About Lake Louise Ski Resort

Lake Louise Logo ResizedLake Louise Ski Resort located in Banff is one of Canada's largest resorts. Voted the top Ski Resort in Canada at the 2017 World Ski Awards, Lake Louise consistently ranks among the world's best ski resorts. Other notable titles include 'Best Steeps,' 'Best Scenery', 'Best Terrain Park' and 'Best New Off-Piste Tour.'

Boasting 4,200 acres of ski area, this world-class resort is perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers. Lake Louise is Banff's largest ski resort and offers a variety of terrain and skiing to suit all abilities.

EA Ski & Snowboard are proud to partner with Lake Louise Ski Resort to provide instructor internships at this beautiful place. 

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Lake Louise Ski Resort Facts

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#1 Ski Resort in Canada 2017

Voted #1 Ski Resort in Canada at the 2017 World Ski Awards

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Member of Ski Big 3

Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay make up Ski Big 3. All are based in Banff National Park and as an EA Ski & Snowboard intern, you will have access to all three mountains.

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One of The Top Freestyle Resorts in The World

Lake Louise has also been named one of the top three freestyle resorts in the world.

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145+ Ski Runs

25% beginner runs, 45% intermediate runs, 30% advanced runs across 4,200 acres

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Home to North America's Largest Terrain Park

Lake Louise's Showtime is North America's largest terrain park

Become an Instructor at Lake Louise Ski Resort

EA Ski & Snowboard offer three ways to become a ski or snowboard instructor at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Choose from a Ski Instructor Internship, a Snowboard Instructor Internship or an Instructor Training Course.

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SKI INTERNSHIP PLUS


INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • World-class level one training
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA Program Manager
  • Coaching webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 

  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level two instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course
  • Park and/or freeride training 

PRICE

$10,975 USD

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP PLUS

INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • World-class level one training
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA Program Manager
  • Coaching webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 

  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level two instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course
  • Park and/or freeride training 

PRICE

$11,975 USD

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TRAINING COURSE


INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation included for course duration (three to choose from)
  • Avalanche training and first aid certificate 
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 & 2 instructors training 
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA Program Manager
  • Coaching webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$6,475 USD

Working at Lake Louise Ski Resort


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 $10
  • A cold apres ski beer on the mountain $6
  • A big burger and fries from Eddies in Banff $13.50
  • A pack of 5 Bagels from the Safeway Supermarket $5

On your day's off, you'll find yourself heading to other resorts such as Mt Norquay, Banff and Sunshine Village. 

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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

Lake Louise Training accommodation


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 pay. 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.

 

 

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WHERE CAN YOU GO IN CANADA?

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Big White
Castle Mountain
Cypress Mountain
Lake Louise
Nakiska Ski Area
Mt Norquay
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Big White

Known worldwide for its light, dry, champagne powder, Big White offers the choice of 118 runs across 3052 ha of spectacular terrain. If you're looking for a good time this winter, join EA Ski & Snowboard at Big White.

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Castle Mountain

Tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada is Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Known for its dry powder and challenging terrain, Castle Mountain was created by skiers, for skiers.

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Cypress Mountain

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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Lake Louise

With pristine views and varied terrain, Lake Louise Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders an authentic Canadian winter experience.

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Nakiska Ski Area

Welcome to Nakiska Ski Area. Purpose-built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Nakiska has a low key local vibe perfect for anyone looking for an authentic winter experience.

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Mt Norquay

Mt Norquay Ski Resort is the best-kept secret of the Canadian Rockies. Located close to Banff, Mt Norquay offers outstanding conditions for skiers and riders of all levels.

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Revelstoke

Fast becoming the biggest and best ski resort in Canada, Revelstoke is a powder paradise. If you're looking for big snowfall, big vertical and big terrain, look no further than Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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