Nov 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Canadian Ski Patrol Lodge Day – Ski Patrol members only.
Nov 28 all-day
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sport NS.
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Xmas Eve – Closing at 2:00
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Xmas Day – Closed
Dec 25 all-day
Canada Snowboard Comp Intro Course
Jan 1 – Jan 3 all-day

The 3-day Comp Intro Workshop is the first step to take if you have never been trained to be a snowboard coach. The Comp Intro coach (or entry level coach) typically tends to work with competitors of all ages who are new to the competitive side of snowboarding.

Course Cost: $350.00

Athlete level: learning basic skills, consolidating fundamental snowboarding skills

Age of athlete: Learn to Ride LTAD stage 3

Training Volume: on snow 1 to 2 days a week

Context of competition: Club to Regional e.g. Riders, fist time FIS, Pro, industry events

The On-Snow Workshop:
Workshop Content, fundamental principles of:

  • Biomechanics
  • Air and speed
  • Coaching
  • Planning a session
  • Analyzing performance
  • Preparing athletes for training
  • Preparing athletes for a competition
  • Long-Term Athlete Development The Pathway


In order to receive the “trained status” as a CSCP Comp Intro Coach, an individual must fulfill the following accreditations. NOTE: Although the order shown is preferred, it is not a mandatory requirement (ie. One may already have multi sport modules before taking the on-snow coach course.)  

Season Starters
Jan 1 – Jan 5 all-day

Ages 5 to 16.
Beginner to advanced skiers/riders.
Daily December 26-30, 2021
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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

Canadian Association Of Snowboard Instructors – Level 1
Jan 2 – Jan 4 all-day

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.


$406.15 / Retest $128.60 
*10% 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).

Candian Ski Instructors Alliance – Level 1
Jan 2 – Jan 4 all-day

Who Should Take This Course? 
The CSIA Level 1 Certification Course is open to anyone with an interest in learning about how toteach skiing. Candidates on the Level 1 Course will explore skiing technique and teaching methodson Beginner up to Intermediate terrain.Prerequisites:• 14 years of age on the first day of the Course• Confident parallel skiing on Intermediate terrain 

Am I Ready? 
CSIA Level 1 Certification includes skiing and teaching assessment and evaluation. In order to helpyou achieve success on the Course, consider the following preparation, if available to you:• Spend time working or volunteering at a Snow School, to experience entry level lessons inaction• Book a lesson at a Snow School with a current CSIA Course Conductor to enhance your skiingability and gain insight into the Level 1 Standard 

The CSIA Level 1 Course is designed to introduce and develop the basic skills for teaching newskiers of all ages with a focus on teaching children.Time will be spent exploring:• How to teach safely in the age of COVID-19• Collaborative Teaching Approaches and Lesson Planning• CSIA Technical Concepts• Ski Improvement• Guest Service and Communication SkillsCandidates will receive coaching on their skiing, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with thegoal of reaching the Level 1 Standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions andstrategies for long-term development. The successful Candidate is certified to teach first-time skiersthrough Intermediate level students. 

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