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8 Week

Ski Instructor Training Course

The 8 week ski instructor training course is an intensive version of the 10 week course. You will still be able to take part in the Heli-Ski trip, you will not have less time for freestyle, freeride and you will be thrown in at the deep end a little more. On successful completion you’ll have achieved NZSIA L1+L2.

The ski instructor program in Queenstown, New Zealand gives you the opportunity to come down to Queenstown, New Zealand and enjoy the skiing, and lifestyle that this world famous destination has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I Expect From The Ski Instructor Training Course?
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Ski Instructor Training Levels 

NZSIA – Level 1

The NZSIA Level 1 qualification focuses on the introductory levels of ski instructor teaching, with emphasis on class handling abilities and ski presentation skills, and with a specific section on children’s teaching. The Level 1 ski instructor course is a 5 day exam and is a prerequisite to the Level 2 ski instructor qualification.

 

NZSIA – Level 2

The Level 2 ski instructor qualification is run over 8 days. It includes 5 days of ski training, a day off and then two exam days. The course includes modules covering ski improvement, movement analysis, the ski teaching model, progressions for level three and four students, class handling and safety.

You will be formally assessed on student movement analysis and lesson planning via a video clip followed by a brief discussion with your Examiner. Teaching is assessed on the final day during a 30-minute teaching presentation to other members of their group.

All your ski instructor trainers will be qualified NZSIA instructors, working independently of the NZSIA. Some trainers will also be involved with your final exam, and will at that point be working for the NZSIA.

After you have successfully completed your NZSIA Level 2 ski instructor qualification there are plenty more opportunities for further development:

  • NZSIA Level 3 (the ISIA level of New Zealand certification).
  • NZSIA Trainers Cert. (the ski trainer certification).

 

NZSIA – Level 3

The Ski Level 3 Certification is for instructors wanting to progress within the snowsports industry to teaching students in all-mountain situations. The NZSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor is fully-certified to teach all levels up to advanced/expert skiers, dynamic turns of various radii and all terrain skiing. The minimum requirements for the Level 3 Certification is Ski Level Two or an equivalent foreign qualification.

Package Prices

10 Week Ski Training Course
24 June - 2 September

NZD $15 300

NZSIA level 1 & 2
Included:

  • Accommodation in Queenstown
  • Lift Pass – for 2 ski areas – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Training from an NZSIA trainer
  • Heli ski trip
  • Transport – 7 days a week to either mountain
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Ski tuning seminar
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Park and Pipe day
  • Telemark day
  • BBQ
  • Fun race
8 Week Ski Training Course
8 July - 2 September

NZD $13 400

NZSIA level 1 & 2
Included:

  • Accommodation in Queenstown
  • Lift Pass – for 2 ski areas – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Training from an NZSIA trainer
  • Heli ski trip
  • Transport – 7 days a week to either mountain
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Ski tuning seminar
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Park and Pipe day
  • Telemark day
  • BBQ
  • Fun race
5 Week Ski Training Course
29 July - 02 September

NZD $10 990

NZSIA level 1 & 2
Included:

  • Accommodation
  • Lift Pass – for 2 ski areas – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Training from a current NZSIA qualified trainer
  • Transport – 7 days a week to either mountain
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Ski/Board tuning seminar
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Free Spa pool
  • Hoodies and “Stash”
  • Fun
  • Fun
  • Fun