Sports Adventure


North America

start date

Start dates in November, January, February and March each season


Training course

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Oyster Worldwide's preparation and support before you travel includes an interview and full briefing on what to expect, and the sorts of safety and cultural issues that will be relevant in your chosen country.

typical day A Typical Day on this Course

If you have already nailed the basics of skiing and are confident on intermediate slopes, we are confident that our top instructors will be able to get you ready for the CSIA Level 2 examination within our 7 week course.

The course starts in Whistler with some familiarisation time on the mountain before you begin your training towards the Level 1 examination. Throughout the course you can expect 5 days of training with your instructor per week and be part of a small group.

The Level 1 exam takes place in week week three before you take the three day AST Level 1 Backcountry ski course in week 4.

Weeks 5 and 6 take it all up a gear as you develop your skills even further to be ready for the CSIA Level 2 exam in week 7.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

To be eligible for this course you need to be comfortable skiing reds in Europe or blues in North America. This course is ideal for anyone who skis at a low-intermediate level or above.

our offer What we can offer you

Pre departure preparation in the UK
Full season ski pass
20 hours + training from expert instructors each week
CSIA Level 1 and 2 Instructor Qualification
Avalanche Awareness Course Level 1
Customer service training
Communications training
Injury prevention training
Risk assessment training
Equipment tuning session
Boot fitting session
Lift line priority
Accommodation in either catered or self catered basis
Financial protection


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