NZSIA Telemark offers three different levels of certification.
This four-day course is designed for those looking to begin instructing telemark skiing and develop their own telemark skills. The course covers modules in presenting teaching techniques and progressions from first time telemarker up to beginner turns, communication styles, telemark skier analysis, and telemark skiing demonstrations. This is the ideal second dicipline for the ISIA stamp or card.
This five-day course focuses towards teaching intermediate telemark skiing. It comprises the New Zealand telemark progression, techniques for teaching, communication, and telemark skier analysis, as well as demonstration criteria through intermediate turns with pole plants.
This course is a six day workshop/exam, designed for those looking to develop their telemark instructing and progress onto teaching in all-mountain situations. It covers the demonstration and clinicing of upper-level skills and techniques and movements. A lot of time is also spent improving the candidates’ personal telemark skiing skills, technical understanding and teaching and information delivery.
The ISIA Avalanche course is intended for Ski, Snowboard and Telemark Instructors wanting to expand their knowledge of the mountain environment, to travel safely within it and impart knowledge useful for an instructor within organised area boundaries worldwide.