Please Note: For December 25th, 26th and January 1st, only Private Lessons will be offered.


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The RED Snowsports School takes pride in its fantastic team of professional and enthusiastic instructors. Whether it’s your first time skiing, or you want to explore the backcountry- we have a program that suits you! Our goal is to share our passion with you and to help improve your skiing and snowboarding skills on some of the finest terrain in North America.

See you on the slopes!
Paul Clarke
RED Snowsports School Director

Contact Information

Email: snowsports@redresort.com   |   Phone: 1-800-663-0105 or 778-457-5001

General Information

  • All lesson participants are required to check in at the Snowsports School prior to commencement
  • Plan to arrive at your lesson meeting area prior to the lesson start time. Allow at least an extra 45 minutes if you are renting equipment
  • All program participants are required to have a lift ticket or season pass.
  • Program availability, prices and lesson formats are subject to change
  • For advance sales, credit cards will be charged at the time of the booking
  • All prices noted are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to applicable taxes
  • Spaces are limited and are sold on a first come, first serve basis
  • Lessons must be booked 24 hours in advance to guarantee a lesson – subject to availability
  • All amendments and cancellations made within 24 hours of lesson time incur a $30 fee

Ability Levels

Ability: RED RED – You have never skied or snowboarded before. You are unable to stop and turn on your own
Ability: GREEN GREEN – You are able to turn in both directions, stop on command and are capable of skiing and snowboarding green runs
Ability: BLUE BLUE – You are confident in skiing and riding blue runs. You are skiing parallel or riding and holding an edge on a snowboard
Ability: BLACK BLACK – You are skiing & riding black runs. You want to learn expert techniques and powder skiing

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$79.00
Ability: RED

Discover Skiing and Snowboarding

Age 6 and up. First time skiers and boarders only

Ease into skiing or snowboarding safely with this all-inclusive package: 2 hour lesson, full rental setup and a beginner lift ticket at an unbeatable price.

  • Offered daily throughout the season
  • Maximum 6 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson times: 10am & 12.30pm (2 hours)
  • Price: $79 (includes lesson, rentals and lower mountain lift ticket)
$99.00
Ability: RED

Next Step Skiing and Snowboarding

Age 6 and up. Beginner skiers and boarders only

Ready for your 2nd lesson? This program is designed for graduates of our discover program. Take your skills to the next level with this all inclusive package; 2 hour lesson, full rental package and lower mountain lift ticket at an unbeatable price.

  • Offered daily throughout the season
  • Maximum 6 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson time: 10am & 12.30pm (2 hours)
  • Price: $99 (includes lesson, rentals and lower mountain lift ticket)
$79.00
Ability: RED

Discover Park Skiing and Snowboarding

Age 6 and up. Intermediate skiers and boarders only

Discover the Park! Get introduced to the freestyle aspect of skiing and snowboarding with this inclusive package; 2-hour lesson and lower mountain lift ticket at an unbeatable price. Learn how to safely ride the park including rails, boxes and jumps.

  • Available upon request
  • Maximum 6 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson times: 10am & 12.30pm (2 hours)
  • Price: $79 (includes lesson and lower mountain lift ticket)

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$59.00 / $49.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Kinderski

Age 3 to 5. All abilities, skiers only

Little skiers need little lessons and our Kinderski program is tailored to their tiny needs. Introduce them to the sport safely and progress their skills in a controlled environment. Morning and afternoon options available.

  • Offered daily throughout the season
  • RED Lesson times (Private 1 hour):
  • Lesson times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm – Price $59
  • GREEN, BLUE, BLACK Lesson times (Group 1.5 hrs):
  • Lesson times: 10am-11.30am: Price $59
  • 12:30pm to 2pm: Price $49
59.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Kids Group Lessons

Age 6 to 12. All abilities

For mobile skiers and snowboarders looking to improve their technique. Our small group size and experienced instructors will help you improve your skiing or riding and help you take full advantage of RED’s incredible terrain.

  • Offered daily throughout the season
  • Maximum 6 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson time: 10am & 12.30pm (2 hours)
  • Discounted lift & rentals available
  • Price: $59
199.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Kids Group Lesson 4 Pack

Age 6 to 12. All abilities

For mobile skiers and snowboarders looking to learn a few more tips. Our small group ratio and experienced teachers will help you improve your skiing or riding on RED’s famous terrain.

  • 4 x 2hour group lessons
  • Maximum 6 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson time: 10am & 12.30pm daily
  • Discounted lift & rentals available
  • Price: $199
189.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

“Ditch the Parents!”

Age 6 to 12. All abilities

Kids! Ditch your parents and spend an awesome day shredding with us! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, skier or snowboarder, our instructors will take your skills to the next level as you rip up all the great terrain RED has to offer.

  • 5 hours on-snow instruction
  • All Mountain Lift Ticket
  • Lunch
  • Time: 9am-3pm Price: $189
  • Additional Kids: $99
  • *Pre-lesson supervision available for additional cost*

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Starting at $99.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Private Lessons

Age 3 and up. All abilities

Your custom experience! We offer private lessons for all abilities of skiing, snowboarding and Telemark. The one on one instruction is guaranteed to help you meet your goal. Bring a friend along for the same low price!

  • Offered daily throughout the season
  • 1 student to 1 teacher
  • Lesson times: 9am, 10am, 12.30pm, 1pm
  • Price is good for 2 people
  • Discounted lift & rentals available
  • Pricing

  • 1 Hour – $99
  • 2 Hour Supersaver – $159
  • Half Day (3hours) – $219
  • Full Day (6 hours) – $399 *includes full mountain lift ticket*
  • Additional Person (after 2ppl) – $49
Starting at $109.00
Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Pro Mountain Guides

Age 12 and up. Intermediate to Expert.

Are you a RED newbie? Jump the lift lines and let a pro give you some tips and take you on a tour of North America’s best kept secret! From shortcuts to secret stashes, this guided program will make you feel like a local.

  • Guide Times

  • Full day 9am
  • Half day 9am & 12:30pm
  • Pricing

  • Full day (6 hours) $199 ($75 for each additional person)
  • Half day (3 hours) $109 ($45 for each additional person)

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Starting at $199.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Kinder Club

Age 3 to 5. All abilities (Skiing only)

This is where your child will learn to have fun! Physical activity is essential for a child’s healthy development. This 5 week program is a perfect introduction to the sport of skiing or progression of their skills in a safe and controlled environment.

  • 5 & 10 week program, Saturdays

  • Start dates: January 14th & February 18th (5 weeks)f
  • Maximum 4 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson time: 9:30am to 12noon OR 1pm to 3:30pm
  • 5 week Price: $199
  • 10 week Price: $359
  • 5 & 10 week program, Sundays

  • Start dates: January 15th & February 19th
  • Maximum 4 students to 1 teacher
  • Lesson time: 9:30am to 12noon
  • 5 week Price: $199
  • 10 week Price: $359
Starting at $199.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Junior Club

Age 6 to 12. Novice to advanced abilities. Ski & Snowboard

The Junior 5 and 10 week Club is focused on developing skiing and riding skills in a fun environment! Get to know others in your group and make friends while progressing your skills. Our positive social environment means that six to twelve year olds can improve their skills while making new friends on the lift.

  • 5 & 10 week program, Saturdays

  • Start date: January 14th & February 18th (5 week only)
  • Maximum 6 athletes to 1 coach
  • Lesson time: 9am to 12noon OR 12:30pm to 3:30pm
  • 5 & 10 week program, Sundays

  • Start date: January 15th & February 19th (5 week only)
  • Maximum 6 athletes to 1 coach
  • Lesson time: 9am to 12noon
  • 5 week Price: $199
  • 10 week Price: $359
$869.00
Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

RED Mountain Junior Freeski Team

Age 7-11. Advanced to expert abilities. Skiing only

The youngest age category of the freeski team is designed to provide a high quality training program for 7-11 yr olds with a core focus on introduction and base level training for freeski competition. Training will also include building fundamental technical skills and tactics, snow safety and etiquette, introduction to park and freestyle skiing, progressive terrain management and exploration. Coach support and competition logistics will be provided for up to 3 IFSA sanctioned competitions. Specific competition locations are to be determined by the Program Director.

Start Date: Sunday December 11th
Duration: 14 weeks
Time: 9am to 3pm

Price: $869
The price does not include entry fees, accommodation, food or travel to competitions.

RED Mountain Freeski Team

Age 12-15, and 16-18. Advanced to expert abilities. Skiing only

Contact Mark Impey at Canadian Ski Quest – 250-362-9060 – mark@skiquest.ca

$269.00
Ability: INTERMEDIATEAbility: EXPERT

Park Ratz

Age 7-15. Intermediate to expert abilities. Skiing & Snowboarding

Differentiate your jibs from your jabs! This 10 week program will dial you into the world of snowparks and their strange named tricks. This specific coaching will develop your freestyle skiing and snowboarding in the Terrain Park. Learn how to safely ride park including rails, boxes and jumps.

  • Start Date: Saturday January 14th
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1pm to 3pm
  • Price: $269

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$599
Ability: EXPERT

All Mountain Riders

Age 13+. Advanced to expert abilities. Skiing & Snowboarding

A program designed for teenagers and for graduates of the Junior Freeski Team. The All Mountain Riders will push your skills to another level on all areas of the mountain. The program provides high end instruction on steeps, powder, trees, park, introduction to the backcountry and more!

  • Start Date: Sunday, January 15th
  • 10 weeks
  • 9am to 3pm
  • Price: $599

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Starting at $218.00
Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Ladies All Mountain Club

Age 19 and up. Novice to Advanced abilities

Ladies, whether you are expert or beginner, skier or snowboarder, there is a place for you in our 4 week, all mountain program. Specifically designed to teach the skills required to enjoy the vast mix of terrain RED has to offer. Taught by women for women, Ladies All Mountain targets confidence and skill building in female skiers and snowboarders. This is a very friendly program and a perfect way to enjoy the sport you love. Finish the program on the last week with some après drinks in Rafters!

Start dates available: January 15th and January 18th or February 12th and 15th

Maximum ratio 8:1 instructor
Program times:  Sunday: 12.30pm- 3.30pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm & 12.30pm-3.30pm
Duration: 4 weeks

Price: $218

  • Need Child care while you’re skiing? Sign your child up for the Daycare/Kinderski Half Day package that coincides perfectly with the Ladies All Mountain Club

 

$218.00
Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Men’s Skills Clinic

Age 19 and up. Novice to Advanced abilities

Join this 4 week program and let our top male instructors help you polish your turns! Master the groomers, steeps, bumps and glades and debrief over a cold one after the final session in our famous Rafters bar.

Start dates available: January 15th and January 18th or February 12th and 15th

Maximum ratio 8:1 instructor
Program times:  Sunday: 9am- 12pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm
Duration: 4 weeks

Price: $218

Starting at $69.00
Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Ladies Ride Red – with Rachel Newton

Age 19 and up. Intermediate to expert ability.

For all you ladies out there that want to gain confidence, and take your snowboarding to the next level, come ride with Rachel Newton, one of the highest qualified female coaches in New Zealand, who now calls Rossland home. See her Bio for more information.

Camp 1 – NO FRILLS – Intermediate to Expert Ability
● Dates: Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January 2017
● No frills, my goal is to make you a stronger snowboarder, ride faster, play more and have a super fun time in different conditions! With 10 awesome HOURS of COACHING over 2 days focused on achieving YOUR goals. Treat yourself, you’re worth it!
● Only 8 Spots available.
● Price: $159 + tax
● Includes BCSA membership
● Meet at 9am in front of the Get Lost Adventure Centre

Camp 2 – JUST NEED A DAY – Intermediate to Expert Ability
● Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017
● Just need a day to refresh your skills, or only have a day to spend time on your own riding.. This day will be all about you, getting a little something something to make you a strong rider all round.
● Only 8 Spots available.
● Price: $69 + tax
● Includes special event BCSA membership for the day.
● Meet at 9am in front of the Get Lost Adventure Centre

Camp 3 – YO-RIDE – Intermediate to Expert Ability
● Dates: 4th & 5th February 2017
● Yo – (translated in Spanish means I) and Yo for yoga!! This camp incorporates an awesome pre-ride yoga session with lovely Danielle Hachey from Madhu Collective, where we will focus on fluid movement to get the body ready for riding, where my goal is to make you a stronger snowboarder, ride faster, play more and have a super fun time in different conditions! We will finish with a post yoga session with relaxation & stretches to assist with getting the body ready for the next day of riding.
● With 10 awesome HOURS of COACHING!
● Featuring Yoga sessions with Danielle Hachey from Madhu Collective
● Focused on achieving YOUR goals. Treat yourself, you’re worth it!
● Only 8 spots available.
● Price $169 + tax
● Includes BCSA membership
● Meet at 9am in front of the Get Lost Adventure Centre

Camp 4 – EARLY TRAIN – Intermediate to Expert Ability
● Date: Sunday 19th February 2017
● A one day ‘get you ready’ for the Rattlecat cup coming up the following weekend, this one day clinic will give you a focus, which you’ll then have a week to practice before the competition next weekend.. And for those of you want a bit more sign up for the Rattletrain camp too!
● Only 8 spots available
● Price $69 + tax
● Meet at 9am in front of the Get Lost Adventure Centre

Camp 5 – RATTLETRAIN – Intermediate to Expert Ability
● Dates: Friday 24th & Saturday 25th 2017
● This camp is geared around the Rattlecat Cup. Need help slaying the cat course, then this is the one for you. The camp is on Friday the day before the event, focus will be brushing up on the technical areas of your riding, overviewing what the course is and then how you can successfully navigate it! Includes 5 hours of coaching on Friday then coaching and support on Saturday RACE DAY, and waxing tips.
● Only 8 spots available. – sign up early this one fills up fast!
● Price: $119 + tax
● Includes BCSA membership
● Meet at 9am in front of the Get Lost Adventure Centre

Camp 6 – SPRING FLING – Intermediate to Expert Ability
● Date: Saturday 11th March 2017
● Just need a day to refresh your skills, or only have a day to spend time on your own riding.. This day will be all about you, getting a little something something to make you a strong rider all round. Enjoy the spring, slash some slush or pow? Who knows what Mother Nature will be bringing us….
● Only 8 Spots available.
● Price: $69 + tax
● Includes special event BCSA membership for the day.
● Meet at 9am in front of the Get Lost Adventure Centre


THURSDAY NIGHT SHRED SESSIONS – Intermediate to Expert Ability

● Date: Starts Thursday 12th January – 2nd Feb 2017 (4 weeks)
● Content: For all you guys and gals out there… Come shred the cord under lights, get your euro carve on, find out what your edges can really do. Improve your skills, have fun and of course there’s apres! (not included)
● Price: $169 + tax
● Includes BCSA Membership
● Meet at 6pm at the base of T Bar.
● Min 4 – max 9

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$149.00
Ability: RED Ability: GREEN Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

Kinder Camp

Age 3 to 5. All abilities

Drop off your little ones to come and ski with us for the morning! They will make friends and learn to ski in a safe and fun environment.

  • 3 day camp
  • Maximum 4 kids to 1 teacher
  • Time: 9am to 12pm
  • Price: $149
  • Start Dates Available

  • December 19th-21st, 27th-29th
  • January 2nd-4th
  • February 20th-22nd
  • March 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 24th-26th
Starting at $149.00
Ability: STARTAbility: BEGINNERAbility: INTERMEDIATEAbility: EXPERT

Junior Camp

Age 6 to 12. All abilities

Junior full day and half day camps are available over the holiday periods! Come and ski for 3 days with the same group and shred RED!

  • 3 day camp, 9am to 3pm. Price: $259
  • 3 Half day camp, 9am to 12pm. Price: $149
  • Maximum 6 kids to 1 teacher
  • Start Dates Available

  • December 19th-21st, 27th-29th
  • January 2nd-4th
  • February 20th-22nd
  • March 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 24th-26th
$259.00
Ability: EXPERT

Freeriders Camp

Age 7+. Advanced to expert abilities. Ski & Snowboard

Come and experience skiing and riding to another level. Learn how to ride steeps, trees, drops, park and more!

  • Date: December 21st-23rd
  • Time: 9am-3pm
  • Price: $259
$149.00
Ability: INTERMEDIATEAbility: EXPERT

Intro to Park Camp

Age 7+. Intermediate to advanced skiing abilities. Ski & Snowboard

Can’t differentiate your jibs from your jabs? Let RED Snowsports dial you into the world of snowparks and their strange named tricks. Get introduced to freestyle skiing and snowboarding in the Terrain Park. Learn how to safely ride park including rails, boxes and jumps.

  • Date: March 20th-22nd
  • Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm
  • Price: $149

 

*Camps require a minimum of 2 people of the same ability to run*
If only one participant per camp see times adjusted:
Half day Camps 10am-12pm (3 days)
Full day Camps 9am-3pm (2 days)

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$869.00
Ability: BLUE Ability: EXPERT

RED Mountain Junior Freeski Team

Age 7-11. Advanced to expert abilities. Skiing only

The youngest age category of the freeski team is designed to provide a high quality training program for 7-11 yr olds with a core focus on introduction and base level training for freeski competition. Training will also include building fundamental technical skills and tactics, snow safety and etiquette, introduction to park and freestyle skiing, progressive terrain management and exploration. Coach support and competition logistics will be provided for up to 3 IFSA sanctioned competitions. Specific competition locations are to be determined by the Program Director.

Start Date: Sunday December 11th
Duration: 14 weeks
Time: 9am to 3pm

Price: $869
The price does not include entry fees, accommodation, food or travel to competitions.

$269.00
Ability: INTERMEDIATEAbility: EXPERT

Park Ratz

Age 7-15. Intermediate to expert abilities. Skiing & Snowboarding

Differentiate your jibs from your jabs! This 10 week program will dial you into the world of snowparks and their strange named tricks. This specific coaching will develop your freestyle skiing and snowboarding in the Terrain Park. Learn how to safely ride park including rails, boxes and jumps.

  • Start Date: Saturday January 9th
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1pm to 3pm
  • Price: $269

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$195.00
Ability: INTERMEDIATEAbility: EXPERT

Avalanche Skills Training Level 1. AST

Age 15+. Intermediate to Expert ability

Gain valuable avalanche training and certification through the Canadian Avalanche Association’s Avalanche Skills Training course led by experienced and certified snow safety technicians from the Rossland area. This course includes a 4 hour indoor session as well as 2 days in the field and is offered to skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers.

  • Offered: January 6th-8th, February 3rd-5th, March 3rd-5th
  • Maximum 8 students to 1 teacher
  • Times: Friday 4pm to 9pm and Sat & Sun 9am to 4pm
  • Price: $195

*Touring equipment available for rent at the RED Sports Rental shop

FREE!
Ability: INTERMEDIATEAbility: EXPERT

AValanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries (AABBS)

Age 12-18 – Must be strong, intermediate skiing or boarding ability or higher.

Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries (AABBS) is a non-profit society formed to provide free Avalanche Skills Training to youth between the ages of 12 to 18 in the Kootenay area. Our aim is to raise awareness and educate youth in decision making about backcountry travel and avalanche safety by providing age appropriate courses in the West Kootenay region

Thanks to the generosity of the many donors supporting the effort, the AABBS provided free Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) approved Avalanche Skills Training (AST) courses to approximately 250 Nelson and Rossland area youth between the ages of 12 to 18 since 2009. 9.

  • Offered: TBA
  • Maximum 8 students to 1 teacher
  • Times: Friday 6pm to 9pm and Sat & Sun 9am to 3pm
  • Price: FREE

*Touring equipment available for rent at the RED Sports Rental shop

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$99.00

Adaptive Lessons

We offer adaptive equipment, CADS-certified instructors, and individualized lessons for people with physical, behavioral, and cognitive disabilities. You must become a DSABC member prior to your lesson www.disabledskiingbc.com

  • Price: $99
  • Includes 3 hour lesson, instruction, equipment and lift voucher
  • Contact the Red Snowsports for more details snowsports@redresort.com

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Level 1

Register online at www.snowprobc.com

The Level 1 Course is a 3-day introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children’s skiing.

Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2.

  • Level 1: Nov 18-20, Dec 16-18, Feb 07-09, Mar 21-23

Level 2

Register online at www.snowprobc.com

The Level 2 ski instructor certification is for advanced skiers who have passed the Level 1 certification. The course enables ski instructors to improve their situational teaching skills, to acquire a better understanding of CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development, and improvement of guest service skills.

Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 2 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level.

  • Feb 17 Teaching Children Module
  • Feb 24 Terrain Assisted Development
  • Mar 4-5 Level 2 Training Course
  • Mar 23-24 Level 2 Assessed Training (Exam)

Level 3

Register online at www.snowprobc.com

The Level 3 ski instructor certification is for advanced skiers that have passed the Level 2 certification. The course enables ski instructors to improve their situational teaching skills, to acquire a better understanding of CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry, as well as introduce instructor training. It combines practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development, and improvement of guest service skills.

Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 3 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to advanced parallel skill level.

The Level 3 program is now offered in a modular, credit-based structure.

Certification consists of 3 components, each requiring its own individual registration:

  • Level 3 Training
  • 40 Education Credits
  • Level 3 Certification Exam
  • DATES TBA

Level 1

Register online at www.casi-acms.com

The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.

The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.

Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.

The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 Instructor certification, as well as the Park Instructor course.

  • DATE : Feb 7-9

Level 2

Register online at www.casi-acms.com

The CASI Level 2 Instructor certification is for any snowboarder that has passed the Level 1 certification, and has an interest in teaching more experienced snowboarders. CASI recommends that Level 2 candidates have prior experience teaching snowboarding in a snow school setting (approximately 45 hours) before attempting the Level 2 certification. This is not a mandatory requirement, and all Level 1 members are welcomed on the course, however, it is recommended in order to help ensure success on the Level 2 evaluations.

The goal of the Level 2 course is to develop a skills-based teaching approach for intermediate snowboarding, as well as an understanding of CASI technique and methodology, and the role of snowboard teaching within the industry. It combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as development of guest interaction and technical analysis skills.

Candidates will receive coaching on their riding and teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 2 standard in both areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach snowboarders up to the intermediate level (skills and terrain).

Level 2 is a prerequisite for the Level 3 certification.

  • Date: Mar 21-24

Level 3

Register online at www.casi-acms.com

The CASI Level 3 Instructor certification is for advanced snowboarders who have passed the Level 2 certification, and have an interest in teaching advanced snowboarders. The goal of the Level 3 course is to develop a skills-based and situational teaching approach for high-level snowboarding. Also, an understanding of CASI technique and methodology, and an introduction to instructor training (pedagogy) will be developed. It combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as development of analysis and session planning skills.

Candidates will receive coaching on their riding and teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 3 standard in three areas: pedagogy, all-mountain freeriding (teaching and riding) and terrain park (teaching and riding). They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach snowboarders up to the advanced level and lead introductory instructor training sessions. Level 3 is a pre-requisite for the Level 4 certification.

Level 2 is a prerequisite for the Level 3 certification.

  • Date: TBA

CASI PARK

Register online at www.casi-acms.com

The CASI Park Instructor certification course is open to members with a minimum Level 1 Instructor Certification. Candidates on the course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods as they relate to introductory terrain park and freestyle snowboarding.

The Park Instructor course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to introduce students to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding safely. Progression-based teaching methods, understanding of basic freestyle techniques, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.

Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Park Instructor standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to take students into freestyle terrain, and teach introductory / basic maneuvers on beginner terrain park features.

  • Date: Mar 4-5

Level 1

(Open to skiers who are able bodied or have a disability)

Register at Red Mountain Snowsports School

  • Alpine Instructor Certification
  • People without CSIA/CASI Certifications must:
  • Have a current CADS membership
  • Attend 8 hour clinic – Disabled Skiing Methodology
  • Attend 6 hour CSIA/CASI Teaching Methodology Clinics
  • Pass open book exam

NOTE: Requirements #1, 2 and 3 MUST be completed BEFORE #4

CADS LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

The clinics will be held on snow and will consist of the following sessions;

  1. 3 Track
  2. 4 Track
  3. Visually Impaired
  4. Teaching Aids
  5. Sitski

Each of the above sessions will be a minimum of 1.5 hrs in length.

Date: TBA