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!


Prices will go up in July, so book now to get the best price!

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!

NB The Nov 2022 program is only 3 weeks and will not include the AST 1.

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
  • Recreational Avalanche Course AST1 Certification


  • Ride improvement to CASI Level 1 standard
  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The only accommodation available for 4 week program starting on January 14th 2023 is Blackcomb Springs Suites.

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:

4 week sample itinerary.

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
25-Nov-2323-Dec-234 weekWhite Gold ChaletTwin Female Only$6,500$7,250$7,750$8,500$3,596
25-Nov-2323-Dec-234 weekValley ChaletSold Out$7,750$8,500$12,500$3,596
25-Nov-2323-Dec-234 weekDownhill HouseSold Out$7,625$8,200$8,900$3,596
25-Nov-2323-Dec-234 weekWintergreenSold Out$8,200$8,900$12,750$3,596
25-Nov-2323-Dec-234 weekTyndall StoneSold Out$8,200$8,900$3,596
25-Nov-2323-Dec-234 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,250*$13,000*$3,596
13-Jan-2410-Feb-244 weekValley ChaletAvailable$7,750$8,500$12,500$3,596
13-Jan-2410-Feb-244 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,250*$13,000*$3,596
10-Feb-249-Mar-244 weekWhite Gold ChaletSold Out$6,500$7,250$7,750$8,500$3,596
10-Feb-249-Mar-244 weekValley ChaletAvailable$7,750$8,500$12,500$3,596
10-Feb-249-Mar-244 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$7,625$8,200$8,900$3,596
10-Feb-249-Mar-244 weekWintergreenTriple Female Only$8,200$8,900$12,750$3,596
10-Feb-249-Mar-244 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$8,200$8,900$3,596
10-Feb-249-Mar-244 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,250*$13,000*$3,596
9-Mar-246-Apr-244 weekWhite Gold ChaletAvailable$5,850$6,450$7,000$7,700$3,596
9-Mar-246-Apr-244 weekValley ChaletSold Out$7,000$7,700$12,500$3,596
9-Mar-246-Apr-244 weekDownhill HouseAvailable$7,200$7,450$8,000$3,596
9-Mar-246-Apr-244 weekWintergreenAvailable$7,450$8,000$12,750$3,596
9-Mar-246-Apr-244 weekTyndall StoneAvailable$7,450$8,000$12,750$3,596
9-Mar-246-Apr-244 weekHotel SuiteAvailable$9,250*$13,000*$3,596


Instruction Only: You can join us for any program for Instruction Only if you prefer to arrange your own accommodation. 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 $70 per week. 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.

Jan 13th – Feb 10th program is only available in hotel accommodation or instruction only.

* 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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