Ski Instructor Certification

CSIA Level 1 Certification
(15+ years)

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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. Ages 14+.

Course - $420 (includes lift)
Retests - $210 (includes lift)

Certification Course Info

  • Participants must be Ability Level 5 or higher.
  • The prices listed are for the course only. There is no charge for lift tickets.
  • For information on CSIA and CASI programs, visit
  • For Skiing Retest, candidates must register for and attend Days 1 and 2 of a selected course. 
  • For Teaching Retest, candidates must register for and attend Days 2 and 3 of a selected course. 
  • The BC Ministry of Education has approved the CSIA Level 1 Certification course as an external credit towards a High School diploma. More information below.
  • 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 2020/21 Dates
Session 1                            Dec. 6, 12, 13, 2020
Session 2 Jan. 10, 16, 17, 2021
Session 3 Feb. 14, 20, 21, 2021
Session 4 Mar. 7, 13, 14, 2021

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

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.


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