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.

 

Important Dates for 2023:

Interski 2023 – Levi

Dates: 26- 31st March 2023

Check out the website and info on how get a delegate package: Interski 2023

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 November 2022 Newsletter

NZSIA November 2022 Newsletter

What a season! Amazing snow right from the start down south, borders reopened and we saw a significant number of our membership return to New Zealand which was exciting to see. Welcome back! A massive thank you to all our members, the New Zealand resorts and our...

Snowboard Instructor wanted for Frontier Hakuba

Snowboard Instructor wanted for Frontier Hakuba

Looking for a Snowboard Instructor to join a small school in Hakuba.   Will consider all applicants regardless of experience. Resort: Norikura Frontier Hakuba - contact Martin - martin@frontierhakuba.com

NZSIA are looking for the next Ski Divisional Manager

NZSIA are looking for the next Ski Divisional Manager

NZSIA - Ski Divisional Manager – Full time - Fixed Term: 10 months APPLY NOW and take up this great opportunity to join the leadership team at NZSIA in the role of Ski Divisional Manager. The NZSIA has been training and qualifying NZ Snowsports instructors since 1971...

Active Life Japan – Instructors, team leaders and general staff!

Active Life Japan – Instructors, team leaders and general staff!

Active Life Japan are in search for certified ski and snowboard instructors, along with two certified and experienced snow school team leaders and general staff for the upcoming JAPOW season! Active Life have been operating at the Madarao Resort but have recently come...

50th Anniversary Newsletter

50th Anniversary Newsletter

NZSIA - 50th Anniversary - Celebration time We may have been delayed by a year, but take 2 is looking very promising!!! We have 4 events, so if you are in the Southern Lakes over the weekend Fri 16th - Sun 18th Sept - you defintely need to check this out. Website...

Canadian Job Vacancies 2022/2023

Canadian Job Vacancies 2022/2023

Please check out the following link for job vacancies in Canada for the 2022/2023 season. https://www.snowpro.com/en/jobs-all

Hokkaido Ski Club – Ski / Snowboard Instructor

Hokkaido Ski Club – Ski / Snowboard Instructor

We are looking for experienced individuals who want to join our Niseko team for winter 2022/23. Snowsports School Name Hokkaido Ski Club Snowsports School Contact Hiromi Ken Snowsports School's Contact - Email address bookings@hskiclub.com Country of Snowsports School...

Canadian Working Holiday Programme Opportunities

Canadian Working Holiday Programme Opportunities

Do you want to work in Canada at a ski resort, or know someone who would be interested? Attend one of the webinars in July and August to find out how you could work in ski fields in Canada. Meet employers and know what they are looking for, available jobs, staff...

NZSIA Newsletter – June 2022 – AGM 17th June 2022

NZSIA Newsletter – June 2022 – AGM 17th June 2022

Great work on those snow dances, we are off to an amazing start to the season!! Top of the Cardrona gondola on 13th June AGM This year's AGM will be held in Queenstown at the new Holiday Inn Queenstown - Remarkables Park. If you can't be there is person, you can join...

Canyons is recruiting for Japan 22/23 season

Canyons is recruiting for Japan 22/23 season

Canyons Snowsports are now recruiting for the 2022/23 winter season! Canyons run ski schools in Japan - in Nozawa Onsen, Yuzawa, Myoko Kogen, and Minakami. All of these resorts are rich in traditional Japanese culture and are renowned for endless deep powder days. We...