Cypress

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Canada

Cypress Mountain is located only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and offers the most vertical drop, terrain, lifts and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's North Shore Mountains.
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600
Skiable Terrain Acres
53
Runs
6.2m
Annual Snow Fall
610m
Vertical Drop

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Cypress

Cypress Mountain is a vibrant resort offering world-class skiing and snowboarding close to the city of Vancouver, Canada.

Cypress Mountain offers some of best winter skiing in Canada and is known worldwide for its vast cross-country ski area and snow tubing park. Whether you're new to skiing or a seasoned ski pro, a winter at Cypress is an experience of a lifetime.

Boasting an average annual snowfall of over 10 meters, 6 lifts, 53 runs across 19km and a snow tube park, Cypress has all the necessary ingredients for a winter of fun. EA Ski & Snowboard interns tend to return to Cypress year after year - and it's easy to see why.

Courses Available At

Cypress

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Ski Internship

Ski Internship

Serious about becoming a ski instructor? Train, qualify & work all in one season. Work in Canada, Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand or the USA.

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Pre-Course

  • Guaranteed Paid Job Offer
  • Course Prep & Advice
  • Visa Planning & Support
  • Welcome Pack & Schedule
  • Online login area with live updates and group chat

City Orientation*

  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Sightseeing
  • One / Two Nights Accommodation
  • Bank Accounts, Tax Numbers, Sim Cards, etc.
  • Evening Meal, Breakfast & Social Event

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Internships. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

Arrival - At Resort

  • Meet & Greet
  • Full Season Program Manager
  • Ski Area Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation*
  • Equipment Advice & Deals
  • Social Events


Note:

* Accommodation differs from resort to resort, please speak with our team to check on this for your preferred resort. Usually accommodation is covered until the end of the level 1 exam with an option to remain at your own cost for the remainder of the season.

Training - At Resort

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 1 Exam Fees
  • Digital Training Manuals
  • Association Membership
  • Lift Pass
  • Social Events

Rest Of Season - At Resort

  • Employee Induction
  • Start Work
  • Instructor Uniform
  • Resort Employee Season Pass
  • Additional Benefits
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Snowboard Internship

Snowboard Internship

Designed to fast track your instructor career. Train, qualify and work as a snowboard instructor all in one season. Work in Canada, Japan or New Zealand.

See What's Included

Pre-Course

  • Guaranteed Paid Job Offer
  • Course Prep & Advice
  • Visa Planning & Support
  • Welcome Pack & Schedule
  • Online login area with live updates and group chat

City Orientation*

  • Airport Meet & Greet
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Sightseeing
  • One / Two Nights Accommodation
  • Bank Accounts, Tax Numbers, Sim Cards, etc.
  • Evening Meal, Breakfast & Social Event

Note:
* Please be aware that the City Orientations are an extra cost for the Internships. There is no City Orientation option available for Queenstown (NZ), Imagine Niseko (Japan), Niseko Village (Japan), Niseko GoSnow (Japan) & Rusutsu (Japan).

Arrival - At Resort

  • Meet & Greet
  • Full Season Program Manager
  • Ski Area Orientation
  • Shared Accommodation*
  • Equipment Advice & Deals
  • Social Events


Note:

* Accommodation differs from resort to resort, please speak with our team to check on this for your preferred resort. Usually accommodation is covered until the end of the level 1 exam with an option to remain at your own cost for the remainder of the season.

Training - At Resort

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 1 Exam Fees
  • Digital Training Manuals
  • Association Membership
  • Lift Pass
  • Social Events

Rest Of Season - At Resort

  • Employee Induction
  • Start Work
  • Instructor Uniform
  • Resort Employee Season Pass
  • Additional Benefits
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Cypress

Overview

Marcus has been with the EA Program since 2015. Now being with us for 8 ski seasons, Marcus has been a ski instructor, an on-snow supervisor, and now he is living the dream as the administrator for the snow school at Cypress Mountain. Marcus established himself in the ski industry with us and has risen through the ranks to make an extraordinary career out of the thing he loves most.

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What it's like working at

What it's like training in

Cypress

Cypress Mountain offers the best of both worlds. Live in the beautiful city of Vancouver and work at one of the best ski resorts in Canada. The mountain is open for night skiing and this offers a somewhat unique opportunity to work more, as there are more lessons going out each day! At Cypress work is generally consistent for those keen to work hard and there are opportunities for development training within your employment role as well.

People often ask how much it costs to buy food and drink so here’s our shopping list rundown:

  • $5 pizza slice at over 10 places less than 2 minutes from your accommodation!
  • A cold pint of Molson Canadian at Doolins Irish Pub for $6 (live music most nights)
  • 20 sushi pieces and miso soup for $8
  • Pasta dinner for two from the local food market will cost around $4.50 each

Accommodation

As Cypress is a ski resort near Vancouver and only a short drive away, accommodation is typically based in apartments in North Vancouver. These are close to shops, cafes, and the Cypress bus stop, it is a cool place to be based for a winter. We provide accommodation through private apartment rentals and aim to keep everyone together within the same small apartment building. After the initial training and exam period you will be responsible for accommodation payments - you can expect to make an advanced rent payment before the season starts covering the length of your tenancy.  Rates and locations may vary from time to time, and if they do we will endeavour to let you know at the earliest opportunity. Accommodation in Vancouver costs around $850-900 per month - for Cypress this is a 3 month minimum arrangement with the chance to extend your tenancy.

North Vancouver Apartments:

  • Free High speed Internet connection
  • Cable TV with DVD Player
  • Fridge, Stove, Microwave
  • Dishes, pots & pans, all utensils
  • Bedding, linens, towels
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Utilities including hydro, heat and hot water

* Individual units will have different furnishings

*The above is an indicative based on last season and is subject to change based on availability and updates to pricing

Program Manager

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best winter possible at Cypress Mountain. This means that we have someone on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Cypress itself, but they also work for the ski school and will be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter that much easier.

Certification Overview

Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at Cypress Ski Resort allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with either the PSIC (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).

Both the CISA and CASI are internationally recognised snowsports instruction associations and are the governing bodies for ski/snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. CASI and CSIA qualifications are highly regarded in the industry and a qualification with the Canadian system will build your technical understanding and allow you to effectively instruct skiing or snowboarding.

Cypress

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