Snowboard Instructor Training in Big White

Small community feel, big mountain experience

More snowboarders go to Big White than any other SnowSkool resort. And why?! The go-to answer is to drone on about the plentiful light & fluffy powder that falls in bucketloads across the 3000 acres of skiable terrain in Big White. Skiers can say what they want but riders know that shreddin’ pow on a board is, simply, better. Big White’s sick park is also a factor – freestyle is such an intrinsic part of our sport that the list of park features is as important a mountain stat as any other.

But for sure another reason is Big White’s attitude - a relaxed vibe that taps into the psyche of snowboarders. Biggie is a cool local’s hill that cares not for the commercialisation that has spoilt places like Whistle-bollocks. Ok so Biggie doesn’t have a zipwire, five nightclubs and a shopping centre but we also don’t have three-hour lift lines at the weekends, $2000 season passes and slopes full of punters. Come spend a few weeks riding with us over in Big White - if it your first time in Biggie, it won't be your last.

Who chooses this course?

Age profile

Average Age
  • 17-20
  • 21-24
  • 25-35
  • 35+

Recommended minimum experience

  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 4 weeks

Gender profile

  • Male
  • Female



Course Dates

    • Duration
      5 weeks
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Flights included
  • Price
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The Big White piste map is pretty extensive with 3000 acres of in-bound terrain split into five powder bowls containing ~120 named runs but, for many, the piste map is just a starting point. The off-piste/ tree-riding possibilities at Big White open up a whole new dimension that few other resorts can match. Around 80% of the terrain is flanked by trees and, at any point, you can point your ride into the spruces to hit a different line every time. With regular dumps and quiet slopes, a powder stash is never far away. And the Park at Biggie is world-class with features that can be dialled-up to competition standard.

Accommodation + Meals

If you haven’t heard that SnowSkool apartments in Big White are ski-in/ ski-out, then we’re now going to drive that point home! No buses required – clip in at the back-door and head off for the day. If you hear this again, it’s not a mistake!  And here's just a few of the other features of the SnowSkool apartments in Big White ...

  • Hot-tub access
  • Close to Village Centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Ski-in/ ski-out
  • Spacious, comfortable & homely
  • Fireplaces
  • Flatscreen TVs with Cable
  • DVD players
  • Stereos
  • Ski-in/ ski-out!!

Standard rooms are twin-share
There is the option to upgrade to a private double room
Evening meals are provided 5-days per week as part of your SnowSkool package
Oh...and they are ski-in/ ski-out

The word from SnowSkool Big White 2015 - Week 11

Welcome back to the last newsletter from the SnowSkool team in Big White for winter 2014/ 15. And we are proud to introduce 35 new Level 2 ski & snowboard instructors into the snowsports industry - that is not bad when 39 rookies arrived in Big White just eleven weeks ago. Passing the Level 2 exam is the crowning glory to a fantastic season with a record snowfall, some great times both on- and off-snow and amazing friends made across the board...and a little more in some cases! Have a look at some of the photos from the past week:
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During your five week snowboard instructor course in Big White you will receive over 100 hours of tuition - five hours per day/ five days per week - and that's before you take your Level 1 exam.  All tuition is delivered by the most senior snowboard instructors in the Big White Ski & Board School - most are Level 4 instructors but, certainly, all have Level 3 and bags of experience! Group sizes are kept small and will max out at eight per trainer. You’re in good hands!


Snowboard instructors in Canada are regulated by the CASI (Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors). If you join this 5-week snowboard instructor course, you’ll have the opportunity to sit the Level 1 qualification which will entitle you to teach entry level snowboarders.

Your SnowSkool Rep

We’ve been running the SnowSkool Big White course since 2005 and so, today, it is a well-oiled machine. But we’ll never be complacent and we still leave no stone unturned in finding the best possible individuals to represent our company in-resort and to ensure that you complete the course having had the time of your life. Because then you’ll tell others!

SnowSkool reps are never too far away, they know the hill and her many secrets, they’re always up for going riding if you need a buddy or having a beer if you want a chat. They’re big brother/ sister and best mate and Mum all roled into one! 

What’s Included?

5 days per week
Lift Pass
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Level 1 Tuition
5 days per week
Level 1 Exam Fee
Membership Fees
SnowSkool Repping Service
SnowSkool Recruitment Service
Regular Individual Feedback
Video Analysis
Instructor Shadowing

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