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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Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors – Quickride Member Session
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  1. QuickRide Update Member Sessions: Get the latest info on beginner teaching methods, using the QuickRide System, and some general riding improvement training. These sessions are offered to Snow Schools looking to update snowboard staff with some professional development info, as well as some riding improvement. These sessions are typically requested by snow schools or resorts via CASI Head Office. Session Duration: half-day (2.5 hours)

Alpine NS – Entry Level Coaching Course
Jan 7 – Jan 9 all-day

Alpine Ski Nova Scotia


The Entry Level (EL) certification pathway provides new coaches with the tools to efficiently run a training session in the free ski and gate training environments for the Gliding Start or Skier Essentials skier. 

Entry level coaches understand how to plan a daily training session, set up a proper, age-appropriate training environment while considering skier safety at all times. Entry level coaches are focused on developing fundamental ski technique through use of the Snow Stars program. This certification status will allow a coach to work in a ski club or ski school and coach at an entry level ski racing program with U6 to U12 skiers. 


Individuals seeking to become ski race coaches at the Skier Essentials development stages start the coach development pathway by enrolling in an Entry level course. To enroll in an Entry Level course, you must be 16 years of age on the first day of the course. No exceptions. 

Coaches start their training by completing all the Entry Level training modules through an approved ACA-CSC course, delivered by your local PTSO.To start working with young skiers, all coaches must be a licensed registered coach in good standing. ACA-CSC Licensing Policy.

Coaches continue their entry level training and the Entry Level Coach Learning Jounral throughout their first year with a local club mentor until they are ready to take their on-snow practical coaching evaluation and become an Entry Level Certified coach. Coaches are required to complete their entry level portfolio with their local mentor and the NCCP “Make Ethical Decisions” online evaluation prior to undergoing their on-snow practical coaching evaluation. 


Once coaches are Entry Level Certified, they can progress to the Development Level training course if they are working with more advanced athletes in the Learn to Train stage of development. Coaches who are working with para-alpine ski racers are encouraged to complete their para-alpine coach certification by completing both the para-alpine eLearning and on-snow modules. Coaches who are working as head coaches at the Skiers Essentials development level are encouraged to complete the next steps of the Entry Level Advanced Certified pathway to be fully equipped to lead staff coaches and develop skiers at the Skier Essentials level. 

The Entry Level Advanced Certified training modules include fundamental sport development NCCP course work focused on developing fundamental sport development knowledge in the areas of basic program design, nutrition, physical literacy, basic mental skills and progressions to introduce movement over terrain skills in terrain parks, ski cross and the development of foundational speed skills. After completing the required NCCP multi-sport modules and ACA-CSC sport specific requirements, Entry Level Certified coaches are ready to complete a review of their annual season training progressions plan to become an Entry Level Advanced Certified coach.