Formerly known as Alpine, the Ski Division was initially the only division of the NZSIA. These days there are three other divisions, four in total, under the reputable NZSIA brand.
As the forerunner of the association, the Ski Division is the largest of the four and is responsible for certifying all Ski Instructors within New Zealand.
The training and qualifications implemented by the Ski Division have been emulated and adapted to great effect by the other divisions, and have become internationally acclaimed for producing professional, knowledgeable ski instructors with the capabilities to teach and ski at very high standards.
Through prominent international relationships, NZSIA Ski have established a qualification framework that not only caters perfectly to our distinct New Zealand environment, but also prepares our instructors to teach in the many diverse cultures and conditions that we encounter whilst working overseas.
This qualification framework is constantly evolving under the guidance of the Ski Committee and is delivered by our highly professional examining body. The day-to-day management of these courses and qualifications is the responsibility of the Ski Course Manager.
Whilst the Ski Division is responsible for ensuring quality standards within its courses, the direction of the overall Alliance is conducted by the Executive Committee. To learn more about the relationship between the Ski Division and the Executive Committee please read our Organisation Structure page complete with diagram.