CSIA Level 3 Training Course

1 Week Course – Program dates – 28th March – 4th April 2020

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The YES Professional Ski Instructor Course is the ultimate program for anyone looking to get the most out of their time in Whistler. We have spent the last few years listening to our graduates’ feedback and we have built the next generation of ski courses!

CSIA Level 3 training – 1 week course

Program dates – 30th March – 6th April 2019

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 for the last 2 weeks in April each year.

Here’s What’s Included:


  • Accommodation
  • Meals! 6 dinners and breakfasts 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.

  • CATERED CHALETS:  These chalets include 6 delicious dinners each week and daily continental breakfasts. Dinners are prepared by your chalet host and all meals are enjoyed in the comfort of your house… it’s like a big family dinner each night! We offer a standard catered chalet and a premium chalet for an additional cost. Click the button below to find out more.
  • SELF-CATERED CHALETS: These chalets don’t include a meals package so the overall cost is cheaper. There is a kitchen provided so you can make your own meals.
  • Our catered chalets are best suited to guests aged 17-25. We also offer more private 3 star accommodation for guests over 30, check out our Career Break Programs page for suitable accommodation options and prices. Note that prices on this page are for the main instructor group chalets only, most suited to guests aged 18 – 25. If you fall somewhere in between, get in touch and we can help work out the best options for you!

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.

Peak Chalet, Alpine Chalet and Creekside Chalet are best suited to guests aged 18-25. Downhill House and YES Condos are best suited for guests aged 30+. If you fall in between get in touch and we can help you work out the best place for you.

Note you may not see all the prices on a mobile device – click the ‘+’ symbol if you don’t see them.

Start DateEnd DateAccommodationCatered?Quad ShareTriple ShareTwin ShareSingle Room
28-Mar-2004-Apr-20Level 3Peak ChaletYes$1,950$2,025$2,125$2,400
28-Mar-2004-Apr-20Level 3Alpine ChaletYes$1,700$1,775$1,875$2,150
28-Mar-2004-Apr-20Level 3Creekside ChaletNo$1,525$1,575
28-Mar-2004-Apr-20Level 3Downhill HouseNo$2,150$2,850
28-Mar-2004-Apr-20Level 3YES CondoNo$2,300$3,000
27-Mar-2103-Apr-21Level 3Peak ChaletYes$2,050$2,150$2,250$2,500
27-Mar-2103-Apr-21Level 3Alpine ChaletYes$1,800$1,875$2,000$2,250
27-Mar-2103-Apr-21Level 3Creekside ChaletNo$1,600$1,650
27-Mar-2103-Apr-21Level 3Downhill HouseNo$2,250$3,000
27-Mar-2103-Apr-21Level 3YES CondoNo$2,400$3,150

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for the week (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $750 CAD. We can also help you with a lift pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.


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