Snow School Meeting
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We invite all returning, new and perspective ski and snowboard instructors to join us for this information and update session.

Canadian Ski Patrol Lodge Day
Nov 19 all-day

Members of the Ski Patrol training day

CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Course
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – Dec 23 @ 4:30 pm

Level 1 Certification Description

The Level 1 ski instructor certification is for any competent parallel skier, aged 15 years or older, and seeking to work as a ski instructor. The Level 1 candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features.

The 3 day level 1 course is an 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.

CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor Course
Dec 22 @ 8:30 am – Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm

Who Should Take This Course?

You should take this course if you love to snowboard, and have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding. You should be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group. 

Am I Ready?

The Level 1 Instructor standards require you to pass both riding and teaching evaluations. In order to help you achieve success on the course, we suggest you take the following steps in preparation, if they are available to you:

  • Spend time working as an assistant/apprentice instructor, in order to see a beginner lesson in action.
  • Book a lesson with a current CASI Level 1 Evaluator to get feedback on your riding ability in relation to the technical standard.
  • Complete the Level 1 course e-prep workshops.


$379.00 / Retest $120.00
*$25.00 late fee added if registered after the deadline date. Taxes and lift tickets are not included in course fees.


  • 15 years of age on the first day of the course (ID must be presented on Day 1)
  • Must be fluent in either English or French
  • Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain


The CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor certification course is open to strong intermediate snowboarders, aged 15 years and older. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods across a variety of venues, both on-snow (up to and including intermediate terrain) and during indoor presentations.

The CASI Level 1 course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to begin their role as a new instructor in the industry. Beginner teaching methods, understanding of basic snowboard technique, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed.

Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Level 1 standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to teach beginner snowboarders up to the Novice Turn level.

The Level 1 certification is a pre-requisite for the CASI Level 2 Instructor certification, as well as the Park Instructor course.

Course Duration:

3 days totalling a minimum of 18 hours (including evaluations). 

Season Starters
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – Dec 30 @ 2:30 pm

Skiing and Snowboarding Season Starter – $92 tax included

Ages 5 to 16.
Beginner to advanced skiers/riders.
Daily December 26-30, 2017

1 day – 4 hour group lesson 9:30 to 11:30am * Lunch * 12:30 to 2:30pm

A great start to a great season! Dust off rusty skiing and riding skills and have some fun. The Season Starter is the perfect way to prepare for any of the multi-week programs.

*Lunch is not included and there is no supervision during the lunch break.

Call (902) 798 9501 ext. 0

Alpine Canada Entry Level Coaching Course
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm

Entry Level Course

The 3-day Entry Level course (one day indoor and two days on snow) includes training in free ski and gate drills for SL and GS, planning a daily training session, environment setting, and safety considerations when working with children from the Gliding Start to Skier Essentials stages. Candidates will learn the basics of the Snow Stars program. Practice coaching sessions are part of the course for each candidate. 

The evaluation part of the course tests the candidate’s ability to demonstrate free skiing skills and Snow Stars drills. Candidates must pass the evaluation to get credit for the course. 

Check with your Provincial Sport Organization for evaluation retests if you are not successful the first time. 

On successful completion of the course you will achieve an Entry Level TRAINED certification status and become a member of the Alpine Canada Alpin-Canadian Ski Coaches (ACA-CSC). 

This certification status will allow you to be hired by a club or ski school to start coaching in an entry level ski racing program.  

Register here.

Burton Women’s RIP Begins @ 7:00
Jan 9 all-day

Ages 18 & up – Novice to Advanced

Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm
January 10 to February 28

This program is the perfect balance of fun, social and skill development. The Womens RIP will develop your skills to ride wherever you ride or want to ride. Our experienced instructors will show you a great time and our partner Burton Snowboards provieds great swag at the end of the season.

Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

**All programs require a minimum of four participants to run**

Adult Ski Improvement Begins @ 10:00am
Jan 10 all-day

A fun, social program that develops skill and confidence. Perfect for parents with children in any of our morning ski and snowboard programs and any other adult wanting to improve in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ages 18 & up – Novice to Intermediate Skiers.
Wednesday 10am-Noon or
Saturday 9:30-11:30 am or
Sunday 9:30-11:30 am

January 11 to March 5

Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

**All programs require a minimum of four participants to run**

Martock Snowboard Team – Freestyle Begins @ 6:00
Jan 10 all-day  

Freestyle – Park
Wednesday 6-9pm & Saturday 10am-Noon
January 12 to March 2

Martock has an inspiring freestyle legacy. This program is a great next step after the Riders Program or for anyone interested in honing skils to compete in Halfpipe and/or Slopestyle.


Martock Snowboard Team – Speed Begins @ 6:30
Jan 11 all-day

These programs provide higher-end coaching for snowboarders interested in competing or just becoming better riders.

Ages 12 & up – Intermediate to Advanced Riders

Speed (Superfriends) – SBX & PGS
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:30pm
January 11 to March 1

Coach Greg K has made the Superfirends a Martock institution. Fun, skill development and a focus on going fast have made this program perfect prep for regional, provincial, national parallel slalom and/or snowboard cross racing and beyond.