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8 Week

Snowboard Instructor Training Course

The Blizzard Skiing, 8 week snowboard instructor training course is a condensed version of the 10 week snowboard instructors course. You will still be able to take part in a Heli-Board, but you might not have as much time for freestyle, freeride and you will be thrown into the deep end a little more on the snowboard lessons.

On successful completion you’ll have achieved SBINZ L1 & 2.

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Snowboard Instructor Training Levels 

SBINZ – Level 1

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

SBINZ – Level 2

The SBINZ Level 2 qualification is run over 5 days. The five-day snowboard instructor course includes modules covering rider improvement, movement analysis, the teaching model, progressions for level three and four students, class handling and safety.

Your snowboarding is continually assessed over the five days with key requirements being: Riding all blue groomed and off-piste terrain with good form, tidy skidded and edged demonstrations on piste, tidy demonstrations of level three and four freestyle elements (switch riding, straight airs, ollies, nose rolls and air 180s).

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

After you have successfully completed your SBINZ Level 2 there are plenty more opportunities for further development:

SBINZ Level 3 (the ISIA level of New Zealand certification).

  • SBINZ Trainers Cert. (the snowboard trainer certification).

 

SBINZ – Level 3

 The SBINZ level 3 qualification is split into a five-day Workshop with a three-day exam later in the season. Modules covered in the workshop include rider improvement in all-mountain terrain (off-piste), teaching advanced carving, advanced freeriding and advanced freestyle (level five and six) progressions, movement analysis, class handling and safety in all-mountain situations including off-piste and terrain park.

Your riding, teaching and movement analysis are assessed during the three-day exam. Riding is continually assessed over the three days with key requirements being:

  • All-mountain riding on and off-piste (including black terrain) using various turn types and sizes.
  • Switch riding including edged turns on piste and skidded turns off-piste.
  • Competency jumping showing a variety of grabs, 180’s and frontside and backside 360’s
  • Competency on straight rails/boxes showing 50-50’s, nose/tail presses, and boardslides. Candidates’ teaching is assessed during a 45 minute – 1 hour lesson presentation (based on SBINZ levels five and six) to other members of their group. Candidates’ movement analysis skills are assessed via a video clip followed by a technical discussion with their examiners.

Package Prices

10 Week Training Course
24 June - 2 September

NZD $15 300

SBINZ level 1 & 2
Included:

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

NZD $13 400

SBINZ level 1 & 2
Included:

  • Accommodation in Queenstown
  • Lift Pass – for 2 ski areas – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Training from an SBINZ trainer
  • Heli ski trip
  • Transport – 7 days a week to either mountain
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • SBINZ exams
  • SBINZ membership
  • SBINZ 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