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At CSA we guarantee that your pro is fully PSIA certified and is a fully committed to providing you with the experience of a lifetime, season after season.


Priority lift access, we skip to the front of any lift line.


We have access to huge variety of terrain across Colorado ski resorts.


Major ski manufacturers provide us with a fleet of demo skis for you to try.


A support team to manage on mountain logistics.

How does it Work 



CSA instructors are registered with the Winter Park Private Lesson Center. To check our availability, click on the'Dates & Prices' link in the top bar. To reserve your CSA instructor fill out the contact form on the 'Book'page. 


You will pay no more for a CSA instructor than any other instructor at Winter Park Resort, however you will guarantee the quality of instruction.


​$679 - full day course


The course fees do not include lift tickets, lodging, airport transfers, meals, or equipment, however we would be happy to help arrange this for you.

Colorado Snowsport Academy is run by Tom Gulden who began his skiing career in the French Alps in 1996. In 2000 he began his international ski racing career competing in Europe, North America and New Zealand. He began coaching in 2006 and since then has rounded his experience as an instructor, staff trainer, race coach, supervisor at the Winter Park Ski and Ride School and manager at the Breckenridge Ski and Ride School. 


Tom works with the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a trainer and examiner of ski instructors as well as educate instructors on child development.


Qualifications:

Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)

Alpine - Fully Certified Instructor

Examiner and Trainer of Instructors

Children's Specialist 2

Children's Education Training Team

Freestyle Specialist 1


British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI)

Alpine Level 3

Snowboard Level 1

Telemark Level 1

Race Coach Level 2

European Mountain Safety Award


After having worked in multiple ski areas in different roles, Tom has been able to speak with many clients about what makes a fantastic ski trip. 

It may come as a surprise, but ski instructing is an unregulated industry in the USA and there are no professional requirements to be employed as a ski instructor. Many ski instructors are uncertified, in their first (and only) year working in the industry. Ski schools charge the same regardless of the experience of the instructor. 


Why CSA?

Who is CSA?

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Who is CSA

Colorado Snowsport Academy is run by Tom Gulden who began his skiing career in the French Alps in 1996. In 2000 he began his international ski racing career competing in Europe, North America and New Zealand. He began coaching in 2006 and since then has rounded his experience as an instructor, staff trainer, race coach, supervisor at the Winter Park Ski and Ride School and manager at the Breckenridge Ski and Ride School. 


Tom works with the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a trainer and examiner of ski instructors as well as educate instructors on child development.



Who is CSA