Snowschool Instructor Training Academy

Are you passionate about skiing or snowboarding?

Do you have a goal of becoming a certified instructor?

Look no further than the Mount St. Louis Moonstone Instructor Training Academy

Recognized as one of the top training programs for new ski and snowboard instructors, The Academy includes a tailored curriculum to help you develop your technical and teaching skills and also learn what it takes to be an exceptional snow school professional. The Academy offers a holistic approach that is unmatched in Ontario’s ski and snowboard industry.

The Academy teaching staff are highly trained experienced professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

  • consistent, top-quality coaching specifically focused on your individual needs
  • purposeful individualized training plan to determine areas of improvement
  • building on your strengths and leadership skills

The Academy is an introduction to the latest teaching methodologies from the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI)

  • opportunities to teach on snow beginner skiers and riders
  • guidance of experienced, certified instructors, to hone your teaching skills
  • paid compensation (often equal to or exceeds tuition fees paid)

In addition, graduates of the Academy become members of the MSLM Snow School and are offered positions with the Snow School the following season as an instructor.

Apply for the Academy! Take your skiing/snowboarding skills to new heights.

Get seasonal employment doing what you love and inspire others to follow in your tracks. If you’re passionate, reliable, and outgoing, the Academy is for you!!

“The coaches are amazing and really inspire you to do your best and you can’t help but get better. I realized pretty quickly that the Academy was making me not just a really, really good skier but giving me skills and experience that looked good on my resume and helped me be successful at school, too.”

– Amaya Hubbs, 2022/23 Academy Snow Pro of the Year Award Winner

“Working with Mount St. Louis’s Instructor Academy is always a pleasure, that I look forward too. These candidates are always well prepared in both skiing and teaching fundamentals. This allows for an enjoyable and professional certification experience for young ski pros. Participation in this program is a very positive way to enter the rewarding world of ski instruction. I recommend it !!”

– Alan Maguire, CSIA Course Conductor

Admission Requirements
  • 14 years of age or older
  • Intermediate skiing and riding skills
  • Availability throughout the season (December – March) to attend regular training sessions and scheduled shifts to gain teaching experience
Application Process

Apply by submitting your Intent to Register and receive an online interview.


September 27 – October 18 Intent to Register
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  • Please note: Submissions received before September 27 at 12:00 AM or after October 18 12:01 PM will not be considered.

October 23 – October 27 Candidate Interviews
Candidates who have submitted an Intent to Register will be contacted after October 18 to schedule an online panel interview. The interview will include the Snow School Director, a member of the Snow School Hiring Team, and a member of the Academy Coaching Team.

November 6 – November 10 Acceptance Offers
Successful candidates will be contacted during this week and extended an offer to join the Academy. Academy tuition fees must be paid on or before November 26.

November 26 Tuition Fees Due
Tuition fees include:

  • on-snow and indoor training sessions,
  • video review
  • MSLM Snow School uniform rental fee
  • Employee Podium Pass


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Development and Advanced Program Streams

Candidates will be divided into 2 program streams:

Development Program – students who have focused areas of improvement in their skiing or riding, and/or teaching.

Enhanced Program students who have a strong skiing/riding and/or teaching base with opportunity to further develop skills in preparation for (additional) National certification.