Ski Instructor Training in Big White

Big mountain skiing in a super-tight community

We've been operating ski instructor courses in Big White since it was called Little White - we've watched with pride as her reputation grew thanks to the great tree-skiing, the fluffy powder and the fantastic terrain, but such attributes did not go to her head and skis have remained on the snow!

The community”. It is, somewhat unexpectedly, the most frequent answer given by our customers when asked “What was the best thing about the SnowSkool Big White ski instructor course?” Of course, we can’t focus on this on the website or in the brochure - you’ll book on the basis of the sweet pow, the luxury ski-in/ ski-out pads and the hot-tubs…ah, the hot-tubs...always the clincher! But great days come and go, there is always a nicer apartment and hot-tubs are basically a bath (with mates). What you will always remember is that feeling when you walk through the village, when you nod to that dude you kinda remember speaking to last night, when you stop for a gossip with whatshername from the Bakery or when you look the other way when youknowwho catches your eye!

That is the beauty of Big White and that is what will keep you coming back…

Who chooses this course?

Age profile

Average Age
26
  • 17-20
  • 21-24
  • 25-35
  • 35+

Recommended minimum experience

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

Gender profile

  • Male
    65%
  • Female
    35%

Nationalities

British
75%
Australian
15%
Other
10%

Course Dates

2018
    • Duration
      11 weeks
    • Start Date
      09/01/2018
    • End Date
      26/03/2018
    • Flights included
      Yes
    • Offers
      Fancy a Room Upgrade? - Choose a private double room...just £400 for 11 weeks! View info
  • Price
    £7,650
  • Deposit
    £450
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Slopes

Big White is one of the top ski hills in a country of top ski hills and is internationally renowned for so many different aspects of its skiable area. For all-round ski improvement, you need look no further as Biggie is a perfect natural playground with powder bowls, Canada’s best tree-skiing, the double-black Cliff Area and some super-zingy slopes where you can carve at the speed of sound. And, for the freestylers, the Park can be jacked-up to challenge even the gnarliest of freestyle skiers. For practice teaching, Big White has some ideal training terrain with wide-open slopes and a dedicated “learn-to-ski” area with magic carpet.

Accommodation + Meals

All SnowSkool apartments are ski-in/ ski-out. You will read this sentence more than once and it's not a mistake, I am deliberately repeating it because it is just so awesome! No early morning bus rides in the cold & dark Canadian mornings for you, just clip in at the back-door and away you go!  And here's just a selection of what the SnowSkool apartments have to offer:

  • 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 for £400
Evening meals are provided 5-days per week as part your SnowSkool package
Oh...and they are ski-in/ ski-out

Big White Instructor Course 2017 - Week 7

With level 2 exams approaching fast, the SnowSkoolers' focus for their penultimate week of training switched back to teaching, looking at how to build a lesson around a client's wants and needs. 
Read more on the blog

Tuition

More tuition is offered on SnowSkool Big White than on any other course. During the eleven weeks, tuition is offered five hours per day/ five days per week and all tuition is delivered by the most senior 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!

Qualifications

Ski instructors in Canada are regulated by the CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance). If you join this 11-week ski instructor course, you’ll have the opportunity to sit the Level 1 and Level 2 exams of CSIA. As well as that, the CSIA Snow Park Certification and the CSCF Race Coach are also available (within the 11 weeks). 

The SnowSkool Rep

The job of the SnowSkool reps is to ensure that all elements of the SnowSkool programme come together and that you make the most of your season in Big White. The job description is detailed but the chosen ones have a few things in common; they are always nearby but never intrusive, they know everyone in resort (and everything that goes on), they never say no to a ski (or a beer), they know all the good powder stashes, they never run out of sympathy or praise, they always have a camera and notepad to hand, they know all the rules to all pub games and the first thing they put on each morning is their smile!

Resort deals

Fancy a Room Upgrade?

Choose a private double room...just £400 for 11 weeks!

Just when you were thinking that the SnowSkool accommodation in Big White could not get any better! We have a small number of double rooms that are available for one person for all eleven weeks of the course at a fee of £400 (on top of your course fees that is!) So if you are looking for a little extra privacy, this is the ideal situation for you without spending an incredible amount of money. And what is more, these rooms are not in an apartment on the far side of the moon, they are slap-bang in the village centre of Big White, they offer ski-in/ ski-out access and are just a stone's throw from Big White's restaurants, bars and shops.

What’s Included?

Group Flight1
Yes
Airport Transfers
Yes
Accommodation
Yes
Dinners
5 days per week
Lift Pass
Yes
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Yes
Level 1 Tuition
5 days per week
Level 1 Exam Fee
Yes
Level 2 Tuition
5 days per week
Membership Fees
CSIA
Instructor Shadowing
Yes
Regular Individual Feedback
Yes
Video Analysis
Yes
First Aid Course
Optional
Avalanche Awareness Course
Optional
SnowSkool Recruitment Service
Yes
SnowSkool Repping Service
Yes
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