Welcome to the New Zealand Snowsports Instructor's Alliance

Qualifying Ski Instructors Since 1971 to ISIA Standards

Delivering Snowboard Instruction New Zealand Certifications

In Addition to Telemark and Adaptive Certifications

COVID-19 Update

Great news, we are currently underway loading a new schedule for the season. The courses are becoming available gradually, we will be loading them as they get approved.

If there is a course you want to enquire about, please complete this form to register your interest so we can keep you updated as more courses and information becomes available.

For updates on New Zealand’s Alert Level system is here.


About The NZSIA

The New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance has been training and qualifying NZ Snowsports instructors since it was established in 1971. NZSIA incorporates Ski, Snowboard (SBINZ) Telemark and Adaptive divisions and is recognised internationally for producing professional and knowledgeable instructors able to teach and perform on snow at a high standard. NZSIA divisions have developed a qualification framework that not only caters to our distinct New Zealand environment but also prepares our instructors to teach in the many diverse cultures and conditions encountered whilst working internationally.

NZSIA is a member of ISIA (International Snowsports Instructors Association) and participates in the International Interski Congress held every four years.


Mission Statement

Delivering with excellence, internationally recognised snowsports qualifications and professional development.

– To be New Zealand’s certification body for Snowsports Instruction in accordance with the ISIA minimum standards.

– To provide premier training and continued education of Snowsports Instructors within New Zealand.

– To act in accordance with our values and guiding principles, which are: Fairness, teamwork, innovation, passion, transparency and cultural diversity.

– To further the recognition of Snowsports Instructors and their role within the industry.

Latest News

Roundhill are recruiting

Roundhill are recruiting

We are currently looking for three more ski instructors to join the team at Roundhill. We are looking for instructors with level 2 or higher qualifications to start on the 27th of June.   Please contact: Charlie Rieder : charlie@roundhill.co.nz

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Rainbow Ski Resort are recruiting for 2020

Rainbow Ski Resort are recruiting for 2020

Predominately looking for level 1 and 2 Ski Instructors. But open to all applications. Season running from mid July to end of September/ start of October. Please send your CV to thomasharry@skirainbow.co.nz if your interested.

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