Section 8 is coastal Canada’s innovative ski & snowboard training company. Our family of highly skilled CSIA/CASI course conductors and mountain guides will sculpt you into the ultimate skier or snowboarder and help you get certified for a career in the industry.
Join the crew 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/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!
Basic Training – Getting Your Feet Wet…
Our 4 and 6 week “Basic Training” options offer an introductory ski instructor course or snowboard instructor course as well some backcountry travel skills. These programs includes top quality training and 2 entry level qualifications. 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 traveling 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 on Vancouver Island or abroad in virtually any corner of the globe.
Instructional Ski Videos – Visualize Your Way to Ski Mastery…
To be released in the Fall of 2014 our new Piste to Peak Ski Performance Video Series will make you a master of all terrain and all conditions… and all you have to do is sit on the couch! We do recommend you actually go skiing on occasion though as well.
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!
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 the 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!