Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 1 (age 15+)
The 3 day level 1 course is an 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.
The level 1 certification course includes:
- An introduction to CSIA skiing and teaching methodology
- strategies to develop skiers from entry level to intermediate (parallel) using the skill development method
- techniques and strategies for effective assessment and development
- personal feedback on ski performance
- workshop on customer service
- workshop on teaching children
For dates and to register: www.snowpro.com
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 (age 15+)
Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders. 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.
Course Duration: 3 days totalling a minimum of 18 hours (including evaluations)
Pre-requisites: 15 years of age on the first day of the course (ID must be presented on Day 1)
For dates and to register: www.casi-acms.com