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Internationally Recognised Snowboard Instructor Certifications

Level One through to Trainer's Cert

With In-Depth Learning Resources

Delivering
Safety... Fun... AND Achievement!

About SBINZ

Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (SBINZ) is one of the four divisions within the NZSIA and is responsible for the education and certification for Snowboard Instructing in New Zealand. Through prominent international relationships, SBINZ have established a qualification framework that not only caters to our distinct New Zealand environment, but also prepares our instructors to teach in the many diverse cultures and conditions that we encounter whilst working overseas.

The SBINZ Level One is our entry-level qualification, aimed at teaching domestically and focused on beginners. The Level Two is more focused towards instructors working internationally and is equivalent to many of the Level Two Certifications around the World. The SBINZ Level Three is renowned for its extremely high standards in both riding and teaching, and produces instructors that can perform in any condition, any time, at any level. Furthermore, SBINZ offers a Children’s Teaching Certification, a Park and Pipe Certification and the Trainer’s Certification. Please read the individual certification pages for more information.

Ultimately, SBINZ is a well-established, educational body that is internationally renowned for producing professional, knowledgeable instructors, with the capabilities to teach and ride at very high standards.

Snowboard News

A Change to the Snowboard Trainer’s Pathway

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

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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2021 Tech Team Tryouts

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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