Ski Instructor Internship in Big White

Training for show, teaching for the Pro

There are ski instructor courses and there are ski instructor internships and then there’s the hybrid model as offered by SnowSkool, beating a path as always in the world of ski teaching!

With SnowSkool, it is a full season (from Nov thru Apr) of expert ski training interspersed with exams interspersed with (guaranteed) paid work in the Big White Ski School interspersed with more expert ski training, more exams and more (guaranteed) paid work in the Big White Ski School! Another factor that sets the SnowSkool course apart is that you will work towards both the CSIA Level 1 and CSIA Level 2 exams. 

Course Dates

    • Duration
      19 weeks
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Flights included
  • Price
    £7250 £6950
  • Deposit
Book course


It’s pretty tough to stand-out as a ski hill in Canada – a country of almost 300 ski hills, many of which regularly featured on bucket-lists around the world. But Big White has found its niche, not as the biggest or gnarliest but as the most fun. It has powder bowls aplenty, some of the best tree-skiing in the world, a double-black-diamond off-piste zone known as The Cliff, a Park that can be dialled-up to test the mettle of Pro Freestylers and a diversity of slopes, chutes, couloirs that will challenge the skills of all types of skiers. And the fact that it gets hammered by butt-loads of snow every season only adds to its allure and emphasises these natural features!

For those that are not there for fun but to learn how to teach skiing, Big White also has some super-mellow training terrain and a dedicated nursery area with gently-sloping, wide zones and a magic carpet!


Your course fees cover your accommodation in Big White for the full duration of your time with SnowSkool - that means a whopping 19-weeks of accommodation! Sure, it might not be the highest-end accommodation but it's dry, it's warm, it's comfortable and it's located a short walk from the Village Centre and an even shorter walk to the piste.

On this internship programme, SnowSkool will look after your evening meals for your first 7 nights in Big White. It's all designed to ease you into living in a new place so you can concentrate on your instuctor training and on making new buddies!


Training begins at the beginning of December and you will receive 10 full-days of training under the watchful eye of some of Canada’s best ski instructors followed by the three day CSIA Level 1 exam. This schedule ensures that you're fully qualified and into your guaranteed job as a ski instructor in time for the busy Christmas and NY period. January & February will be a combination of working in the Ski School (2 - 3 days per week) and training for the CSIA Level 2 exam (2 days per week) which will take place in March (alongside more work in the Ski School!)


Ski instructors in Canada are regulated by CSIA (the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance). If you join the ski instructor internship in Big White, you will train for and have the opportunity to sit the Level 1 and Level 2 ski instructor exams of CSIA.

What’s Included?

7 days
Lift Pass
Big White season pass
Level 1 Tuition
10 days
Level 1 Exam Fee
Level 2 Tuition
10 days
Membership Fees
Paid Instructor Work
Regular Individual Feedback
Video Analysis
  1. For the full 19-week programme

Request Course Brochure

Get A Brochure