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.

 

50th Anniversary 2022

New dates for 2022 – Fri 16th – Sun 18th Sept 2022.

All the details on our 50th Anniversary Page: here

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 Newsletter – end of season wrap up for 2021

Message from the NZSIA President - Daniel Bogue We will again look back at the winter and lament what could have been. It was a tough start to the season with low snow and late starts. We then lost the opportunity of a full season with the Australians and then an...

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A Change to the Snowboard Trainer’s Pathway

A Change to the Snowboard Trainer’s Pathway

Every year, the different Committees within NZSIA spend a number of days a year working through ideas, initiatives and feedback. This year we had some compelling feedback from both members and Snow Sport School Managers to look at our Trainer's Cert pre-requisites. We...

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SBINZ Womens’ Day Out

SBINZ Womens’ Day Out

Join Snow Sports NZ High Performance Coach Sean Thompson (Thomo) and NZSIA Vice President Claire Dooney, (both still active SBINZ Examiners), for a fun day shredding at Cardrona on Saturday 11th September. We also have (TBC) Elle Tresidder from Coronet Peak and Jamie...

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Instructor of the Year 2021

Instructor of the Year 2021

The New Zealand Snowsports Awards night will be held on Saturday 2nd October in Wanaka. This is a great evening and a chance to celebrate the successes of some of New Zealand's top young Snowsports athletes - and NZSIA's Instructor of the Year. The winner and a guest...

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