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Level One Ski Instructor Courses

Who should take a CSIA level one course?

 The Level 1 Ski Instructor certification is for any competent parallel skier age 15 or over.

The Level 1 Candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, terrain features and snow conditions.

Learn more about training to become a ski instructor at

To register for a Level 1 course in your area, please click here for the Canada-wide Level 1 Certfication Course Registration.

What is the CSIA level one course about?

The Level 1 Course is a 3-day introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children’s skiing.

Candidates will receive coaching on their skiing, teaching and people skills with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach skiers up to intermediate parallel skill level. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2.

Need more information?

Kristian Armstrong – L1, PDP Coordinator for British Columbia


Phone: 1-855-504-4511

To register for a CSIA Level One Ski Instructor Course:

  • Easy and fast online registration by following the link n the Course Schedule.


Rates are subject to GST and to change without notice.

Level One Candidates

BC High School Credit


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