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Apprentice Instructor Program

We are in the process of finalizing next year's program, and more info will be posted in late spring / summer.

The Apprentice Instructor Program is an exclusive program that must be applied for. Mt Seymour is looking for those who are committed to becoming instructors at Mt Seymour. Participants must be at least 15 years old by March 1, 2024. Training is held on Wednesdays, and you must be able to commit to either a Saturday or Sunday volunteer shift. 

Apprentice Instructor

This Program is an 8-10-week commitment with 2 hours of on snow training per week. It will focus on improving your skiing or riding technique to meet CSIA and CASI level 1 standards, along with your teaching and assessment skills to make you a better instructor. Program participants will have the opportunity to achieve their volunteer hours working with our Bear Cub programs on the weekends. This will allow program participants to learn from our snow pros in a real lesson environment. 

Program prerequisites

  • Program prerequisites: 

    • Parallel skier and strong linked snowboard turns. 
    • Enjoys being around children between the ages of 4-7. 
    • Interview with Snow School Managers or Supervisors. 
    • Punctuality and good communication skills.
    • Keen to spend time engaging and educating children.

Mt Seymour’s goal for this program is to have a 100% passing rate for CSIA and CASI certifications for program participants. To pass, participants will need to show progression of their skiing/riding and teaching skills.

For more information and to apply, please email Robbie Carter at snowschoolmanager@mtseymour.ca.

Price Ski Apprentice Spots Available Snowboard Apprentice Spots Available
$249 16 students 8 students

 

Training Dates:

  • Initial training/selection: TBC.
  • Minimum 3 days volunteering during the Winter holiday period Dec 23, 2023-Jan 7, 2024.
  • Wednesday night training dates: Jan 10, 7, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2024 - 6pm-8pm

Saturday Weekly Lesson Shadowing/Volunteering Dates | 9am-4pm

  • Jan 13, 20, 27
  • Feb 3, 17, 24
  • March 2, 9

Sunday Weekly Lesson Shadowing/Volunteering  Dates | 9am-4pm

  • Jan 14, 21, 28
  • Feb 4, 18, 25
  • March 3, 10

Exam Times & Dates

  • CSIA Exam (skiing): March 19-21, 2024, 9am-4pm TBC 
  • CASI Exam (snowboarding): March 19-21 9am-4pm TBC