Tell me about Lake Louise 

Lake Louise Logo ResizedLake Louise is located in the quaint town of Banff, and as one of Canada's largest resorts, it holds many titles and awards such as "Best Steeps", "Best Scenery", "Best Terrain Park" and "Best New Off-Piste Tour" - Ski Canada Magazine. To top it all off, it was voted the #1 Ski Resort in Canada at the 2017 World Ski Awards. This means that Lake Louise is the place to be when it comes to winter seasons! 

With 4,200 acres of skiable terrain, this friendly giant of a mountain is exceptionally laid-out for beginner to intermediate skiers. It offers a great variety of terrain which includes long runs, stunning tree-glades, picturesque bowls, epic chutes, and skiing for every ability. 

EA has been offering instructor programs with Lake Louise, Banff Canada for a number of years and is proud of the reputation which has been built, and the rave reviews received!

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Lake Louise Ski Resort Facts

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Part of the 'Ski Big 3'

Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay Mountain are the 3 big resorts within the Banff National Park. On an EA Internship, you'll find yourself frequenting all three and also maybe the close, Nakiska as well! 

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Legendary, epic terrain

4,200 skiable acres, 145+ named runs, limitless off-piste and some of the Rockie’s most challenging terrain including exhilarating steep chutes and bowls!

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Learn and work for the best

Lake Louise Ski & Snowboard School is the best in the region, boasting the highest certified staff.

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You wont be disappointed with the view

One of the best scenic ski destinations in the world 

Become an Instructor at Lake Louise 

We offer three ways to become an instructor: A ski instructor internship, a snowboard instructor internship or an instructor training course. You don't have to worry too much about these now, our team can help you choose the right one based on your season goals and skills - but check out some of the inclusions and benefits!

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SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS


INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 
  • Program managers at each location
  • Coaching webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level 2 instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course
  • Park and/or freeride training (resort dependent)

STARTING AT

$10975

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP PLUS

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 
  • Program managers at each location
  • Coaching webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level 2 instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course
  • Park and/or freeride training (resort dependent)

STARTING AT

$11975

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TRAINING COURSE


TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation included for course duration (4, 6 & 11 - week program)
  • Avalanche training and first aid certificate 
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 & 2 instructor training 
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Coaching webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$6475

Living and working at Lake Louise


You will quickly become one of the locals and enjoy ‘mates rates’, ‘mean hookups’ and a lot of fun. People are often keen to know how much it costs to buy food so here’s our shopping list rundown:

  • A hearty meal from the West Lake Louise Lodge CA$10
  • A cold apres ski beer on the mountain CA$6
  • A big burger and fries from Eddies in Banff CA$13.50
  • A pack of 5 Bagels from the Safeway Supermarket CA$5

On your day's off, you'll find yourself heading to other resorts such as Norquay, Banff and Sunshine Village to improve your riding skills and meet some new friends!    

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What about accommodation? 

Training Courses

Accommodation during our 4 – 11-week training course at Lake Louise is located at the YWCA Banff Hotel. This is a hostel style lodge in a fantastic location right in the heart of the township of Banff. All of the facilities Banff has to offer are literally on your doorstep! Choose from the amazing selection of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cinema, gym, the list goes on...

  • Central downtown location
  • Dorm share rooms 
  • High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • Lounge room with cable TV
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities
  • On-site Cafe

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Internship Programs

Accommodation for those on an EA Internship Program is organised at the Fairmont Chateau Staff Housing. This is very affordable accommodation with everything you need including spacious rooms, an awesome atmosphere and an onsite bar! Here are a few quick details:

  • Single bed
  • Twin share rooms
  • Dresser & clothes closet
  • Sofa & Fridge
  • Cooktop or shared kitchen
  • Cable & telephone capabilities
  • Shared common area


Note: For those on our Internship Programs, EA covers the cost of your accommodation for the duration of the level one program. Once employed you will be able to stay on for the remainder of the season with payments deducted from your paycheque. On arrival, you will be required to pay a bond of approximately CA $200. You will also need to bring or purchase on arrival bedding, towels plus some basic cooking and eating utensils.

 

Certification overview 

Our Internships and instructor courses allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).CSIA CASI

Both the CISA and CASI have internationally recognised ski associations and are the governing bodies for ski/snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. CASI and 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 or snowboarding.

 

Program Manager 

EA want you to have the best season possible this winter. We have two program managers who oversee the running of our instructor courses who are easily contactable and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Lake Louise 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.

 

Disclaimer: The above information should be used as a guide and is subject to change 

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WHERE CAN YOU GO IN CANADA?

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Big White
Castle
Cypress
Lake Louise
Nakiska
Norquay Banff
Revelstoke

Big White

The name say's it all. Big White is a BIG resort and gets slammed year after year with that powdery good stuff! Our ski and snowboard instructor courses at Big White are famous for powder and good times.

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Castle

Castle Ski Resort is tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta and is surrounded by towering peaks. Castle is known for being dealt massive dumpings of powder, fifty centimetres a night is not uncommon!

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Cypress

West Vancouver's Mountains, Cypress mountain resort has the largest vertical, the most coverage, the highest number of lifts, and the best snow conditions. Read more below about why this resort could be your internship location next winter!

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Lake Louise

Authentically Canadian, pristine views, plenty of variation and pitch. Lake Louise, the largest Banff Canada ski resort, prides itself on its 4,200 acres of skiable terrain, having some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies and being able to provide the coveted alternative to a 9-5 job, working as an instructor.

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Nakiska

Welcome to Nakiska, this purpose built resort is not only quaint but has a great local feel which makes all visitors and seasoners feel like home! Expect to improve your riding skills and ability.

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Norquay Banff

Norquay Ski Resort in Banff is a fantastic place to spend a winter season and perfect for those that want it all - snow, terrain, work and a town with an awesome nightlife.

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Revelstoke

With over 6 metres this season already, Revelstoke knows how to turn on the powder hose and it just doesn't stop! If you want a resort MADE for serious skiers and snowboarders then look no further than Revelstoke.

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