The Banff Outdoor Adventure School


Gap Year Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses

Live The Mountain Life!


Learn new outdoor skills in the heart of Banff National Park

Unlock the Canadian Rockies!


Expeditions, Safety Training, and Certifications

Spend your gap year with us Group Expeditions

If you’re going to come all the way to our home in the Canadian Rockies, let’s go and see as much of it as possible through our expeditions to other Canadian ski areas!


All of our students live in fully furnished apartments in the town of Banff. It is important to us that all of our students are able to cook and live independent, healthy lifestyles. No hostels, no hotels.


James McCutcheon


Andrew Hercus

Program Director
Kaitlyn Webb_Community Engagement Coordinator

Kaitlyn Webb

Community Engagement Coordinator
Harry Gregory_Admissions Coordinator

Harry Gregory

Admissions Coordinator
Sasha Pickering_Community Engagement Coordinator

Sasha Pickering

Community Engagement Coordinator

Why Us

There are two factors that separate Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy from similar programs operating in Banff National Park.

The first is that Timberline is run by Canadians local to Banff and is based out of the town of Banff itself. Timberline’s owners are young and energetic outdoors enthusiasts who live in Banff and have held senior positions at Mount Norquay’s ski school as well as roles at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Furthermore, Timberline’s owners are present throughout the entire length of the program. From the moment you arrive in Calgary until the snow melts, the owners are on-call in person 24/7. This allows our clients to have a more enriched and authentic Canadian experience while also providing a level of support that cannot be matched.

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