Timberline Academy - Ski & Snowboard Instructor's Program

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The Instructor Internship Program is designed for someone looking to have a fun,team-based experience during their first ski season here in Banff. This program incorporates a wide range of ski/snowboard training, certifications and expeditions over an entire winter season in the Canadian Rockies. Students are also able to put their training to use while working as paid interns at ski schools in Banff throughout the winter season with colleagues from all over the world.

Additionally, we put a strong emphasis on independent and healthy living. As a result, our students are housed in fully furnished apartments and houses in the Banff town centre. We believe that our students should be able to cook, enjoy privacy and have a home while they’re with us here in Banff. No hostels and no hotels.

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9.67 Rating
based on 12 reviews
  • Housing 9.4
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 9.7
  • Safety 9.7
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Rosie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best program!! Timberline 2020

The programs that Timberline have are all once in a lifetime opportunities, whether it's a summer or winter program you are choosing they will meet and exceed your expectations making it almost impossible to have to leave at the end. Timberline is so unique because of the incredible friendly and personal nature surrounding the company, we had constant support and check-in's with all of the staff at Timberline, making it super easy to ask any questions and do everything we wanted. The other people on my course that I met and lived with were all the most amazing people who became some of my closest friends from almost every corner of the world. I met so many new people and tried so many new things, all thanks to the opportunity given to me by Timberline.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you're considering it even slightly, just do it. Everybody I met on my course came by themselves, we made the jump, but we all left having made the strongest bond and best memories together. Definitely an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
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Tom
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Timberline 2020

I never experienced anything quite like it. It’s easily said it’s the best choice I’ve ever made. The people I’ve met and friendships I’ve made will last me forever. It’s such a great family atmosphere and even though your far from home I never felt like it. The course instructors never failed to communicate with everyone on the course. If there was ever an issue it was sorted within the day. I will return to Banff and work in seasons to come purely because of the amazing time I spent at Timberline l.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t hesitate to apply. I would do it all again tommrow. It’s communication before during and even after the trip is second to none I didn’t find anything close in the other companies I considered
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Grant
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

For every young person

I had such a good experience that I dare say it had a life changing effect on me and I wish that every young person out of high school of college could get to experience it. Obviously not everyone is sports or snow inclined but it has such a good positive effect in teaching one about oneself and what they want out of life. Not to mention the lasting friendships that I now have from young people all over the world. You really do get exposed to lots of different people and ways of life that whether you wanted to or not you're bound to learn loads of lasting life and valuable life skills. If you are one with a bit of ambition and adventure, Timberline is definitely for you. I wish I had done the course when I was even when I was younger because of the lessons I learned.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Having to teach a friends middle aged mom to ski and then having a bit of trust in her ability when all of a sudden she wiped out.
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Paul
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A person, not just a number

I first came to Cananda eight years ago, and ever since then I've wanted to return. I've spent a big chunk of my life dreaming about just going snowboarding for weeks at a time. When I eventually returned, I chose the Timberline program, and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. James and the Timberline team consistently did whatever they could to make everyone's experience the best it could be for each person. They did everything possible to accommodate for and take into consideration peoples travel plans, financial restraints, personal preferences and needs. They ensured that a 12 week dream experience was exactly that, a total dream.

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James
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Cared For

James and his team made every effort to make sure that our needs and were catered for and sought after, even beyond the scope of the program. Where they could not help they provided the best possible advice going forward. Being far away from home they provided a sense of belonging and care which put many of us at ease throughout the entirety of the course. The interpersonal relationships developed throughout the time made all the difference. I would highly recommend this to any individual looking to do the course.

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Lorena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime

Spending a month at Timberline was one of the best choices I've ever made! This is really an extraordinary experience. The team behind Timberline are some of the most relaxed people I know and also some of the best skiers. They do everything to fullfill every wish. The town the area and the people you meet there are things you'll never forget.
So go and spend your winter in one of the best places to ski with some of the best people you'll ever meet.

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Sam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Timberline Academy

I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my winter, or a better group of people to spend it with for that matter. James, Brett and Logan would always go out of their way to make sure everyone in the group was happy and everything was running smoothly. With countless day trips to other resorts and additional courses such as wilderness first aid and avalanche training, Timberline really helped me to get the most out of my time in Canada and without doubt, at the first opportunity i get, i'll be straight on a plane back.

Peter
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

How you should spend your winter!!!

Deciding to go with timberline was a very easy choice. They help you all the way and make the transition to Canadian living seamless. Brett and James are awesome and super helpful. Had some of the best experiences of my life from skiing steep lines at kicking horse to skiing deep powder at panorama. The accommodation is spot on and I couldn't be happier with the service they have provided so happy I choose timberline
Cheers Boys!!!!

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly there's nothing I would change. :)