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

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 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

NZSIA May 2024 Newsletter

NZSIA May 2024 Newsletter

Dear NZSIA Members, As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming winter season, there's an undeniable sense of excitement in the air. Get ready to dust off those skis and snowboards because we're in for an epic ride. Here's a roundup of what's been happening and what lies...

Canyons is recruiting for Japan 24/25 season

Canyons is recruiting for Japan 24/25 season

Instructors needed for the 2024/2025 Japan winter season for Nozawa, Yuzawa, Myoko, and Minakami. Canyons Snowsports Japan are currently hiring! Come and join our amazing international team in the mountains of Japan and get to experience everything that Japan has to...

Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham are recruiting for 2024 winter

Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham are recruiting for 2024 winter

International employment opportunities for the upcoming Australian winter season at Perisher, Falls Creek, or Hotham resorts. We are currently seeking experienced and qualified candidates available from June to September 2024 for the following roles: Certified...

Whakapapa are recruiting for 2024

Whakapapa are recruiting for 2024

The Whakapapa whānau are a small but ambitious team, running year-round operations on the northern slopes of Mt Ruapehu. In winter, from June until October, this includes a world-class ski area. In summer, from December until April, this includes our summer...

Turoa are recruiting for 2024

Turoa are recruiting for 2024

Do you want experience working on an active volcano in a world heritage national park in New Zealand.  Ride amazing terrain, be part of a tight knit team, make the most of  inhouse staff training and  just have the best season of your life?  Then Turoa Snow School is...

NZSIA November 2023 Newsletter

NZSIA November 2023 Newsletter

Message from NZSIA President – Daniel Bogue I hope this message finds you well as you get underway for the summer or another winter season. As we look back on the season we have just had, I wanted to share some highlights from our recent Board and Management meetings....

Changes to NZSIA Ski L3 Prerequisites

Changes to NZSIA Ski L3 Prerequisites

We have received a lot of feedback around the prerequisites for Level Three, and as a result of this feedback some changes have been made. We believe these changes will make the Level three pathway simpler and more user friendly. We now have a system which allows more...

Ski Tech team selection

Ski Tech team selection

The NZSIA Ski Tech Team selection ran over 3 days at Mt Hutt in October with selectors Dave Taylor, Sarah Walls, Gavin McAuliffe, Colin Tanner, and Yoliinde Magill. The 22 who came along to try out were asked to present an on-snow clinic to their peers, topic given on...

SBINZ Snowboard Tech Team selection

SBINZ Snowboard Tech Team selection

The SBINZ Snowboard Tech Team selection ran over two days in Wanaka in October with selectors Keith Stubbs, Claire Dooney, Paul Philip and Ben Clarbrough. The crew of 17 who came along to try out were asked to present on snow whilst showing their ability to ride with...

Newsletter – NZSIA 50th Celebrations – North Island

Newsletter – NZSIA 50th Celebrations – North Island

September update The season is now starting to wrap up as we slowly work our way through New Zealand - heading up to the North Island soon. And speaking of North Island....... road trip!! North Island 50th Anniversary Celebrations We are on a road trip North - its...

September Newsletter 2023

September Newsletter 2023

September 2023 Update NZSIA President - Daniel Bogue Farewells I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with some exceptional teams throughout my life. The current team at NZSIA is no exception. Just like any great team, change...