• Degree : Diploma
  • Application Fee : CAD250
  • Intake : January
  • Deadline for application : 31 Dec 2021
  • Language Requirements : ✓  International Certificate in English at B1 Level

Whistler Adventure School Description

Whistler Adventure School (WAS) is a private career training institution accredited and certified by the British Columbian government (PTIB) to deliver high quality career education in Marketing & Media, Retail Manufacturing, Design and Innovation and Guiding.

Students gain the knowledge they need to find professional jobs in tourism, marketing & media, retail, manufacturing or outdoor recreation. A certificate from WAS prepares students for a variety of rewarding and in-demand careers locally and internationally.

Students graduating from WAS programs have created new businesses, media endeavors, as well as entered the world of professional guiding. Further, WAS works with students to help create an educational experience to further their career paths.

Whistler is a unique place and international hub for diversity, activities and cultural richness. Whistler is the number one ski and bike resort in North America – hosting amazing winter and summer activities, festivals, arts and culture.

Students can study and work while enjoying the Whistler lifestyle of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and living close to nature.

Whistler Adventure School Campus Description

Whistler Adventure School (WAS) is a private post-secondary school providing high quality career training in Marketing & Media, Mountain Sport Technician, Design and Innovation, Adventure Tourism Winter and Adventure Guiding in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler, BC, Canada.

Whether you are highly active and adventurous or just passionate about mountain life, WAS will educate you in small, interactive classes with a strong focus on hands-on learning. And with a flexible schedule WAS allows you to enjoy an active life style while pursuing an education with an institution certified and accredited by the British Columbian government (PTIB).


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Diploma
CAD7,000 Per Semester
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The Marketing & Media Manager Program prepares students for a career in the ever-growing Marketing and Media industry through a series of creative and industry based courses. The program itself is comprised of seven 45hr courses and a co-op work placement across a one year period, in order to receive a full program certificate. Students develop the skills to design a Photography and Videography portfolio, plan and implement a Marketing Strategy,…

Diploma
CAD6,750 Per Semester
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This program teaches the basic fundamental skills necessary to become a part of the summer and winter outdoor tourism industry. Skill sets emphasized include snow safety, ski, snowboard, trail building, survival and winter camping. Students will be equipped to enter the retail, manufacturing and outdoor industry on an entry level. Note that this program replaces the previous Retail Manufacturing Manager Program. In addition, through the bicycle mechanic…

Diploma
CAD7,000 Entire Course
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Design & Innovation combines courses from the Marketing & Media Program or Mountain Sport Technician Program. Students select any 4 courses from either program to create their own custom experience depending on their interests. Courses chosen have to be within the program completion time period of 6 months. Students who are interested in a shorter marketing or retail experience or to combine courses from both programs within six months.

Diploma
CAD7,500 Entire Course
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This 6 month or 12 month program teaches the basic fundamental skills necessary to become a part of the winter outdoor tourism industry. Skill sets emphasized include snow safety, ski, snowboard, guiding, leadership and survival as well as winter camping. Students will be equipped to enter the outdoor industry on an entry level. Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase a seasons pass (Whistler Blackcomb or Epic Pass) for access…

Diploma
CAD5,000 Entire Course
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The Alpine Guide Training Program consists of 157.5 full time hours completed over a 6 month period and introduces the fundamental skills to alpine mountaineering techniques and backcountry guiding. Students are able to strengthen their own alpine techniques and/or to prepare for a career as an ACMG/IFMGA guide assistant. Students learn the fundamentals to alpine mountaineering and are immersed in the alpine of the Whistler valley, where they practice…

Diploma
CAD5,150 Entire Course
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The ideal course for an individual looking to take their mountain biking skills to the next level and start guiding, especially in the backcountry. The 197.5 hrs Bike Guide program incorporates the 80hrs Wilderness First Responder and on-trail mechanics in addition to the PMBI Level 1 instructor and a course dedicated to the skills involved in guiding clients. To conclude the program, students complete a 50hr co-operative work experience within a…

Diploma
CAD5,000 Entire Course
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The Rock Guide Training Program consists of 157.5 full time hours completed over a 6 month period and introduces fundamental skills to rock climbing and guiding. Students gain the skills to strengthen their own rock climbing abilities and/or to prepare for a career as an ACMG/IFMGA guide assistant. Students learn a variety of rock climbing techniques such as crack climbing, face climbing, the mechanics of rappelling, multi-pitch rock climbing and…

Diploma
CAD5,000 Entire Course
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One of the few courses in North America and Canada to teach a true backcountry guiding program, all set in the coastal mountain region. The Ski/Snowboard Guide Training Program gives students the opportunity to enlarge their backcountry skill set and pursue a career in guiding if they wish. The program consists of 157.5 full-time hours completed over a 6 month period. An on-snow and hands-on program that teaches students in-depth backcountry skills…

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