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SKI INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIPS IN NEW ZEALAND

INTERNSHIPS IN NZ

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

Based out of the world famous resort town of Queenstown, you will live in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. You will spend your days training on two great local mountains –  Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Some of the benefits you receive when choosing the New Zealand instructor internship programme.

Accommodation

Lift pass

Qualification

Employment (pending interview)

INTERNSHIP DATES

Queenstown, NZView details
Type: Ski & snowboard instructor internship
Qualifications: NZSIA/SBINZ
Start date: TBC
End date: TBC

"I COULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS COURSE MORE"

JAK BOWER - SKI INSTRUCTOR INTERN

HOW IT WORKS

1
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Take our 5 question instructor eligibility quiz to see if you are eligible for a ski instructor internship.
2
CHOOSE A RESORT
A member of our training team will be in touch to guide you through the process and focus on finding the right course for you.
3
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.
4
BEGIN INSTRUCTING
You will have the opportunity to take up employment as an instructor over the school holiday period in our partner ski school.

QUALIFICATIONS IN NEW ZEALAND

Your ski instructor internship in Queenstown gets you an international instructor qualification 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. Complete your NZSIA qualification in Queenstown and go on to legally work as a ski instructor in a whole host of epic winter destinations around the world.

Internship stories

Tom Maynard
Ski instructor internship
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Our training in Niseko was run by Propeak, one of the most established ski schools in the area. Our trainer, Campbell, had around 18 seasons worth of experience so its some of the best coaching I’ve ever received. My skiing technique was dissected, critiqued and then built back up, so I’m skiing better than ever. The course sets you up for success and its great fun both on and off the slopes.

Rogan Paul
Ski instructor internship
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WE ARE SNO simply made everything easy. From the organisation prior to the course to the communication leading up to departure. We met our program manager at the airport and it didn’t take long to settle into resort life. We were fully prepared for the exams with excellent guidance from our trainers. The experience continues to be extraordinary with the help of ongoing support from the team at We Are Sno.

Jak Bower
Ski instructor internship
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The whole experience was amazing. We all worked hard for the qualification, but we had plenty of time to chill. The accommodation was everything we needed with comfy beds, and only a short walk from the slopes and bars. The quality of the training definitely gave us the upper hand compared to similar programs and the 100% pass rate is proof. I could not recommend this more to anyone thinking about working a ski season abroad.

Your Instructor Job

Successful completion of your level 1 and 2 instructor qualifications will give you the necessary skills to transition into paid work as a ski instructor.

The employment element of the internship will take place over 2-3 weeks of the NZ school holidays. A senior member of the snowsports school will help you settle into your new role and become a valued member of the team while you make the most of the remainder of the season in this stunning alpine location.

Find out more
Check if you are eligible