Tell me about Mt. Norquay 

Norquay is the closest resort to the Banff township. 

It has a huge terrain park, stunning scenery, après-ski and night skiing throughout the season! When you first arrive in Norquay, you will be blown away by the scenery, the 24,000 square foot main lodge and the terrain on offer with Upper Lone Pine and Gun Run in full view.

Interns here love the mountain vibe and all that Norquay has to offer - a close-knit team, night skiing, legendary park, a proper ski village lifestyle... this is Canada at its finest!

Norquay Ski Resort Facts

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Excellent facilities and location offering a huge terrain park, great apres-ski

Norquay consists of 28 runs spread over 190 acres of skiable terrain. It has a vertical Drop of 503m (1650ft) and the longest Run is 1.17km

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Established in 1926, Mt Norquay is rooted in local history

This resort has a rich history and is constantly growing. A true locals mountain, Norquay is bursting with character and spectacular scenery

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Located within Canada's first National Park, Banff

Norquay is part of breathtaking Banff National Park and because Norquay is only 5 minutes away from Banff, Canada's original Ski resort town will be your winter base.

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Consistent snowfall

Norquay is one of the Rockies best-kept secrets. Not only is it a local gem and a beautiful world heritage site, it also receives an average seasonal snowfall of 300cms (120 in) 

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The only night skiing in Banff and Lake Louise

Mt. Norquay's night skiing also includes a fully lit terrain park

Becoming a Ski or Snowboard Instructor at Norquay 

We offer three ways to become an instructor at Norquay: 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

 

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
  • Training webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$7475

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP


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
  • Training webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$8475

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TRAINING COURSE

 

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

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

 

STARTING AT

$6475

Living and working at Mt. Norquay Banff 


Norquay interns and training program participants live in Banff, the highest town in Canada! Banff holds the reputation for being the "Most Scenic Resort" and is a bustling resort town with a great nightlife and atmosphere. Banff accesses Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay Resort, so on days off, participants head to all of the Banff ski resorts. 

Working as a ski/snowboard instructor at Mt. Norquay is exciting! Employees of this fantastic resort are supported and are often provided with internal training opportunities, with courses to assist their own personal development and improve their teaching. You will be able to take full advantage of this as an employee. 

 

What about accommodation? 

Accommodation for those on the internship program is located at the HI-Banff Alpine Centre. The HI-Banff Alpine Centre is rated in the top ten of the network of hostels worldwide! Here is a quick run-down of what you can expect:

  • On-site Pub (The Storm Cellar)
  • On-site Restaurant (Cougar Pete's)
  • Shared rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Large self-catering kitchen & dining room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • After the level one exam, you will be able to stay on for the remainder of the season. The rate for this is between CA$14-17 per night, depending on room type. You will receive 25% discount on all HI-Banff food and beverage services. When you arrive you will be required to sign a Terms and Conditions of the Tenancy agreement.

 

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Certification Overview 

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Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at Norquay, Banff allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard). 

Both the CISA and CASI are, internationally recognised ski 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. 

Program Manager 

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


Message from EA Program Manager, Nigel 

If skiing is your thing, check out Nigel’s ski instructor update from Norquay here and see what the training and exams are really like. 

 

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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