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

ISIA speed test in Italy

Check this out if you would like to do the ISIA Speed test this month in Italy. Download PDF here. Want to know more about the Speed Test and ISIA Stamps and Cards? See more...

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Himalayan Heliskiing with Tom Willmott

Snow Sports NZ Park and Pipe head coach Tom Willmott is also a backcountry guide, and is running a week-long trip in March 2018 in the Himalayas. He's offering instructors a 5% commission on client referrals. Check out the...

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“Rookies” FWT documentary

Our movie "Rookies" is now out online! You can watch it on Vimeo at this link - https://vimeo.com/233106608 If anyone happens to be in Ohakune this weekend, we have organised another screening at Kings for this Sunday, October 22nd at 7:30pm, tickets will be $10....

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ISIA stamp avalanche courses in Japan

Get Avalanche trained this winter with the 4 days - ISIA stamp course. Hokkaido Collective is hosting 2 training opportunities with NZ guide and Alaskan avalanche forecaster Peter Bilous. Dates 23-26/01 or 27-30/01 Hurry up limited availabilities only. Don't miss out...

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