Level 3 Ski Instructor Internship, New Zealand

13 June 2019 - 12 September 2019

13 Weeks


Level Required: NZSIA Level 2 or equivalent


13 WEEKS – Queenstown, New Zealand


Kick off your winter in New Zealand by working for the highly regarded NZSki school and round off the season by training towards NZSIA level 3. This level 3 ski instructor internship is designed for level 2 ski instructors looking to live and work in a world-renowned resort whilst working towards the next level in their instructor career. Living in Queenstown, you will train and work at the nearby ski resorts of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

You will be trained and mentored by experienced pro-NZSIA instructors and will have a guaranteed job with the sports school at the start of the season. Following the initial employement period you will work towards NZSIA level 3 on a dedicated training programme led by pro NZSIA instructors.

To be eligible for this internship you must have the right to work in New Zealand or be able to get a working visa. If you are between 18 and 30 you may be eligible to apply for a working holiday visa, a visa specialist is available to assist with work permit applications.

What's included
The Trip

Shared Accommodation
Self catering accomodation, prices are based on 2 sharing. We can accomodate couples and friendship groups upon request.

Season Lift Pass
The lift pass is season long, and covers both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, if you wish to extend your time in Queenstown, or return to resort within the season, your lift pass will continue to be valid.
Season pass holders reveive discounts at the resort owned retail outlets and ski tuning shop.

Bus Pass
A unlimited bus pass from Queenstown to the ski areas is included.

You will go through the NZSki recruitment process and upon successful interview will receive a job offer.

Resort Support
A rep is in resort all season to oversee the course. Reps are knowledgeable about the resort, qualifications and training and offer pastoral care.

Exclusive Discounts
VIP Ski membership with Rossignol - up to 40% discount off this season's equipment.

Training Package


Course Schedule

This NZSIA Level 3 ski instructor internship course allows you to work first, take your NZSIA pre courses in skiing and teaching then train for 4 weeks with level 3 trainers before taking the NZSIA level 3 exam (not included in the price).
As part of the internship you will have a coveted position working for the highly regarded NZSki School. You will be working on the full roster for the first 5 weeks, and after this time there is the possibility to work part-time around level 3 training (this is dependant on the employee/employer relationship and work available).

New Zealand is the go-to place for skiing in the European summertime, and Queenstown is a mecca for ski and snowboard instructors looking to chase the snow. The sports schools at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are run by NZSKI and instructors and athletes from around the world travel to Queenstown every year to teach and train.

This 13 week level 3 ski instructor internship is the first step to achieving the next level of ski instruction. NZSki is a top employer and will be trained to the highest New Zealand standards and get work experience that will help you get a step up into the winter sports industry.

NB. This is the first step towards gaining your ISIA stamp. Candidates please be aware that to achieve the stamp you must also consider acquiring qualification in a second discipline (such as snowboarding), learning a second language, doing some race training, and completing further education modules to fulfil ISIA criteria. For more information please call us on 01872 241146.

Please note: Whilst every step is taken to provide a Level 3 exam at the end of the course in Coronet Peak, occasionally participants may be required to travel at their own cost to an alternative resort to take the Level 3 exam.


Call, email or book online to submit an application. A member of the team will be in touch to hold an phone interview and we will ask for evidence of previous qualifications, and your work visa.

Your application will then be passed on to the HR department of Coronet Peak Snowsports School. If you pass through the first phases of the HR process you will then be required to complete and take a job interview. The successful candidates will then be chosen - as we interview candidates prior to passing on to NZSki school, most applicants we select are successful.


You will live in the vibrant world-renowned Queenstown and train and work at the nearby resorts of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. A short bus ride from the ski resorts, Queenstown is a year-round tourist hotspot, buzzing with atmosphere. There is always something going on, so you'll have plenty of entertainment and activities to make the most of your days off.

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