Temperatures are dropping, snow in the mountains – it definitely feels like our season is just around the corner!! Just a few updates for you as we get closer to our start date for the New Zealand winter 2023.
North Island Rep
We rolled out the nominations over the last couple of weeks. We had no other eligible nominees – we welcome Glenn Bradley for another 3 years as the North Island Rep. Congratulations Glenn!
This Year’s AGM will be held in Queenstown at the:
Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park
Address: 28 Red Oaks Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Date: Friday 16th June 2023
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm – drinks and nibbles afterwards. Great chance to catch up with Stephanie Brown – our Ski Manager from 2007 – 2022, as we celebrate her time with NZSIA.
Documents for the AGM: 2022 AGM Minutes and 2022 Financials – Please access a copy of these from the Downloads page (under General Downloads) on the website or direct links:
Link to 2022 AGM Minutes: Here
Link to 2022 NZSIA Financials: Here
We are looking for a Sustainability Champion!
Sustainability is a NZSIA core value. We recognise that we can always do more in this space! As a result, we are seeking expressions of interest for a casual contractor role for one year (16th June 2023 – 15th June 2024). Anyone from our NZSIA current membership can apply! We will prioritise individuals who are deeply passionate about sustainability and the environment, as well as having a relevant qualification and/or prior experience working in the sustainability field.
The successful individual will:
• Champion our sustainability journey and capture it for our membership
• Find appropriate projects that align with our sustainability goals that we can help promote or invest in
• Look for sustainability opportunities within our existing operations
• Look for ways to change our operations to create better sustainability practice
• Work with the Board to create a strategic sustainability plan with clear measurables
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you. Link to the Job description is here. Please send a cover letter and your resume to Cilla Duff, firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, 1st June 2023.
We are excited to announce we have a new person in the NZSIA office team now. A big welcome to Airini Edmonds, one of our members – she is a great addition to the bookings team for NZSIA. Airini has a wealth of experience in the snowsports industry and a long time local in the area. She will be a real asset assisting with our membership.
NZSIA shop and NZSIA Merch
We are making some changes to our NZSIA shop. For membership cards, manuals and the last of the discounted caps and beanies, you can find that through the NZSIA shop in your profile (you can log in and purchase even if you aren’t current) – click on NZSIA Shop – there is a drop down with all the options.
But we have more…. we now have a new merchandise shop for those of you that like more clothing and hats, with the opportunity to get division specific logos on them. Each division will be building its own “collection”. Feel free to let us know if there is specific items you would like to see and we can investigate for you. This “NZSIA Merch” will get shipped from Australia, we can ship all around the world which is great. Look for the “NZSIA Merch” on the top right of the website.
Have you checked out the App yet? We are excited to keep building this to become something that all our members will be able use as a valuable resource – including elearning and manuals. Try it out!
Ski and Snowboard Manuals
Snowboard Manual – the new addition of the Snowboard Manual is currently available in the Downloads page, and hopefully we will have a version available to buy in the shop soon. It will be coming to you in a different format than usual – an A5 ring binder. When we have updates you will be able to buy the replacement sections.
Ski Manual – The new Digital Ski Manual will be a fully functioning Digital manual for 2023, with a the printed ring binder version coming for 2024.
Industry Discount for 2023
The plan for 2023 – It will be a voucher system again like last year, 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.
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.
Womens survey results
A big thank you to all the wāhine who took the time to complete the female survey’s that have gone out in the last couple of years. You can view the results here.
Women’s Day (17th September) – NZSIA for both ski and snowboard will be held at Cardrona Alpine Resort on Sunday 17th September 2023. This day is open to all females and levels. Book through your profile: here
To find out more about the SBINZ womens initiatives follow this link: Here
If you are keen to get your Ski level two or Childrens Cert done before the holidays, Coronet Peak are hosting these in June and we still have good availability on them:
Ski Level Two Certification – Coronet Peak – 23/06/2023 – 30/06/2023 – $1092.00
Children’s Ski Level One Teaching Certification – Coronet Peak – 29/06/2023 – 30/06/2023 – $312.00
Sign up through your profile: Login
It’s a great opportunity if you just need to do a resit from a level two last year.
Thanks to reconnecting with many of our members at the 50th Anniversary last year, we have gathered a lot of amazing newsletters, documents and photos etc. We thought it would be awesome to have this available on the website to ensure we archive this well for the future. Airini has been working hard on the this project over the last few months – she has done an amazing job, thank you!
It is still a WIP, but check it out: NZSIA History
Snowboard Level Two resits and modules update
SBINZ – Level Two Module Resit restructure and added resit opportunities for 2023.
In the wake of the Covid years and in lieu of our new Level two Module system, we have done a quick review of our resit structure for this season.
If your unfamiliar with the Snowboard Level Two Module, please go to our webpage for more information and course outline.
If you’re needing more information on our Level Two resit and certification opportunities, please go to our Dates and Prices page to find the link to the Resit form.
We have also added in two specific Level two RESIT ONLY opportunities for this season. These days will be more tailored towards candidate needs & reassessment.
SBINZ Level Two Module Certificate pathway for 2023
New to SBINZ this year is our Level Two Module certification structure, offering two four day modules with both Training and assessment. These two modules Teach/Rider analysis & Riding are now four days each. You can do these Modules in either order so you can take the pathway that suits you.
For more information:
Changes to Snowboard Level Two for 2023
Snowboard Level Two Course outline
Snow Sports Safeguarding Training
Snow Sports NZ is committed to supporting our member clubs and resorts to implement best practices to ensure people’s wellbeing and their involvement in Snow Sports is fun, safe, and inclusive for all. People involved in Snow Sports in NZ have the right to be free from harm and abuse.
If you are involved in Snow Sports, there are some critical things that you should know but are rarely talked about to ensure we keep our vulnerable people safe.
Safeguarding Children NZ will be hosting a webinar for the Snow Sports community on 15 June. See the flyer Here
Memberships rolled over on the 1st Jan 2023. Renewing for 2023 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/calendar/
- Snowboard: https://www.nzsia.org/snowboard/calendar/
- Adaptive: https://www.nzsia.org/adaptive/calendar/
- Telemark: https://www.nzsia.org/telemark/calendar/
It has been really busy with bookings so far, many courses are already on “waitlist”. Please follow the link and fill in the form, then we can do the best we can to accommodate you. Some of our courses have reached their limit due to staffing availability and/or resort limits, aso we will only have availability if someone removes themselves from the course. Always good to check out other options that may suit on the Dates and Prices page. If you find another course with availability – we would recommend securing the place so you don’t miss out.
Not long now until we see everyone back on our hills!!
Your NZSIA team