After Snow Rehab: Instructor Life

Callum completed his 12 week course in Big White in winter 2015/2016 and has successfully worked as an instructor for winter 2016/2017. We caught up with Callum to find out how he's getting on after his season of being an instructor.

What made you book with Snow Rehab to become an instructor?

​ Since I was a kid I wanted to be a ski instructor but didn't know how to get my qualifications. Then I asked on a Facebook page and a lot of people referred Snow Rehab.

How do you feel the Snow Rehab courses set you up for working as an instructor?

​Yeah it's perfect. You learn everything you need to be a instructor. The instructors were great and really want to give you a great experience. As soon as I did my course I knew I wanted to come back as an instructor.

What was your best memory throughout your Snow Rehab experience?

The people I met and the friends I've made for life! Also, the best activity I did with Snow Rehab was the cat skiing at Revelstoke, it was insane, couldn't recommend that enough!

How did you find your first season working as an instructor?

I loved every moment of this season, gutted that I had to go home! My favourite memory was the opening ceremony of Big White resort. I held a flair as everyone skied down sun run with a few beers in the belly!

So now you've spent two seasons in Big White - one training with Snow Rehab and the other working as an instructor. What made you fall in love with Biggie?

It was the people that made me want to come back. I loved the training and I got on well with all the instructors that taught me, so I wanted to come back to do my first season in an environment that was familiar.

Debunk a common misconception about life as an instructor.

That it is a hard life. All you do all day is ski and drink beer with your friends!

Would you recommend a Snow Rehab course to someone who was interested in becoming an instructor?

Yeah I've already recommended Snow Rehab to a lot of my friends. Instructor life is so much fun and it's not your boring day to day 9-5 job. You get to be outside enjoying the mountains and putting a smile on people's faces!

Tell us about the process of being hired. How long did it take and how did you feel when you got hired?

So as soon as I got back from the Snow Rehab training I applied for my Canadian visa. As soon as I got it, I applied for a job at Big White and thankfully I left enough of an impression to be offered a job! I was so so stoked! I can't wait for 2017/18 season already!

Anything else to add?

Thanks again for everything Snow Rehab, because of you guys I've accomplished a life long dream so really thank you!