News and Articles

Girls Day – Cardrona – 1st October

Great news!! The annual girls day is back again for all the female members on skis or snowboard. Date: 1st October Resort: Cardrona Cost: FREE!!! (membership will need to be current) To get booked on, login...

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PHOTO CONTEST: Win a one-day course credit!

We would love to share some photos from our membership that illustrate why we all love to teach snow sports. So here it is; we're running a two-week photo contest, with four separate one-day course credits as prizes (one per division). The Contest Send in your best...

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Instructor of the year – get those nominations in

Travel and accommodation for the award winner and their guest will be provided by NZSIA. This is a fantastic opportunity for NZSIA and SBINZ to showcase the teaching excellence that we have in our ranks. Nominated person must be: A current member of NZSIA Instructing...

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SBINZ National Team Named

Last week we ran a tryouts for the "SBINZ National Team", which is essentially a group of six instructors/trainers who will work together over the next 18 months to prepare to represent New Zealand snowboarding at Interski in Bulgaria 2019. This team of six will train...

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New-Look Snowboard Level Three Workshop

It's official... the Snowboard Level Three workshop is now six days long. Over the past few years, we've been finding it harder and harder to fit all the content into the Level Three workshop, and participants find it pretty full-on. So we've extended it to six days,...

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New branding and a new-look website!

You may have noticed the small branding changes over the past month!? It's been subtle, so don't worry if you missed. It started with the new Snowboard Manual and a brand alignment, and continued into all divisions. We now have a main NZSIA logo, followed by four...

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A snowboard development course for women!

Every year SBINZ run various development days at resorts around the country. Last season it worked out that the development day scheduled for Treble Cone ended up with 100% female attendance. And it was awesome! As you may have noticed, our SBINZ Examining crew is...

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New Snowboard Manual for 2017

Wow, this was a MAMMOTH job! SBINZ setup a manual sub-committee this time last year, with the goal of re-writing the whole manual. We wanted to simplify the models, shift the main focuses to align with our more recent concepts, make it easier to navigate and of course...

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Voting time for North Island Representative

Time to vote! Two nominations have been received for the North Island Rep position. Justin Stoddard and Matthew Britton. The information on each of the nominees is at the end of this newsletter. Only current full members are eligible to vote. To get your...

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Ski Level Two in Hakuba has a couple of spare spots

Want to get your Ski Level Two course done this northern winter in Japan? The only course left in Japan with availability on it is: Hakuba Ski level two: 4 Apr 2017 - 11 Apr 2017 Check out www.nzsia.org for more info or email...

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