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Guaranteed instructing job offer

Embark on a winter gap year to Canada with the security of a guaranteed job offer one you pass your level 1 certification. 

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6 world-class resorts

Choose from one of our resort partners in Canada from Cypress resort in Vancouver to Revelstoke Mountain, British Colombia. 

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Consistant snowfall

Canada has some of the worlds fluffiest powder, with an average of 3 metres of snowfall each season.  

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Home to the famous Canadian Rockies

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. 

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Internationally recognized qualifications

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! 


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Big White
Castle Mountain
Cypress Mountain
Lake Louise
Mt Norquay

Big White

Train and become a ski or snowboard instructor at Big White Ski Resort. Known worldwide for its light, dry, champagne powder; Big White is an award-winning resort that offers a variety of terrain.

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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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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.



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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