Professional Development Camp

Professional Development Camps open to all certified ski instructors. A maximum of 1:8 trainer-participant ratio allows for excellent individual feedback.


Length: 3 days.

Pre-requisites: Professional Development Camps are open to all NZSIA certified ski instructors that are full members (must hold a Level One, Two, Three or Trainers Certification) and be a current member.

Professional Development Day – ISIA

These FREE on-snow training days are for any member with a Ski certification,

Pro Development Day is a 1 day on-snow clinic open to all NZSIA members. This 1 day clinic will update your awareness of current ski techniques and teaching methodology. This clinic can be used by Ski Level Three/ISIA members to maintain their status. This is a free course to current members of the NZSIA however an $90 holding charge must be paid to ensure attendance. This $90 will be credited towards the following year of membership, or if a life member – it will be refunded.


Length: 1 day

Pre-requisites: Open to all certified ski instructors who are full or associate members of the NZSIA.

Girls Day

This is a free day to train with our NZSIA female trainers. It is designed exclusively for our female membership, providing a welcoming and supportive environment. The goal for the day is for general improvement as well as meeting and sharing the day with fellow NZSIA members.


Length: 1 day

Pre-requisites: Open to all female certified ski instructors who are full or associate members of the NZSIA.


Name: Pete Ganderton
Course and Resort: Professional Development Camp at Coronet Peak

“This course, run by Scotty Dagg and Colin Tanner, was by far the best course I have ever attended. The way the course was structured, the theme and the way that was carried through to the time management and presentation by both trainers was brilliant. Both trainers complemented each other and were very professional in all aspects. We had lots of laughs and it was great fun.”

Name: Ernie Maluschnig
Course and Resort: Professional Development Day at Coronet Peak

“This day was a real challenge for me with the limited amount of alpine skiing I have done in the past couple of years, and also because it was the first day of the season for me. I have not had a lot of Ski Instructor contact since about 1994 and I was a bit anxious around how much has changed. Scott did a brilliant job. I felt included in the group, was given a chance to warm up and get a feel of the skis I was skiing on for the first day and was asked what I wanted to achieve from the day. Not only did I get sufficient information to feel that I could confidently teach at a level that I was previously qualified to do so, but I came away from the day with a clear understanding of current technique relating to current equipment and racing developments. I also felt fairly well in control of the skis by the end of the day, and also re-identified a structural fault which I am keen to correct if possible. Scott’s ability at the level he is working is of the highest standard I have experienced and if I had clinics like his when I had prepared for my full cert I would not have struggled so much with understanding, both my own technique and others including some of the examiners.”