Advanced instructor Training

CSIA Level 3 Boot Camps

Higher Education

CSIA Level 3 Pin

The CSIA level 3 is Canada’s internationally recognized instructor certification, and there’s no doubt about it, the exams are difficult. They’re notorious for their low pass rate.

So if Level 3 certification is your goal, this is a great opportunity to receive intensive training and mentoring from CSIA Course Conductors and Level 4 instructors.

No one can promise you will be successful on the first attempt, but if you come prepared for some hard work, and a little fun, we will do everything in our power to give you the best possible shot.

Expect to push your envelope!

Unique Location

Prepare to have a good time!

Based at Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island, just off Canada's west coast, our instructor training programs attract those looking to get off the beaten path.

The rugged mountain terrain on Vancouver Island serves some of Canada's best kept snow secrets, often home to the deepest snowpack on the continent. Combine this with pristine temperate rainforests, views of the ocean, and down to earth locals for a unique snow sliding experience you won’t find anywhere else.

What Is the Pathway to Level 3?

These CSIA Level 3 Boot Camps can be packaged for continuity in conjunction with the conveniently scheduled CSIA Modules and Exams, or can be taken independently as stand alone training weeks.

CSIA Certification Pathway

CSIA Level 3 Skier Development Module

  • This 3 day module is a prerequisite for the ski off portion of the exams and covers CSIA technical skiing principals and sets the expectations for the specific ski off maneuvers. 

Boot Camp #1

  • We’ll go on an exploratory journey to understand cause and effect. We’ll experiment with the different ways our skis interact with the snow and how our body works to make those interactions happen. We’ll diagnose any technical deficiencies and develop a personalized training plan for ongoing skill development.

Boot Camp #2

  • We’ll take what we consolidated in week 1, and start to refine skills through decision training... pushing your skills and tactical choices for different objectives in increasingly challenging terrain and conditions.

CSIA Level 3 Teacher Development Module

  • This 3 day module is a prerequisite for the teaching exam, covering advanced CSIA teaching methodology through a collaborative teaching approach.  

Boot Camp #3

  • We’ll begin dividing students based on skiing or teaching needs. We’ll blend all mountain ski improvement with a pedagogical approach to teacher development. We’ll start to assess each others skiing skills while ensuring everybody understands the CSIA development system.

Boot Camp #4

  • In this final preparation week we’ll focus on crucial areas needed for each student to achieve their highest level of success, whether that is skiing or teacher training. For some that will mean supervised practice teaching sessions in exam like scenarios. For others it may mean ongoing skill development for specific ski off maneuvers. 

The Course Details

  • Camp Dates
  • Camp Prices
  • Prerequisites

2022 Prices & Inclusions

Full Level 3 Boot Camp Series: 

Includes: 4 weeks of training 4 days per week scheduled around the CSIA Modules. Ongoing video analysis and remote coaching via the OnForm App for the whole season prior to and after the training camps, dryland training, technical theory sessions... and the occasional apres ski session:) Part time work practicum or shadowing opportunities are also available through the Mount Washington Snow School for participants of the full 4 week program.

  • Tuition Only: $2,400 CAD
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2 Week Boot Camps

Includes: 8 days of training (Monday - Thursday) over 2 weeks. Video analysis throughout the camps, dry land sessions and apres ski.

  • Camps 1 & 2: $1,400 CAD
  • Camps 3 & 4: $1,400 CAD

A La Cart Training Weeks

Includes 4 days of training (Monday - Thursday), one video analysis session, one dryland, or technical indoor session and an apres. Please note that for best continuity camps 1 or 3 are most suitable for a la cart campers. 

  • Camp 1: $800 CAD
  • Camp 2: $800 CAD
  • Camp 3: $800 CAD
  • Camp 4: $800 CAD

Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars and are inclusive of coaching only. 

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Additional Costs:

Lift tickets, travel, accommodation and equipment are an additional cost. Packages can be purchased through our travel partner Canadian Ski Vacations.

Note* A non refundable deposit of $150 CAD (per camp) will be required to confirm your space. In the event COVID travel restrictions force the camp to be postponed or cancelled, 75% of your deposit will be transferable to another date. 

The final balance is due 60 days prior to the camp start date. We highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.


Course Registration

Once you've completed the online booking form below, we'll get back to you by email as soon as possible with program details and an invoice for the initial deposit. Once the deposit has been received your space will be confirmed.

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