Embark on a winter gap year to Canada with the security of a guaranteed job offer one you pass your level 1 certification.
Choose from one of our resort partners in Canada from Cypress resort in Vancouver to Revelstoke Mountain, British Colombia.
Canada has some of the worlds fluffiest powder, with an average of 3 metres of snowfall each season.
The Canadian Rockies runs from Alberta to British Colombia and is an impressive 900mi long! The Rockies is a must see and has some of the best ski resorts nestled alongside.
When you join an instructor course in Canada you receive a CASI or CSIA instructing certification which is valid globally.
How to become a ski instructor in Canada
Welcome to the land of maple syrup, ice hockey and mountains! For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been running ski instructor courses in Canada with a selection of resorts from Big White, British Columbia to Castle ski resort, Alberta. Whether you want to start your career off as a ski instructor in Canada or just have a great winter gap year working as a ski instructor, their two ski instructor course options, an instructor internship or an instructor training course. Canada is known around the world for offering amazing piste, off-piste, back-country, steeps, moguls and freestyle skiing and there is plenty of snow to go around. Not only does this entire country boast amazing snowfall statistics, there are over 200+ ski resorts in Canada to ride!
Like the rest of the world, EA is in love with Canada and it’s snow. It’s a famous gap year destination and deservedly so. Canada continues to welcome gap year adventurers to come an explore this amazing country and make the most of its natural gift – the mountains! Here at EA, we have created and developed courses aimed at showing off the true Canada and enable course participants to not only train and qualify as ski instructors but work in Canadian ski resorts around the country.
Why choose Canada?
If you haven't been hiding under a rock you would know why Canada is one of our most popular countries for our ski instructor courses, just jump on any form of internet from November to March and see all of the amazing posts about the huge peaks, champagne powder and amazing community events on offer. With hundreds of world-class resorts, Canada is a frequent host of major events such as the Winter Olympics and The X Games.
With this international publicity, it is no surprise that it has become a popular destination for our ski and snowboard instructor courses. With some of the biggest and best ski resorts on the planet and huge annual snowfalls making famous powder days, Canada will make for an unforgettable season.
Take a look through our Canadian ski resorts below to learn more about where you could be skiing this winter!
WHERE CAN YOU GO IN CANADA?
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Known worldwide for its light, dry, champagne powder; Big White is an award-winning resort that offers a variety of terrain for all skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
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.
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.
With pristine views and varied terrain, Lake Louise Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders an authentic Canadian winter experience.
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.
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.
REVIEWS FROM EA ALUMNI
It was a great way to get into instructing you get trained up by the best pros on the mountain, and then teaching by Christmas! ...see more
We are looking for people who are outgoing, have a passion for the sports and keen to learn and improve their own skiing and teaching. Best job in the world, definitely the best job in the world. ...see more
I was in touch with Tristan from EA and he was the most helpful training consultant ever, I could reach out to him at any time and he helped me to organise the whole trip, really really helpful ...see more
I really like it as we have been really well supported, throughout the whole thing and its really good the training has been really good they help you improve you skiing everyday ...see more
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