East to West Coast Canada
This is a once in a lifetime gap year adventure to explore Canada. Over three jam-packed months you’ll travel from the east to west coast making the most of what Canada has to offer.
Canada is big. The skiing is epic. The lifestyle is unbeatable. There is so much to explore – from big mountains with back country skiing to buzzing cities. With so many unique experiences, this trip has it all.
Immerse yourself in the cultural scene in Canada’s top cities, gain your instructor qualifications, and ski in powder that you could only have dreamed of.
A weekend doesn’t go by without visiting extraordinary places or experiencing new adventures – all whilst living with some of the best friends you’ll ever make.
The ultimate gap adventure - explore the best of Canada, travelling from east to west coast. Visit extraordinary places and new experiences while gaining your instructor qualifications and skiing the best powder days of your life.
3 month trip around Canada filled with adventure and fun
6 weeks on the east coast in Mont Tremblant. An epic resort with quiet slopes and the number 1 voted après ski bar in Canada!
6 weeks on the west coast in Big White. With acres of off-piste to explore, you’ll get your powder fix here. Progress your off-piste technique no end.
Live the skier dream with coaching 5 days a week from the best instructors in Canada.
Gain your CSIA Level 1 & 2 ski instructor’s qualifications
Complete the AST Level 1 avalanche safety course before an unforgettable backcountry skiing trip
Weekend city breaks to Montreal and Quebec City. Experience the largest winter carnival, visit an ice hotel and watch a professional ice hockey game.
Activities not to be missed - dog sledding, igloo building, snowshoeing…the list goes on!
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.
Full season pass provided, including weekends, valid for the entire winter season in both resorts - Mont Tremblant and Big White.
CSIA Level 1 & 2 exam fees
Level 1 AST Avalanche safety training
We provide specialist back country equipment when needed.
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.
While in Big White, no lunches are included.
Trips and Activities
Enjoy the picturesque cobbled streets of Quebec City. We visit an ice hotel and night tubing park.
Go to an a professional ice hockey game after a day in downtown, trendy Montreal.
Learn to build a quinzhee (ice cave) before enjoying an evening around the campfire.
Drive your own team of huskies on a dogsledding excursions through the forest
Ski le Gap organises a number of different evening events and activities throughout the trip - sports nights, theme nights, pub quizzes, ice-hockey matches, yoga, cookery, house parties and much more!
A member of the Ski le Gap team is available 24/7. In case of emergencies a member of staff will always accompany or follow you to the clinic or hospital as necessary.
We remain a family run company and so a director will be in the resort throughout the season to ensure courses run smoothly.
Transfer to and from the airport on official course arrival and departure dates, if coinciding with group flights.
Internal flight between Montreal and Kelowna
Bus pass provided so you have access to downtown, the village and Tremblant resort.
12-20% discount available to Ski le Gap students in local shops at the mountain. VIP access to bars and clubs.
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.
No lunch when on the west coast and no meals on away trips (you will want to explore local cuisine)
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.
4th January 2022 - 27th March 2022