11 Week Ski Instructor & Freestyle Course

The ALLTRACKS combined ski instructor and freestyle course is an extended programme offering instructor training, all-mountain improvement and freestyle coaching.

A great combination that will give you a solid technical foundation in ski technique as well and confidence and style across the whole mountain including the park.

It is the perfect program if you’re looking qualify as a ski instructor but also reach new heights in the park and launch your freestyle skiing at the same time. Whistler Blackcomb is an ideal resort for this course as it offers such a wide range of freestyle terrain – from small, introductory features to as big as you want to go. It has arguably the best freestyle facilities of any resort in North America.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • CSIA L1 Included
  • AST1 Avalanche Skills Included
  • CSIA L2 Scheduled into the course
  • Approx 50% On-Piste / 50% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2

Course Dates

12 January - 29 March 2019


11 January - 28 March 2020

What's included

All our courses are based in Whistler, consistently voted North America’s #1 resort. You will stay in comfortable, well located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you wish. There is also off slope activities organised by our course director, lift line priority, equipment maintenance clinics and lots more.

TRAINING

Thorough & Considered Coaching
ALLTRACKS training formula devised by Guy Hetherington, Alltracks Head Coach & CSIA L4 Examiner.


Expert Pros
Professional CSIA Coaches typically CSIA Examiners. The overwhelming majority are CSIA L4 supported by a few excellent L3s.


Coaching Groups 6 MAX
Maximum of 6 guests per ski coach for personal attention and more fluid training sessions.


1:1 Sessions
Benefit from some private lessons.


Specific Modules
Specific coaching for instructor training, moguls, all mountain freestyle and powder.


CSIA Level 1 Exam Fee
Examination fee for the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance Level 1 Exam.


CAA AST 1
Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level 1. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety. AST L1 is taught in groups of 8.


Video Analysis
Benefit from this great feedback tool.


Lift Line Priority
If there is a lift queue, skip it during coaching sessions.


Equipment Maintenance
Learn more about how to look after your ski equipment from Guy Hetherington.

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable Accommodation
Well located, comfortable chalets and condos. All with welcoming living rooms, well equipped kitchens, free wifi internet, TV. Some with hot tubs and swimming pools.


Dinner
Choose between group dinners four nights per week or self cater and save.

OTHER

Season Pass
Full Season Pass valid for the entire winter so feel free to arrive early or extend your stay after your course ends.


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


Resort Director
Available 24/7


Welcome Party
Get to know everyone on your course and the coaches on Day 1.


Social Events
Various socials throughout the course.


Farewell Party
Leave in style and celebrate.


Extend Your Stay
For an additional cost and subject to availability, you can arrive early, stay on afterwards or combine further courses.


Job Recruitment Service
If you wish to work as an instructor either immediately afterwards or some time in the future, we can provide 1:1 assistance. Let us know your goals and we will support you.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights
Flights are not included, but ALLTRACKS can organise your flights if you wish or provide advice on suitable flights.


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


CSIA L2 Exam Fees
The L2 exam fee (approx £350) are not included


Additional Exams
Exams such as CSIA Snowpark and CSCF Race Coaching are often available for an additional cost. Cost is approx £180 each

Prices

Our prices are guaranteed, which means the price you see on our website is what you’ll pay if you book today. Unlike our competitors, there is no small print or hidden exchange rates that allow us to increase the price once you’ve booked.

There are zero hidden extras. Prices include everything shown in the ‘What’s Included’ table 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 Sterling. However, we have guests from all over the world so if you prefer to pay in $USD, $CAD or Euros, no problem. Just give the office a call and we can arrange that.

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Schedule

We publish a highly detailed course schedule and calendar on our Guest Member Intranet Site. In the meantime, this weekly course breakdown should give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Course Schedule

Weeks 1 & 2
Arrival
Settle In and Welcome Party
Split into training groups
Familiarisation of the Ski Area
All Mountain Advancement Training


Weeks 3 & 4
All Mountain Advancement Training
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CSIA L1


Week 5
CSIA Level 1 Exam


Week 6
All Mountain Advancement Training
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1


Week 7-9
All Mountain Advancement Training
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CSIA L2


Week 10
All Mountain Advancement Training
Methodology Clinics to prepare for CSIA L2
CSIA L2 Assessed Training Exam


Week 11
All Mountain Advancement Training
End of Course Party
Departure

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