Upgrade your qualification and continue your development with our CASI Level 2 snowboard instructor course. By converting your Level 1 to Level 2, you'll be far more employable in snow schools around the world. Fernie is the ideal location to ramp up your qualifications, with five massive bowls varied terrain, amazing tree runs, and gullies, drops and banks galore.
Fernie Alpine Resort has so much going for it; there really isn't a better place to train for your CASI Level 2. It combines five bowls each with a massive amount of ungroomed "steep and deep" terrain, making this a great place to train and will lead to a super steep progression curve.
Average snowfall is unbelievable and makes it Canada's "home of legendary powder"! The fun doesn't stop off the mountain. This traditional Canadian town has a welcoming and friendly vibe, while the bustling bars and restaurants of downtown Fernie are always great for a night out.
Nonstop is renowned worldwide for producing excellent Level 2 CASI instructors. Our instructor trainers have achieved this by passing on their riding skills, drills, teaching techniques, and above all their passion for instructing.
Over six weeks, you will experience focussed training and direction from some of the most respected snowboard instructors in the business. Your all-mountain riding will develop significantly as you spend each day exploring the awesome terrain of Fernie Alpine Resort.
To achieve CASI Level 2 you will need to demonstrate a high level of skill while riding a range of terrain and conditions. You'll also need to teach and demonstrate to intermediate snowboarders; so you'll have a good technical understanding of snowboarding and be able to plan and deliver lessons.
Fear not - our instructors will spend the six weeks of your course working with you on your technique, while you have a blast riding the best terrain in Fernie. They will also teach you how to pass on these newly acquired skills.
Plenty of your time will be spent in Fernie's amazing terrain, but we will also help you to cram in so much more into your six weeks. We arrange technical sessions and social events in the evenings, including trips to the curling rink or local ice hockey matches. You can also join an avalanche safety course as well as cat boarding, laying fresh tracks in the Fernie backcountry, and much more.
Make yourself at home in our 43 room lodge. The comfortable spacious rooms all have queen sized beds and en suite bathrooms. The on site facilities are awesome, with fully equipped kitchen, library/lounge, a games room, movie theatre, bar & restaurant, laundry, hot tub and sauna!
You'll have weekday breakfasts and hearty evening meals four nights per week, so you'll be fully re-fuelled for you action packed days!
You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week. Our full day coaching sessions are Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri, with Wednesdays and the weekends for free skiing, consolidating what you've learnt and other activities. The maximum group size is 8 people per pro but typically they are even smaller.
You'll stay in the Red Tree Lodge, which has facilities including:
You'll be treated to a hearty breakfast at the Red Tree Lodge five days per week. Options include coffee/tea, juices, cereals, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit, porridge oats, as well as hot items like eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns or bacon
Enjoy a three course meal at the Red Tree Lodge four evenings a week.
You'll be given a season lift pass so you can ski as much as you please. Come out early or stay on after, your lift pass will cover you.
We provide airport transfers from and to Calgary airport at set departure times. Ask us for details so you can co-ordinate your flights.
Daily shuttle to and from the slopes.
Included in the course price is your Level 2 exam fee, which is held in week 6.
Your host will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
You'll get a 90 minute private coaching session before your Level 2.
Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of technical video analysis to help with your development.
Each week you'll receive a technical talk on subjects like biomechanics, looking after your gear, and injury prevention.
You'll be given an 'Instructor Starter Kit' booklet with a directory of ski school contacts, receive a seminar on 'Working as an Instructor', and be given constant advice from our coaches.
Each week your host will organise team socials and après for all the group to get involved in.
You'll be able to get involved with many winter activities and experiences during your time with us, from cat skiing to ice hockey. Get in touch to find out what's available.
You'll have the opportunity to gain the following additional qualifications:
1% of revenues support environmental non-profits, including Protect Our Winters
We make your trip carbon neutral by offsetting emissions we can't reduce, including flights
On behalf of all participants, we offset the measurable carbon emissions of your trip based on the duration, location and type of course, as well as the journey you’re taking to reach your course. Through our partnership with Climate Impact, we contribute to effective carbon reduction projects.
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.