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.

Latest News


In the Winter: For those with no Japanese ability seeking English jobs in Japan, nearly all of our clients are English speakers and we have a variety of English speaking jobs in our Hakuba Ski School from late November/ early December through to the end of...

read more

Nagano Ski/Board Instructors Opportunity

Work opportunity for qualified instructors in Japan this season.  A small school is looking to fill a couple of positions for a ski and boarder instructor. Level 2 or above with 36 months work experience with ski/board. Sponsorship and housing provided.  Please...

read more

Snowsports NZ are looking for 2 National Development Coaches

Can you bring your proven coaching skills to progress New Zealand’s developing freeski/snowboard athletes and inspire New Zealand? • Long term athlete development focussed • Coaching with High Performance support • Flexible working conditions • Wanaka based with...

read more