Career Break Programs

Ski Instructor 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!



Program Overview

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:

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:

Here’s What’s Included*:


  • Accommodation
  • Meals! 6 dinners per week* (optional add-on)
  • Season’s Pass or Epic Pass*
  • Resort rep available 24/7
  • 20+ Hrs of professional on-snow training per week
  • CSIA Level 4 Instructors
  • Small groups to maximize your training
  • Weekly personalized report by your pro
  • Lift line priority during instruction
  • Weekly video analysis
  • Weekly fun video
  • Social group après every week
  • Optional fun off-snow activities every week!
  • Equipment & store discounts
  • Backcountry Gear Rental
  • Job assistance***
  • YES hoodie
  • The greatest time of your life!
  • Notes:

    *Meals package available for $70 per week

    **Pass type at YES’s sole discretion. Epic passes only available for bookings before Nov 30. Season passes are $500 extra.

    ***You must be legally able to work in Canada to get a job


  • CSIA Level 1 Certification - Included
  • CSIA Level 2 Certification - Included
  • Recreational Avalanche AST1 Certification - Included
  • AST Advanced & Backcountry Overnight Course - Included
  • CADS Level 1 - Included
  • BASI Level 2 - Feb 11th start date only
  • 1 year CSIA membership (with Level 1 exam)


  • Ski improvement to CSIA Level 1 standard
  • Ski improvement to CSIA Level 2 standard
  • Snow Park Training
  • Technical Video Analysis
  • Customer Service Workshop
  • Communications Course
  • Injury Prevention Seminar
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Equipment Tuning Clinic
  • Boot Fitting Talk

*Note inclusions vary based on program type and duration

Check individual program pages for more details.

How good a skier do I have to be?

As long as you are linking turns on a blue run (low intermediate) we can accept you on to a CSIA Level 1 course and turn you into a ski god or goddess!

More Info

YES offers a range of accommodation options so you can choose your own experience.

  • Stay in a single or twin share room in the comfortable Downhill House. This chalet is virtually ski-in ski-out and definitely the fastest way on and off the slopes. The house is typically shared by 3 – 5 guests max in 3 bedrooms and is very spacious and has a fully equipped kitchen. Ideal for those travelling alone and looking for some like-minded housemates.
  • Alternatively stay in one of our 2 bedroom condos (Wintergreen Villas or Tyndall Stone Lodge) if you would prefer less housemates – the condos are close to the slopes and fully equipped too.
  • We are also offering accommodation packages at the very comfortable ski in/out Blackcomb Springs Suites.
  • If your really would rather have your own space, we can organize a suitable private apartment for the duration of your program (or to fit your personal travel schedule). Just let us know what you are looking for and we will get you some quotes.
  • If you are joining a shorter program (1-2 weeks) we can also help you find a hotel deal that meets your needs. Just let us know what you would like and we’ll get you the best prices.

Wondering what you’ll be doing while you’re here? View sample itineraries for our programs:

11 week7 week and 4 week

Program Pricing

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Select your preferred program and start dates to see the prices.

Start DateEnd DateProgramAccommodationAvailabilityTriple ShareTwin ShareSingle RoomInstruction Only
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekWintergreenAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$19,500*$27,000$9,889
30-Nov-2418-Jan-257 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
30-Nov-2418-Jan-257 weekWintergreenAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
30-Nov-2418-Jan-257 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
30-Nov-2418-Jan-257 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$15,150*$20,250$6,293
30-Nov-2428-Dec-244 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$8,700$9,400$3,596
30-Nov-2428-Dec-244 weekWintergreenAvailable$8,700$9,400$3,596
30-Nov-2428-Dec-244 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$8,700$9,400$3,596
30-Nov-2428-Dec-244 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,750*$13,500$3,596
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekWintergreenAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$19,500*$27,000$9,889
18-Jan-258-Mar-257 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
18-Jan-258-Mar-257 weekWintergreenAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
18-Jan-258-Mar-257 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
18-Jan-258-Mar-257 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$15,150*$20,250$6,293
18-Jan-2515-Feb-254 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,750*$13,500$3,596
15-Feb-258-Mar-25Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseAvailable$7,200$7,750$2,697
15-Feb-258-Mar-25Level 2 UpgradeWintergreenAvailable$7,200$7,750$2,697
15-Feb-258-Mar-25Level 2 UpgradeTyndall StoneAvailable$7,200$7,750$10,450$2,697
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**Downhill HouseAvailable$14,250$16,000$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**WintergreenAvailable$14,250$16,000$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**Tyndall StoneAvailable$14,250$16,000$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**Hotel SuiteAvailable$17,850*$24,700$8,990
15-Feb-255-Apr-257 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
15-Feb-255-Apr-257 weekWintergreenAvailable$13,300$14,450$6,293
15-Feb-255-Apr-257 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$13,300$14,450$19,900$6,293
15-Feb-255-Apr-257 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$15,150*$20,245$6,293
15-Feb-2515-Mar-254 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$8,700$9,400$3,596
15-Feb-2515-Mar-254 weekWintergreenAvailable$8,700$9,400$3,596
15-Feb-2515-Mar-254 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$8,700$9,400$3,596
15-Feb-2515-Mar-254 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,750*$13,500$3,596
15-Mar-255-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseAvailable$7,200$7,750$2,697
15-Mar-255-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeWintergreenAvailable$7,200$7,750$2,697
15-Mar-255-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeTyndall StoneAvailable$7,200$7,750$10,450$2,697
15-Mar-2526-Apr-256 weekDownhill House#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
15-Mar-2526-Apr-256 weekWintergreen#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
15-Mar-2526-Apr-256 weekTyndall Stone#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
15-Mar-255-Apr-253 week**Downhill HouseAvailable$6,700$7,100$2,697
15-Mar-255-Apr-253 week**WintergreenAvailable$6,700$7,100$2,697
15-Mar-255-Apr-253 week**Tyndall StoneAvailable$6,700$7,100$2,697
6-Apr-2427-Apr-24Level 2 UpgradeDownhill House#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
6-Apr-2427-Apr-24Level 2 UpgradeWintergreen#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
6-Apr-2427-Apr-24Level 2 UpgradeTyndall Stone#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-246-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingDownhill House#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-246-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingWintergreen#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-246-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingTyndall Stone#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-246-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingHotel Suite#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
6-Apr-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingDownhill House#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
6-Apr-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingWintergreen#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
6-Apr-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingTyndall Stone#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
6-Apr-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingHotel Suite#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingDownhill House#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingWintergreen#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingTyndall Stone#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A
30-Mar-2413-Apr-24Level 3 TrainingHotel Suite#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A#N/A

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for any program (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $899 CAD per week. We can also help you with a Season Pass or Epic Pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.

Add-ons: You can add our catered package, 6 dinners/week delivered weekly to you accommodation, just heat and eat when it suits you, for $70 / week.


Accommodation availability shown here is indicative only and does not reflect real-time availability. Please contact us for more information on current availability of any particular property.

* Twin share in Hotel bookings is only available for a couple or 2 friends booking together. We cannot match you with a room mate, sorry.

** Late season, shorter 10 week, 6 week and 3 week programs will run instead of the usual 11 week, 7 week & 4 week programs. 10 week program does not include park skills, 6 & 3 week programs include CSIA certifications only, no AST.


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