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 – get you up to the standard
  • Week 2 – Level 2 training and exam modules
  • Week 3 – CSIA Level 2 training and exam

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 each 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.

Start DateEnd DateProgramAccommodationAvailabilitySix ShareQuad ShareTriple ShareTwin ShareSingle RoomInstruction Only
15-Feb-258-Mar-25Level 2 UpgradeWhite Gold ChaletAvailable$5,800$6,400$6,850$7,250$2,697
15-Feb-258-Mar-25Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseAvailable$6,700$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-Mar-255-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeWhite Gold ChaletAvailable$5,800$6,400$6,850$7,250$2,697
15-Mar-255-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseAvailable$6,700$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
5-Apr-2526-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeWhite Gold ChaletAvailable$5,300$5,800$6,200$6,650$2,697
5-Apr-2526-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeDownhill HouseAvailable$6,300$6,700$7,100$2,697
5-Apr-2526-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeWintergreenAvailable$6,700$7,100$2,697
5-Apr-2526-Apr-25Level 2 UpgradeTyndall StoneAvailable$6,700$7,100$11,500$2,697

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for the 3 week program (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $2,697 CAD. We can also help you with a Season Pass or Lift 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 $210.


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.


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