Assistant Instructor Program

Ages 14 & up

(8.5 hours, 9 weeks)

Designed for those interested in becoming instructors in the near future, this program prepares apprentices with valuable training and experience working alongside certified professionals.

Each day includes on-hill training with Brimacombe’s pros followed by hands-on experience as a volunteer counsellor at the PeeWee Ski Camp and/or assistant at Brimacombe Snow School.

In addition to practical experience, apprentices receive valuable on-snow and indoor training that helps prepare them for the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course offered separately through either the Canadian Ski Instructor Association (CSIA) or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI).

9 week includes (pre-season on hill training dates) up to 2.5 hours per week of on-hill class training and 36 volunteer hours, plus a bonus of additional volutunteer hours if 100% attendance is achieved, including the pre-season orientation, classroom training and on-hill training session.

Dates Time Until Sept 17 Until Nov 15 In Season
Saturdays: January 13 - March 3 8:00am - 4:30pm $269 $279 $299
Sundays: January 14 - March 4 8:00am - 4:30pm $269 $279 $299

All volunteers will be interviewed for potential employment with Brimacombe Snow School once Level 1 certification is achieved.

Please note: Assistant Instructors are required to attend a pre-season orientation and in-classroom training session on December 9 or December 10, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM to confirm program expectations and schedule, attendance and program’s daily schedule and the first in-class room teaching session. On-hill training will be scheduled for Saturday January 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or Sunday January 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Volunteer hours can be credited towards High School Community Service hours. Assistant Instructors are eligible to receive up to 100% back in the form of a Brimacombe gift card on the cost of the program depending on the number of volunteer hours completed. This will be processed at the end of the season once all volunteer hours are calculated.

Become An Instructor

Already a certified instructor? Our award-winning Snow School is always accepting applications from certified instructors. Not certified yet? If you’re 15 years of age or older and a strong skier or snowboarder, we can help direct you to becoming a certified ski or snowboard instructor.

Becoming an Instructor

To become a certified instructor you must pass a Level 1 certification course with either the Canadian Ski Instructors Association (CSIA) or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI). While Brimacombe holds such certification courses on-site several times each season, we are simply the host site. All interested parties must register through either the CSIA or CASI. Please see below for basic course descriptions and a link to the respective websites.

Please note: Brimacombe may also host other levels of courses throughout the season. Please visit the CSIA or CASI websites for a complete listing of courses and course locations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Ages 12 & up

Do you have a passion for the skiing and snowboarding and you want to share it with young children? As a not-for-profit ski and snowboard area, Brimacombe can help you fulfill this passion. You can gain valuable experience while earning volunteer hours

Contact the Snow School today to find out more about the application process and to set up an interview. 905.983.6451 |

Applying at the Brimacombe Snow School

Do you have your Level 1 certification or higher? Contact the Brimacombe Snow School today to set up an interview!

Please Note: A police check may be required for final employment.

For more information, or to apply, please call the Snow School at 905.983.6451 or email us at