Snowboard Instructor Courses (CASI)


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CASI SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSES IN HAKUBA JAPAN

LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSES & CERTIFICATION IN HAKUBA


What better place to get your instructor certifications than with the people who run one of Japan’s largest ski schools! The Evergreen International Ski School has been operating in the Hakuba Valley for more than a decade, and has developed a reputation of excellence for our quality adults, children’s and private programs. We know exactly what it takes to train instructors – we do it every day. Since our first CASI course in 2012, we have certified thousands of Snowsports instructors – we’d love to help you kickstart a new career and change your life too!

CASI stands for the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. Internationally recognised, a Level 1 instructor certificate from CASI is a great first step to beginning a snowsports career, the Level 2 is a significant next step, and the Level 3 requires serious investment in time both training and teaching. Facilitated by internationally recognised CASI Instructor Trainers, we have certified hundreds if not thousands of instructors here in Hakuba – you could be next!


CASI LEVEL 1 SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE

You should take this course if you love to snowboard, and have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding. You should be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group.

Course criteria

CASI Level 1 Course Criteria
’Acquisition’’ is the level 1 minimum standard

Teaching criteria

Riding criteria

Dates 2019/2020

Preparation course Level 1
December 2019: 8th to 9th, 15th to 16th, 22th to 23th.
January 2020: 10th to 11th & 17th to 18th.
February 2020: 11th to 12th & 21th to 22th, 28th to 29th.
March 2020: 6th to 7th, 13th to 14th, 20th to 21th

CASI Level 1 course
December 2019: 11th to 13th, 18th to 20th & 25th to 27th.
January 2020: 13th to 15th & 20th to 22th
February 2020: 3th to 5th, 14th to 16th & 24th to 26th.
March 2020: 2th to 4th, 9th to 11th, 16th to 18th & 23th to 25th.

CASI Level 1 PACKAGE
December 2019: 8th to 13th, 15th to 20th & 22nd to 27th.
January 2020: 10th to 15th & 17th to 22th
February 2020: 11th to 16th & 21th to 26th.
March 2020: 28th to 4th, 6th to 11th, 13th to 18th & 20th to 25th.

Requirements

Please watch the Level 1 Riding Standards Video and the teaching theory to get an idea of what is expected.

Passing the exam is not guaranteed. If you are not confident you meet the level we highly recommend you attend the Prep Course.

Prices 2019/2020

CASI Level 1 preparation course
2 days. ¥39,000

CASI Level 1 COURSE
3 days. ¥80,000

CASI Level 1 PACKAGE (Prep course + Course)
2 days preparation course + 3 days CASI course. ¥110,000

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CASI LEVEL 2 SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE

You should take this course if you are a Level 1 Instructor with some teaching experience, love to teach, and have a desire to take your teaching skills to the next level. You should be confident and comfortable demonstrating intermediate to advanced riding in corresponding terrain.

Course criteria


Teaching criteria

Riding criteria

Requirements

Please watch the Level 2 Criteria Videos embedded here to get an idea of what is expected.

Passing the exam is not guaranteed. If you are not confident you meet the level we highly recommend you attend the Prep Course.

Dates 2019/2020

Preparation course Level 2
December 2019: 5th to 7th
January 2020: 16th to 18th.
February 2020: 10th to 12th, 19th to 21th &amp 28th to 1st
March 2020: 8th to 10th & 16th to 18th.

CASI Level 2 course
December 2019: 9th to 12th.
January 2020: 20th to 23th.
February 2020: 14th to 17th & 23th to 27th.
March 2020: 3th to 6th, 12th to 15th & 21th to 24th.

CASI Level 2 PACKAGE
December 2019: 5th to 12th.
January 2020: 16th to 23th.
February 2020: 10th to 17th & 19th to 27th.
March 2020: 28th to 6th, 8th to 15th & 16th to 24th.

Prices 2019/2020

CASI Level 2 preparation course
3 days. ¥55,000

CASI Level 2 COURSE
4 days. ¥94,000

CASI Level 2 PACKAGE (Prep course + Course)
3 days preparation course + 4 days CASI course. ¥125,000

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CASI LEVEL 3 SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE

You should take this course if you are an advanced snowboarder who has passed the Level 2 certification, and are an interested in teaching advanced students and begin to train other instructors. The goal of the Level 3 course is to develop a skills-based and situational teaching approach for high-level snowboarding. Also, an understanding of CASI technique and methodology and an introduction to instructor training will be developed. It combines practical snowboard teaching methods, technical understanding and development, as well as development of analysis and session planning skills.

Course criteria


Teaching criteria

Riding criteria

Requirements

Please watch the Level 3 criteria Videos embedded here to get an idea of what is expected.

Passing the exam is not guaranteed. If you are not confident you meet the level we highly recommend you attend the Prep Course.

Dates 2019/2020

CASI Level 3 prep course
February 2020: 10th to 14th

CASI Level 3 course
February 2020: 17th to 21th & 24th to 28th.
March 2020: 5th to 9th & 15th to 19th

CASI Level 3 exams
March 2020: 1st to 2nd, 11th to 12th & 22th to 23th

CASI Level 3 package (prep course + course + exams)
– Prep course: February 10th to 14th
– Course: February 17th to 21th or 24th to 28th.
– Exam: March 1st & 2nd.

Prices

CASI Level 3 prep course (5days)
¥91,000

CASI Level 3 course (5days)
¥102,000

CASI Level 3 Exam (2 days)
¥50,000

CASI Level 3 Package (5 days of prep course + 5 days of Course + 2 days of Exams)
¥206,000

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PARK INSTRUCTOR 1 COURSE

You should take this course if you are a Level 1 instructor with a love of freestyle snowboarding. You should have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding in the park safely and successfully. You should also be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group.

Requirements

Please watch the Park Instructor Riding Standards Video embedded here to get an idea of what is expected.

Passing the exam is not guaranteed. If you are not confident you meet the level we highly recommend you attend the Prep Course.

Dates 2019/2020

December 2019. 14th to 15th.
February 2020. 4th to 5th.
March 2020. 7th to 8th

Arrival in Hakuba no later than one day before start date.

Prices 2019/2020

Course Cost  ¥51,000

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Re-Test Exams

As we aim to create good professionals and develop the snowsport industry, we have create a big program for re-test exams for Level 1 & Level 2 CASI courses.

Preparation courses are only available for Level 2. The session will be divided in 3 hours of riding and 3 hours of teaching.
The session is a guidance of the requirements for the assessment. To improve the technic or methodology, we recommend to join in our private sessions for a personal feedback.

Dates Preparation courses for Re-Test of Level 1 & 2


Preparation course Level 1
Not available for 2019-2020 season

Preparation course Level 2
December 2019. 21st
February 2020. 21st
March 2020. 23rd 

Re-Test exams dates 2019/2020


Re-test Level 1
December 2019. 22nd
February 2020. 23rd
March 2020. 25th 

Re-test Level 2
December 2019. 22nd
February 2020. 22nd
March 2020. 24th 

Prices 2019/2020

Preparation course for re-test (1 day)
¥20,000

Re-test Exam Level 1 or 2 course (1 day)
¥30,000

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Private sessions with a CASI evaluator

Private session with our trainer


Customize training to improve your skills. Get ready for your Level 1 – 2 or 3.

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What Is Included

  • CASI evaluator training
  • Election of component for training (technic, pedagogy, riding…)
  • Customize training
  • Video session available per request

What Is NOT Included

  • Lift ticket.
  • Meals.
  • Accommodation.
  • Equipment/gear

Dates

Daily (depending on instructor availability).

Early bookings are recommended in order to reserve the trainer/coach.

Price

Private full day: ¥57,500 (1 pax) + ¥6,000 (each additional pax)
6 hours (8.30 to 15.30) 1 Hour Lunch Break

Booking only available on request.

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