It is always exciting to get that first snowfall and last week it did not dissappoint!! Snow flurries to ground level has changed the mood in town very quickly – everyone checking when those resort opening dates are!!! The final countdown is underway!!
Coronet peak on Sunday 22nd May 2022
Lets start by updating you on a very important event for NZSIA – our 50th Anniversary!! After a dissappointing false start last year on our true 50th celebrations, we are going to have our take 2 version this winter. We are optimisitic that we will get a chance to run it this year.
Please check out the website for all the details: NZSIA 50th Anniversary
New dates for 2022: Fri 16th – Sun 18th Sept 2022
If you had bookings last year and you are not sure what ended up happening:
For those that rolled over their bookings, we will be in touch soon with confirmation of what you are booked on.
The rest we refunded back last year and communicated once that was complete. If you are unsure, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work through it with you.
50th Anniversary Merchandise:
The 50th Anniversary t-shirt sold out last year. We replenished our stock so we can keep supplying to our membership until we run out again. T-shirts and caps can be purchased through our shop. Don’t miss out, once this event is done, so is this merchandise: NZSIA Shop
Elections for President and Vice President
Dan Bogue – President and Claire Dooney – Vice President, were both standing for re – election for their respective positions on the NZSIA Board. Nominations have been open for the last few weeks, we received no further nominations. As a result, they will remain in their positions for another 3 year term. Congratulations to you both! We are very lucky to retain your skills as we continue to navigate our way through a very challenging time.
This Year’s AGM will be held in Queenstown at the new Holiday Inn Queenstown – Remarkables Park.
Address: 28 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton, Queenstown.
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Need directions to the AGM? Use this link: Holiday Inn – Remarkable Park
Documents for the AGM: 2021 AGM Minutes and 2021 Financials – Please access a copy of these from the Downloads page (under General Downloads) on the website or direct links:
Link to 2021 AGM Minutes: Here
Link to 2021 NZSIA Financials: Here
Torpedo7 – New member benefit
We all love a deal, and we are really excited to share this one with you! Message from Torpedo7:
“Torpedo7 believe that New Zealand is the most epic outdoor playground in the world. That sharing moments with others outside is an adventure multiplied, a relationship fortified, a memory set for life. Get ‘out there’ to get closer to who you are and not just to put a pin on a map.
We love that you are focused on getting more people onto the snow and enjoying the great slopes throughout Aotearoa. So we would like to share a discount for you to gear up this winter; simply show your NZSIA or SBINZ membership card to our instore team and save up to 40% off our huge range of gear.”
Link for the online code to redeem also: Link to the flyer
2023 Interski – Levi
Levi – Finland – 26th – 31st March 2023 – NZSIA is off to the artic circle!!
Interski forms an important part of the ongoing development of our resources and staff. It’s an opportunity to showcase our talent while gaining valuable insight and knowledge from the ISIA participating countries.
The divisional selection is underway, and we look forward to learning who will represent us at Interski. It’s been a tough few years for the NZSIA therefore the team will be smaller than some of the previous teams. Interski has introduced additional strands to the event, and we are looking at ways to maximise the time spent in Finland.
Ever dreamed of going to an Interski and being part of this amazing event?! There is a delegates package, so everyone can get involved: https://interski2023.com/
If you haven’t heard already, NZSIA now has an App. We are excited to start building this to become something that all our members will be able use as a valuable resource – including elearning and manuals. Try it out – it will be free to everyone this year, next year members will need to be current to access it.
Download it by searching for “NZSIA” on the Goggle Play: https://play.google.com/store/
Ski and Snowboard Manuals
Snowboard Manual – the new edition will be available soon via the Downloads Page and the app. It will be interactive – we are hoping you will find this easier to get the information you need. In the meantime, there will not be a hard copy available of the Snowboard Manual for this season.
Industry Discount for 2022
Over the last few years, as part of an agreement with SAANZ involving a number of initiatives, we have rolled out a very successful Industry discount. This gave the opportunity for our members to access great discounts on selected courses for those that were working for resorts. Also as part of that agreement, resorts gave discounted lift tickets for our out of town candidates when on courses – lots of wins for everyone!
The plan for 2022 – It will be a voucher system, allocated from your Resort Snowsports Manager. Each resort will have a limited number of vouchers, giving the resorts the ability to target where they would like to further develop their Snowsports school.
Once we have it all signed off, we will advise your Resort Snowsports School Manager on the exact process and let you all know. In the meantime, if you want to book on a course, we recommend securing your place at full price, then if you are eligible for a voucher, we can apply the discount retrospectively.
Sustainability Fund Initatives
The sustainability fund generated from the membership subscriptions is to be used for two projects in 2022:
1) Planting natives on the Treble Cone access road
2) Pine Oil initiative at Coronet Peak with profits going to Happiness House charity.
For further details on our sustainability projects, we have a page on the website: NZSIA Sustainability
The team at NZSIA and SSNZ are excited to share with you the dates for the 2022 Intro to Coaching Sessions. These in-person or online sessions will be held in Wanaka or over Zoom and is the start of the Development Coaches Certification process. Lock in the evenings of 2nd & 9th of June and check out the link. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity for our members: Flow Conference
The Flow Conference is a global event which will bridge the science and practice of stressing less and being more.
If you are a snowsports professional who works with others to improve their performance and want to learn the latest tools and insights on performance, wellbeing, and evolution then join the conference. There is a FREE limited access option plus upgrade packages which are available at the early bird rate until the end of May.
Memberships rolled over on the 1st Jan 2022. Renewing for 2022 can be done through your profile (remember if you miss a year, fees accrue): https://www.nzsia.org/member/
- Log into your profile here.
- Check to make sure you have a photo uploaded to your profile (similar to a passport photo).
- A PDF version of your card will be created by the office and emailed to you once you have paid.
- If you require a physical card, you can purchase one from our online shop for $5 – NZSIA online shop.
Booking on courses
Once you are current, then you can book on courses and get underway with your elearning. Check out your division calendars and see what is available:
- Ski: https://www.nzsia.org/ski/
- Snowboard: https://www.nzsia.org/
- Adaptive: https://www.nzsia.org/
- Telemark/Cross Country: https://www.nzsia.org/
- Coaching: https://www.nzsia.org/
Excited about the season starting!!! – Check this out: See you at the bottom
Your NZSIA team