10 Week SBINZ Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor Course

Course Type Snowboard Instructor
Dates 28th June-6th Sept
Price From £8795
Venue New Zealand - Queenstown
Qualifications SBINZ level 1 & 2 certification
Add Flights? Optional for flights £550

About the Trip

10 WEEKS – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

On this summer snowboard instructor course, you’ll spend 10 weeks in the magnificent Queenstown, New Zealand, training for internationally recognised SBINZ level 1 & 2 certifications.

You will train during the northern hemisphere summer and be certified in time to apply for instructor jobs in Canada, Europe and Japan.

SBINZ pro-instructors mentor and lead the training over the 10 weeks. The course is geared toward fast-track improvement, and your riding will improve quickly. By week four, you’ll be prepared to take the SBINZ level 1. In fact, 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-boarding adventure day, where you will explore remote, untouched powder. If snowboarding is your passion, what better way to spend your summer holidays than riding the rails and shooting the chutes at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in New Zealand.

Level Required: Intermediate

Money Back Guarantee: In the event your trip is cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic your deposit will be refunded.

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 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.

Pinewood Lodge

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

Accommodation
About the location
Meal Plan
Testimonials

Training Package

Level 1 Training

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

Level 2 Training

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

SBINZ Level 1 & 2 snowboard instructor exam

Both exams with SBINZ are included in the price paid.

SBINZ Membership & Instructor Licence.

As part of your course, we enrol you with SBINZ. 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 across the world. In addition, we can offer guidance to help you find employment as an instructor once you are 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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A SITco pro-instructor provides professional coaching at least 3 days a week, sometimes more. You will work with your fellow participants twice a week doing directed practice following the advice and techniques given during lessons. In addition, video analysis sessions will take place on some evenings. Every week, there will be at least one evening theory session indoors.

Week One

Orientation and introduction to SBINZ methods. Personal riding improvement teaching absolute beginners and shadowing.

Week Two

Riding Improvement. Teaching controlled turns and demonstrations for beginners. Shadow teaching and pre-exam review.

Week Three

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

Week Four

SBINZ Level 1 exam – held over 5 days.

Week Five

SBINZ level 2 preparation. On and off-piste riding improvement. Level 3 turns and teaching.

Week Six

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

Week Seven

Varied turns radius on and off-piste. Freeriding and lesson preparation.

Week Eight

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

Week Nine

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

Week Ten

SBINZ Level 2 exam & Celebrations.

"Thank you Rik"

Mary - 7 Dec 2020

"Rik has been incredibly helpful answering my very long list of questions prior to my son’s booking for next season in New Zealand. I can’t thank him enough."

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

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

Accommodation

Accommodation in Queenstown

Training Package

Training from an SBINZ trainer

Level 1 and Level 2 - SBINZ

SBINZ exams
SBINZ membership
SBINZ 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.

SBINZ Membership

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

Not Included

FLIGHTS (add flights for an extra £450)
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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