Ski Instructor Course, NZSIA Levels 1 & 2, New Zealand

30 June 2019 - 8 Sept 2019

10 Weeks


Level Required: Intermediate


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 certification. 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. Training is geared for fast-track improvement and your skiing will improve quickly, you'll be prepared to take NZSIA Level 1 in week four. In fact, we're so confident in your progression, 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. 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 from training.

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.

Heli-ski Trip
A heli-ski adventure day is included in the price.
Heli-ski day is optional, a £500 discount can be applied on booking if you do not wish to participate.

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

NZSIA qualifications are highly regarded and internationally recognised. This programme is the ideal option for those already travelling in the southern hemisphere, or if you are wanting to kick-start a gap year and be able to work as a ski instructor during the European/Canadian winter.

Minimum standard for instructors internationally is level 2, so it is recommended this course is taken as a minimum for those looking for on-going employment.

More famous for Lord of the Rings than ski resorts, New Zealand is not always seen as a hot-spot for skiing, however it is the southern hemisphere go-to place for off-season snow chasers. Customers are always astounded by the snow fall and amount of terrain on offer in Queenstown, and the iconic scenery is the icing on the cake.

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.


Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. Right in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, here you have access to two of the best ski resorts in the southern hemisphere, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. This is a stunningly beautiful place to ski or board!

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