CSIA Level 3 Training Course

1 Week Course – Program dates: TBC

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CSIA Level 3 training – 1 week course

The Level 3 ski instructor training program is for advanced skiers who already hold the CSIA Level 2 certification.
This course will improve your situational teaching skills, allow you to acquire a better understanding of CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry, as well as introduce you to training instructors.

It combines practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development, and improvement of guest service skills. You will be coached on your skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the CSIA Level 3 standard.

You will also receive suggestions and strategies for your long-term development, and guidance on achieving the CSIA Level 3 certification in future.

This is not an certification course – you will need to book your exam separately through the CSIA snowpro.com website.
Generally there is an exam scheduled in Whistler around the end of April each year.

Here’s What’s Included:


  • Accommodation
  • Meals! 4 dinners per week (in catered chalets only)
  • Lift Pass 6 of 7 days
  • Resort rep available 24/7
  • 20+ Hrs of professional on-snow training per week
  • CSIA Level 4 Instructors
  • Small groups to maximize your training
  • Personalized report by your pro
  • Lift line priority during instruction
  • Video analysis
  • Fun video
  • Two social group après functions
  • Equipment & store discounts


  • CSIA Level 3 Training Program
  • Customer Service Workshop
  • Communications Course


  • Development of strategies for effective communication, group dynamics, lesson planning and skill drill matching
  • Training in strategies to perfect and refine skiing skills for advanced skiers
  • Skiing and teaching methodology of advanced terrain (bumps)
  • Development of methods for effective analysis and development
  • Workshops on mountain safety

How good a skier do I have to be?

You must have passed the CSIA Level 2 Certification (or international equivalent) to join this program.

More Info

YES offers a range of accommodation options so you can choose your own experience. We have made some changes this season due to the COVID situation so all accommodation is only single room or twin share. We still have our chalets and condos, and this year we are including some hotel options.

We can also help you find a private rental suite or condo if that would suit you better, contact us for a quote.

  • CHALETS:  CATERED / SELF-CATERED:  Staying at these chalets you have the option of including 4 delicious dinners each week in the comfort of your house. There is also self-catering facilities in the chalet so if you prefer that option you can manage your own meals as you wish.
  • YES CONDOS: Located through the resort, we have 2 bedroom condos with a kitchen provided so you can make your own meals.
  • HOTELS:  CATERED / SELF-CATERED: We are offering accommodation packages at the very comfortable ski in/out Blackcomb Springs Suites. You can also upgrade to include 4 dinners / week if you chose, otherwise you can make your own meals in your hotel suite.

This program will help you get your skiing and teaching closer to the level required for the CSIA Level 3 Certification. If you are keen to get certified, you will need to book the certification course, additional education credits and certification assessment yourself. Find out more on the CSIA website.

The CSIA level 3 standard is very much higher than the level 2, and usually takes significant dedicated training hours and (ideally!) teaching time on snow. If you are not sure if you are at the right level to attempt the certification, our instructors will be happy to give you an assessment and feedback on where to focus your training to get you to the standard.

You can also review the CSIA standard for the skiing elements required using these helpful videos. They show each element performed at different levels so you can get a good feel for what is required. If possible have someone video you so you can compare yourself to the different levels of performance outlined in the videos to see where you need to improve.

Program Pricing

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Select your preferred catering option to see the prices by room type.

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Start DateEnd DateProgramAccommodationAvailabilityTriple ShareTwin ShareSingle RoomInstruction Only
25-Mar-231-Apr-23Level 3 TrainingDownhill HouseContact UsTBCTBC$799
25-Mar-231-Apr-23Level 3 TrainingYES CondosContact UsTBCTBC$799
25-Mar-231-Apr-23Level 3 TrainingHotel SuiteLimited AvailabilityTBCTBC$799
8-Apr-2315-Apr-23Level 3 TrainingDownhill HouseContact UsTBCTBC$799
8-Apr-2315-Apr-23Level 3 TrainingYES CondosContact UsTBCTBC$799
8-Apr-2315-Apr-23Level 3 TrainingHotel SuiteLimited AvailabilityTBCTBC$799

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for the week (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $799 CAD. We can also help you with a lift pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.

All accommodation availability information is indicative only and does not show real-time availability. Please contact us for more information on current availability of any particular property.


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