Whether you’re planning an exciting gap year or looking for a career change, WE ARE SNO has a snowboard instructor course for you. Join a close-knit group of like-minded snowboarders for the trip of a lifetime, and your choice of world-class resort destinations in Canada, Japan or New Zealand. Our snowboard instructor courses allow you to spend an extended time in the mountains, while you train towards an internationally recognised qualification. Choose our snowboard instructor internship to start your next career, or our snowboard instructor training programme for a stress-free winter experience.
Deep powder snow, great off-piste areas, quality terrain parks, and extensive teaching facilities, are all important factors for us to consider when choosing a resort partner. Across our snowboard instructor courses we have a mix of resorts in Canada, Japan and New Zealand which are set up perfectly for snowboard instructor training and development. If you’re seeking culture, cuisine, and deep powder, Niseko, Japan would be a great pick. For chilled community vibes, quality snow and diverse terrain, Canada offers something special. And for a far-away course in the southern hemisphere look no further than beautiful New Zealand.
The core component of our snowboard instructor courses is the on-snow training package. This is delivered by hand-picked trainers with a wealth of industry experience. The trainers we work with are also qualified examiners, who have successfully guided hundreds of prospective instructors through certification courses.
Snowboard instructor training is divided into two elements, riding and teaching. Firstly your riding technique is assessed, broken down and improved upon. You will learn how to use the terrain to your advantage and get comfortable with all areas of the mountain. Secondly, you will be introduced to teaching practices, the methodology involved and the progressions needed to teach others.
Each of our snowboard instructor courses lead to industry qualifications that are internationally recognised and interchangeable. They will allow you to work as a snowboard instructor in multiple countries around the world. In Canada we work with the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI), while in Japan and New Zealand we train towards the Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (SBINZ) qualifications.
For snowboarders looking to enhance their snowsports education, we provide an advanced package option. Further training and certification courses can include, level 2, teaching children, freestyle and avalanche safety. We aim to give you all of the necessary tools to kick start a rewarding career in snowsports.
Ive always loved snowboarding and this course was an opportunity to do that on a daily basis. Its hard not to enjoy yourself when you put us in one of the most beautiful places in the world with some of greatest snow imaginable. The course is fantastic, I definitely didn’t expect it to be this much fun. Everything has been super easy going and I would 100% recommend it to anyone else.
The WE ARE SNO instructor course is an extremely comprehensive and exciting path into the snowsports industry. With extensive, on-snow training from experienced trainers, a guaranteed job offer, round-the-clock support from the course manager and great accommodation. You won’t find a better course for such a good price. If you are interested in teaching snowboarding or skiing, I couldn’t recommend this more.
One of the main reasons I choose We Are Sno was actually the design and ease of use of the website. The customer experience was impressive and any communication answered very promptly. Everything about the course has been fantastic, especially the accommodation, training and quality of snow. The social aspect has also been a big plus, going out for meals and drinks as a group was great for learning about the culture.
WE ARE SNO took care of everything. It felt so good to be in the experienced hands of people who know the resorts, the town, snowboarding and skiing. Delivered from the airport to our place of stay and with personal resort transport to get to and from the mountains each day was awesome. The training was progressive and once qualified we were able to transition seamlessly into employment as instructors.
Deciding to train with We Are Sno was one of the best decisions of my life. Not only are the trainers extremely experienced and knowledgeable, but what really sets the company apart is the group setting and sense of community before, during and after the course. If you decide to train with We Are Sno you will meet an interesting, motivated and diverse group of people from all over the world.
A snowboard instructor course is the perfect opportunity to improve your riding skills, train towards an international certification and embark on a new career. It’s also a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is not just focussed around life on the slopes. With the help of our experienced resort teams, made up of programme managers and resort reps, we are able to cultivate a unique environment for the groups from day one. Not only do we provide guidance and support throughout the course, we also organise social events, local trips, meals and activities for all.
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