Snowsport Leadership Training

Developing all mountain skiers & boarders while building strong leaders

Higher Education

For the aspiring mountain sport professional, Section 8 combines ski & snowboard instructor training with outdoor leadership and adventure education, setting the standard in developing versatile all mountain skiers and riders with exceptional teaching and leadership skills.

Section 8's passionate team of snow sport coaches, mountain guides and educators offer comprehensive training to complete industry recognised certifications including Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA), Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI), Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) certifications.... and so much more.

Unique Location

Based on Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast our instructor training mountain leadership 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 the deepest snowpack on the continent), pristine wilderness rainforests, and of course views of the ocean make for a unique snow sliding experience.

Oh yeah, and you won't find any fur coat clad tourists in this neck of the woods. Just friendly locals who know how to have a good time!

Want to become a Ski or Snowboard Pro?

For winter 2019/2020 our goal is to take what was already the most comprehensive snow sport training program on the planet and redevelop it into something bigger and better. If you like to stay informed about program developments and get details when were ready to relaunch the SLT... please enter your email address below. 

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Ski Leadership Training Explorer - Ski instructor training, mountain leadership and an epic road trip all rolled into one
Ski instructor attacks the moguls - Photo by Keith Levitt
Heli accessed ski mountaineering and backcountry ski and snowboard courses
Section 8 snowboard instructor courses in Canada - Train to become a snowboard instructor
Ski Leadership Training - Skiing amongst the rocks
View of Mt Albert Edward from mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island Canada
Backcountry Ski Touring on Vancouver Island
Mount Washington Village - Chalet Accommodations
Bungy Jumping in Nanaimo
Helicopter access ski touring
From bumps to powdery steeps, you'll learn to master the mountain