Count the number of times we use the word “BIG” in telling you all about Big Sky. That’s one…

Big Sky is a big resort – 5500 acres of skiable terrain make it the biggest skiing in America! Big Sky has a big average annual snowfall – 35ft of powder between early-December and late-April make it SnowSkool’s most snow-sure resort (not that the others are a concern!). Big Sky has a big vertical drop – with 4350ft of blissful descent, it’s often classed as an “Alaskan training ground”! But in this big and beautiful space, there ain’t many people there and so the lift lines are never very…well…big!

So is it all about the big vertical, big snowfall, big terrain and not big lift lines? Not quite…the Ski School has quality running through it with more top-level PSIA ski instructors than in almost any other Ski School in the States. And it is these ski instructors that will be assigned to the SnowSkool course. And you will be under their expert supervision five hours per day, five days per week for the duration of the eight week programme. You will also undergo Ski School work experience which will give you a great insight into working as a ski instructor.

Aside from the fantastic on-snow aspects of this programme, SnowSkool provides trainees with luxury slope-side apartments with access to a Leisure Centre with swimming pool, Jacuzzis, spa, sauna and a gym. Moreover it is hard to describe the charm of Big Sky without going there. Big Sky is in the Wild West…Big Sky is in Yellowstone National Park. It is a magical place. See for yourself!

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Who chooses this ski course?

If you are looking to ski hard, this is the SnowSkool course for you. Your skiing will develop in Big Sky possibly more than at any other ski hill with a lot of terrain, a lot of vertical and a lot of snow.

The whole experience of spending a season in Montana is something that you will never forget and not just for the snow/ terrain. The people, the scenery, the community will blow you away!

SnowSkool accommodation is also a big draw – SnowSkool apartments are luxurious and are all ski-in/ ski-out. Facilities are awesome with gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna etc nearby.

Ski Instructing with the PSIA

Ski instructor trainees on the SnowSkool Big Sky programme will be gunning for Level 1 and Level 2 of the PSIA system (Professional Ski Instructors of America) – this is the level at which you can work as a ski instructor internationally.

As well as the ski instructor exams, you will experience a week of life as a ski instructor during your Ski School work experience – this will be offer valuable assistance in getting you through the Level 2 exam and give your CV a boost.

The PSIA Freestyle Ski Accreditation exam is also available on the SnowSkool Big Sky course.

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