Tell me about Northstar

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Northstar is home to the world's best parks and pipes, including one of only three Burton Stash Parks in the World! Northstar's training staff are led by Mike Hafer, who is a member of the PSIA Western Demonstration Team. This resort is also the training ground for Shaun White, two-time Olympic champion in halfpipe. 

Patricia Gunn

Northstar Ski Resort Facts

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SNOW, SNOW, SNOW

Annual Average Snowfall: 350 inches (29 feet!!)

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Extensive snowmaking system

Snowmaking Coverage: 50%

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Terrain parks all over

7 Terrain Parks including Burton Progression Park and one of the only Burton ‘Stash’ Parks in the World! Plus, 1 Superpipe & 1 Halfpipe!

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Great village atmostphere

On mountain village including 9,000 square foot ice skating rink, outdoor bars and restaurants

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Epic mountain statistics

Terrain: 73 trails – 25% Beginner / 50% Intermediate / 25% Advanced + total no. Lifts: 19 including 7 express chairs and two gondolas

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SK INTERNSHIP

 

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level One 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 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$5,975 USD

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP


INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level One 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 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$6,975 USD

Reserve Your Spot

Don't miss out. Places are limited

RESERVE MY SPOT

Living and working at Lake Tahoe

At Lake Tahoe, you will quickly become one of the locals. People are often keen to know how much it costs to buy food so here’s our shopping list rundown:

  • A bowl of chicken wings from Jason's Bar & Grill (a local favourite) USD 6
  • A cold apres ski beer from Rubicon Northstar Village USD 5
  • A Burrito big enough for the whole family from Big Wave Dave’s USD 8.50
  • A pack of five bagels from the Safeway Supermarket USD 4 

What about accommodation? 

Training accommodation while training is at Kingswood Condominiums. Kingswood is in the heart of North Lake Tahoe, conveniently situated close to Kings Beach and Northstar Resort. Condos are cozy three and four bedroom units that accommodate between five to eight trainees. EA will help trainees find group accommodation before commencing work.

  • Twin or triple share rooms
  • Large living area
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Laundry and linen provided
  • Walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets

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Certification Overview 

Our ski instructor course at Northstar, Lake Tahoe allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). 

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PSIA-AASI is at governing ski and snowboard instruction body in the United States that provides resources and qualifications to enhance individuals success as an instructor and inspire excitement about skiing and snowboarding.  PSIA-AASI is a member of the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) so the qualification you gain through this program will be recognised worldwide. 

Program Manager 

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best season possible at Northstar, Lake Tahoe. We have two program managers who oversee the running of our Ski and Snowboard courses in Northstar who are easily contactable and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Northstar 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.

REVIEWS FROM EA ALUMNI

Where can you go?

Choose from more than 30 ski resorts across five countries to learn, earn and play

MAP Canada
Big White
Castle
Cypress
Lake Louise
Nakiska
Norquay Banff
Revelstoke
MAP Japan
Niseko Village
Niseko ISS
Niseko GoSnow
Canyons Nozawa and Yuzawa
Club Med Hokkaido
Nozawa Onsen
Hakuba Snow Sports
Evergreen Hakuba
Rusutsu
Shiga Kogen
MAP new zealand
Queenstown
Mt Hutt
Mt Ruapehu
MAP Switzerland
Verbier
Zermatt
Saas-Fee
MAP USA
Northstar Lake Tahoe

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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Niseko Village

Niseko Village Ski Resort, famous in Japan and around the world as Japan's premium snow resort. Located in Hokkaido and towered over by the giant Mt. Yotei, this ski resort is renowned for its consistent snowfall and dry, light powder.

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Queenstown

Queenstown is renowned globally as a hub for adventure, and the town has developed a reputation as the place to experience the best of New Zealand’s outdoors!

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Verbier

Verbier located in the Four Valleys is Switzerland’s largest resort, and one of the world’s largest linked ski areas.

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Northstar Lake Tahoe

‘The Star’ as locals know it is EA's USA training base. We are thrilled to work with Northstar, which is one of the leading resorts in the USA and part of the Vail Resorts family.

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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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Mt Hutt

Winner of New Zealand's Best Ski Resort 3 years in a row, Mt Hutt is a real Kiwi experience resort with amazing terrain to suit everyone!

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Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the world’s ultimate ski resorts offering excellent skiing, snowboarding and breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Niseko ISS

Experience the authentic culture of Japan at this epic Japanese resort! Get ready to explore the local onsens, big powder skiing, sushi and ramen and fun nightlife in the centre of Hokkaido!

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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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Mt Ruapehu

Ski the volcano! Mt Ruapehu is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is home to two of New Zealand's top ski areas - Whakapapa and Turoa. Whakapapa, the location of EA's fantastic internship opportunity, is New Zealand's largest ski resort coming in at 1050 hectares!

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Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is famous for long runs and picturesque landscapes. Nowhere else in the world are you surrounded by so many 4000m peaks.

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Niseko GoSnow

Niseko is well known as the hub of Japanese skiing, the mix of culture, incredible skiing, and amazing people make the resort town a must-see destination for skiers from across the globe.

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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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Canyons Nozawa and Yuzawa

Culture, fun and an immeasurable amount of yearly snowfall. If you are up for a steamy combination of authentic Japanese culture, deep fluffy powder and great people then this is for you.

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Club Med Hokkaido

Club Med is an exclusive ski resort offering world-class powder and top facilities in an English speaking environment.

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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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Nozawa Onsen

A dream resort with expansive ski areas and long seasons. EA is proud to offer ski and snowboard instructor training at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. Nozawa is a snow paradise and renown as one of Japan’s most superb and expansive winter sports areas.

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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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Hakuba Snow Sports

Hakuba Snow Sports School is a privately owned business catering to holiday-makers skiing and snowboarding in Hakuba Japan. Based at the Iimori Ski Resort, it has the best teaching terrain in Hakuba as well as steeps, powder, trees and the biggest terrain park in the valley.

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Evergreen Hakuba

Hakuba is famous in Japan and across the world for great skiing and boasts some of the best ski resorts and snowfall in the country. For more than 70 years, Hakuba has been providing skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for an epic winter experience.

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Rusutsu

Rusutsu Resort is located in the village of Rusutsu, Hokkaido. Famous for consistent annual snowfall and some of the deepest and lightest powder snow in the world. The winter resort is blanketed in snow that transforms into a world class ski resort with the largest skiable area of any single resort in Hokkaido.

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Shiga Kogen

Welcome to Japan's largest interconnected resort area. EA partner with Shiga International Ski School, in Shiga Kogan where there are 19 ski resorts, all interconnected on one ski pass, Shiga Kogan is no laughing matter!

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