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99% pass rate
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Snowboard instructor certification
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World-class training from industry professionals
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Available in top ski resorts worldwide
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Accommodation included

Snowboard Instructor Training Course  

Training + Certification

EA Ski & Snowboard offer instructor training courses from 4 - 11 weeks long. The Snowboard instructor course has been specifically designed to improve individual snowboarding ability and provide program participants with world-class instructor qualifications. This program is ideal for a keen snowboarder looking for a winter season away or gap year opportunity that doesn't want to work and end up giving up the perfect powder opportunities. The program package includes world-class instructor training and snowboarding instruction, a full season lift-pass, and an internationally recognised qualification with known systems such as BASI, CASI and SBINZ.

Join EA Ski & Snowboard on a snowboard instructor course in a beautiful resort town such as Lake Louise, Canada or even in Queenstown, New Zealand and have a great gap year experience all whilst opening up career opportunities in the snowsports industry for the future. If you want to work as a snowboard instructor in the following Northern Hemisphere winter season, EA will provide you with a guaranteed instructing job offer. 

The course includes: 

  • 4 - 11-week instructor training course options 
  • Available in top ski resorts worldwide
  • Internationally recognised qualifications 
  • Opportunities to gain further qualifications 
  • The perfect way to get a head start in the industry without committing to work  

PROGRAM OPTIONS 

We offer a range of different Snowboard instructor course options from 4 to 11 weeks to suit your timeframe, training and winter season goals. Our 4 - week snowboard instructor course prioritizes skill improvement and the level 1 snowboarding instructor qualification. Participants find themselves improving their snowboarding over 3 weeks of intensive practical training and then 1 week of an examination. The longer Snowboard instructor course includes more weeks on snow and as a result, more time and instruction for improvement. There are also further qualifications included such as first-aid, avalanche safety and also the level 2 snowboard instructors qualification. To learn more about these course options, see below.

THREE WAYS TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

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TRAINING COURSE 4-6 WEEKS

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation included for course duration
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$6475

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TRAINING COURSE 10-11 WEEKS

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation included for course duration
  • Avalanche training and first aid certificate
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 & 2 instructor training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$10475

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FULL SEASON TRAINING PROGRAM

TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation included for course duration
  • Avalanche training and first aid certificate
  • Full season lift pass
  • Level 1 & 2 instructor training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$10975

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WHY CHOOSE AN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE

A snowboard training course includes a full-season pass and also season long accommodation. Alongside this, participants are given the tools and experience needed to become a qualified snowboard instructor. This program is a perfect fit for people who want to advance their technical snowboarding and also gain the skills needed to teach. During the course, participants train four days a week in small groups of 6 - 8 people,  receiving personal feedback throughout the course. You will train with other keen snowboarders around the globe making friends for life. Once you have passed your level 1 exams, you can either upgrade to a longer course and work towards your level 2 certification or enjoy some more freeriding before heading home with your shiny certificate in your hand. If you would like to work as an instructor the following Northern Hemisphere season, EA can provide you with a guaranteed instructor job offer. 

WANT TO WORK AS AN INSTRUCTOR ALL IN THE SAME SEASON?

Check out our ski instructor internship course, an internship is a ski instructor course with a guaranteed job offer once you pass your level 1 instructors, designed to set you up in the snow sports industry within one winter season. We have a range of world-class resorts to choose from in Canada, US, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. Don't miss out, there are limited spots available.

Learn more about internships here.

Where can you go?

Become a ski instructor in 1 of 30+ resorts across 5 different countries!

MAP Canada
Big White
Castle
Cypress
Lake Louise
Nakiska
Norquay Banff
Revelstoke
MAP new zealand
Queenstown
Mt Hutt
Mt Ruapehu

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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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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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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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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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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