Level 1 & 2 Instructor Program

12 Week CSIA/CASI Level 1 & 2 Instructor Program

January 8, 2024 – March 31, 2024

The 12-Week CSIA/CASI Level 1 & 2 Instructor Course is designed for someone looking to have a fun, team-based experience during their first ski season here in Banff. This program incorporates a wide range of ski/snowboard training at Lake Louise Ski Resort, certifications and expeditions over a three month period during the winter season in the Canadian Rockies.

Participants of this program engage in a diverse range skills training and experiences with a commitment to earn certifications across several disciplines related to the outdoor adventure industry. Students will have the opportunity to leverage their training and experience with Timberline into mountain sports positions across the globe for future seasons.

Timberline Academy is locally owned and operated so our students can expect a positive, team-based atmosphere with a high level of on the ground support from the ownership team. We make the extra effort to engage our students in the community through weekly group activities, like Hockey, family dinners and by participating in local volunteering initiatives. Additionally, we help students secure part-time jobs while taking part in the program if they wish.

What’s Included:

Extra Perks:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Transfer to Banff
  • Welcome dinner/social event
  • 12 Weeks accommodation
  • Gear orientation/maintenance clinic
  • Gear discounts at select shops in Banff
  • CSIA/CASI Level 1 Training
  • CSIA/CASI Level 1 Exams
  • CSIA/CASI Level 2 Training
  • CSIA/CASI Level 2 Exams
  • 4-5 days per week of programming.
  • Ski pass to Lake Louise Ski Resort*
  • Transportation to and from resort
  • Avalanche Safety Training 1 certification
  • Risk Management Course
  • Wildnerness Photography Course
  • Indigenous Relations Course
  • Group trip to Kickinghorse Ski Resort
  • Group trip to Panorama Ski Resort
  • Weekly social events
  • 24/7 support and guidance from local owners
  • Hockey games
  • Curling

*A season’s ski pass to Lake Louise Ski Resort is included. An upgrade to include all three resorts can be made for a deeply discounted rate.

** Participants on this program are NOT eligible for a Student Visa.

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy strives to deliver high quality learning experiences in outdoor settings. All of our instructors are highly certified and experienced in their respective disciplines. The goal of our program is mitigate risk of bodily injury as much as possible but the nature of learning in these environments means that risk can never be fully eliminated. Participation in any program at Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy comes with inherent risks and injuries can happen. Therefore, every student or participant should attend programming knowing that reality that accidents can occur.

Available Add-Ons:

  • Heliskiing
  • Avalanche Safety Training 2
  • Mountaineering Training
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Whitewater raft/canoe guide training
  • Ice climbing


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. 

Price: $15,950CAD + 5%GST

Application Status: Limited Spaces