11 Week - Professional Ski Instructor

 AKA: The FULL Enchilada

The YES Professional Ski Instructor Course (aka: The FULL Enchilada!) is the ultimate program for those 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 think we have built the new generation of ski courses! YES will now be taking the 11 week course into the backcountry! Not only will you train for the AST 1 & 2 but you will also head out on into the backcountry of Whistler with our experienced mountain guide team.

The Ski Instructor course will improve your interpersonal skills, you will become a better communicator and increase your technical knowledge as you advance your own skiing to new heights! This extensive program will take you through the necessary training in order for you to gain your CSIA Level 1 & 2 certification. The Canadian Ski Alliance (CSIA) Level 1 qualifies you to teach children (ages 12 and under) and beginners. The Level 2 certification will take you one step higher allowing you to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level.

You will learn how to assess and develop skiers in various terrain and tactics. The program includes technical seminar, on-going assessment of your skiing progress, weekly fun video (see yourself on the big screen at our weekly Friday après) and a written personalized evaluation each week from one of our qualified Level 4 Pros.

The November and January courses also include the CADS Level 1 course - CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) is a national organization. The course is designed for those instructors or those who want to teach skiing to people with disabilities.

What Level of skier do I need to be? As long as you are linking turns on a blue run (low intermediate) we can accept you on the course and turn you into a ski god or goddess!

YES ACCOMMODATIONS

YES offers various accommodation options allowing you to create your own experience.

YES CATERED CHALETS: Bear Tracks & Peak Chalet - These accommodations include 6 delicious dinners weekly and daily continental breakfasts. Meals are prepared by the chalet host daily and all meals are enjoy from the comfort of the house... its like a big family dinner each night!

YES SELF-CATERED CHALETS: Creekside Chalet - only Quad and Triple rooms available - these accommodations don't include a meals package so the overall cost is cheaper.

For our mature age clients (Yes that's me too) I would suggest YES 3* multi share accommodations. Email Belinda to learn what is available for you.

Twin and Single self catered rooms are only available in the 3 star multi share properties. You can prepare all your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen and the grocery store is a stones' throw away.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

It’s important to understand what is actually included in your Ski Instructor program - YES includes everything you need; there are no hidden fees or exam costs when you get into Whistler. The CSIA Level 2 exam fee is included (priced well over $700.00) - WHY do we include it? Simple, because we know that our YES instructors can get you there!

Don't forget - if you book the catered chalet option (CATD) your package includes 6 delicious dinners and 6 continental breakfasts each week! Worth over CAD$1000.00 during the 11 weeks you're here... oh and the best part is you don't have to cook the entire time your here! 

YES has more inclusions for less or the same price!

Finally if neither of these properties suit your needs, never fear! Drop me an email and lets arrange something that suits your desires, YES is always happy to build you the perfect package for you.

THE FULL ENCHILADA FEB 2018

February 10th 2018 - 11 week course

** Please note: The 11 week course starting on the 10th Feb will be slightly different as it will include the BASI Level 2! This is an awesome choice if you are looking to also gain the BASI Level 2 certification. Like the CSIA, the BASI certification is recognized around the world, especially in European resorts. Having both CSIA and BASI methodology will increase your knowledge and hiring opportunities. The BASI certification is a 2 week training course including the exam. You must successfully pass the CSIA Level 2 in order to proceed onto the BASI Level 2. You will also need to have a valid first aid certificate to sit the BASI course. If you do not have this we can arrange for you to get this in Whistler. Note that this program will not include the AST2 and CADS.

Have questions? Please visit our FAQ's page for more information.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Great question! The dates listed below are the arrival and departure day - ie: Saturday 25th Nov 2017 is the arrival day - meaning this is the day you can check into the YES accommodations - there is no training on arrival day. Arrival day is the day that the YES team will be on hand ready to assist you buying any equipment required, collect your seasons pass etc etc. The first day on snow is Sunday where you will meet the YES pros.

Departure day is the day you need to check out of the YES accommodations. There is no training on departure days. You will need to check out of your room by 9:30am at the latest.

Additional nights/weeks are not generally available due to popularity of our courses. However check with Belinda for more details
 
 

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DATES + PRICING for 2017/2018 season

EARLY BIRD BOOKING DEAL - Book early and save! 

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

NOVEMBER 25, 2017 - FEBRUARY 10, 2018 @ YES CATERED CHALETS 
 
Catered - QUAD Catered - TRIPLE Catered - TWIN Catered - SINGLE
CAD$13,900 CAD$14,500 CAD$15,000 CAD$17,500
NOVEMBER 25, 2017 - FEBRUARY 10, 2018 @ YES SELF-CATERED CHALETS
 
Self Catered - QUAD Self Catered - TRIPLE Self Catered - TWIN 3 star multi share Self Catered - SINGLE -3 star multi share
CAD$12,000 CAD$12,700 CAD$13,900 CAD$16,000
JANUARY 13, 2018 - MARCH 31, 2018 @ YES CATERED CHALETS 
 
Catered - QUAD Catered - TRIPLE Catered - TWIN Catered - SINGLE
CAD$13,900 CAD$14,500 CAD$15,000 CAD$17,500
JANUARY 13, 2018 - MARCH 31, 2018 @ YES SELF-CATERED CHALETS 
 
Self Catered - QUAD Self Catered - TRIPLE Self Catered - TWIN - 3 star multi share Self Catered - SINGLE - 3 star multi share
CAD$12,000 CAD$12,700 CAD$13,900 CAD$16,000
FEBRUARY 10, 2018 - APRIL 28, 2018 - SPECIAL COURSE with BASI Level 2 @ YES CATERED CHALETS 
 
Catered - QUAD Catered - TRIPLE Catered - TWIN Catered - SINGLE
CAD$12,000 CAD$12,700 CAD$13,900 CAD$15,000
FEBRUARY 10, 2018 - APRIL 28, 2018 - SPECIAL COURSE with BASI Level 2 @ YES SELF-CATERED CHALETS 
 
Self Catered - QUAD Self Catered - TRIPLE Self Catered - TWIN - 3 star multi share Self Catered - SINGLE - 3 star multi share
CAD$11,000 CAD$11,700 CAD$12,500 CAD$14,000
 

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