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  • Canada
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Summer Winter
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What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Some Equipment Some Meals Park Fees
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Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 01, 2024
Apr 12, 2019
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About Program

Embark on a Thrilling Journey in Canada's Ski Paradise!

Whether honing your skills as a ski instructor or delving into the world of hospitality, our renowned ski resorts in Canada offer unparalleled opportunities for earning money. Even without a work permit, you can immerse yourself in up to 11-weeks ski instructor course in Whistler, achieving CSIA/CASI level 1 and 2. Dedication is key, whether in training or committed work so brace yourself for the peak of exhilaration in the ski season. Explore our diverse ski jobs and courses—your perfect opportunity awaits, tailored to your aspirations and desires, elevate your adventure with us!

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Oyster Worldwide is passionate about the importance of responsible travel. We want our projects to fit in with the local way of life, without having a negative impact on the environment, culture or economy. This means that we will only send participants to places where there is a real need and where we have been asked to work. Once there, they should fit in with the community, respecting their way of life and supporting, rather than taking, local jobs.

Program Highlights

  • Slope-Lover's Dream: Enhance your skiing or snowboarding skills on the slopes every day for an entire season
  • Earn While You Enjoy: Get paid to work in world recognised and renowned ski resorts
  • Fulfill Your Adventure: Get paid to fund your lifestyle and travel aspirations
  • Live like a Local: Experience Canada as a resident in Whistler or Banff
  • Permits last up to 2 years and more so travel, work, work and travel!

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Become a highly qualified Level 2 Anwarter instructor before moving on to start your guaranteed job in an Austrian ski resort. Our course is based in the stunning resort town of Kaprun (90 minutes from Salzburg). Kaprun is a hub for 3 local mountains.We have three courses each season, beginning in November, January and March. The course is examined in German meaning that, for most people, you get to learn a new language on this.

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Join our ski instructor program in Whistler Blackcomb this winter. Take part in a CSIA Level 1 training course before going on to work as a qualified ski instructor for the rest of the winter season. We've worked with Whistler Blackcomb to design this course. At the end of the 3 weeks you will have all of the necessary skills in order to improve your skiing technique.

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Get a taste for life as a snow sports instructor on our 4 week instructor training course in North America’s number 1 resort – Whistler Blackcomb. Improve your skills whilst learning from fully qualified Level 4 instructors. Boost your experience even further by taking the included AST (Avalanche Skills Training) Level 1 – providing you with knowledge of skiing and snowboarding safely in the backcountry.

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Join our 7 week ski instructor programme in Whistler Blackcomb and take both the CSIA Level 1 and Level 2 exams – both included in the price!

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Spend 11 weeks living in Whistler and gain your CSIA/CASI Level 1 and 2! This is our most inclusive programme ever – including everything a keen skier or snowboarder needs to become a snow guru! Not only can you learn to become a ski or snowboard instructor, you can also train for the AST (Avalanche Skills Training) Level 1 and 2 in the stunning Whistler Blackcomb backcountry.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best 3 Months of my life

April 3, 2019
Olivia - Age 19 - Gap Year 2019

January course
(looking back, I wish I could have done the November course so I would have been out there longer - But January was great too)

I honestly cannot recommend this experience more!!!! (worth the money!)
It was - no exaggeration - the best 3 months of my life

Oyster worldwide were so helpful, I booked very late and they organised it all so quickly and easily for me.

---- All about the course (see below) ----

The Ski Instructor Academy (SIA) course:

-- Instructors - So much fun and brilliant teaching
-- Skiing - AMAZING, so much available.
AND you are given a ski pass for the whole season in the area where you do the course - so can go back and ski when you are done teaching (sofa surfing or get own accommodation).
-- Accommodation - Perfect for what you need. There was a variation - a big house with loads of people, or small apartments in one building and others.
-- German side - If you want to learn, you can learn lots. If you want to scrape by, it is easy enough.
-- People - Average ages 18-22, awesome people, from all over the world and lots from the UK.
-- Exam - Well prepared and feel ready when exam comes.
-- Aprés - always good :)

Teaching after the course:
Different places to pick - Zell am See, St Anton, Salbach, and more

I went to St Anton. Loads of young people working there. Fun teaching. Great Skiing and brill aprés.

Wish I could have stayed till the end of the season
Was so sad to leave

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