About Big White Ski Resort

Located in the heart of British Columbia, Big White is an award-winning resort and ski town that offers ski-in, ski-out accommodation.   

Big White receives 750cm of light, fluffy powder each year and is known for its deep powder bowls, wide-open glades and long groomed trails. The ski resort has more than 2,700 skiable acres suitable for even the most advanced skiers and powder hunters.

All up, Big White offers 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls, 1 massive terrain park, night skiing, and Canada's biggest tubing park. Big White offers an unforgettable winter experience.

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Big White Ski Resort facts

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Award-winning ski resort

The Cliff at Big White Ski Resort earned #2 on the must-ski runs in British Columbia according to snowbest.com

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Best terrain park in Northern America

Big White's TELUS Park has been named one of the best terrain parks in North America, out of 20 terrain parks nominated in the USA TODAY 10Best awards.

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105km of marked runs, 118 trails, 16 lifts

The ski resort pretty much lives up to its name of being “big” offering 1,147 hectares (2,655 acres) of terrain, 105km of marked runs, 118 designated trails, and 16 lifts, the size of the ski area is nothing to be sneezed at.

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Ski-in, ski-out access

Big White earned a mention a mention in The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard's "Top 10 best Canadian ski resorts" winning the "most convenient ski-in, ski-out access."

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Home of the world-famous "snow ghosts"

Big White is home to the world-famous ‘Snow Ghosts’ that span over 618 ha and have been repeatedly recognized by Ski Canada for ‘Best Tree Skiing’ and ‘Best Glade Skiing’.

Become a ski or snowboard instructor at Big White Ski Resort

EA Ski & Snowboard offers two ways to become a ski or snowboard instructor at Big White. Join us this winter on a ski instructor internship or dual instructor internship. 

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Ski Internship

 

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season employee lift pass 
  • Training and exams costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA program manager at your resort
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

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  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level 2 instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course
  • Park and/or freeride training

PRICE

$10,975 USD

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Dual Internship

 

  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season employee lift pass
  • Training and exams costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA program manager at your resort
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance

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  • Snowboarding level one training 
  • Snowboarding level one exam 
  • First aid certificate
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course

PRICE

$10,975 USD

Living and working at Big White Ski Resort

On a ski instructor internship at Big White, new instructors will typically work in the Kids Center. Big White is only 45 minutes away from Kelowna, the third largest city in British Columbia offering shopping, restaurants, nightlife for you to enjoy in your free time.

Message from former Big White Ski School Director, Josh Foster

“Hello and thank you for considering Big White Ski Resort and EA Ski and Snowboard as the starting point for your ski instructing career. We’re confident that this experience will provide the education, skills and memories that will last a lifetime...

...We only hire the best of the best so the training program here is second to none and we’ll custom tailor that daily training program to meet your goals and expectations as well a give you a leg up on working as a professional ski instructor. Join us this season, we look forward to showing you your new 7,355-acre office.”

Josh Foster, Former Big White Director of Snow Sports

What about accommodation? 

Accommodation is a private house located in Snow Pines. It's comfortable and well located, close to the lifts.

  • The house is split between two separate units (upstairs/downstairs)
  • Rooms are twin or triple share
  • Bedding & towels are included
  • Lounge with cable TV
  • Kitchen facilities with all utensils included
  • Full Laundry facilities
  • Internet provided

After the level one exam, you will be able to stay on for the remainder of the season. Prior to arrival, you will need to confirm that you would like to stay in the accommodation as we are required to sign a lease for the whole season (5.5 months). You are then required to pay a security bond and an advanced rent payment.

 

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Certification Overview 

Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at Big White Resort, Canada are run in conjunction with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).

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Both the CISA and CASI are internationally recognised snowsports associations and are the governing bodies for ski and snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. CASI logo RGBCASI and CSIA qualifications are highly regarded in the industry and a qualification with the Canadian system will build your technical understanding and allow you to effectively instruct skiing or snowboarding.

Program Manager

Every season we have a resort representative at Big White who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Big White itself, but they also work for the ski school and will be a familiar face, ready to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.

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WHERE CAN YOU GO IN CANADA?

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Big White
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Big White

Train and become a ski or snowboard instructor at Big White Ski Resort. Known worldwide for its light, dry, champagne powder; Big White is an award-winning resort that offers a variety of terrain.

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Castle Mountain

Tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada is Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Known for its dry powder and challenging terrain, Castle Mountain was created by skiers, for skiers.

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Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain is located only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and offers the most vertical drop, terrain, lifts and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's North Shore Mountains.

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Lake Louise

With pristine views and varied terrain, Lake Louise Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders an authentic Canadian winter experience.

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Mt Norquay

Mt Norquay Ski Resort is the best-kept secret of the Canadian Rockies. Located close to Banff, Mt Norquay offers outstanding conditions for skiers and riders of all levels.

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Revelstoke

Fast becoming the biggest and best ski resort in Canada, Revelstoke is a powder paradise. If you're looking for big snowfall, big vertical and big terrain, look no further than Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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