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Programme overview

Take a break from everyday life and embark on a new adventure in the mountains. Our ski instructor training programmes are the product of years of refinement. Our team has been facilitating instructor training for over 10 years and know just what it takes to offer a complete winter experience. 

Our all-inclusive packages set you up for a stress-free winter. We allow you to focus on the important things as you work towards internationally recognised instructor qualifications. Talk to our team today to discuss the options and find a programme that is perfect for you.


Learn about some of the main inclusions on our ski instructor training programmes below.


Lift Pass


Instructor Shadowing


Wanaka, NZView details
Type: Ski & Snowboard Instructor Training
Qualifications: NZSIA/SBINZ
Start date: July 2023
End date: September 2023
Zermatt, EuropeView details
Type: Ski instructor course
Qualifications: BASI
Start date: November 2023
End date: January 2024
Zermatt, EuropeView details
Type: Ski instructor course
Qualifications: BASI
Start date: January 2023
End date: April 2024
Verbier, EuropeView details
Type: Ski instructor course
Qualifications: BASI
Start date: February 2023
End date: April 2024

"One of the best decisions of my life"

Luka Putarek - Ski Instructor Trainee


Read common questions about the training courses below, or contact our team for more information.

What does a typical course week look like?
Our course schedule is designed to ensure you have a great balance of on-snow training and free time/days off. Each week you will have 5 training days, with 2 days off for rest and recreation. The training runs for 5 hours each day with a break for lunch. On days off our resort teams are busy organising fun things for the group to do together. Anything from local activities, cinema, socials, eating out, sports, resort trips and more.
Our ski instructor training courses have a pass rate of 100%, for the level 1 exam. Our level 2 exam pass rate is around 85%, which is well above industry average for this qualification.
The qualifications gained on our courses do not have an expiry date. However, to keep your qualification active you must pay a small annual membership fee to the governing body. Note, this is only necessary if/when you are employed and working as an instructor and your first year of membership is included with all of our courses.
To ensure we pick suitable candidates for our courses we do have a selection process. This is so when accepted onto a programme you can be confident that those around you all have similar attributes. You start by completing our basic eligibility quiz on the website. This is followed up with an information call to discuss suitable course options and answer any questions you may have. The final stage of the application is a relaxed telephone interview.