Big White Ski & Board School Instructors

Ski School & Rentals

The Ski & Board School is made up of an International staff, some of the best coaches and instructors in the World make Big White their northern hemisphere winter home. Daily Group programs are available to socialize and get a quick tip, hone your skills in Private session or take your racing or park riding to the podium with our World Class coaching and training programs. Take a lesson with one of the pros from our International Ski & Snowboard School and you will:

  • Fine-tune your skills and boost your confidence
  • Get lift line priority
  • Get the insider scoop to the mountain from hidden runs to the best activities, restaurants and the mountains' best kept secrets

Josh Foster

Josh Foster

Director of Snow Sports - Big White Ski Resort
CSIA Interski team 2019 Pamporovo, Bulgaria
CSIA Interski team 2007 PyeongChang, South Korea
CSIA Level 4
Senior Examiner
Ski Tips Presenter/Host - Ski Television

Big White’s director of snow sports, Josh Foster, has been selected for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) Interski team for Interski 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria. The team is made up of the top ten ski instructors in the country. Josh was previously on the CSIA team for Interski 2007 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The Interski Congress brings together delegations from ski teaching nations around the world. The event is held at four-year intervals to share technical and teaching approaches with other skiing nations through demonstrations and workshops, discuss industry issues and business priorities of snow sports instruction, and check up on research and development.

The two-year tryout process to make the top ten began last year with the Interski team ski trials. From these team ski trials, the field was narrowed to the top 24 in the west and top 24 in the east with the final teaching trials taking place last week. A combined score between the two trials is used to pick the top 10 with five instructors from the east and five from the west.

Josh has been the Director of Snow Sports since moving to Big White from Banff/Lake Louise in 2004. In his time at Big White, the Ski & Board School has seen growth of lesson participation by almost 50%, the introduction of new and innovative programming as well as becoming a world renowned place to work and play.  Josh’s team takes their fun seriously!

With a passion for Snow Sports, Josh loves to see families reconnect on the mountain while participating in the life long sports of skiing and snowboarding.  Under his leadership the Big White Ski & Board School has received numerous awards but the one we’re most proud of is for the Big White Kid’s Centre, “The Best Place to be Abandoned by Your Parents” as bestowed upon us by the London Daily Mail.  So with praise like that you know for certain that at Big White there’s a program for everyone.  From beginners to experts and everything in between, a Pro from the Big White Ski & Board School is going to help you and your family make the most your holiday at Canada’s Favourite Family Resort.


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Beginner Lessons

New to the Sport?

We understand that skiing can also be intimidating for first-timers or those who are re-entering the sport after a long absence. Our Discover Packages and Next Step Programs are all designed to help ease your fears, and to get you started down the right path.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

The ultimate learning experience and the best way to explore the mountain. Go one-on-one or make a group with up to five family or friends of similar ability.

Adult & Teen Lessons

Adult & Teen Lessons & Programs

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s always room to improve skills, build confidence or get to know the mountains better.


Kids Lessons & Programs

Kids Lessons & Programs

 Every child will have a fun and memorable learning experience. Note: Our lesson programs are popular and may sell out, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Camps and Special programs

Camps & Special Programs

Each season we host a variety of programs to complement our Big White Ski & Board School.



Whether you're a beginner, an expert or somewhere in the middle we've got great rental equipment for everybody.

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