The NZSIA was established in 1971 to train, examine and certify snowsport instructors and coaches at an internationally recognised standard. As an Incorporated Society the NZSIA is a completely non-profit organisation.
Renowned within the New Zealand snow industry and well recognised by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA), NZSIA is comprised of four different divisions: Ski, Snowboard (SBINZ), Telemark and Adaptive. Our vision is…
‘To be a global leader in snowsports professional development.’
All current NZ-qualified instructors must keep their membership up-to-date if they would like to keep their certifications valid. These membership subscriptions fund the day-to-day operating of the NZSIA and help keep our qualifications recognised internationally.
Additionally, any NZSIA or SBINZ courses cannot be attended without your membership being completely up-to-date.
Being a member of the NZSIA not only gives your certifications validity, but this entitles you to an number of other benefits also. The current NZSIA member benefits include…
- Turoa Accommodation
Discounts for members and course participants at Rimu Park. 20% off for current members outside weekends and school holidays. 20% off to anybody sitting an NZSIA Exam or Course. Please call to book. Contact details at www.rimupark.co.nz.
- R&R Sport
R&R Sport nationally are offering pro-deals for hardware to working instructors as per industry standard (up to 30% and 50% off RRP on equipment subject to supplier offerings and availability). In addition R&R Sport stores are also offering all current NZSIA members 20% off recommended retail price on most other merchandise (some exceptions will apply). Check out their new winter stock instore and don’t forget to take you current membership card and photo ID.
- Air Travel
Special instructor deals on flights to LA and San Fransico, Salt Lake City and Denver, Vancouver, and Zurich. Please contact Air New Zealand Holidays, 8 Church Street, Queenstown, 03 441 1905 or Air New Zealand Holidays, 549 Colombo Street, Christchurch, 03 363 0613.
- Pro Deals for Equipment
Obtain through your local store – hardware and participating retailers only. Level Two Instructors = 30% off RRP. Level Three Instructors = 50% off RRP. Only upon presentation of current membership card showing qualifications and a letter stating current employment at a New Zealand snow area. Download this PDF for all the details.
Winter Imports also offer pro deals on Never Summer snowboards and Candy Grind gloves. For all the details head to www.winterimports.co.nz
Membership is valid from 1st January to 31st December each year. Renewal of membership should be done at the start of the calendar year, especially if teaching overseas.
Membership renewal costs NZ$75 and can be done online by clicking here.
Associate membership is $75 and is for non-members who wish to attend NZSIA/SBINZ courses. Successful Level One candidates receive full membership as standard.