Director of snow sports for Big White Ski Resort Ltd. and Level 4 Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) evaluator, Josh Foster, teaching a student. Credit: Big White Ski Resort

Big White board school among best

Director of snow sports, Josh Foster, is one of the top instructors in Canada

The Big White Ski and Board School is made up of an international staff consisting of some of the best coaches and instructors in the world who call the resort their winter home.

Director of snow sports, Josh Foster, is one of the top instructors in Canada and has been leading the Big White Ski & Board School since 2004. Under his leadership, lesson participation has grown by more than 50 per cent, with the introduction of new and innovative programming and it has become a world-renowned place to work and play, said Big White Ski Resort.

Foster is a Level 4 Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) evaluator, chair of the CSIA technical committee, chair of the Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) Snow Sport School Committee and was recently selected for the CSIA team for Interski 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria, according to the resort.

Other board school instructors attending Interski 2019 are Level 4 Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) evaluator Jamie Forbes and Level 4 instructor Mark Shaxted, who is participating on the Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors team (IASI).

Level 4 CASI evaluator Mellen Gorman attended Interski 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina, and made the final round of Interski 2019 tryouts.

She is the first and only female Level 4 CASI evaluator. Kristian Armstrong also made it to the final round of Interski 2019 tryouts for the CSIA team. He is also a Level 4 CSIA evaluator who oversees the Level 1 CSIA certificate program at the resort and is a part of the CSIA Professional Development Program.

“We’re very proud of our team here at Big White. Their dedication and passion for teaching skiing and snowboarding shows in their hard work to strive to be the best they can be each and every day,” said Foster, “Our customers certainly benefit from this constant training and the great programs we are able to put on the snow because of it.”

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