Unparalleled Ski & Snowboard Courses
Section 8 Snowsport Institute offer the most comprehensive ski and snowboard instructor courses on the planet. Our student’s love us for our incredible course locations, excellence and comradery of our CSIA / CASI coaches, unrivalled range of professional certifications, and guaranteed small group sizes. Compare us against the competition.
Our courses in Canada and Europe produce formidable skiers and snowboarders whilst offering the best possible preparation for a career in the industry. Join us for a life changing experience.
Snowsport Leadership Training – Become a Professional…
A perfect gap year or career break, our signature 12 week “SLT” program is simply the most comprehensive ski and snowboard course on the planet.
While many ski instructor courses or snowboard instructor courses teach you how to look pretty on a groomed slope… We teach you the fastest line down a race course, how to tear up the terrain park, how to charge the off-piste steeps, how to safely explore the backcountry and everything in between. Experience the freedom of being able to tackle the whole mountain in any conditions and get a head start to a career in the industry.
CSIA/CASI level 3 Training – Step It Up…
Already have level 2? Take on your next challenge and check out our new CSIA Level 3 and CASI Level 3 training courses! This tough course is going to require a some sweat blood and tears… but we’ll be sure to throw in a little fun along the way!
Apprentice Instructor – Getting Your Feet Wet…
Our 3 week Pre-Season Apprentice Instructor course offers the chance to earn your CSIA or CASI level 1 instructors certification before the start of the main season, so you can get qualified in time for Christmas and work the rest of the season! All our students have the option to participate in a weekly work practicum to gain hand’s on experience of working in the Revelstoke snow school and refine your teaching skills before the exam. If you are interested in teaching beginners or children to ski or board, this is the ideal course to get your foot in the door, then gain experience working as an instructor for the rest of the season.
Camps & Clinics – Technical Enlightenment and Tactical Prowess…
In addition to our instructor courses here in Canada, Section 8’s travelling ski school provides a variety of shorter Free-Ride camps, Performance Clinics, and mountain adventures… or if you have a group and need us to design a custom course we can arrange just about anything on snow whether here in stunning British Columbia or abroad in virtually any corner of the globe.
Awesome Course Extensions
Enhance your Section 8 experience by adding one or both of these options to the end of your course…
Bonus Surf Week
A great way to relax after all that skiing and boarding on the SLT course!
Heli-Accessed Intro to Ski Mountaineering Course
One final grand adventure to finish off your SLT experience!
Instructional Ski Videos – Visualize Your Way to Ski Mastery…
Our new Piste to Peak Ski Performance Video Series will make you a master of all terrain and conditions… and all you have to do is sit on the couch! We do recommend you actually go skiing on occasion though as well.
Section 8 Defined:
“In order to be the best you must lose your mind”
Section 8: A category of discharge from the United States military when judged mentally unfit for service (Remember Clinger from M.A.S.H.).
Section 8: A group of rag tag characters from the 1990 cult classic film ‘Ski School” who win the day…. And all the babes!
Section 8: A team of snow sport professionals based on Vancouver Island, Canada. Creators of the infamous SLT program… the most comprehensive ski & snowboard course on the planet!
“Loved it. Although it sounds like a cliche, it really was one of the best times of my life. I can’t wait to do my level 2. Then who knows, maybe level 3. The staff were unreal, the coaches amazing and my course mates outrageous! I would not hesitate to recommend the course to anyone. In between levels I plan to hit some of the Section 8 camps. Austria and Chile especially. Can’t wait!”
Euge Power (Australia)
2013 Basic Training
“OMG, I don’t know how to say how amazing this course is. Before it started I was a bit nervous just because I was one of the youngest, but once it started it wasn’t a problem at all. People from all over the world, all different ages that all have the same passion… It was so cool. Awesome coaches that will push you to the limit, great team who encourages you all the time, amazing resort with variety of terrain… I couldn’t have had a better 3 months than this. I am so happy I decided to have a year off and take this course. I’m looking forward to working at Mount Washington next season!!! SECTION 8 ROCKS! Thanks guys :)”
Jenni deBellfeuille (Canada/Japan)
2013 Snowsport Leadership Training
Contact the Course Director:
+1 250 702 7548