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 http://skia.com/nz/
The SkiA Sweetspot Trainer is the smallest, lightest ski trainer in the world. It’s simply the best device to train accurate, centred balance (and posture) for skiers. Uniquely, it also trains rotation and edging skills. It’s amazingly dynamic and fun to use. There are 4 sizes of interchangeable balance blocks, so it can be used by complete beginners, yet can also challenge the very best skiers. A single training session of just a few minutes can produce immediate results – but the hardest blocks take great skill to master. Try it yourself, use it with your clients, and get great results.
“It’s a ‘must have’ for all ski instructors” (Andrew Lockerbie – former Chairman of British Association of Ski Instructors)
“If you are an enthusiastic skier, you will be able to transform your performance using the principles of this product” (David Scott, snow.co.nz)
“It‘s been quite amazing to watch skiers with an habitual, unbalanced style coming off the slopes, stepping onto the Sweetspot Trainer and changing almost instantly” (Jaz Lamb, Director, BASS Morzine)
Queenstown Alpine Ski Team is seeking applications for position of Head Coach
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 – Coronet Peak
Claire Nash – Cardrona
Naoko Usi – Cardrona
Sean Thompson – Coronet Peak
Ryan (William) Thompson – Remarkables
Masashi Tsunozawa – Whakapapa
Georgina Simon – Remarkables
Nicole was nominated by Andrew Stanford:
“Nicole has worked for Ohau Snow Fields for the past 6 seasons as a Snowsports instructor, teaching both Ski and Snowboard group lessons but she is often requested for
private lessons. The feedback from her students is always extremely positive, regarding
both progression and overall experience. As a small resort we often have to
manage groups with a range of ability and or ages, Nicole accomplishes this in
a calm professional manner, always ensuring every one of her students has fun
and leaves a more competent skier/rider. It is not unusual to see Nicole running her lessons into her break because a student was about to have a breakthrough and she really wants that to happen for them. Even on her days off Nicole can often be found coaching other staff to improve their riding and encourage them to pursue further training. It is
wonderful to see someone so passionate about Snowsports but exceptional to see
someone so enthusiastic about sharing that passion through teaching. We are
lucky to have Nicole as part of our team and look forward to her returning for
many more years.”
Snow Sports NZ has opened up some great career opportunities. See the positions available here: http://www.snowsports.co.nz/about-us/employment/.
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 equipment may be unavailable and that improvisation is needed. Handling an outdoor first aid situation may also require a good understanding and practical application of accident management.
Next course – Wanaka 25th and 26th of August
Time – 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wanaka – Venue still to be confirmed.
Price – $220 per person
To register please follow the link –http://www.first-training.co.nz/upcoming-courses.html
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 selecting the 3 recipients based on the quality of the applicants Professional Development Plan (PD Plan template attached). Applicants should consider the following in their application and PD Plan:
· Who do you have around you that may have the knowledge and experience to help you
· Look to other resources to fill your gaps and increase your knowledge
· What are you planning to present at your resort in preparation
· Long term goals in the industry
· Details of any referees that you have shadowed or that have shadowed you
· Have discussed your strengths and weaknesses with others?
Download PD plan document
The PD Plans and a brief introduction letter should be emailed to email@example.com by 5:00pm 15th July.
Over the summer NZSIA has completed an extensive review and revalidation of our membership with ISIA. The outcomes from the review include an update of the ISIA stamp requirements to bring them in line with ISIA minimum standards. The new requirements to achieve ISIA stamp are as follows:
Ski and Snowboard pathway:
- Level 3 ski or snowboard
- Children’s Cert
- 2nd discipline at NZSIA/SBINZ Level 1 (ski/snowboard/telemark/adaptive)
- NZSIA Avalanche Awareness
- First Aid course (St. Johns, Red Cross, or equivalent)
- 2nd language test
- Freeski/Snowboard Freestyle Level 1
- Online modules (under development): History and culture, Nature and Environment, Tourism
Course outlines for the above modules are available upon request or through the website. The website is currently being updated.
As well as reconfirming our stamp status the NZSIA ski division is investigating the option of offering an ISIA Card qualification. This is the highest level of international qualification available through ISIA and would place the NZSIA among the leading snowsports instruction nations in the world. Our international recognition through ISIA is a vital component of our goal, “To be a global leader in snowsports instruction,” and the creation of an ISIA Card qualification aligns well with this goal. A card qualification would operate in addition to the existing stamp level of qualification and would not replace it. This will allow NZSIA instructors to choose the level of ISIA certification they wish to pursue.
A draft make up of this pathway has been provided to ISIA and was well received. The pathway includes completion of the ISIA stamp requirements plus Trainers Cert., further avalanche safety training and testing, and an ISIA speed test. We are currently finalising details for the roll out of this new qualification and hope to report on this to the membership shortly.
If you have any queries regarding the ISIA requirements please contact the NZSIA office.
Give a great big “Hello!” to our 2012 SBINZ Trainers. We are looking foward to a great season!
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.