The ultimate snowboard instructor certification guide
If you’re looking to kick-off a snowboarding career, the first thing to consider is that much fabled snowboard instructor certification. Whether you’re relatively new to this snowboarding malarky or you’re a veteran who practically lives on the slopes, you will need to get your mitts on at least Level 1 snowboard instructor qualifications to work in a snowsports centre in the UK .Read entry
Night skiing in Big White
Michael Ballingall, who is the Senior Vice President at Big White Ski says night skiing “is a family favourite, and an essential attraction for our local skiers and snowboarders; we are so happy to have it back on the roster for the upcoming ski season.”Read entry
WHICH APRÈS CHARACTER ARE YOU?!
If you love skiing or snowboarding, chances are you love après. In fact, plenty of people aren’t all that fussed by the skiing or snowboarding but LIVE for the après!
There are many ways to enjoy aprés and, after many years of ‘research’, we feel like we’ve observed a few types of typical après-ski character. The question is... Which one are you?Read entry
Special Offer: Free $$$’s for every early bird SnowSkool NZ booking!
We’re a generous lot here at SnowSkool, so we’ve got a whole host of skiing and snowboarding course offers up for grabs to help you make the most of what will be the experience of a lifetime. Lock in this season’s prices for upcoming New Zealand courses to receive unbelievable freebies.Read entry
The best activities in Banff that aren’t skiing or snowboarding
One of the reasons why a LOT of people think Banff is the best ski resort in the world (plus the best place to spend a ski season, the best place to live, the coolest mountain town in the world… you get the picture!) is that there is so much to do when you’re off skis/your board.
This chunky list is just a selection of the fun that’s to be had. It’s literally impossible to be bored in Banff.Read entry
A stretching routine that will do amazing things for your skiing or riding
If we really wanted to improve our skiing or snowboarding, be a model student on an instructor course, and/or set our bodies up to be as resilient as possible in the face of a ski season… there are a few extra lengths we would go to. We would kick-off our pre-season fitness training with some cardio and core work, and supplement that with a cracking yoga routine. “Ugh, yoga, not for me thanks”. Well, how about we just call it ‘mobility’ or even plain old ‘stretching’.Read entry
Five types of people you’ll meet on an instructor training course
We say it a lot, but you will meet friends for life on a ski or snowboard instructor course - it’s one of the best things about a ski season. The rad thing about it is that you meet people from different backgrounds, from all over the world, but you have a common interest and become super-tight mates. The funny thing about it is that, alongside new friends from all around the world, you’ll also meet someone who went to school with your cousin, or grew up in the same village as your best mate. So, here’s a little insight into the types of people you’ll meet out there. In addition to these types are the passionate skiers and snowboarders, and those who you just know are going to be awesome, inspiring instructors (but they’re not nearly as fun to take the piss out of right?!).Read entry
Six things to nail on a ski season
Powder skiing, lapping the park, avalanche safety, mainenance and more! Check out ours essential tips for nailing a ski season.Read entry
Special Offer: Free Private Room on Big White 2023
There are so many reasons to book on for the SnowSkool course in Big White, Canada:
1. British Columbia (BC) is world-renowned for producing the lightest, fluffiest powder in the world and Big White is right at the centre of BC
2. Big White is Canada’s largest ski-in/ ski-out village and all SnowSkool accommodations offer doorstep-skiing
3. SnowSkool has a fantastic relationship with the Big White Ski & Board School ... they now guarantee job offers to 50% of our graduates!
4. The Level 2 pass rate for SnowSkool skiers & snowboarders is consistently amongst the highest in the industryRead entry
What are the three best things about a SnowSkool instructor course in the Three Valleys?
The tough one! ...Want to know the three very best things about the SnowSkool courses in the Three Valleys? Here's what we reckon makes the Three Valleys so special.Read entry