Level 3 Snowboard Instructor Internship, New Zealand

13 June 2019 - 12 September 2019

13 Weeks


Level Required: SBINZ Level 2 or equivalent


13 WEEKS – Queenstown, New Zealand


Start your New Zealand winter off right by working for the highly regarded NZSki sports school, and complete the season with a dedicated SBINZ level 3 course. This level 3 snowboard instructor internship is designed for level 2 snowboard 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 resorts of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

SBINZ pro-instructors lead training and mentor participants all season. Following the 5 week employment at the start of the season, you'll work towards SBINZ level 3 on a dedicated training programme.

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

Training Package


Course Schedule

This SBINZ Level 3 ski instructor internship course allows you to work first, take your SBINZ pre course in riding and teaching then train with level 3 trainers before taking the SBINZ level 3 exam (not included in the price).

New Zealand is the place to be for snowboarding in the European summertime, and Queenstown is a mecca for 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. 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).

Thia level 3 snowboard instructor internship is the first step to achieving the next level of snowboard instruction. NZSki is a top employer and you 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.

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 skiing), 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.


If you want to experience the joy of skiing or snowboarding New Zealand style, or just can’t wait a whole summer without your ski or board fix, Queenstown is waiting for you.

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