About Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort is nestled in the west side of Canada’s Rocky Mountains in the heart of the British Columbia. Big White is an award-winning resort that offers the most ski-in, ski-out accommodation in Canada.   

Big White experiences an impressive annual snowfall of 750cm of light, fluffy powder each year. It also boasts of more than 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls, TELUS Park, 25km of Nordic trails, snowmobiling trails and Canada’s biggest tubing park. 

Cory Hay

Big White Ski Resort facts

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Award-Winning Must-Ski Runs

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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One of The Best Terrain Parks in The Northern Hemisphere

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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Voted Best Family Ski Resort in Canada

Voted #1 Ski Resort in Canada for 'Best Family Resort', 'Best Grooming' and 'Best Snow', Best of Skiing in Canada Awards, Ski Canada Magazine, 2016

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Best 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 Ski Resort. Join us this winter on a ski instructor internship or dual instructor internship. 

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Ski Internship

 

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season 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

STARTING AT

$10,975 USD

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Dual Internship

 

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • World-class training
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Full season 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

STARTING AT

$10,975 USD

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Living and working at Big White Ski Resort

On an EA ski instructor course at Big White, new instructors will typically work in the Kids Center. Big White is also 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 Big White Ski School Director 

“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, Big White Director of Snow Sports

What about accommodation? 

Accommodation for our internship participants is in a private house rental. This is located in Snow Pines. Its comfortable, private and well located close to the lifts.

  • The house is split between two separate units (upstairs/downstairs)
  • Upstairs/downstairs units have separate facilities
  • 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.

Certification Overview 

Our Ski and Snowboard Internships and Training Courses at Big White Ski Resort, Canada allow you to obtain a globally recognised snowboard or ski instructor certification 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/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 at Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia  

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best season possible at Big White Ski Resort. This means that we have someone on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Every season we have a resort representative there at the resort with you to help us create a fantastic winter environment for your group. 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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Cypress Mountain
Lake Louise
Nakiska Ski Area
Mt Norquay
Revelstoke

Big White

Known worldwide for its light, dry, champagne powder, Big White offers the choice of 118 runs across 3052 ha of spectacular terrain. If you're looking for a good time this winter, join EA Ski & Snowboard at Big White.

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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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Nakiska Ski Area

Welcome to Nakiska Ski Area. Purpose-built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Nakiska has a low key local vibe perfect for anyone looking for an authentic 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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