Ski Instructor Certification

CSIA Level 1 Certification
(15+ 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. Ages 15+.

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

Certification Course Info

Course - $420

  • 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 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 2018/19 Dates
Session 1                            Dec. 2, 8, 9
Session 2 Jan. 13, 19, 20
Session 3 Feb. 10, 16, 17
Session 4 Mar. 3, 9, 10

Course Times
Day 1 - 8:30am-4:30pm
Days 2 & 3 - 9am-4pm
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.

Ski Instructor Course Prep (15+)

This is a 1-day session with Grouse Mountain’s own top Course Conductors to prepare students for the CSIA Level 1 Instructor Certification Course.

Prep Course Cost
Course - $105
Course + Lift - $160 (Adults)
Course + Lift - $143 (Youth 15-18)

Prep Course Info

2018/19 Course Dates

Dec. 1
Jan. 12 
Feb. 9 
Mar. 2 

Course Time
Students meet in the Valley Plaza at 9am.

The Prep Course is available to any strong parallel skier (level 5 or higher) 15 years or older. 

To register, call Guest Services at 604.980.9311.

Grouse Mountain Is looking for Instructors!

Grouse Mountain is looking for Instructors for the season. We will interview and hire candidates pending successful course completion. If you are interested in working this winter, please apply here.

About CSIA Certification
For more information about CSIA please visit their website at

Earn External Credit Towards a BC High School Diploma

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.