Our original 10 week Ultimate Experience ski instructor course is the most popular way to spend a season on the slopes.
From early January to March, you’ll develop your skiing skills with professional coaching to gain globally respected instructor qualifications. This course is far more than an instructor training program – beyond the sport, we have arranged trips and activities that will allow you to enjoy the best of Canada.
With 30 years experience in the industry, we have put together an unbeatable package to ensure you have the season of a lifetime.
Become a ski instructor, gaining internationally recognised qualifications, whilst enjoying an extensive fun-packed social programme.
10 week course
Expert coaching 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
Train for ski qualifications with the Canadian (CSIA) system
Mentor program for extra support and guidance
Live all together in well located accommodation
All meals, 7 days a week
Weekend trips and activities to explore Canadian culture, plus lots more!
24/7 live-in reps – to ensure everything runs smoothly and you have the best time both on and off the slopes
Professional coaching 5 days a week from top level instructors
You’ll have coaching throughout the trip from the best instructors across Canada. A total of 300 hours on hill training.
We have a maximum of 8 students in each class with the possibility of changing groups weekly, ensuring students remain in a group that best suits their ability. You will be allocated an instructor as a personal mentor who is responsible for providing extra support and guidance to ensure maximum progression.
This enhances the coaching process by providing invaluable personal analysis.
7 day lift pass for entire season
Full season pass provided, including weekends, valid for the entire winter season.
CSIA Level 1 exam fee
CSIA Level 1 exam fee is included.
1 year subscription to the CSIA.
Mountain First Response – first aid course on slopes
Spend two days with the ski patrol, learning about specific training in first aid and mountain rescue on the slopes.
Additional training in freestyle, gate training, moguls and powder.
Accommodation & Meals
Accommodation provided throughout the trip. All students live together creating a great community. Speak to us for more specific details about the accommodation in each resort.
While in Mont Tremblant, breakfast, lunch and freshly prepared evening meals are included every weekday. At the weekend, when students might like a lie-in, we provide a hot brunch and full evening meal.
Trips & Activities
A trip to Montreal
Visit Montreal’s 22km of underground shopping and lively nightlife.
A trip to Ottawa
Go ice skating on the Rideau Canal on a trip to Canada’s capital city.
A trip to Quebec City
Participate in winter sports at North America’s biggest Winter Carnival.
Unforgettable outdoor experiences
Every day once off the snow, our reps will have an activity planned for you. From snowshoeing to apres drinks and cross-country skiing, there’s never a dull moment!
You’ll even learn to build a quinzhee (ice cave) for an outdoor experience like no other.
Professional ice hockey match
You can’t come to Canada without experiencing a live ice hockey game – a true Canadian experience!
Weekly social activities and events
Ski le Gap organises a number of different evening events and activities throughout the course – sports nights, theme nights, pub quizzes, ice-hockey matches, yoga, cookery, house parties and much more!
24 hour staffing
A member of the Ski le Gap team is available 24/7. We live in the Ski le Gap accommodation with you and will take care of all of your daily needs. Your biggest stress each day should only be what colour lens to put in your goggles!
Ski le Gap director in resort
A member of the Ski le Gap team is available 24/7. We live in the Ski le Gap accommodation with you and will take care of all of your daily needs. Your biggest stress each day, should only be what colour lens to put in your goggles!
Transfer to and from the airport on official course arrival and departure dates, if coinciding with group flights.
Local bus passes when required
Bus pass provided so you have access to downtown, the village and Tremblant resort.
Job recruitment help
If you want to work as an instructor afterwards, we can guarantee job interviews at the local Tremblant snow school. We can also provide help and advice on employment elsewhere.
Help finding accommodation for the rest of the season
If you want to stay in resort afterwards, we can help you find accommodation.
Free video of your experience
Ski le Gap will be filming your best moments and creating a video just for you, so the memories are sure to last a lifetime!
VIP passes and local discounts in shops and bars
12-20% discount available to Ski le Gap students in local shops at the mountain. VIP access to bars and clubs.
Inbound and outbound flights
We will provide advice on the best flights to get.
To attend Ski le Gap you must be comprehensively insured for your entire stay with us. Snow sports coverage is a prerequisite in our terms and conditions, so you must have adequate insurance.
We recommend buying your equipment in resort, if you don’t already have it. Our coaches will give you expert advice on the equipment needed for the course. You will also receive between 15-20% discount.
Without the appropriate visa you will be denied entry into Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada need to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), which costs $7.
Extra exam fees
Exams beyond Level 1 are not included. The Level 2 exam fee is approx £550. Exams such as CSIA Snowpark and CSCF Race Coaching are often available for an additional cost of approx £200 each. Please contact us for more information.
Dates & prices
Dates are flexible; please contact us to see if your preferred dates are possible. Prices include everything shown in the ‘what’s included’ tab. Prices are in British Pounds (£GBP). If you would prefer to pay in another currency, please contact us. An additional non-refundable fee of £250 is due upon registration to secure your place.
3rd Jan – 13th March 2024