Pro Ride Snowboard Camps offer Instructor training courses lead by Canada's most qualified CASI instructors & evaluators. Train for your CASI levels 1, 2, 3 & Park Instructor levels.
Our snowboard Instructor courses will develop your riding and teaching skills to the level required to successfully complete your CASI qualifications (Canadian Association Snowboard Instructors). We will fine tune your riding and bring you step-by-step through the teaching progressions.
When training with Pro ride you have the flexibility to choose how long you would like to train as well as how you would like to combine your instructor training. You have the opportunity to spend either more time riding freestyle or more time freeriding based on your personal riding goals and course length. It’s up to you.4-12 Week Courses
The level 1 instructor course and exam is an entry level program designed to train and qualify you to teach beginner to intermediate lessons. The course focus is on improving and understanding the CASI snowboard technique, lesson planning, effective communication skills and the level 1 teaching progression. The program will also provide plenty of time for fun in between for personal rider improvement such as steeps, trees, powder and jumps.
A minimum of 4 to 6 weeks training is recommended depending on your current skill level.4 Week Course
The next step in the progression is the CASI Level 2. This certification allows you to teach intermediate to advanced riders and requires a further 4 to 8 weeks of training to pass.
The focus of the level 2 program is to develop advanced riding skills and learn how to analyze and improve your students using a skill-based teaching strategy. A high level of class communication, technical analysis & group management skills are required to pass and students must be able to ride on advanced terrain and carve controlled turns on intermediate terrain. During this program you will have to opportunity to advance your own riding skills to advanced/expert level on all terrain. The CASI level 1 is a pre-requisite so we recommend the 12 week course to pass both exams.12 Week Course
If freestyle is more your style, Pro Ride can train you for the CASI park instructor certification. In this course you will focus on learning basic freestyle skills, and how to teach introductory freestyle lessons in the terrain park safely. Campers will also get the opportunity improve on their personal intermediate to advanced freestyle skills in all 5 terrain parks over Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Once you have passed the exam you will be certified to take students into freestyle terrain and teach basic manoeuvres on beginner terrain park features. The level 1 is a prerequisite to this exam so we recommened any 8+ week course to complete both exams.8 Week Course
Level 3 is for those looking to progress their teaching skills for a career in the snowboard insdustry. You should be comfortable riding on advanced groomed runs, off piste, and in the terrain park and be able to show your students high quality demos in various terrain and conditions. You will focus on coaching, riding, and pedagogy (training other instructors).
Our team will help you improve your communication when teaching, upgrade your freeride and freestyle skills, refine your rider analysis and feedback, and sharpen your class management and group safety. You will receive personal riding feedback while getting lots of mileage (including video analysis), observe coach led example lessons, participate and lead practice lessons, and discuss CASI course content and methodologies.
Note: CASI 1, 2 and Park 1 are prerequisites
WHAT ABILITY LEVEL DO I NEED TO BE TO TAKE AN INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
To successfully complete a four week Level 1 instructor training course you should have 40+ days of riding experience. However, if you have fewer days' riding experience do not despair as we can still prepare you for the certifications. It is best to speak with us directly so that we can determine your ability level and recommend the best option for you personally. No matter your level, we can help you achieve your goals.
SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR EXAMS AVAILABLE
NB: The Level 1 Certification exam fee is included in all 10 & 12 week courses so no need to select this upgrade when registering for these courses.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE INSTRUCTOR EXAM FEE?
CASI stands for The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors and was formed in 1994 and is the professional snowboard teaching body in Canada.
CASI's Mission Statement: “To inspire the world’s best snowboard instruction.”
CASI's Vision Statement: “To be the global leaders in instructor education, innovation and professional development that is synonymous with a thriving, diverse and accessible snow sports industry.”
Other worldwide recognized snowboard associations:
NZSIA - New Zealand Snowsport Instructors Alliance
AASI - American Association of Snowboard Instructors
BASI - British Association of Snowsport Instructors
APSI – Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors