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Snowboard Instructor Courses
Pro Ride Snowboard Camps offer Instructor training courses lead by some of Canada's most qualified CASI instructors and evaluators. Prepare and train for your CASI levels 1, 2, 3 and Park Instructor levels 1 & 2.
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. For current dates & Prices visit our 4-12 week course page or if you have questions email us at snowboard [at] pro-ride [dot] com
CASI Level 1 Certification
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.
CASI Level 2 Certification
Once you have completed the Level 1 snowboard instructor course, the next step in the progression is the CASI Level 2 certification. This certification allows you to teach intermediate to advanced riders and we recommend a further 4 to 8 weeks of training to pass the exam.
The focus of the level 2 program is to develop your 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 and group management skill are required to pass the exam stage 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.
Note: The CASI level 1 certification is a pre-requisite
CASI Park Instructor 1 Certification
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.
Note: The CASI level 1 certification is a prerequisite.
Testimonial: Adriaan De Belder 2014, Belgium
"Big thanks to Karen, Duncan, Tim, Lisa, Alan and other instructors sharing their wisdom and helping to get my riding to the next level! From level 1 instructor to shredding pow in Mt Baker to huckin backies in 7th heaven, truly unforgettable! Cheers to all campers for awesome chillin and riding times, you will be missed. Thank you whistler, hope to make it back next season!"
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