Train and become a ski instructor at SilverStar. The SilverStar Ski Resort has a charming magic about it. The quaint village has colourful buildings and the resort is a bit like a mini Disneyland for skiing and snowboarding. You will never want to leave.
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Skiable Terrain Acres
Annual Snow Fall
Vertical Drop

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Award-winning SilverStar Mountain Resort is located in the heart of British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region. SilverStar is one of BC's largest ski areas offering 3,282 acres of skiable terrain, a 760 metre vertical drop and annual snowfall of more than 700cm. Recognized as one of Canada’s best destination mountains, SilverStar’s intimate, colourful, mid-mountain village provides true and authentic slope-side lodging.

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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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  • 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

* 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


* 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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What it's like working at

What it's like training in


Kelowna International Airport is the main gateway airport for the SilverStar Resort, only 65km (40 miles) away. From the airport there are various shuttle services available. You can expect to be busy with work over the Christmas and New Year period with less work during the quieter weeks in January onwards. With employment at SilverStar as a ski or snowboard instructor, you may be required to work across other departments (for example, lift operations).


Accommodation on our courses is 2-4 share, conveniently located and reasonably priced to be suitable for your first winter season. Accommodation at Silverstar is 'staff accommodation' and is organised direct through Silverstar prior to the start of the season, we coordinate so that our group are accommodated together at the same location. This is usually in the nearby town of Vernon - the big plus here is that staff accommodation is very good value for money and often has a fantastic social vibe. As with any staff accommodation option, exact location and amenities can differ from year to year.

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

Program Manager

Every season we have a resort representative at SilverStar who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Silverstar itself, but they also work for the ski school and will be a familiar face, ready to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.

Certification Overview

Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at SilverStar, Canada are run in conjunction with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).

Both the CSIA and CASI are internationally recognised snowsports associations and are the governing bodies for ski and 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.



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