11 Week – Professional Snowboard Instructor

Snowboard Instructor Shreducation Programs

The YES Professional Snowboard 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 instructor training courses!



Program Overview

This ultimate Instructor course is designed for those looking for a professional edge. We will take you through all the necessary training for you to gain your CASI Level 1 & 2 certifications. The Canadian Association for Snowboard Instructors (CASI) Level 2 certifies you to teach snowboarders up to the advanced sliding turn and intermediate carving level.

The program includes technical seminars, on-going assessment of your riding progress, weekly fun videos (see yourself on the big screen!) and a personalized evaluation each week from one of our qualified Level 4 Pros. You will also participate in our Snow Park training clinic which will cover the progression to riding switch, rails, jumps and even half pipe. If you’re up for the challenge, you may choose to add the CASI Park instructor 1 exam to your list of achievements.

You will also participate in the AST 1 & AST Advanced avalanche awareness courses. This is a course for those wishing to acquire appropriate entry level safety skills, proper instruction in uphill skinning techniques, assessing mountain environments and of course, the fun of powder snow boarding.

Overall, the professional 11 week program will improve your interpersonal skills, make you a better communicator and increase your technical knowledge as you advance your own riding to new heights!

Here’s What’s Included:


  • Accommodation
  • Meals! 6 dinners per week* (optional add-on)
  • Epic Pass or Season’s Pass**
  • Resort rep available 24/7
  • 20+ Hrs of professional on-snow training per week
  • CASI 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 every week
  • Optional fun off-snow activities every week!
  • Equipment & store discounts
  • Backcountry Gear Rental
  • Help getting a job***
  • YES hoodie
  • The greatest time of your life!
  • Notes:

    *Meals package available for $70 per week

    **Pass type at YES’s sole discretion. Epic passes only available for bookings before Nov 30. Season passes are $500 extra.

    ***You must be legally able to work in Canada to get a job


  • CASI Level 1 Certification - Included
  • CASI Level 2 Certification - Included
  • CASI Park Instructor Exam - Included for capable riders
  • Recreational Avalanche AST1 Certification - Included
  • AST Advanced & Backcountry Overnight Course - Included
  • 1 year CASI membership - Included


  • Ride improvement to CASI Level 1 standard
  • Ride improvement to CASI Level 2 standard
  • Snow Park Training
  • Technical Video Analysis
  • Customer Service Workshop
  • Communications Course
  • Injury Prevention Seminar
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Equipment Tuning Clinic
  • Boot Fitting Talk

How good a snowboarder 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 snowboarding god or goddess!

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.

Wondering what you’ll be doing while you’re here? Your specific course may be a little different, but this will give you an idea:

11 week sample itinerary

Program Pricing

All Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

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

Start DateEnd DateProgramAccommodationAvailabilitySix ShareQuad ShareTriple ShareTwin ShareSingle RoomInstruction Only
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekWhite Gold ChaletLimited Availability$13,500$15,250$16,400$18,500$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekValley ChaletAvailable$16,400$18,500$26,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$15,750$16,900$19,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekWintergreenAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekTyndall StoneLimited Availability$16,900$19,000$9,889
30-Nov-2415-Feb-2511 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$19,500*$27,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekWhite Gold ChaletAvailable$13,500$15,250$16,400$18,500$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$15,750$16,900$19,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekWintergreenAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$16,900$19,000$9,889
18-Jan-255-Apr-2511 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$19,500*$27,000$9,889
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**White Gold ChaletAvailable$11,400$12,900$13,850$15,600$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**Downhill HouseAvailable$13,300$14,250$16,000$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**WintergreenAvailable$14,250$16,000$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**Tyndall StoneAvailable$14,250$16,000$8,990
15-Feb-2526-Apr-2510 week**Hotel SuiteAvailable$17,850*$24,700$8,990


Instruction Only: You can join us for any 11 week program (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $9,889 CAD. We can also help you with a Season Pass or Epic Pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.

Add-ons: You can add our catered package to any program for $770. This includes 6 dinners/week delivered weekly to you accommodation, just heat and eat when it suits you!

Availability: 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.

* Blackcomb Springs Suites 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.

** Late season 2025 program is only 10 weeks – no park included.


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