Tamwood English Preparation for Canadian Ski/ Snowboard Instructor Certification


Do you dream of becoming a ski/snowboard instructor in Canada? We can help improve your English skills to make this dream possible. This Tamwood English Language School preparation program is focused on improving your English language skills for teaching and is designed to prepare you for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance Level 1 exam or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 exam. You are expected to have high or intermediate or advanced ski/snowboard abilities prior to enrolling for this course. Passing the exam means you will be qualified to teach skiing or snowboarding anywhere in Canada and in many countries around the world.

Students who take this program get an internationally recognized certification to teach skiing or snowboarding which means they can work as a ski/snowboard instructor in Canada, Europe, South America, Australia.

Whistler is the largest ski resort in North America,  and was a host venue for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, making it a great study location in the winter for your clients who enjoy winter activities.   During the winter, students at Tamwood Whistler can also participate in other activities such as snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding, zip trekking and more! Whistler Blackcomb is set to open to the public by the third weekend of November!

Reasons to Take This Program

  • Your English level is between intermediate to advanced
  • You are able to demonstrate comfortable & safe skiing skills on intermediate terrain and ski a strong basic parallel turn
  • You want to improve your English fluency
  • You want to be a professional ski/snowboard instructor
  • You want to pass the 3-day Level 1 ski instructor training exam or the 3-day Level 1 snowboard instructor training and exam at the end of the course

Key facts for the Tamwood
English Preparation for
Canadian Ski/Snowboard
Instructor Certification

Available in the winter season and takes 3 weeks, the lesson length is 50 minutes

Level: intermediate to advanced*. Tamwood level 4+

Age: minimum 16, no maximum

Certificate awarded upon successful completion of studies

* students will take a written and speaking test on their first day for proper placement in classes

English Course

Basic 15 (15 lessons per week). Ideal for students who want to learn all the essential English language skills while have even more time to ski and/or snowboard, every day.


Students in this program also take special afternoon seminars on the mountain or in the classroom to teach the specialized English vocabulary needed for work as a ski or snowboard instructor

Essential English Skills Class (Offered at levels 2-7)

Master the basics. In this class you will learn and practice all the skills you need to understand and communicate in English including listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms and grammar. You will also learn the common phrases and expressions that native speakers use.

CAN$ 1,750 Tuition fee for the total programme (including registration and materials fee), the 3 day certification exam is included in the price

English Preparation for Canadian Ski Instructor Certification Dates

November 27-December 8, 2017; Exam: December 11-13, 2017

February 12-February 23, 2018; Exam: February 26-28, 2018

English Preparation for Canadian Snowboard Instructor Certification Dates

December 4-December 15, 2017; Exam: December 18-20, 2017

February 12-February 23, 2018; Exam: February 26-28, 2018

Homestay (CAN$ 225 placement fee) 

CAN$ 315 per week Private Room, 3 meals/day