CSIA Level 2 Upgrade

Ski Instructor Programs

YES Ski Instructor Courses are the ultimate programs 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!

Program Overview

So you already have your CSIA Level 1 or international equivalent? And you want to go for the CSIA Level 2? Well you can with YES.

You will improve your skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 2 standard. You will also receive suggestions and strategies for your long-term development as a skier. At the end of the 3 week program you will take the CSIA Level 2 course and certification.

We recommend coming for 3 weeks to complete the training and examination but if your time is limited you may choose to come for 2 weeks – talk to us to understand whether that will work for you.

We can also put together a custom schedule for you if you can’t do all 3 weeks in one block – for example do 1 or 2 weeks of ski improvement early in the season, then come back later in the winter to do the exam prep and certification.

  • Week 1 – Ski Improvement – find those ski legs again
  • Week 2 – Level 2 training and prep week
  • Week 3 – CSIA Level 2 course and exam

Here’s What’s Included:


  • Accommodation
  • Meals! 4 dinners per week (in catered chalets only)
  • Lift 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
  • Two social group après per week
  • Optional fun off-snow activities every week!
  • Equipment & store discounts
  • Job assistance
  • YES hoodie
  • The greatest time of your life!


How good a skier do I have to be?

You must have passed the CSIA Level 1 certification (or international equivalent) to be able 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.

For more information about the CSIA Level 2 official course and exams (week 3 of your program), have a look at the guide here: Level 2 Candidate Guide

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

11 week7 week and 4 week

The level 2 upgrade course follows weeks 5-7 of the 7 week program.

Program Pricing

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

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

Note that twin share and single rooms are only available in Peak Chalet – click on the ‘+’ symbol if you don’t see them.

Start DateEnd Date AccommodationCatered?Twin ShareSingle Room
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeBlackcomb SpringsNo$6,200$8,800YES
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeBlackcomb SpringsYes$6,500$9,100YES
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeCreekside ChaletNo$5,200$6,100YES
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeCreekside ChaletYes$5,500$6,400YES
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseNo$5,475$6,500YES
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeWintergreenNo$5,475$6,500YES
12-Feb-2205-Mar-22Level 2 UpgradeTyndall StoneNo$5,475$6,500YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeBlackcomb SpringsNo$6,200$8,800YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeBlackcomb SpringsYes$6,500$9,100YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeCreekside ChaletNo$5,200$6,100YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeCreekside ChaletYes$5,500$6,400YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseNo$5,475$6,500YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeWintergreenNo$5,475$6,500YES
12-Mar-2202-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeTyndall StoneNo$5,475$6,500YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeBlackcomb SpringsNo$5,700$7,950YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeBlackcomb SpringsYes$6,000$8,250YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeCreekside ChaletNo$4,700$5,500YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeCreekside ChaletYes$5,000$5,800YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseNo$5,400$5,850YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeWintergreenNo$5,400$5,850YES
09-Apr-2230-Apr-22Level 2 UpgradeTyndall StoneNo$5,400$5,850YES

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for the 3 week program (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $2,250 CAD. We can also help you with a Season Pass or Lift Pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.


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