Snowminds Instructor Course
Instructor Training

Snowminds, in close partnership with the Canadian Ski Instructor Association and renowned ski schools, like Sun Peaks Resort, offers you the opportunity to become a ski or snowboard instructor in Canada. As a company built by former ski instructors, the work we do is highly personal for us and we have successfully trained more than 1,500 ski and snowboard instructors worldwide in the last 5 years. If you have a passion for snow, we hope to get to know you and help make your next adventure one that stays with you for life.

The Course

You will receive a 3-week comprehensive training program with a careful focus on your technique and development both on and off-piste. Our experienced coaches will work with you individually to improve your understanding of different terrain, mountain safety, and everything else you need to master to become a competent instructor. The course then culminates with you becoming a certified Level 1 instructor in Canada with a job guarantee.

Off-piste Course

In addition to your CSIA Level 1 course, you can also add 20 days of backcountry training together with Snowminds and one of Canada’s top mountain guides. This internationally acclaimed off-piste course offers you the chance to take the first big step towards being a professional off-piste guide. At the end of the prep course, you will be ready to pass the 8-day Operation Level 1 exam with flying colours.

Job Guarantee

After successful completion of the training program, you will be enrolled as a ski instructor intern at the Sun Peaks Sports School. In this role you will get to work a full Canadian winter season in what we humbly consider to be the world's best job. Of course you will have to work hard to achieve your qualification, but we will support you all the way and are proud to say we have a 100% passing rate in Sun Peaks.


Everyone with basic ski or snowboard skills can become an instructor. The most important thing is that you have the motivation. When you apply for Snowminds, we will first call you for an interview where you can hear more about Snowminds, what to expect from the experience, and get your questions answered.

The first step is to send us an email and get the conversation started. We look forward to hearing from you.


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