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Voting time for North Island Representative

19 May 2017

Time to vote! Two nominations have been received for the North Island Rep position. Justin Stoddard and Matthew Britton. The information on each of the nominees is at the end MORE »

Club Med in Japan are recruiting for 2017/2018 winter

18 May 2017

Here is some info we would like to communicate about the candidates we are looking for:   Job Title: Ski Instructor / Snow Instructor Employer: Club Med Location: Tomamu / MORE »

Website having technical issues

12 May 2017

Apologies, some of our pages are offline. We hope to be back up and running normally again next week. 

Ski Level Two in Hakuba has a couple of spare spots

10 March 2017

Want to get your Ski Level Two course done this northern winter in Japan? The only course left in Japan with availability on it is: Hakuba Ski level two: 4 MORE »

Treble Cone 2017!

9 February 2017

Applications are now open for the Treble Cone 2017 season. If you are interested please click here

Shadowing a SBINZ Exam in Niseko by Ollie Midgely

6 February 2017

Ollie works at Cardrona as coach for HPC and trainer for ITC, currently working for Brian at Niseko Academy and now SBINZ’s latest and greatest! To read his insight, click MORE »

Overseas course available for booking online now!!

26 January 2017

We have a heap of courses available for booking in Japan and Verbier in ski and snowboard this season. The courses we have spaces available on still are: Ski Level MORE »

ISIA Speed Test

20 January 2017

The ISIA speed test is back for 2017. For those that are interested, check out the invitation here Contact admin if you have any questions

NZSIA Administration re opens on 9th January 2017

26 December 2016

Administration will have a break over the holidays. The office will re open on 9th January. If you have something urgent that needs sorting, please call 0275341796. Happy Holidays!!

Snow Country Instructors In Yuzawa are recruiting

21 November 2016

Snow Country Instructors in Yuzawa, Japan are looking for experienced ski instructors for the 2016/17 season. Fun team, generous package, and a real Japanese experience. For further information check out MORE »

Spots available on Ski Level One exam – Kagura – 15th – 19th December 2016

4 October 2016

Ski Level One exam – Kagura Dates: 15th – 19th December Spots are available. Please contact: for price and further information

Performance Verbier are running NZSIA exams this Northern Hemisphere winter!!

28 September 2016

New NZSIA affiliated instructor training programme in Verbier, Switzerland. Get your NZSIA level 1&2 with our innovative 22 week course. accommodation, over 200 hours training, shadowing, season pass, video analysis, a MORE »

Girls Day out 2016

24 September 2016

Girls day out 2016! Open to all current female members. Where: Remarkables When: 1st October It’s an opportunity to ski with the girls, focus on some skill development and have MORE »

New Member benefit: Wildwire Wanaka

10 September 2016

We are happy to offer NZSIA members our Wildthing Climb for $150 pp. (Usually $249) Offer valid until October 31, 2016. Conditions: Tour must meet minimum number of 2. WILDTHING MORE »

Dynastar Ski masters is coming to Cardrona

30 August 2016

Special offer for NZSIA Members! NZSIA members get 20% off GS training day and race entries. You just need to tick the NZSIA member box on the form and show your membership card at MORE »

New Member Benefit: Methven/Mt Hutt Accommodation Special

15 August 2016

Methven/Mt Hutt Special rate available for NZSIA members. Click here

Nominations for the 2016 Snowsports Instructor of the Year

20 July 2016

Snow Sports New Zealand Annual Awards 8th October 2016 Wanaka We are calling for nominations for the 2016 Snowsports Instructor of the Year. Awards: Coach of the Year, Breakthrough Season, Cross MORE »

Spaces on the Treble Cone level One exam

15 July 2016

An awesome chance – 2 spots have opened up on the Treble Cone Level One Course on Sunday 17th July. To book, click here

Telemark Level One Course at Coronet Peak

28 June 2016

Telemark Level One Course at Coronet Peak has been postponed to the 4-7th August. To book start here

Mobil Member Benefit

24 June 2016

An exciting new Member Benefit has become available for NZSIA members. 9 cents per litre discount off the pump price on petrol and diesel with Mobilcard. Click here to find MORE »

AGM and Voting Reminder 2016

1 June 2016

The first official day of winter, and the mountains are starting to look fantastic!! The AGM is just over 2 weeks away, and 1 week left for voting. Once postal MORE »

Full time positions: Qualified instructors and guides in Niseko, Furano and Kamui(Otoe) in Japan

30 May 2016

Employment *Position: full time ski and snowboard instructors and snow mountain guides *Conditions:qualified and experienced instructors and guides *Others: Good wages, lots of opportunities to work, cheaper accommodation near the MORE »

Nakiska in Canadian Rockies is recruiting for 2016/2017

26 May 2016

Nakiska is the closest Rocky mountain resort to Calgary Alberta. There are lots of positions available and offer great wages and opportunity to develop. For more information: Nakiska Winter Sports School Employee MORE »

Turoa Ski Area is looking for a Snowsports Team leader

19 May 2016

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts has an immediate vacancy. Turoa Ski Area is looking for a Snowsports Team leader.  The positon involves overseeing the Snowsports Centre operations and staff at Turoa Ski Area, MORE »

NZSIA Vice President Election 2016

17 May 2016

Time to vote! We received no nominations for the President position. Peter Clinton-Baker will be remaining in the President position for another term. Two nominations have been received for the MORE »

Part Time Instructor position with ISIA Training Program in Zermatt for 2016/2017 Season

5 May 2016

Part Time Instructor position with ISIA Training Program   Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School in Zermatt, is looking for Ski Instructors of Level 2 NZSIA or equivalent, to join our team MORE »

Cardrona Full Time Snowboard Trainer Vacancy

4 May 2016

Cardrona is looking for a full time snowboard trainer for the 2016 winter season. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the biggest snowboard schools and Instructor Training MORE »

Western Division’s John Armstrong Honored with PSIA-AASI Lifetime Achievement Award

4 May 2016

Awesome article to have a read of!! Click here  

Live in Custodian Position on Mt Ruapehu

29 April 2016

The University of Auckland Snowsports Club (UASC) is looking for a live-in custodian for our ski lodge on Mt Ruapehu for the 2016 ski season (early July to late October). MORE »

AGM – Election 2016

8 April 2016

AGM – Election Reminder A friendly reminder to the NZSIA members that the Annual General Meeting of NZSIA will be held at Peak Functions, 181/185 Upton St, Wanaka – 5.30pm MORE »

Senior Management Positions available at Gondola Snowsports in Niseko Japan 16/17

8 April 2016

Two senior management positions are available at Gondola Snowsports in Niseko Japan for this up and coming winter season 16/17.Guest Services Job Advertisment SS Manager Advert

Employment Opportunity at Coronet Peak for Level 3 or Trainer Qualified

6 April 2016

Coronet Peak Snowsports School Training and Performance Centre Team Leader Click 2016 Snowsports Training Team Leader for a full job description!!

Employment opportunity in China

6 April 2016

A resort in China is currently looking for a year round Ski School director who will be in charge of rentals and customer service during winter then run the inside operation MORE »

ISIA Speed Test Invitation Sweden

22 February 2016

Please find invitation to ISIA speed test in Sweden. Please feel most welcome to join us. Yours sincerely, Bjorn Nordahl Head of ISIA-Speed test Sweden

Verbier Ski Level Two Exam has availability!

19 February 2016

One spot has come up on the Level Two exam in Verbier for Ski. 13-20th March. Please email if you are interested.

NZSki are recruiting for 2016

12 February 2016

      Coronet peak and The Remarkables are looking for certified and experienced Ski Instructors for short term work. See the poster attached..

Dates and Prices information

4 February 2016

Sorry for any inconvenience, but we are doing a database upgrade. The dates and prices page is currently down. Please click HERE for the link in the mean time , MORE »

NZSIA in China

2 February 2016

As President we had been invited to visit and be hosted by two Ski Resorts in China; Wanlong Paradise Resort, Chongli, and Yabuli Resort, Near Harbein. Both Snowsports schools have MORE »

NZSIA and Cardrona go to China!

1 February 2016

Our NZSIA president, Peter Clinton-Baker is currently over in China, joined by the Cardrona Team, Bridget Legnavsky and Rachael Milner.

2016 courses

6 January 2016

2016 courses will be loaded over January. Ski and Snowboard Level One and two are online and available for booking!

Fast fun Japan in Niseko are still recruiting!!

30 November 2015

Are you an avid skier or snowboarder and have a passion for teaching? If so, we invite you to the world class resort in Niseko renowned for its powder snow. MORE »

EA Ski & Snowboard are looking for a sales and accounts manager

25 November 2015

EA Ski & Snowboard are looking for a sales and accounts manager to join their team based in their Queenstown office. This is a full time office based role. For MORE »

Ski Instructors for Full Season (or Peak Periods) in Yuzawa, Japan

10 November 2015

Snow Country Instructors are an independent ski school based in Yuzawa in Niigata, Japan. We work in several of the resorts in and around the town. We are gearing up MORE »

Fast Fun Japan are recruiting in Niseko

4 November 2015

Are you an avid skier or snowboarder and have a passion for teaching? If so, you are invited to the world class resort in Niseko renowned for its powder snow. MORE »

Adrenaline Ski School in Verbier

3 November 2015

Adrenaline Ski School in Verbier Switzerland is looking for a level 3 (or higher) instructor for either full season or part season employment. Good benefits and pay rates. Must be MORE »

Interski Promotional Video 2015

6 October 2015

Click here to view our promotional video that was taken to Argentina for Interski this year.

Speed Test results 2015

2 October 2015

Run One results: Click here Run two results: Click here

Girls only – Level 3 and beyond coaching day

14 September 2015

Saturday October 3rd  is our first NZSIA/SBINZ “Girls only – Level 3 and beyond coaching day”.  It’s for any of our  female members who want to get together, rip around the mountain, MORE »

New NZSIA Instructor pathway in Europe

31 July 2015

Over the past few years NZSIA has been working with EA Ski & Snowboard to offer NZSIA exams in Switzerland. We were pleased to run both the level 1 and MORE »

Nakiska Canada Snowsports School Positions 2015-2016

23 July 2015

There are a number of positions available at Winter Sports School at Nakiska – details attached Sports School Senior Supervisor Ski & Snowboard Instructors Sports School Sales Representative

First Training

9 July 2015

First Training is running a specific first aid course for those that work in the snow industry. The first day of the course will be held in town with the MORE »

Snowboard tricks to learn app

17 December 2014

Snowboard Trick To Learn SBINZ Trainer Karl Dunham has co-developed this fantastic app – check it out and pass it on!

Interski Update July 2014

1 July 2014

Interski Update July 2014

SBINZ Interski selection criteria 2014

21 May 2014

Selection process will run at Coronet Peak on June the 12th –  depending on the numbers of applicants there may be a contingency day on the 13th. Prerequisites are SBINZ MORE »

NZSKI Holiday Work Available 2014

7 February 2014

2014 SS Recruitment – NZSIA short contract NZ Ski are interested in talking to current or past instructors who are interested in returning to teaching during the school holidays.  

Interski 2015 Ski Squad Named

2 October 2013

28 of New Zealand’s top ski instructors trialled for the 8 person squad. Candidates were tested for 3 days in all conditions including on and off piste skiing, synchronised skiing, MORE »

Indoor Presentation Skills Resources

28 August 2013

Boyer has set up a facebook group for people interested in sharing knowledge on preparing for indoor presentations such as the ski Demo team try outs. You can request to MORE »

International Snowsports Japan (ISJ) Instructors Wanted

20 August 2013

International Snowsports Japan  (ISJ) ISJ is an English and multi language snowsports school located in Hakuba Japan. ISJ is based in Sanosaka at the southern end of the Hakuba Valley MORE »

Lake Tahoe Ski And Snowboard Positions

4 August 2013

Now accepting H2B visa applications! Homewood Mountain Resort is located on the beautiful west shore of Lake Tahoe, California, just steps away from the lake.  The mountain offers a great MORE »

Instructors First Aid Course in Wanaka

25 July 2013

Outdoor First Aid differs from urban-based first aid in that it may necessitate care of a patient for long periods before help arrives. It also means that access to specialised MORE »

Snowboard Freeride Workshop

8 July 2013

This new workshop is aimed at those instructors who want to push their riding and move towards higher certifications. The workshop will aim to:  Adapt your stance to suit different MORE »

Mount Cheesman Jobs

10 June 2013

Mt Cheeseman Ski Area which is located 100km west of Christchurch in the Craigieburn Range is looking for 2 instructors for the 2013 Ski Season (3 months July – September) MORE »

Ski A Sweet Spot Trainer discount for members

24 April 2013

NZSIA members get a 46% discount on the RRP of $92. Pay just $49.68 plus P&P. Use offer code NZSIA2013 to order online at The SkiA Sweetspot Trainer is MORE »

Fastfun Ski School Niseko Japan is recruiting 2013-2014 staff

9 April 2013


Head Coach Position

18 December 2012

Queenstown Alpine Ski Team is seeking applications for position of Head Coach Application details

ISIA Card now available

26 November 2012

GREAT NEWS !!! NZSIA- ISIA speed test has been validated by the ISIA Technical committee. This means that NZSIA is the first ISIA member country in the Southern Hemisphere to MORE »

Instructor of The Year 2012

21 November 2012

Nicole Ellis from Ohau has been selected as Instructor of the Year for 2012       Congratulations also to the other nominees – you make us proud! Celine Arnold MORE »

Canyons Park City USA Jobs

16 October 2012

Canyons Resort, in Park City, Utah wants to recruit H2B Ski and Snowboard Instructors with a PSIA or Equivalent Certification Level III only. Due to the limited amount of certified instructors in MORE »

Interski Team Manager position

29 September 2012

NZSIA is calling for expressions of interest for the position of Team Manager for Interski 2015 – Position description is available online under Genral Downloads on the website

Career Opportunities at Snow Sports NZ

25 July 2012

Snow Sports NZ has opened up some great career opportunities.  See the positions available here:

SBINZ Scholarship for Trainer’s Certification

5 July 2012

SBINZ are excited to announce the availability of three $500 scholarships for current SBINZ members looking to attend the 2012 Trainers Cert workshop or exam.  The SBINZ committee will be MORE »

2012 SBINZ Trainers

25 June 2012

Give a great big “Hello!” to our 2012 SBINZ Trainers.  We are looking foward to a great season!

Pro Deals

19 June 2012

PRO DEALS: WINTER IMPORTS offers pro forms on NEVER SUMMER SNOWBOARDS, FAT-YPUS SKIS AND CANDY GRIND GLOVES. Please take the time to look at the website links. HAPPY SHREDDING. Contact:  Carlos. MORE »

2012 Annual General Meeting

21 May 2012

The AGM on 17th June 2012 will be held at the St Moritz Hotel in Queenstown at 5.30pm, Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Nominations were called for in MORE »

Bret Marshall

20 April 2012

Bret  Marshall is a lifetime member of NZSIA, starting his career in 1991. Bret was a ski trainer from 2002 to 2007. Bret was recently accepted as an associate member by the MORE »

Niseko 2012

19 March 2012

The SBINZ returned to Niseko, Japan in February to run a Children’s Teaching Certification followed by a Level Two exam. Paul Philip is our Children’s specialist so he was the MORE »

Japan 2011/2012

23 January 2012

Recently the SBINZ was lucky enough to be able to run another Level One exam in Niseko, Japan. The snow was amazing (as per usual in Niseko) and it hardly MORE »

Telemark 2012

21 December 2011

Two new members for the Telemark committee, Calum Revfem from the North Is. And Claire Newell From Broken River.  The Telemark timetable for 2012 will be set so that all MORE »

Engagement News

19 December 2011

Congratulations to Claire Nash and Adam Dooney on their recent engagement. AdamClaire

ISIA Certification Changes 2012

19 December 2011

We have just completed an extensive review process with ISIA for revalidation of our ISIA stamp certification. We have made some changes to the requirements which will affect those not MORE »

Adaptive Changes for 2012

16 December 2011

Adaptive Level One and Level Two courses will be available in 2012 – both levels will have one course run in the North Island and South Island.  The Level One MORE »

Snowboard Course Changes for 2012

14 December 2011

Snowboard Level One will now include an Ollie and 50-50 on box. Childrens Course will extend to 3 days. These changes are part of the ongoing process of review and MORE »

Ski Course Changes for 2012

14 December 2011

Ski Level One will increase from 4 to 5 days. Ski Level Two will decrease from 8 to 7 days with a mandatory day off on day 6. Ski Level MORE »

Rhys Jones Instructor of the year

14 December 2011

  Rhys has been selected for this year’s award which will be presented at the snowsports award ceremony in 2012. Cesar Piotto nominated Rhys – “Rhys has been an integral MORE »

Resit Policy for Level two Exam

4 October 2011

This year the SBINZ also introduced a new re-sit policy for the Level Two exam. Instead of taking the entire exam again, those who fail just the Analysis or just MORE »

Jobs in Hong Kong and Japan

4 October 2011

See vacancies page for details:  

New SBINZ Trainer Rhys Jones

28 September 2011

The SBINZ received several emails this year with requests for funding towards exams, so we decided to use some of our Development Fund in this area. Rhys Jones was one MORE »

Trainers work with Nils Coberger

28 September 2011

This week the examining crew took advantage of the great end of season  snow by getting together for one last training camp. The two day camp at  Coronet Peak was MORE »

NZ Ski Team Complete Level Two

21 September 2011

Ben Griffin,Tim Cafe, Harriet Miller -Brown, Andrew Wylie and Leighton Winsloe all of whom are members of  the NZ Alpine Team are now NZSIA Level 2 Instructors.  Under Scott Dagg’s MORE »

Avalanche Course at Cardrona

20 September 2011

Peter Bilous, ISIA Avalanche Course Instructor, ski cuts a small test slope and produces a slide at Cardrona.

Professional Development Camp at Coronet Peak

22 August 2011

Professional Development Camp at Coronet Peak – Just in time for the latest dump of fresh snow. Photograph – Dave Taylor

SBINZ Level One Coronet Peak

9 August 2011

The start of August meant the beginning of the SBINZ exam roadshow, with the first stop being at Coronet Peak. We had some fantastic weather and great snow conditions, not MORE »

Snowboard Course Changes

4 August 2011

From the Snowboard Division – the Level Three workshop and the Trainer’s Cert workshop are now valid for life. This means that if you have already taken the workshop you MORE »

Ross James Instructor of the Year

3 August 2011

Ross James is the recipient of the NZSIA Snowsports Instructor of the Year 2010 Award. Nominated by The Remarkables Snowsports School for his dedication to teaching people with disabilities to MORE »

Level Three Precourse at Treble Cone

3 August 2011

Jonathan Ballou in uniform with the 12 participants on the Level 3 Precourse. The great conditions and weather made it really fun ripping out some great turns on TC ..

Coaching Conference in Wanaka

18 June 2011

This is quick summary of a coaching conference last week in Wanaka, written by Richie Johnston. Check out this post at for more info about the conference. It was MORE »

Never Summer Snowboards Pro Deal

25 May 2011

Never Summer Snowboards distributor in New Zealand is offering pro-deals for NZSIA members – $600 for Level One and Two instructors, $550 for Level Three, and $500 for Trainers Cert MORE »

Snowboard Course Director

1 March 2011

NZSIA/SBINZ Executive welcome enquiries and expressions of interest from (any) suitably qualified current Snowboard Trainers and Examiners.  For further information please contact Peter Clinton-Baker, President