Train to become a FULLY CERTIFIED snowboard instructor
If you want to further your skills as a snowboard instructor and move up from your Level 2 qualification to become fully certified then this is the course for you. Spend 12 weeks in Colorado, USA to complete snowboard training towards being internationally recognized as a fully certified snowboard instructor – and do it while riding Colorado’s famous deep dry powder!
offers the opportunity to shadow our Level 1 and 2 instructor training
with the Level 3 Certification Course. This will give you first-hand experience of how to train high level students which will be a huge advantage when it comes to exam time. Plus, if you are a USA citizen or have a work visa you may also be qualified to work for the Copper Ski and Ride School. This will give you the opportunity to leave with more qualifications, experience, a reference from one of the best snowboard schools in the country, and possibly some money in your pocket too! You will also have access to the employee cafeteria to buy discounted lunches, saving you money and making you really feel like part of the team here at Copper.
An amazing winter experience
Snow Trainers wants to make sure you have a fun, rewarding and an unforgettable experience on our courses which is why we chose Copper Mountain for our USA snowboard training course. With an average snowfall of 282 in / 710 cm, 22 lifts and 2,450 acres/985 hectares of terrain to play on you are sure to have a wonderful time.
Close to Copper is the one-of-a-kind indoor freestyle training facility, Woodward. You are given the option of an add-on pass so you can practice your snowboarding moves on a trampoline and into the foam pit before you take it to the park. The mountain also has air-bag jumps in the park so you can make sure you have everything perfected before you try it onto a real landing.
USA’s best snowboard trainers
Snow Trainers snowboard USA coaches are Trainers and Examiners for the AASI-RM. We know it is important for our students to be trained by actual coaches who have firsthand experience with the exams. Our trainers also have years of experience teaching students how to snowboard in the USA and provide real world perspective when it comes to instructing. The trainers are employees of Copper Ski & Ride School so they can give you real examples of teaching. Another advantage of training with Copper Mountain instructors is that you’ll get faster access to the lifts!
Our head snowboard training instructor is Tony Macri, one of our owners. Tony is the Chief Examiner for the AASI in the Rocky Mountains, and he is the person who sets the standards for ALL instructors qualified in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
Internationally recognized snowboard qualification
The Snow Trainers 12 Week Snowboard Instructor course prepares you for the internationally recognized AASI-RM Level 3 Certification. Once you achieve this qualification you are recognized around the world as being fully certified. With this qualification you can apply for your ISIA stamp, which will open up doors for you all around the globe.
Great employment opportunities
We provide information and advice to help our students “live the dream” once the course has finished. We have a large network of connections to help you find a career of instructing at a fantastic resort. We will guide you through the employment application process until you have a job. We list awesome winter jobs on our links
- Professional Snowboard Training
24 days over 12 weeks (12 days of training and 12 days of lesson shadowing) with qualified AASI-RM trainers and examiners. Head trainer is Tony Macri, owner of Snow Trainers and chief examiner for all of Colorado!
- Lift-Line Priority
When training you will also have snowboard school lift-line privileges which means more time riding and less time waiting. Another one of the major bonuses of training with Snow Trainers!
- Access to employee cafeteria
Cheap 3 course lunches plus a drink!!
- Video Analysis and Evening Sessions
Video sessions to develop your own riding and work on the necessary analytical skills for your exam.
12 weeks of accommodation in Frisco (between Copper and Breckenridge). Your accommodation is fully furnished and within walking distance to multiple restaurants, bars, and shops.
Free local bus to and from the mountain and around town.
- AASI-RM Membership, Exam Fees and Technical Manual
Level 3 prep course and exam.
- Season Lift Pass
Season pass for Copper Mountain and associated mountains.
- Freestyle Training
Sessions focusing on developing your freestyle skills in the park and pipe. This is run by a freestyle specialist who is a freestyle examiner for the AASI Freestyle Accreditation.
- Snow Trainers Team Apparel
- Employment Assistance and Advice
- Airport Transfer on arrival
Denver Airport to your accommodation.
- Tuning and Equipment Clinic
- Snow-cat trip in the Steamboat Springs back-country
- Woodward pass (indoor freestyle training facility)
- Vail Resorts pass (Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek)