Instructor Training Programs

Big White Ski Resort hosts a number of Instructor Qualification or Improvement courses throughout the season. The CSIA Level 1 course is a skier’s first step into the world of instructing. Dates and registration details can be found below. Snowboarders wishing to get qualified should visit www.CASI-ACMS.com for more information.

We are extremely excited to welcome back SnowSkool and Nothin’ But Snow, two renowned Instructor Training organizations which offer the opportunity to improve and gain qualifications in either skiing or snowboarding over a number of weeks. Click the tabs below and visit their websites for exact dates and details.

With EA you get a full internship working with children in the Big White Kids' Centre, coaching to Level 1 certification and beyond, with practical, hands-on experience in the world of instructing. For more information, and to get in touch with EA, click the tab!

  • CSIA Level 1

     

    Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 1 Instructor Courses

    If you are a strong parallel skier, become a pro or learn to ski and teach like one! Participants are introduced to the CSIA’s innovative, effective skiing techniques and teaching methods. Offered ten times this season!

    Register online at: www.snowpro.com/en/

    2019-20 Course Dates & Cost

    Course Dates  Cost per session
    December 6-8
    December 13-15
    January 3-5
    January 17-19
    January 29-31
    February 5-7
    February 21-23
    March 6-8
    March 17-19
    March 20-22
    March 27-29
    $479

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates. Level 1 courses are 3 days in legnth. 

    Helpful Info

    • Course participants receive 50% off lift tickets.

    For information on Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 courses, please visit the CASI website www.casi-acms.com

    For Entry Level ski coaching courses with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation visit the CSCF website www.bcalpine.com.

    For Level 2 courses and higher with the CSIA, CASI and the CSCF, more information is available at www.snowpro.com.

  • NothinButSnow

     

    Collaborating over 7 years now and delivering mind-blowing results NothinButSnow’s training programs alongside the snow school at Big White are your first choice for instructor training. We aim to never exceed 7 people, with an average of 6 per class. This is such a simple thing to implement, but the benefits are huge. The result is more individual feedback, more time teaching providing a greater personal touch. We target 100% pass rates for all level 1 exams. Our record has been on the Level 2 exams, 100% for skiers and 98% for snowboarders. This represents the highest pass rates seen at Big White and throughout Canada.

    NothinButSnow offers 2 types of courses. Instructor Courses, Performance Camps.

    The instructor courses are delivered by Big White Snow School trainers using a well-scripted lesson plan that take place over 5 hours per day 5 days a week. The goal is to train you to a professional level capable of teaching individuals up to an advanced standard. You will work on the necessary skills to excel in every aspect of skiing or snowboarding. You will be able to attack any terrain thrown at you with your well-round education and knowledge of skiing or snowboarding. With varying packages available you can customize your trip and get the most from it. If you are serious about getting into the industry and becoming a pro, this is the course for you. Think of it as a job interview!

    Performance camps are aimed at the individual who is not so keen on developing their teaching skills, but has the desire to drastically improve their on snow ability. This in turn offers a season package at incredible value. This does not mean that you will stay in any less amazing accommodation. All accommodation is the same and 5* standard complete with hot tub on the balcony. Training is direct and designed to get you to the best of your ability.

    NothinButSnow provides all-inclusive packages that focus on fantastic value and service that is unrivalled. You will be extremely well looked after in the resort with NothingButSnow’s on hand reps at your beck and call throughout the season. Your job for the season is to enjoy the snow and train, while they take care of the rest.

    Book your ski or snowboard instructor course online today without fuss or delay, you’re only a click away>>

    For more information, please visit the NothinButSnow website.

    For information on Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 courses, please visit the CASI website www.casi-acms.com.

    For Entry Level ski coaching courses with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation visit the CSCF website www.bcalpine.com.

    For Level 2 courses and higher with the CSIA, CASI and the CSCF, more information is available at www.snowpro.com.

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    For more information, please visit the NothinButSnow website.

  • Snow Skool

     

    Become a ski or snowboard instructor and live the dream

    It’s set to be another fantastic season for SnowSkool! For the over 6 years Big White has been home to a group of aspiring ski instructors. They come from all over the world with the goal of leaving Big White as a certified Level 1 or 2 Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) Ski or Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) Snowboard instructor. And with our record of 100% success rate, it’s been fantastic over the years! This year the program is bigger than ever with 57 participants. What’s life like when you go to SnowSkool? Well, you get 39 days of professional training in Skiing or Snowboarding from our top professional instructors, luxury accommodation, lift pass and meal plan so it’s no wonder it is such a success!

    The Big White Ski & Board School is working alongside SnowSkool to offer five-week and eleven-week ski & snowboard instructor training programs. The residential programs will give you the organization and training to allow you to sit the Level 1 (five-week course/exam) and Level 2 (eleven-week course/exam) of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) and/or the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI course/exam), fast-tracking your development and leading to a career as a ski or snowboard instructor.

    Whatever your reasons for doing the SnowSkool course at Big White – a fun and constructive gap year experience, beginning a career as an instructor or simply improving your on-snow skills beyond measure – you are sure to have the experience of a lifetime in the magical environment that is Big White.

    On-Snow - Why Big White?

    Big White is the ideal location for the SnowSkool course. Big White Ski Resort is second-to-none with ample green runs ideal for practicing essential instructor drills.

    Big White Ski Resort has wide cruisey blue runs perfect for fine-tuning technique and acres of black, double-black and off-piste terrain that challenge you to take your skiing/riding to a level you never thought possible. Students on the SnowSkool Big White instructor training course will be taught by the most highly-qualified and experienced pros in the Big White Ski & Board School. Training will take place for five hours per day, five days per week.

    Off-Snow - Why SnowSkool?

    The off-snow aspects of your instructor course in Big White will be organized by SnowSkool. SnowSkool has been operating instructor training at Big White since 2005.

    During that time, more than 200 people have graduated from our programs as a ski or snowboard instructor. Indeed over the years many of them have or/are currently working at Big White! From the moment you arrive in Canada, SnowSkool will be there to ensure that you are well looked after; we’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your luxury ski-in/ski-out apartment on the mountain.

    Evening meals are organized for you in-house or as a group at a local restaurant. The SnowSkool Big White reps are responsible for your pastoral needs, they will organize your social schedule and take care of your every need; allowing you to focus 100% on your skiing or snowboarding.

    For more information, please visit the SnowSkool website.

    For information on Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 courses, please visit the CASI website www.casi-acms.com

    For Entry Level ski coaching courses with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation visit the CSCF website www.bcalpine.com.

    For Level 2 courses and higher with the CSIA, CASI and the CSCF, more information is available at www.snowpro.com.

  • EA Ski & Snowboard

     

    Big White Resort has partnered with EA Ski & Snowboard to offer a limited number of ski and snowboard instructor internships each season. This is an exclusive opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to train and work as instructors at Big White.

     

    The Internship

    Upon arriving at Big White, you'll spend your first few weeks training towards your Level 1 certification with the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) or Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI). Over 3 weeks, you will have 12 full days of intensive instructor training and 2 days of shadowing a Big White Snow School Instructor. Your Level 1 certification exam will take place over 3 days. Once you have passed your Level 1 certification exam, you will begin working as an instructor for Big White Snow School during their peak season. You as an active staff member can join their ongoing training sessions to enhance your skillset further.

     

     

    What's included

    EA's Ski & Snowboard's instructor internships are designed to help you fast track your career in the snow sports industry. You'll receive world-class instructor training, gain an internationally recognised qualification, and get valuable work experience as an instructor at one of Canada's leading ski resorts.

    Also included is:

    • Accommodation while training
    • Level 1 exam and course material
    • Level 2, avalanche safety and first aid training (optional)
    • Association membership
    • Season lift pass
    • Visa support
    • Exclusive invites to social events
    • Support from a local EA Program Manager
    • As well as all the perks that come with being a staff member for Big White.

     

    How to apply

    There are limited internship places available. EA is looking for friendly and enthusiastic people who love winter. You must be at least an intermediate skier or rider to be eligible for this opportunity.

    Cost: Internships start at USD 6,950. However, we recommend speaking to an EA Training Consultant about early bird prices and special offers.

    To apply, see if you qualify on the EA Ski & Snowboard website: http://bit.ly/2Q0lz6u

     

    Testimonial

    "I loved my level one training, without it, I wouldn't be where I am today. It took me from a near beginner skier to pro in under two weeks and has been such a rewarding and beneficial experience. The training blew my mind as to what was possible and how fast I could learn new skills just through applying myself and having the tenacity to succeed. ” I get paid to ride every day! Competing an Internship with EA Ski & Snowboard was a great way to help me get to the ski industry.”

    As a first step for anyone thinking of a career in ski teaching and coaching, I genuinely believe there's no better starting point than Big White's EA Internships. You get a real understanding, rather than just theoretical knowledge and as an intern, you also learn from your colleagues and earn a wage instructing while doing so."

  • Snowminds

    Snowminds

    Introduction
    A job as a ski instructor in Canada is something that most people only get to dream about. Imagine waking up to the crispy snow everyday, either to go ride with your friends or have a group of eager-to-learn students!
    Snowminds helps you achieve this by collaborating with the Canadian Ski Instructor Association and a variety of the best ski schools in Canada.

    Snowminds have had more than 1000 ski- and snowboard instructors over the last 5 years, and our goal is simple: to share our passion for ski, and help ski enthusiasts around the world to have experiences of a lifetime as a ski- or snowboard instructor across the globe!

    The Course
    You will get a 3 weeks comprehensive training program with full focus on your development and experiences both on and off the piste. We will work on your technics, understanding of the surroundings and anything else leading up to a career as a ski instructor.  
    In addition to this, Snowminds also focus a lot on the community and team building, which will secure you a lot of snow-minded international friends!
    The 3 weeks will culminate in the CSIA Level 1 instructor certificate.

    Job Guarantee
    After successful completion of the training program you will be enrolled as a ski instructor intern in the Big White Snow School.   As such you will have the chance to work a full Canadian winter in  the world's best job with the world's best office. You will have to work hard to achieve your qualification, but we will support you all the way and are proud that we have a 100 % passing rate in Big White!

    How
    Everyone with basic skiing skills can become a ski instructor, the most important thing is that you have the motivation! When you apply for Snowminds, we will call you for an interview where you can hear more about Snowminds, our courses and the whole experience. We will find the right fit for you in our programs, and give you an experience for a lifetime!

    First step is to send us an email, and then we will look into the availability, the courses and prices to fit your needs!

    Send us an email: info@snowminds.dk
    Visit our website: www.snowminds.dk

    Call us: +45 28 99 35 9

 

Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 1 Instructor Courses

If you are a strong parallel skier, become a pro or learn to ski and teach like one! Participants are introduced to the CSIA’s innovative, effective skiing techniques and teaching methods. Offered ten times this season!

Register online at: www.snowpro.com/en/

2019-20 Course Dates & Cost

Course Dates  Cost per session
December 6-8
December 13-15
January 3-5
January 17-19
January 29-31
February 5-7
February 21-23
March 6-8
March 17-19
March 20-22
March 27-29
$479

*Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates. Level 1 courses are 3 days in legnth. 

Helpful Info

  • Course participants receive 50% off lift tickets.

For information on Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 courses, please visit the CASI website www.casi-acms.com

For Entry Level ski coaching courses with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation visit the CSCF website www.bcalpine.com.

For Level 2 courses and higher with the CSIA, CASI and the CSCF, more information is available at www.snowpro.com.

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