Northstar Ski Resort Facts
Annual Average Snowfall: 350 inches (29 feet!!)
Snowmaking Coverage: 50%
7 Terrain Parks including Burton Progression Park and one of the only Burton ‘Stash’ Parks in the World! Plus, 1 Superpipe & 1 Halfpipe!
On mountain village including 9,000 square foot ice skating rink, outdoor bars and restaurants
Terrain: 73 trails – 25% Beginner / 50% Intermediate / 25% Advanced + total no. Lifts: 19 including 7 express chairs and two gondolas
How to become a Snowboard Instructor in the USA
The USA has for a long period of time been seen as one of the worlds pinnacle ski and snowboard destinations. Every year the US sees a huge demand for instructors due to a large amount of international and domestic winter tourists. America offers terrain for everyone which naturally makes for a great place to do a ski or snowboard season.
EA Ski and Snowboard Training have created instructor courses which set your career up as a snow sports instructor all in one winter season! An instructor internship in the USA provides you with intensive training to prepare you for your level 1 certification. Once you sit and pass your level one exam you can start working as a paid instructor at either Northstar or Palisades Resort for the remainder of the winter season!
Why choose the USA?
Besides the delicious fat fluffy pancakes, unlimited Starbucks locations and super friendly people, the US has over 431 world-class mountains to enjoy! Our ski instructor courses are available at Northstar and Palisades Resorts in Lake Tahoe. Northstar towers over the beautiful Lake Tahoe and has over 100 on piste trails to explore, and not to forget Shaun Whites stomping ground the Burton freeride park! Palisades meanwhile was the legendary playground of ski icon Shane McConkey, known for it's impressive expert terrain, but it also has a wide range of beginner/intermediate trails ideal for work as an instructor.
If you are looking for a good mixture of lifestyle, epic powder days and good work hours, Tahoe is the place for you! Learn more about how you can become a ski or snwoboard instructor in the USA below.
WHERE CAN YOU GO IN THE US?
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‘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.
Applications are now open for 2020/21
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