4 Week – Snowboard Instructor

Snowboard Instructor Shreducation Programs

YES Snowboard Instructor Courses are 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

The entry-level will take you through all the necessary training for you to gain your CASI Level 1  certification. The Canadian Association for Snowboard Instructors (CASI) Level 1 certifies you to teach beginner snowboarders.

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 the AST 1 certification. 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, this 4 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 Certification
  • Recreational Avalanche Course AST1


  • 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. 

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 DateAccommodationCatered?Twin ShareSingle Room
27-Nov-2118-Dec-213 week*Blackcomb SpringsNo$6,200$8,850YES
27-Nov-2118-Dec-213 week*Blackcomb SpringsYes$6,500$9,150YES
27-Nov-2118-Dec-213 week*Creekside ChaletNo$5,200$7,000YES
27-Nov-2118-Dec-213 week*Creekside ChaletYes$5,500$7,300YES
15-Jan-2212-Feb-224 weekBlackcomb SpringsNo$7,250$10,350YES
15-Jan-2212-Feb-224 weekBlackcomb SpringsYes$7,650$10,750YES
15-Jan-2212-Feb-224 weekCreekside ChaletNo$6,100$8,200YES
15-Jan-2212-Feb-224 weekCreekside ChaletYes$6,500$8,600YES
12-Feb-2212-Mar-224 weekBlackcomb SpringsNo$7,250$10,350YES
12-Feb-2212-Mar-224 weekBlackcomb SpringsYes$7,650$10,750YES
12-Feb-2212-Mar-224 weekCreekside ChaletNo$6,100$8,200YES
12-Feb-2212-Mar-224 weekCreekside ChaletYes$6,500$8,600YES
12-Mar-2209-Apr-224 weekBlackcomb SpringsNo$6,700$9,300YES
12-Mar-2209-Apr-224 weekBlackcomb SpringsYes$7,100$9,700YES
12-Mar-2209-Apr-224 weekCreekside ChaletNo$5,600$7,800YES
12-Mar-2209-Apr-224 weekCreekside ChaletYes$6,000$8,200YES

NB: Nov 27th – Dec 18th program is only 3 weeks (to avoid you having to leave on Christmas day!) This program will end with the CASI Level 1, no AST or backcountry course.

Already have your own accommodation? You can join us for the 4 week program (excluding accommodation and lift pass) for $3,000 CAD. We can also help you organize a Season Pass or Epic Pass if you don’t have your own, just let us know.


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