10 Week NZSIA Level 1 & 2 Ski Instructor Course

Course Type Ski Instructor
Dates 23rd June-3rd Sept
Price From £10000
Venue New Zealand - Queenstown
Qualifications NZSIA level 1 & 2 certification
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About the Trip

10 WEEKS – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

On this summer ski instructor course, you’ll spend 10 weeks in the iconic Queenstown, New Zealand, training for internationally recognised NZSIA level 1 & 2 certifications. Training takes place during the northern hemisphere summer, meaning you will be qualified in time to apply for winter instructor jobs in Canada, Europe and Japan.

Over 10 weeks, you will be trained and mentored by experienced pro-NZSIA instructors of SITco. Training is geared for fast-track improvement, and your skiing will improve quickly. As a result, you’ll be prepared to take NZSIA Level 1 in week four. We’re so confident in your progression that both level 1 and level 2 exam fees are included in the price

Towards the end of the course, you’ll get to push your new skills to the limit on a once-in-a-lifetime Heli-ski adventure day, where you will explore remote, untouched runs like a true pro.

You will live in the vibrant world-renowned Queenstown and train at the nearby resorts of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Queenstown is a short bus ride from the ski resorts, 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 from training.

Money-Back Guarantee:

Your deposit will be refunded if your trip is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Level Required: Intermediate

Features

Level 1 WSC Training Program

CASI Level 1 Exam and Membership

Ski In/Out Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Season Lift Pass

Resort Rep on site 24/7

Benefits

Flexible early and late start dates

3-5 week options

Guidance with insurance

Advice about equipment and clothing

Support with Visa applications and future job opportunities

Further bolt-ons available

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Pinewood Lodge

Within walking distance of the bustling centre and easy access to Coronet Peak and Remarkable bus routes, the Pinewood Lodge is ideally located for a season in Queenstown. The self-catering accommodation at the Pinewood Lodge has all the amenities you require to make it a home-from-home.

Facilities

  • Close to bus stop & short walk to the town centre
  • Lounge & communal area with TV
  • Kitchen/Dining facilities
  • Jacuzzi Spa
  • Ski/Snowboard Storage
  • 24 Laundry Facilities
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Resort Amenities

  • Ski-in ski-out
  • Shops – including a supermarket
  • Bars/Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure Centre
  • Activities: night skiing, jet boat tours, hiking, bungy jumping, skyline

 

Queenstown

Queenstown is home to New Zealand’s best ski fields. Offering one of the longest seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, with four ski areas within easy access, quality snow and terrain for all levels of skier and snowboarder!  Queenstown welcomes skiers and snowboarders from June to October, with an average seasonal snowfall of 2 metres.

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Training Package

Level 1 Training

Instruction and mentoring take place 6 days per week. 3 days a week, structured lessons are provided by pro-NZSIA instructors. 3 days a week are directed practice and ski school shadowing.

Level 2 Training

Instruction and mentoring take place 6 days per week. 3 days a week, structured lessons are provided by pro-NZSIA instructors. 3 days a week are directed practice and ski school shadowing.

NZSIA Level 1 & 2 ski instructor exam

Both exams with NZSIA are included in the price paid.

NZSIA Membership & Instructor Licence.

As part of your course, we enrol you with the NZSIA. Membership for the year is included, and you will be provided with a login to the NZSIA website. Upon completion of level 1, you will be a licenced instructor.

Shadow Teaching

Shadowing is included in the schedule as part of training. Shadowing real lessons helps prepare trainees for exams and provides observational experience in a mountain environment.

Additional Training Option

Further certifications are available throughout the programme. Including Freestyle Level 1, Children’s Certificate and Avalanche Awareness.

Visa Assistance & Job Opportunities

“We have partnerships and connections with several sports schools worldwide and can offer guidance to help you find employment as an instructor once qualified.

We provide comprehensive advice and assistance when applying for working holiday visas.”

Snow Ready Fitness Plan

Created for Winter Sports by a personal trainer & snowboard instructor, this 8-week pre-season fitness programme targets the muscle groups used in skiing & snowboarding. It will make sure you are snow-fit in time for the start of your course.

Weekly Schedule

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NZSIA pro-instructor provides professional coaching at least 3 days a week, sometimes more. You will work with your fellow trainees twice a week doing directed practice following the advice and techniques given during lessons. Video analysis sessions will take place on some evenings. Every week, there will be at least one evening theory session indoors.

Week One

Resort orientation and introduction to NZSIA methods. Personal ski improvement teaching absolute beginners and shadowing.

Week Two

Ski Improvement, teaching controlled turns and demonstrations for beginners. Shadow teaching and pre-exam review.

Week Three

Ski improvement. Teaching children levels 1 & 2. Turn shape demonstrations. Exam preparation.

Week Four

NZSIA Level 1 exam – held over 5 days.

Week Five

NZSIA level 2 preparation. On and off-piste ski improvement. Level 3 turns and teaching.

Week Six

Ski improvement with varied turn shapes on and off-piste. Teaching level 4 lessons, turn shape demonstrations and diagnosis.

Week Seven

Varied turns, short and intermediate radius, advanced parallel on and off-piste. Lesson preparation.

Week Eight

Personal pre-exam review. Ski improvement. Teaching level 4 lessons. Turn shape demonstrations, analysis and lesson planning.

Week Nine

Refine all skills. Shadow lessons of choice. Personal ski improvement with turn shape refinement. Teaching practice and lesson planning.

Week Ten

NZSIA Level 2 exam & End of course celebrations.

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What is included

Pinewood Lodge

Within walking distance of the bustling centre and with easy access to the Coronet Peak and Remarkable bus routes, the Pinewood Lodge is ideally located for a season in Queenstown. The self-catering accommodation at the Pinewood Lodge has all the amenities you require to make it a home-from-home.

Flights

For maximum flexibility, internships can be booked with or without flights.
Flights normally depart from London, UK. Flights from alternative airports can be arranged, please contact us for a quote for this service.

Transfers

Transport 7 days a week to either mountain

Season Lift Pass

Your lift pass is season long, this means if you decide to add additional weeks your lift pass will be valid.
Lift pass benefits include discounts up to 20% in selected shops and restaurants as well as on some activities, equipment rentals, maintenance and repairs.

Lift Pass for 2 ski areas – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

Accommodation

Accommodation in Queenstown

Training Package

Training from an SBINZ trainer.

NZSIA Level 1 and Level 2

NZSIA exams
NZSIA membership
NZSIA manual

Socials

Park and Pipe day
BBQ
Fun race

Resort Representative

A rep is in the resort to oversee the course. Reps are knowledgeable about the resort, qualifications and training, and have often taken part in the course previously.

NZSIA Membership

Regular Members enjoy a wide variety of Member Benefits, including Pro Deals, General Liability Insurance, Accident, Death and Disability coverage.

Not Included

FLIGHTS
MEALS (Food and beer money – accommodation is self catering)
INSURANCE
ANCILLARY BOLT ON COURSES
EQUIPMENT OR RENTAL
HELI SKIING (Add Heli Skiing for an extra £600)
BACKCOUNTRY (3-14 day Backcountry experiences are also a possibility at the end of this course.)
OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
Freestyle Level 1 course
Children’s Certificate
Avalanche Awareness
Heli Ski Trip

Book Your Course Today

Achievement, fun and snowboard improvement condensed into a 3-4 week schedule. This programme is designed for snowboarders who want to make the most of their limited time off. To become a snowboard instructor in a short time requires a degree of dedication and commitment to the course. With your fellow trainees, you will work hard and play hard. This is the holiday of a lifetime and is a great way to improve your snowboarding across all-terrain in an open mountain environment.

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