11 week ski improvement course

13 January 2018 - 30 March 2018

The 11 week ski improvement course is an extended programme for skiers who want to take their skiing to the next level across the entire mountain. Although the CSIA Level 1 instructor exam is included in this course for those, the over riding aim is to concentrate on your own skiing, not learning to teach others.

The first week concentrates on discovering the Whistler ski area, enjoying the mountains and we begin to analyse your technique. After this we follow the ALLTRACKS training formula combining deliberate training drills with lots of feedback and plenty of time riding the best conditions and runs in the resort.
At week 5, we do the CSIA L1, which is ideal to give you an increased understanding of ski technique, before moving on to Avalanche Safety Skills, free ride training, moguls and lots more.

Course Highlights

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CSIA L1 Included
  • AST1 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Approx 50% On-Piste / 50% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2
50%

On-Piste

50%

Off-Piste

6

Trainees Per Coach

2

Ability Level Required

39FT

Average Annual Snowfall

200+

Trails to Explore

What's
Included

All our ski instructor courses are based in Whistler, consistently voted North America’s #1 resort. You’ll also  stay in comfortable, well-located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you wish.

There’s also a whole calendar of great off-slope activities organised by our course director, and a host of other benefits like lift line priority and equipment maintenance sessions.

  • Training

  • Accomodation

  • Other

  • Not included

Thorough & Considered Coaching ALLTRACKS training formula devised by Guy Hetherington, ALLTRACKS head coach and CSIA L4 Examiner.

Expert Pros Professional CSIA Coaches who are typically CSIA Examiners. The vast majority of our coaches are Level 4 supported by a few able Level 3s.

Small Coaching Groups Maximum training ratio of six guests per coach.

Specific Modules Specific training modules in instructor training, freeride, moguls and powder.

CSIA Level 1 Exam Fee Examination fees for Canadian Ski Instructor's Alliance Level 1 exam.

CAA AST 1 Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 Course. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety.

Video Analysis Great Anaylis

Lift Line Priority Skip the lift queue during coaching sessions.

Equipment Maintenance Learn how to look after your skis and other equipment.

Comfortable Accommodation Well-located, comfortable chalets and condos all with welcoming living rooms, well-equipped kitchens, free wifi internet, TV, DVD. Some even have hot tubs!

Dinner Choose between group dinner four nights per week or self-cater and save £500.

Season Pass Full season pass, valid for the entire winter so feel free to arrive early or stay on after your course.

Group Airport transfers Group transfer to and from Vancouver Airport on official course arrival and departure dates.

Resort Director Available 24/7

Welcome Party Get to know everyone on the course and your instructors from day one.

Social Events Various social activities throughout the course.

Farewell Party Leave in style and celebrate.

Extend your stay For an additional cost you can arrive early, staying on after your course, or even combine further courses. Just let us know in advance!

Job Recruitment Service If you wish to work as an instructor afterwards, we can provide one-to-one assistance. Let us know your post-course goals, and we'll do all we can to help.

Flights Flights are not included, but ALLTRACKS can organise your flights for you if you wish.

Other Exams If you choose to sit the CSIA Snowpark or CSCF Race Coach Level 1 modules, exam fees are not included, and can be paid to the examining board in Whistler for approximately £160 each.

Travel Insurance  Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course and holiday is an ALLTRACKS requirement.

The
Schedule

We publish a highly-detailed course schedule and calendar in our guests’ membership website. Once you’ve booked your place, you’ll get full access to help you plan your time in Whistler.

In the meantime, take a look at the weekly course schedule below to give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Week 1
  • Welcome Party
  • Village Familiarisation Tour
  • Split into Training Groups
  • Familiarisation of the Ski Area
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
Week 2
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
Week 3
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
  • Methodology Clinics
Week 4
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
  • Methodology Clinics
Week 5
  • CSIA Level 1 Exam
Week 6
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
  • CAA Avalanche Skills Training L1
Week 7
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
Week 8
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
Week 9
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
Week 10
  • All Mountain Advancement
Week 11
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
  • End of Course Party

Price

Catered Self-Catered
Quad Room £7910 £7250
Triple Room £8110 £7450
Twin Room £8410 £7750
Private Room £9510 £8850

11 week ski improvement course

Our prices are guaranteed, which means the prices you see on this page are what you will pay if you book today. There’s no small print or hidden exchange rates that allows us to increase the price once you’ve booked.

There are also zero hidden extras fees – prices include everything shown in the ‘what’s included’ box above. Leaving you to experience the best the resort has to offer.

As our main office is in the UK, prices are in British Pounds. Prefer to pay in $USD or $CAD? No problem, just give us a call.

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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