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Whether you’re looking to develop the necessary skills to become a professional ski instructor, or simply just to enjoy an extended winter season in a fantastic location, we have the course for you.

Based out of the world famous resort town of Wanaka, you will live in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. You will spend your days training on two great mountains, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone.

You’ll learn from some of the world’s best instructors, while gaining internationally-recognised qualifications and future employment opportunities.

Course dates

New Zealand


Course type: Instructor Training

Qualification: NZSIA Level 1 & 2

Course dates: July - September

"Wanaka is an unbelievable place"

Lewis Mcleod - Ski Instructor

How it works

Check your eligibility

Take our four question instructor eligibility quiz to see if you are eligible for our ski instructor courses in New Zealand (NZ).

Choose a course

A member of our training team will be in touch to guide you through the process and help on find the right NZ instructor course for you.

Train and qualify

Travel to your chosen resort at the beginning of winter, meet your course mates and begin training to become a qualified instructor.

Level 2 training

After level 1, you will continue your training towards the more advanced level 2. Having this qualification allows you to work internationally as an instructor.

Qualifications in New Zealand

Your ski instructor training programme in NZ gives you the opportunity to gain international instructor qualifications from the New Zealand Snowsports Instructor’s Alliance (NZSIA). The NZSIA is governed by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) which sets the minimum standard requirements for ski instructors internationally. 

Completing your NZSIA qualifications opens up the chance to work as a ski instructor in a host of amazing destinations around the world.

Training talk

Choosing New Zealand as your ski instructor course destination will allow you to experience a winter like no other. We have joined forces with one of the most respected training teams in the industry at the Instructor Training Centre (ITC).

You can expect to be tested on a variety of different terrain with regular feedback and video analysis. The end goal is qualifying with both the NZSIA level 1 & 2 certifications. Following this, our team can assist in finding employment around the world.

Off the snow our resort team will keep you as busy as you like with regular group activities, meals and socials.