Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer & Apprentice Program

New & Improved Program Layout for 2016/2017 Season!

The Glen Eden Snow School is a fantastic place for skiers and boarders to get their start and get hooked on a rewarding winter activity. It also happens to be a phenomenal place for instructors and coaches to get their start and develop their passion and ability to teach others. The Glen Eden Snow School offers a 2 step process to help keen skiers and snowboarders become instructors and coaches.

Step 1

Involves becoming a Snow School Volunteer for the season. Snow School Volunteers receive a volunteer pass, assist with classes on lifts, gain access to training with the snow school, and receive access to taking their Level 1 Instructor Prep course at a discounted rate.

Step 2

Targets those who show great interest and promise of becoming instructors and coaches. This stage of development involves becoming a full Snow School Apprentice. Candidates must be selected by the Snow School for this opportunity. Apprentices are paired with a mentor instructor or coach and provided outstanding opportunities to train and develop their abilities with the guidance of their mentor. Apprentices receive in-depth training from the Snow School, targeting the completion of their Level 1 Ski, Snowboard or Entry Level Coach certification.


Snow School Volunteer (Step 1)

  • Minimum 13 yrs of age by December 1st
  •  Strong intermediate skier or snowboarder(Level 6)
  •  Able to volunteer 1 day each weekend (Saturday or Sunday) during 8-week programs + 1 camp of their choosing
  • Volunteers save 30% on their Level 1 Prep Course

Snow School Apprentice (Step 2)

  • Minimum 14 yrs of age by December 1st
  • Advanced skier or snowboarder (Level 7)
  • Completion of Level 1 Prep course strongly recommended
  • Completion of the Snow School Volunteer Program is suggested
  • Candidates must be selected by the snow school to gain admission into the program
  • Apprentice must be able to commit to working alongside their mentor for a minimum of 1-weekend shift + 1 weeknight through the 8-week program OR 1 camp of their choosing

Visit our Employment page to apply for Volunteer or Apprentice opportunities


Certification Courses (15+): Once you are ready, becoming a certified instructor requires certification with the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (C.S.I.A.), or Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (C.A.S.I.). Other nice to have certfications would be a Coaching desgination from Canadian Ski Coaches Federation, or Canada Snowboard. 

Glen Eden is proud to host several courses with each organization every season. Be sure to check out Ski Courses: www.snowpro.com or Snowboard Courses: www.casi-acms.com for course dates, fees and online registration. Coaching courses can be found at www.canskicoach.org and www.canadasnowboard.ca

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