Snowboard instructors and highly regarded in Canada, ski schools will only hire instructors with experience. EA's snowboard instructor internship guarantees you with a secure job offer once you pass your level 1 exam so you can train and work all in the same season!
Canada gets an average snowfall of over 2metres of snowfall a year! One of our favourite ski resorts for powder is Revelstoke mountain, were off-piste is a must!
On a snowboard instructor internship, you will earn about $12 -13 per hour plus tips to help fund your epic social life or put away for your next winter gap year!
Choose from one of our resort partners in Canada from Cypress resort in Vancouver to Revelstoke Mountain, British Colombia.
When you join an instructor course in Canada you receive a CASI or CSIA instructing certification which is valid globally.
How to become a snowboard instructor in Canada
For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been running snowboard 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 snowboard instructor or just have a great winter gap year working as an instructor, there are two snowboard instructor course options to choose from, an instructor internship or an instructor training course.
Our Canadian ski resorts offer steep runs, deep powder, world-class training with CASI certified training instructors and some of the best winter events such as the winter Olympics! As Canada is growing more popular for a winter gap year destination, we are now are selling out of spots earlier each season. If you are interested in travelling to Canada, you should start planning a year in advance to ensure you secure your working holiday visa and your snowboard instructor course.
Why choose Canada?
If you are passionate about snowboarding and want to experience some of the best resorts in the world, Canada is the place for you! There are 200+ ski resorts and as more lakes than the rest of the world combined! Each of our partner resorts are unique, Revelstoke has the most vert in North America, Cypress is close to the famous city Vancouver and has epic night skiing on offer. Canada is also a frequent host to some pretty big events such as the winter Olympics and the Invictus games and in the small resort towns, you most likely stumble on a local ice-hockey game! Besides the epic snow, big mountains and number of ski resorts available, Canada was named by the National Observer as the friendliest place on earth!
Take a look through our Canadian ski resorts below to learn more about where you could be riding this winter!
WHERE CAN YOU GO IN CANADA?
Click the resort names or dots to learn more about each resort
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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