News and Articles

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2021 Tech Team Tryouts

The SBINZ Tech Team Tryouts was postponed last year due to Covid, BUT... This June, we will have the tryouts back in full swing. What is the Tech Team? The Tech Team is a small, selected group of Level Three and Trainer Certified SBINZ members, with the directive of...

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SBINZ Riding Changes for 2021

In the end of season SBINZ Committee meeting last October, we did a big "self reflection" process of the riding standards throughout the whole system. We spent hours discussing the standards at each and every level, the barriers for members at those levels, and the...

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Smartwool – new member benefit

40% off any full-priced item for NZSIA members. Simply sign up to the Pro Purchase Program via the link below. Upon signing up, you will receive an email from Smartwool (please check junk mail) requesting the proof of your affiliation with NZSIA. Please send Smartwool...

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