“Being an instructor with Fernie Adaptive isn’t just about teaching skiing or snowboarding. You see, most of our students come to our program with a wall in front of them. That wall says, “You can’t do this. It’s impossible.” Our instructors “karate kick” that wall into a million pieces, and show our students that anything is possible. As an instructor, you get to be transformed. You get to become something so much more. You become a real life superhero to your student. And who wouldn’t want to be that? ”

Grace Brulotte - Founder of Fernie Adaptive Snowsports-F.I.R.E.

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There are many ways to help, both on snow and off. Contact us to join our team today!

Information for Instructors

Who can instruct?

  • Intermediate level and above skiers and snowboarders.

  • We hope to add snowboarding certification in 2023, but if you can pass all the requirements for the certification course, snowboarders are welcome!

Training

  • We invest in our volunteers by providing instructional training, including certification from our national program as well as ongoing training. This ensures you are well prepared and ready to assist with lessons.

  • The training provides instructors with skills for teaching skiing to individuals with cognitive impairment, visual impairment, amputees and individuals using a sit ski.