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

Cardrona & Treble Cone are recruiting for the 2022 winter season

Cardrona & Treble Cone are recruiting for the 2022 winter season

We are currently hiring qualified and professional ski instructors to work at Cardrona & Treble Cone for the 2022 winter season.  We are specifically looking for new team members who are a good fit with our values and who will add to the amazing experience &...

Whakapapa and Tūroa are Recruiting for 2022

Whakapapa and Tūroa are Recruiting for 2022

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts operates both Whakapapa and Tūroa Ski Areas in the central north island and are currently recruiting for ski and ride instructors. Full time, part time and casual positions are available for qualified instructors for 2022. Our instructors are...

NZSki – Snowsports Instructors 2022 – Mt Hutt

NZSki – Snowsports Instructors 2022 – Mt Hutt

MT Hutt are recruiting for instructors for the 2022 winter. Follow this link to find out more and apply: NZSki - Snowsports Instructors 2022 - Mt Hutt - Trojan Holdings Ltd - Career Page (applytojob.com)

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...

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...

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...

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...

Aspen, CO – Ski & Snowboard Instructors 2021-2022

Aspen, CO – Ski & Snowboard Instructors 2021-2022

The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass are a collection of world class Pros who are committed to cultivating exceptional experiences that inspire journeys within. Our Pros know more than just teaching; they deliver acclaimed services, forge deep personal...

Mt Seymour are recruiting for Ski Instructors 2021-22

Mt Seymour are recruiting for Ski Instructors 2021-22

Ski Instructors – Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (2021/22 season) Mt Seymour requires enthusiastic, friendly, and highly motivated instructors to join our team for the 2021-2022 Winter Season to share their passion for skiing with our guests. Our resort is located in...