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    Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 4:53am
Anyone have any advice on what to do to become a snowboard instructor?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 7:20pm
apply to be one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 5:34pm
what about the certification process
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2010 at 11:08am
Depends where you aplly to.

There are many different agencies. You should choose one, that is internationally approved.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2010 at 11:08am
Depends where you apply to.

There are many different agencies. You should choose one, that is internationally approved.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2010 at 11:20am
Resorts are always low on instructors just show up and show em what you got
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2010 at 9:51am
if you get hired they will have certification clinics and all that good stuff, talk to the director for the school.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2010 at 4:57pm
Resorts are always hiring instructors every fall. Hundreds of them.

Because the job sucks. It is the worst job on the hill. The pay sucks balls, and you have to sit around all day hoping to get work while everyone else is riding. Customer service skills are the most important part of being an instructor, and riding skills really don't matter much. Being the new guy, all your lessons will be with the little children.

Certification is not required to teach. The training is provided by the ski school once you're hired. After you've trained for a year, you can begin taking the certification exams.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/05/2010 at 6:38pm
thanks for the advice everyone
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/05/2010 at 7:13pm
FIND A GOOD MT YOU WOULD LIKE TO RIDE EVERYDAY
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If you have a friend who teaches at a local mountain, get them to refer you and find out the name of the Director of that sports school.  Contact the Director directly to schedule your interview. Hurry up because it's probably hiring time right now and it's getting colder every day.
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Try to avoid the real touristy places. Though you have a higher demand, and thus more co-workers, your stuck with alot of noobs who think they can pay their way to skill and that you'll be an ultimate master guru jedi or some crap It's quite annoying.
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I decided to go with Vail, despite all the recommendations to the contrary.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2010 at 11:51am
Let us know how it goes. 
I make handmade longboards PM me for info.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2010 at 12:04pm
I've been thinking of working as an instructor because i think i'll be out on the mt more than if i was to work in a bar or sumtin but wat about being one of the ppl that prepares the jumps and stuff does anyone kno wat you have to do for that
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What's the typical pay for an instructor?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2010 at 7:38pm
Originally posted by peter8d9

What's the typical pay for an instructor?


In Canada, a CASI Level 1 (lowest level) instructor can expect to get min. wage ~$10/hr plus gear discounts, free season pass, etc.
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