Mt Washington

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Canada

Mount Washington is located on Vancouver Island and boasts incomparable views down to the sea. It is a true snow collector, averaging more than 30 feet of snow every season!
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1700
Skiable Terrain Acres
81
Runs
11.6m
Annual Snow Fall
505m
Vertical Drop

Tell me about

Mt Washington

Welcome to the Island. Close to the big city of Vancouver but far enough away to escape the crowds this Resort is a top pick.

Voted in the top #10 snow parks in all of BC as well as having ‘The Outback’; a 400-acre playground of rich glades, magnificent bowls and steep drops – there is something for everyone. High speed lifts and a family friendly vibe will make you want to return.

Mt Washington Alpine Resort has an ideal spread of terrain with 14% beginner, 35% intermediate, 36% advanced, and 15% expert. The beginner and intermediate terrain bring a lot of families and instructor work to the area, while the Outback zone with its combo of trees and open slopes caters for those wanting double black diamond runs.

Courses Available At

Mt Washington

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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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Mt Washington

Overview

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What it's like working at

What it's like training in

Mt Washington

You will become part of a tight knit team and have great opportunities to develop your instructing skills. First year intern instructors are offered weekend employment contracts. This means you will work every weekend and there is a high likelihood you will work more than this, especially during holidays. For those still wanting more work there are opportunities to cross-train in other departments such as lifts, sales, rentals etc.

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

A burger and a beer from one of the craft beer spots in Comox (land and sea, Church St Tap House or Gladstones) $25

A large pizza from the famous Riders Pizza in Cumberland $30

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in the closest town to the Resort which is Courtenay. Previous groups have stayed at the Crown Isle Resort which is a resort conveniently located close to shops, amenities. Accommodation will be shared with access to faciliibies such as kitchen, bathroom, etc as required.

For transport Mt Washington staff buses currently do a pick up and drop off from Crown Isle Resort which works really well for our programs. This can be used on trainings and days off. However, on days off we give priority to the staff that are working. There are also other pick up and drop off locations through town.

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

*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 Training want you to have the best season possible this winter. We have one program manager who oversees the running of our instructor courses who is easily contactable and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Mount Washington itself, but they also work for the ski school and will be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.

Certification Overview

Our Internships allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with the CSIA (Ski).

CSIA has internationally recognised ski associations and are the governing bodies for ski instructor qualifications in Canada. CSIA teaching 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.

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