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.


Mission Statement

Delivering with excellence, internationally recognized Snowsports qualifications and professional development

To be New Zealand’s certification body for Snowsports Instruction in accordance with the ISIA minimum 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

Sherpa International Snow school is recruiting in Japan

Sherpa International Snow school is looking for both ski and snowboard instructors (English speaking) to join our team for the 2019/2020 season in Japan. We are aiming to provide the best snow sporting experience to all of our guests. Mainly from Hong Kong, Taiwan,...

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Sustainability Survey

As an organisation we need to operate in a sustainable way to protect our environment. We have four quick questions that will help us shape our strategy and future initiatives. Please take a moment and give us your input... Thanks for taking the time!

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Zero Carbon Bill

Are you concerned about climate change? We realise many of our members will have this in the back of their minds, especially with the current snow levels. So, right now, the best thing to do is to make a submission on the proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon)...

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Trainer Roles available at GoSnow

Last year we launched our Academy Program and trained 3 groups of Skiers for their Level 1 & 2 certifications with the NZSIA. We have this season openings for another 2 trainer roles for NZSIA Examiners or aspiring trainers with their current level 3. We can offer...

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