News and Articles

Website Maintenance

We would like to apologise to our valued members for the website being down for the past day or two. We had some technical issues that are almost all resolved now. The e-learning sites will be back online hopefully by Wednesday at the latest. If you find that some of...

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ISIA speed test in Italy

Check this out if you would like to do the ISIA Speed test this month in Italy. Download PDF here. Want to know more about the Speed Test and ISIA Stamps and Cards? See more here.

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Himalayan Heliskiing with Tom Willmott

Snow Sports NZ Park and Pipe head coach Tom Willmott is also a backcountry guide, and is running a week-long trip in March 2018 in the Himalayas. He's offering instructors a 5% commission on client referrals. Check out the details...

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“Rookies” FWT documentary

Our movie "Rookies" is now out online! You can watch it on Vimeo at this link - https://vimeo.com/233106608 If anyone happens to be in Ohakune this weekend, we have organised another screening at Kings for this Sunday, October 22nd at 7:30pm, tickets will be $10....

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ISIA stamp avalanche courses in Japan

Get Avalanche trained this winter with the 4 days - ISIA stamp course. Hokkaido Collective is hosting 2 training opportunities with NZ guide and Alaskan avalanche forecaster Peter Bilous. Dates 23-26/01 or 27-30/01 Hurry up limited availabilities only. Don't miss out...

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Instructor of the Year winner – Kim Cosman

Congratulations Kim!! Awesome to see such great feedback on your work! Some information on why Kim won: Qualifications with NZSIA: Adaptive Examiner, Ski Children's Cert Level one Employed: NZSki – Remarkables – their thoughts: Kim has been a natural leader within the...

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Photo Contest Voting

A few weeks ago we announced a photo contest to win a course credit, asking members to send in their photos of teaching snow sports in New Zealand, brining to life one of the NZSIA Values. We only received entries from ski and snowboard members, so we have decided to...

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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 here

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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 Technical Team Named

Last week we ran a tryouts for the "SBINZ Tachnical 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...

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