Snowboard News

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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!

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 »

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


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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Pre-requisite changes in 2011

15 July 2010

In 2011 there will be a number of pre-requisites added to the pathway of SBINZ certifications. The Children’s Teaching Certification will become a pre-requisite for Level Three and the Freestyle MORE »

Level One exam in Minikami, Japan

18 April 2010

A few weeks back we ran the first SBINZ exam at Houdaigi ski resort in Minikami, Japan. Until now we’ve been running our exams solely in Niseko, but with the MORE »

Snowboard Level One now 5 days long

22 March 2010

2010 will see the Snowboard Level One qualification move to a 5-day length, as opposed to 4 days. The purpose of this is to extend the teaching element of the MORE »

Re-sit rules for Level Three and Trainers Cert.

10 March 2010

We had some new rules come in last year for the re-sit process in both Level Three and Trainers Certification. Here’s how it has changed… You have to attend a MORE »