real Canadian mountain town mixed with the buzz of living in a ski resort. The best of both worlds.

Training in Canada means that you get some amazing snow conditions and when storms hit the locals all hit their favourite spots for powder days – and our team of coaches will be more than happy to show you where they think the best powder stashes are.

Meanwhile by training for the Canadian qualification you are perfectly placed to apply for jobs in the surrounding resorts or just head somewhere completely new teach there. And our team of coaches and your mentor will be on hand to advise you on the best next steps.

CSIA LEVEL 1 & 2

11 WEEK COURSE

£7,799

6 JAN – 18 MARCH 2018

CSIA Ski Instructor Training course

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresTri-area lift pass for the season

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCoaching run by a CSIA Course Conductors

Peak leaders ski instructor course features178 hours of coaching

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresAccommodation for eleven weeks

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCareer and recruitment advice

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCSIA Level 1 exam and optional Level 2 exam

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCSIA membership

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCSIA manuals

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresA full time Peak Leaders mentor

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresOff-piste coaching

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresOff-snow theory sessions

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresFirst Aid course

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresA day race training (optional)

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresA day off-piste with a guide

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresFreestyle training day

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCat skiing day (optional)

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresAvalanche training

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresPeak Leaders T-shirt and cap

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresDinner 5 days per week

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresBreakfast 5 days per week

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresVideo analysis every week

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresCV and employment sessions

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresPre-course fitness programme

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresPersonal fitness training

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresDiscounts on buying ski equipment

Peak leaders ski instructor course featuresDiscounts on equipment hire and ski servicing

WHAT’S A SEASON IN BANFF LIKE?

Banff is home to three resorts – Mt. Norway, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. Our base is in Banff town so we’re in striking distance of all three ski areas.

The Big Three ski areas cover 8,000 acres of skiing terrain so there’s plenty of exploring to do – and with an average of 10 meters of snow each season you won’t be short of powder days…

The approach is different from Europe, with North American resorts often being based below the ski area instead of skiing directly into the resort where you’re staying. And whilst that means there isn’t that “ski-in ski-out” option in North America, it means you’re perfectly placed to visit other resorts and also that you’re living in a real town – complete with a real community, bars, shops, cinemas, hot springs and plenty more to do when you’re not skiing.

Of course the biggest thing we all think of in Canada is the powder, and when the temperatures plummet in the winter that snow stays good for a long, long time. And they get an awful lot of snow.

Which means you can head off into the backcountry with your coaches for off-piste training and some amazing powder days. You just have to wrap up warm and get shredding…

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A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

WHO GOES ON A COURSE?
WHAT LEVEL IS THE SKIING?

NOT SURE?

It’s a big decision planning a ski instructor course – and with different options and dates it’s important you pick the course that’s right for you. So why not compare Banff with another Peak Leaders course?

We run courses all over the world at different times of the year, so just have a look around and see what your options are…

And if you’re not sure then just get in touch – we’re always happy to answer any questions and give you advice.

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SAAS FEE

BARILOCHE

WHERE WILL YOU STAY?


We’re very happy to be working with the High Country Inn for our Banff course.

It’s a great family run hotel with amazing facilities that’s been part of the town for years.

The rooms are a collection of twin and triple en-suites, and the hotel has plenty to offer including a sauna, pool and hot tubs.

The course includes your breakfast and evening meal served five days a week in the hotel restaurant, and that leaves you free to head in to Banff and explore the food in local bars and restaurants – the Peak Leaders team will be very happy to tell you their favourites haunts…

The High Country Inn is situated just a couple of blocks from downtown Banff, which means everything is right on your doorstep – so it’s perfect for exploring the nightlife and getting to know the area.

And after a hard day skiing the powder on the hill, it’s the perfect place to get home to and warm up again in the hot tub…

WHAT DOES A TRAINEE SAY?

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COURSE?

Once you’ve completed the course then you have a number of options. Throughout the course your trainers and mentors will have been talking to you about the possibility of applying for a ski school job with your new qualification, as well as what you can do if you decide you don’t want to teach for the remainder of the season.

With our contacts in the local ski schools we can help you apply for a job then stay and work the winter (and ski the powder). But if you are looking further afield we can help you apply for jobs, investigate different resorts and pick your next location, as well as help you prepare your application and make sure you know all the tricks of giving a good interview.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO IN BANFF?

Well we’re glad you asked. Because there are quite a few extra things you can do… All these and more can be arranged when you’re here – just ask your mentor and they’ll be happy to help.

  • Go cat skiing on Fortress Mountain
  • Head to Delirium Dive for some freeride action
  • Chill out at the Banff hot springs
  • Go to a Hockey game
  • Try out a few ice-skating moves at the ice rink
  • Learn Canadian five pin bowling…
  • Go ski touring with a guide in the backcountry
  • Try out the neighbouring resorts for a cool day away

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Photo: Reuben Krabbe