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! 4 dinners per week (in catered chalets only)
  • Season’s Pass or Epic 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
  • Two social group après per week
  • Optional fun off-snow activities every week!
  • Equipment & store discounts
  • Help getting a job**
  • YES hoodie
  • The greatest time of your life!
  • Notes:

    * Pass type at YES’s sole discretion

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


  • CASI Level 1 and 2 Certifications
  • Recreational Avalanche Courses AST1 & AST Advanced
  • Snow Park Training


  • 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? View sample itineraries for our programs:

11 week7 week and 4 week.

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 DateAccommodationCatered?AvailabilityTwin ShareSingle Room
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekBlackcomb SpringsNoSOLD OUT$14,800**$22,200
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekBlackcomb SpringsYesSOLD OUT$14,800**$22,200
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekCreekside ChaletNoSOLD OUT13200$16,350
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekCreekside ChaletYesSOLD OUT13200$16,350
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekDownhill HouseNoSOLD OUT14350$18,850
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekWintergreenNoSOLD OUT14350$18,850
27-Nov-2112-Feb-2211 weekTyndall StoneNoSOLD OUT14350$18,850
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekBlackcomb SpringsNoSOLD OUT$19,500**$22,200
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekBlackcomb SpringsYesSOLD OUT$19,500**$22,200
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekCreekside ChaletNoSOLD OUT13200$16,350
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekCreekside ChaletYesSOLD OUT13200$16,350
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekDownhill HouseNoSOLD OUT14350$18,850
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekWintergreenNoSOLD OUT14350$18,850
15-Jan-2202-Apr-2211 weekTyndall StoneNoSOLD OUT14350$18,850
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekBlackcomb SpringsNoSOLD OUTTBCTBC
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekBlackcomb SpringsYesSOLD OUTTBCTBC
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekCreekside ChaletNoSOLD OUT12650$14,750
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekCreekside ChaletYesSOLD OUT12650$14,750
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekDownhill HouseNoSOLD OUT15200$16,300
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekWintergreenNoSOLD OUT15200$16,300
12-Feb-2230-Apr-2211 weekTyndall StoneNoSOLD OUT15200$16,300

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for the 11 week program (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $8,250 CAD. We can also help you with a Season Pass or Epic Pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.


All accommodation availability information is indicative only and does not show real-time availability. Please contact us for more information on current availability of any particular property.

** Twin share at Blackcomb Springs Suites is only available for a couple or 2 friends booking together. We cannot match you with a room mate, sorry.


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