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Internationally Recognised Snowboard Instructor Certifications

Level One through to Trainer's Cert

With In-Depth Learning Resources

Safety... Fun... AND Achievement!


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

The new Coaching Pathway

In June 2017, a bunch of NZSIA and SBINZ Trainers joined a group of local coaches for a series of impromptu sessions at the Snow Sports NZ office in Wanaka. Held over three weeks, these sessions were delivered by experience national coaches like Tom Wilmot and Sean...

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Snowskool UK – Ski and Snowboard Courses at Cardrona

Snowskool run an 11-week ski and snowboard (NZSIA/SBINZ) Instructor course at Cardrona, using Cardrona ITC instructors for all course tuition. There are limited spaces left on both courses so if you are interested you can check out more information by clicking on the...

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