Career Break Programs

Are you looking for a change of career? Have you always dreamed of escaping the rat race and becoming a ski instructor? Do you need a break from work for a few weeks or months to recharge? Or do you just want to take your skiing to the next level? If so, one of our Career Break Instructor Training Programs will get you where you want to go AND you'll have the time of your life along the way!

Our Career Break Programs are aimed at guests aged 30+, who want to dedicate time to their skiing and have some certifications to show for their efforts, but don't want to share a house with a group of 18 year olds while they do it. We offer a broad variety of programs:

  • 11 week Instructor Programs - the full package, takes you from a capable intermediate (or better) skier to CSIA levels 1 and 2, AST 1 and AST Advanced, CADS 1, Park Teaching Training, or BASI 2, or additional Ski Improvement.

  • 7 week Instructor Programs - get your CSIA levels 1 and 2 and AST 1

  • 4 week Instructor Programs - certify as CSIA level 1 and AST 1

  • 3 week CSIA Level 2 Upgrade Programs - for those who already have their CSIA level 1, certify as CSIA level 2. You can add additional weeks of Ski Improvement beforehand if needed too.

  • 2 week BASI level 2 Program - if you already have your CSIA level 2 you can add this European certification

  • 1 week CSIA Level 3 Training Program - already passed your CSIA level 2 and want to do more? Join us to train towards your level 3!

  • Ski Improvement Programs - not sure that you actually want to qualify as an instructor? Join us for as many weeks of Ski Improvement as you like!

To find out more about what is included in each program, follow the links above to look at the program-specific page, or find out more about the course elements through the links here:

What level of skier do you need to be? As long as you are linking turns on a blue run (low intermediate) we can accept you on the course and turn you into a ski god or goddess!

YES ACCOMMODATIONS

For our Career Break guests, we recommend our YES 3* self-catered multi share accommodations: Downhill House and Tyndall Stone Lodge. Both offer a comfortable home-from-home with ensuite or private bathrooms, twin and single share options are available in both. There is a shared living space and fully-equipped kitchen. These properties give you the chance to socialise with other housemates or do your own thing as you prefer. We also have a private self-contained 1 bedroom suite at Downhill House. All properties are subject to availability. 

If you would prefer more privacy, we are also happy to arrange a private condo rental or hotel for your stay. Please contact us directly for quotes and options. If you prefer to find your own accommodation, you may also join our programs on an instruction-only basis for $750 per week. We can also arrange lift passes (WB Season Passes or Epic Passes), just ask us for a quote.

Have questions? Please visit our FAQs page for more information.

DATES + PRICING for 2019/2020 season 

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and are for YES 3* self-catered accommodations.

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Prices are based on Twin or Single share in our Multi share Downhill House property

11 WEEK INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS
NOV 23, 2019 - FEB 8, 2020 JAN 11 - MAR 29, 2020
Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE
CAD$18,100 CAD$26,600 CAD$16,500 CAD$23,000
FEB 8 - APR 25, 2020  
   
Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE    
CAD$15,450 CAD$21,000    
7 WEEK INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS
NOV 23, 2019 - JAN 11, 2020 JAN 11 - FEB 29, 2020
Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE
CAD$14,100 CAD$17,500 CAD$12,400 CAD$15,225
FEB 8 - MAR 28, 2020 MAR 7 - APR 25, 2020
Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE
CAD$12,350 CAD$15,225 CAD$9,900 CAD$12,100
4 WEEK INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS
NOV 23 - DEC 21, 2019 JAN 11 - FEB 8, 2020
Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE
CAD$8,600 CAD$10,100 CAD$8,600 CAD$10,100
FEB 8 - MAR 7, 2020 MAR 7 - APR 4, 2020
Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE Self-Catered - TWIN Self-Catered - SINGLE
CAD$8,600 CAD$10,100 CAD$7,000 CAD$8,300