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TRAIN AS A SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR IN MONTANA
COME TO COWBOY COUNTRY FOR THE BIGGEST SKIING IN AMERICA!
It’s all about the riding at Big Sky. This is not the type of place you go to be seen, fur coats and big sunglasses are for other resorts. At Big Sky what you get is a fully sick hill. Of all the SnowSkool resorts, this is the BIG mountain experience, this is the hill that will offer up terrain that will push you and test you from the first day of the season to the last when your thighs are made of steel and your riding is solid. The 4350ft of vertical descent over the 5500 acres of terrain (both biggest in the States) that gets hammered by 35ft of powder in an average winter have led to Big Sky being classed as a training ground for Alaska. For those in the know, that is a fair compliment!
The snowboard instructors assigned to the SnowSkool course are all AASI top-level snowboard instructors and, more importantly, have been schooled (skooled?) in riding this mountain and so will give your snowboard training a real backcountry/ all-mountain focus as well as dealing with the more technical aspects to ensure you pass the exam.
Off-snow, you’ll stay in luxury apartments a short walk from the lifts. SnowSkool students have free-of-charge access to the nearby leisure centre with a gym, swimming pool, saunas etc.
It’s a magical hill in a magical place – Big Sky is in the Wild West, it’s in Yellowstone National Park. It has to be seen to be believed!
Who chooses this course?
People who join the SnowSkool Big Sky snowboard instructor course are:
- Looking for adventure and the opportunity to snowboard a veritable Alaskan training ground with a whole ton of snow and some challenging, steep terrain
- Looking for a little luxury with lovely slope-side apartments giving access to a gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzis, sauna and spa
- Looking for something different. You will probably never get the chance to ride Montana again!
Snowboard Instructing with the AASI
AASI Level 1 & Level 2 Snowboard Instructor
Trainees on the SnowSkool Big Sky snowboard instructor course will be training for and sitting the Level 1 and Level 2 snowboard instructor exams of the AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) – this is the level at which you can teach snowboarding throughout the world.
As well as the snowboard instructor exams, you will spend one week experiencing work as a snowboard instructor with the Snowboard School. No you don’t get paid, but this work experience will help you pass your Level 2 exam and look great on your CV. Who else do you know that has taught snowboarding in Montana?
The PSIA Freestyle Snowboarding Accreditation exam is also available on the SnowSkool Big Sky course.