Fernie Ski & Snowboard Instructor Course

Canada: British Columbia

Have a blast hanging with a huge group of powder hounds and learn the skills to become a ski or snowboard instructor!

"The world’s best ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies"

If you want to become a world class ski or snowboard instructor, there’s no better place to learn than in the Canadian Rockies, where expansive terrain, epic steeps and incredible conditions challenge you and keep you having fun as you learn the skills you need. The Fernie Ski and Snowboard Instructor Course is an 11-week program that will help you to learn everything you need to know to become a ski or snowboard instructor practically anywhere in the world.

Nonstop’s Fernie Instructor Course is one of the most popular training courses in the world, and for good reason, offering an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the experts in one of the world’s best ski resorts, Fernie. A leading destination for extreme skiers and snowboarders, Fernie is home to the longest vertical in the Canadian Rockies and it is known for receiving the most snow in the area. 

"Fernie mountain receives the most powder snow in BC"

During your 11-week course you’ll learn from expert coaches who will work with you in small groups to master the techniques needed to become an expert coach yourself. The fun doesn’t end on the hill though, during this epic adventure you’ll live in the Fernie mountain community with tons of other participants (over 100 a year) and local ski bums, shredding all day and relaxing all night.

At the end of the Fernie Ski and Snowboard Instructor Course, you’ll be prepared for your CSIA level 1 and level 2 instructor exams.

If you want to learn from the best in one of the best destinations, the best choice is Fernie!

4 reasons to choose Fernie Ski & Snowboard Instructor Course:

  1. Learn to instruct skiing and snowboarding with one of the largest groups of instructors on the planet so you’ll have plenty of friends and similar-ability group members.
  2. Have the unique opportunity to teach at Fernie’s “Community days” giving lessons to actual students during the course, a great CV addition.
  3. Live and learn in Fernie, a fun community with epic snow!
  4. Leave fully-prepared to take an instructor position almost anywhere in the world!
  • North America
  • Northern
  • Canada
Mountain Range
  • Rocky Mountains
  • British Columbia
Ski Resort
  • Fernie
  • Freeride
Accomm. Type
  • Lodge/Chalet
Suited For
  • Couples
  • Solo Travelers
  • Groups
  • Party People
  • Ski Bums
  • $ - Budget
Meal Plans
  • Half Board
Room Type
  • Single Bed Room
  • Double Bed Room
  • Twin Bed Room
  • Triple Bed Room
  • Dorm
Amenities & Activities
  • Internet Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Services offered
  • Coachings
  • Airport Transfer
Ability Level
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Snow Conditions
Dominant Terrain Type
  • Open Terrain
  • Steep Terrain
  • Tree Runs
  • Cliffs
Average Annual Snowfall
  • 10 meter/year - 15 meter/year
Snow Pack
  • Continental
Crowd Factor
  • Medium
Explorer Level
  • Medium
PP/Night from US$ 117