Please be advised, Altitudes Bistro will be closing at 2:15pm today, Saturday March 2nd, for a private event. 
Please be advised, due to all the fresh snow, it is a busier day here at Grouse Mountain and recommend carpooling or taking public transit to keep excitement levels high!
Due to limited terrain, some Snow School lessons are not running. Please check Today on Grouse - Lessons for up to date information.   

Ski Instructor Certification

CSIA Level 1 Certification
(14+ years)

Become a certified CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructor's Alliance) Level 1 instructor!

This course will introduce participants to the tips and techniques needed to teach beginning skiers. Registration is open to ages 14+.

Course - $425
Re-tests* - $215

*Please call Guest Services at (604) 980-9311 to book re-tests

Certification Course Info

  • Participants must be Ability Level 5 or higher.
  • Rate includes Lift Tickets. 
  • For information on CSIA and CASI programs, visit
  • For Skiing Retest, candidates must register for and attend Days 1 and 2 of the course. 
  • For Teaching Retest, candidates must register for and attend Days 2 and 3. 
  • All candidates must complete an EPrep Learning Module. A website link will be provided in your confirmation letter. 
  • The BC Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an external credit towards a High School diploma. Visit the Instructor Certification course page for more info.
  • Students meet in Valley Plaza at 8:30am on Day 1. On Days 2 & 3 students meet at the Snow School Meeting Place at 9am. 

Certification Course Dates & Times

Course Dates 2023/24 Dates
Session 1                            Dec. 10, 16, 17, 2023
Session 2 Jan. 10, 20, 21, 2024
Session 3 Feb. 4, 10, 11, 2024
Session 4 Mar. 10, 16, 17, 2024

Course Times
Day 1 - 8:30am-4:30pm
Days 2 & 3 - 9am-5pm
Where to Meet
Day 1 - Meet in the Valley Plaza in front of Guest Services at 8:30am. 
Days 2 & 3 - Meet at the Snow School Meeting Place at 9:00am. 

High school Credit

You can earn credits towards your high school diploma by becoming CSIA certified. The British Columbia Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an External Credential. An External Credential is a credit that has been developed outside the Ministry of Education and takes a student outside of the regular classroom setting. 

High School Students aged 15 and over can receive 2 credits towards their High School Diploma if they successfully complete the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course. Once a student has passed the CSIA Level 1 Instructors course, they must present a CSIA membership card, a signed letter of congratulations from the Executive Director, and a CSIA pin to the school. The school will then examine the course documentation and provide 2 credits to the student.