Training is available for Level 1 Instructors. You must be a Canadian Resident to be eligible for financial support for the course.
The Level 1 ski instructor certification is for any skier over the age of 15 that is a competent parallel skier. The Level 1 candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features. 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
- Techniques and strategies for effective assessment and development
- Personal feedback on ski performance
- Interactive preparatory online module.
Module concepts that will be used through the course include: Technical Basics, Fast Track to Parallel (beginner progression), Lesson Planning, Responsible teaching and Guest Service.
Upon successful completion of a Level 1 CSIA course, you become a member of the CSIA and are billed annually for membership dues by the National Office. Membership benefits are available to you provided your membership dues are fully paid.