11 Week Combined Snowboard Instructor & Off-Piste Course

13 January 2018 - 30 March 2018

This is what we think is the ultimate snowboarding course for people who want to hone their skills, become a qualified instructor and learn more about backcountry snowboarding, spilt boarding and avalanche safety. We also include a fantastic Heli Board trip taking in some of the best snowboard terrain on Earth.

The first part of the course covers all mountain improvement and preparation for the CASI L1 course which we schedule into week 5. By the time this is over, you should have really improved across the entire mountain and be riding to a technically high level. After this, the focus changes to off piste technique and backcountry training. We include both the Canadian Avalanche Association AST 1 & 2 on this program to teach you more about avalanche safety and operating in the backcountry. You will also learn how to split board, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the amazing terrain of the Garibaldi park beyond the resort boundaries. We finish off with a Heli Snowboard  mission which could be your greatest day ever on a snowboard.

Course Highlights

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • Heli Snowboarding
  • CASI L1 Included
  • AST1 & AST 2 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Backcountry Split-boarding
  • Approx 25% On-Piste / 75% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2
25%

On-Piste

75%

Off-Piste

6

Trainees Per Coach

2

Ability Level Required

39FT

Average Annual Snowfall

200+

Trails to Explore

What's
Included

Our combined off-piste and instructor course is based in Whistler, home of the some of the best off-piste terrain in North America. We include comfortable, well-located accommodation and great training.

You will go Heli Snowboarding, learn about avalanche safety and lots more.

  • Training

  • Accomodation

  • Other

  • Not included

Thorough & Considered Coaching ALLTRACKS training formula devised by top CASI Coaches

Expert Pros & Guides Professional CASI Coaches who are typically CASI Examiners. The vast majority of our coaches are Level 4 supported by a few able Level 3s. Our guides are ACMG/IFMGA qualified and the avalanche skills are taught by Canadian Avalanche Association Qualified teachers.

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

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

Personal feedback Benefit from lots of feedback.

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

CAA AST 1 & AST 2 Avalanche Skills Training Levels 1 & 2. Learn about backcountry snowboarding and avalanche safety.

HELI Snowboard Trip The ultimate snowboard experience - Heli boarding in the Coast Mountains.

Split Boarding Learn how to split board efficiently and explore the Whistler backcountry

Lift Line Priority Skip the lift queue during coaching sessions.

Video Analysis Great feedback

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.

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.

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
  • CASI 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
  • CAA AST Level 2 Avalanche Training
Week 11
  • All Mountain Advancement Training
  • Heli Snowboarding
  • Farewell Party

Price

Catered Self-Catered
Quad Room £8150 £7550
Triple Room £8450 £7850
Twin Room £9010 £8350
Private Room £10110 £9450

11 Week Combined Snowboard Instructor & Off-Piste 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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