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

7 June 2019 - 18 August 2019

10 Weeks


Level Required: Intermediate


10 WEEKS – Queenstown, New Zealand


Our New Zealand ski instructor internship is an 10 week programme that trains you for level 1 & 2 ski instructor qualifications whilst allowing you the opportunity to work as an instructor for the highly respected NZSki sports school. 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, once qualified as level 1, will have a guaranteed job with the sports school. Employment commences after level 1 training and you will continue to train with pro-instructors to achieve NZSIA level 2 before the end of the internship.

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.

Upon successful complete of NZSIA level 1 you will receive a job offer from NZSki.

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

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 10 week New Zealand ski instructor internship course is an ideal way for you to get into the industry, working for a top employer. 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.

Spaces are limited and candidates must go through a recruitment process to become enrolled, however, if you ski well, have a passion for the sport and can demonstrate your commitment to work and play hard, then this could be your opportunity.

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.

To apply please complete the application form and send to


Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world, surrounded by snow-capped mountains - and customers are in awe of the snowfall and dramatic scenery. Here you have access to two of the best ski resorts in the southern hemisphere, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. It is an incredible place to spend a season.

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