Gap Year Ski Courses


One Gap Year – Make it count!

After hours, days, years of formal education in the classroom, who has not dreamed of the freedom and excitement of a gap year? If you’re a skier or a snowboarder, no doubt you will have considered spending a ski season out in the mountains and a year out is the perfect time to do it, by joining on of our gap year ski courses.  If you plan your year out carefully and do something that is constructive as well as great fun, you’re sure to have a year to remember.

If you do decide that you want your gap year to be in the snow, ALLTRACKS have a variety of appropriate courses. You can train to become a ski instructor at Whistler, hone your all mountain skills, learn about avalanche safety and backcountry travel or take your freestyle skiing to the next level – whatever your goals, you’ll do it at Canada’s best ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, with ALLTRACKS. We offer a wide range of different courses. The most popular options for gap year students are probably our ski instructor courses but many people on a gap year also choose our off piste courses too or take our ski instructor internship if they hope to work in Whistler too.

Benefits of a Gap Year

There are many reasons why a gap year that will look great on your CV and training to become a ski instructor does sound impressive, but we also feel it is important to do something you are passionate about and really enjoy. No doubt you’ve been in education for as long as you remember, so take this opportunity to get out of the classroom, breathe some fresh mountain air, and take your skiing to the next level whilst making friends from all over the world.

ALLTRACKS Financial Security

ALLTRACKS is a proud member of the Year Out Group, an organisation promoting the benefits of a well structured gap year, and represents the best, established companies and charities in the sector. Joining the Year Out Group involves rigorous assessment of our financial security and a thorough examination of our operating procedures. What’s more, ALLTRACKS is one of the very few gap year companies that is both ATOL & ABTOT Bonded so our packages offer financial security regardless of whether you book flights with us or not.

It’s Good to Talk

If you’d like to discover more about a gap year with us, please give one of the team a call on +44 (0)1794 301 777 or email us at If you’re local to us, why not even come and visit the office? You would be most welcome.



Become Brilliant!

Become a brilliant skier! A skill that will stay with you for good. It might sound unimportant to some, but all skiers can appreciate the ability to slide down mountains with style and confidence. After one of our courses, you’ll ski like a legend for evermore.

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Recognised Qualifications

Qualify as a snowboard or ski instructor. By earning recognised Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance qualifications on our courses you’ll gain the satisfaction of completing a rigorous assessment. Furthermore, it will demonstrate that you’re able to work hard to obtain a goal.

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Work As An Instructor

Many or our gap year students go on and spend part of their year out working as an instructor. Not only will you get to earn $$$ while you ski, it is great to put into practice all the new skiing and instructing skills you learn on the course. What’s more, it gives you the ability to live and work in a new environment.

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Improve Other Life Skills

By undergoing instructor training, you will improve your communication skills and learn to teach people in an adaptable and engaging way. These skills are critical for virtually all management jobs and will stand you in good stead for your future.


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Meet New Friends

Meet people from all over the world! On virtually every ALLTRACKS gap year ski course, we attract people from all over the world. In today’s connected world, you’ll enjoy making friends with people from different countries. Please note that all our training is conducted in English though.

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Learn To Keep Safe

Learn about Avalanche safety. As well as gaining your instructor qualifications and improving your technique, you’ll also learn how about avalanche and mountain safety on the vast majority of our courses. We understand that as people become better skiers, they may want to venture beyond the resort. It is important that you are educated in avalanche safety before doing so.

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Discover More


CSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor Training Course


Performance FreeSkiing Course


Ski Instructor Internship


11 Week Freestyle Ski & Instructor Course


2 Week Off Piste Ski Course


2 Week Ski Improvement Course


3 Week Ski Improvement Course


11 Week Combined Ski Instructor & Off-Piste Course


4 week Ski Instructor Course


7 week intensive ski instructor course


Interested in finding out more about ALLTRACKS courses? We love to talk snow, so please get in touch. Please call us on: +44 (0)1794 301 777

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