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Jenn Bevan, Ireland

Jenn Bevan, Ireland

"I joined the Snow Trainers crew in New Zealand for what was the most awesome 3 months of my life! The guys provide great on and off mountain training throughout the whole course – You improve your own skills while learning how to teach others and preparing for the exams. And… what more could a snow junkie love than spending an entire season hanging out on the mountains… =) Nada! You will probably fall in love with Queenstown… just a warning! There’s tons to do besides heading to the snow on days off if you don’t feel like racing around Coronet Peak or hitting the Stash at Remarks. Tony and Matt are really cool guys who look after, hang out and go out with everyone. You really are part of a crazy large family from random far and near places. And with your newly acquired family you jump off perfectly good bridges, ride helicopters up mountains, jump into rather cold (freezing!) lakes, frisbee golf, slalom race as ninja turtles, woodland creatures and tribal chieftans!… it goes on. If you have ever wanted to do something like this and the opportunity presents itself… DO IT! I am serious – Don’t turn back! I am so happy that I chose Snow Trainers – during my experience I’ve met and made awesome friends, gained 3 NZSIA qualifications & several job offers, had crazy fun.. and my share of Ferg Burgers! You won’t want it to end! Whether you want to instruct or not this is definitely something worth doing – an amazing experience! You won't want to leave =) LTD – Living The Dream."

George Mitchell, USA

George Mitchell, USA

"I took the Snow Trainers program during the 2015-2016 season at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Needless to say, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I've made lifelong friends and invaluable network connections in the snow sports industry. At first my only hesitation involved the cost of the program, but after doing some research I found that a vacation condo runs from $1200-$3000 a week, and a single full day snowboarding lesson is $177 at Copper. Snow Trainers gives you 48 full days of training with the top instructors in the field. Lodging and lessons alone would costs upwards of $25,000. The program gave me an excellent understanding of not only snowboarding instruction, but phenomenal improvement of my own riding skills as well. When you take all of this into consideration, even if you're not planning on going for a career in snow sport instruction, it is an incredibly cost effective way to spend a season in Colorado and go riding every day. If you're hesitant about pulling the trigger on this one, take my advice and go for it. It was the greatest experience of my life and I left with a comprehension of snowboarding that exceeded my expectations."

Garth Aizlewood, Australia

Garth Aizlewood, Australia

"Spending the winter in Queenstown training with Snow Trainers was THE most awesome 3 months of my life. The knowledge and experience of Fanta (Matt) and T-Mac (Tony) is 2nd to none. I couldnt recommend doing Snow Trainers enough to anyone who wants to start a career in the Snowsports Industry or even if you just want to become a better rider."

James Greenway, UK

James Greenway, UK

"Snow Trainers is more than just a training program, it's an experience that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys skiing or boarding. A trip spent making great friends, trying new things from bungy jumping to heli boarding and improving my riding thanks to awesome training made it ten weeks I'll remember forever. Huge thanks to the dedicated and hard working guys that run the course, because of them I now have two qualifications and two jobs instructing!"

Hayden Arscott, Australia

Hayden Arscott, Australia

"By far the dopest 11 weeks of my life, not only because of the people I met along the way, but just because it was such a fun environment to live in and improve my skiing. I mean, where better than Queenstown??!!! I accomplished many of my goals including skiing 80+ days, learning how to carve switch and smashing down over 30 Ferg Burgers throughout my time in New Zealand. I definitely can't recommend this ENOUGH for all the people out there looking for the best time of their life whether or not they even want to pursue a career, however, this course does set you up 100% for success when it comes to starting your career in the Ski Industry because Matt (Fanta) & Tony (T-MAC dizzle) are the maddest doggs out there!!!! Thanks again for the greatest season EVER!!"

Cillian Suiter, Ireland

Cillian Suiter, Ireland

"You’re guaranteed to have an unreal experience with Snow Trainers! You meet awesome people, have an unbelievable craic and you'll gain some steezy skills!  Whether you’re looking to get into instructing or just want to have a laugh and build your skills on snow, Snow Trainers are the way to go!"

Emily McGrath, Australia

Emily McGrath, Australia

"It was such an amazing experience, I learnt loads whilst having so much fun!! Even for those who aren't looking to be instructors and just want to improve their riding will definitely benefit!"

Chris Cole, Australia

Chris Cole, Australia

"I spent 3 months of my life living the dream in Queenstown with the Snow Trainers. Without a doubt a life changing experience! Meeting new people, improving my skills and just straight up good times all round. If you are thinking of getting into the sport, or just getting better on the snow. Snow Trainers have got you covered. Period."

Rosie Burt, Scotland

Rosie Burt, Scotland

"The Snow Trainers course was the best thing I ever did. The friends I made, the bungy and heliskiing, nights out, wicked trainers and the improvement in my riding all collaborated to make the best three months of my life."

Rob Mathis, USA

Rob Mathis, USA

"I spent 7 weeks with Snow Trainers in Queenstown during the 2010 season.  I passed the NZSIA-SBINZ Level 2 Snowboard Exam and earned the Children's Certification as well.  I'm 57 years old and this turned out to be the experience of a lifetime!  I also made some new friends in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, England, Wales, and France.  If you tackle one of their courses, you won't be sorry.  Thank you Snow Trainers!"

Zac Brandstater, Australia

Zac Brandstater, Australia

"It's not just about the snow, it's about the whole experience - and the experience on the course run by Matt, T-Mac and Renski is one I'll never forget. You guys are awesome!"

Jonna Kaukomaa, Finland

Jonna Kaukomaa, Finland

"I had the most amazing time and met the most amazing people, and got a certificate out of it as well!! I will never forget the 10 weeks, I miss NZ and the people from the course so much!!!"

Jill Harty, Ireland

Jill Harty, Ireland

"I wish every season could be a Snow Trainers season!"

Jack Le Brun, England

Jack Le Brun, England

"The nightlife in Queenstown is epic to say the least. Party capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Snow Trainers course was most probably the best 3 months of my life. Straight up get out there bro! No questions, just do it!"

Rob Dunks, UK

Rob Dunks, UK

"Yeh... er... how about, GET ME THE FREAKIN' HELL BACK OUT THERE!"

Ed Pickard, UK

Ed Pickard, UK

"I had so much fun and it was such a great experience meeting loads of great people - and I got great qualifications out of it!"

Andy Jones, Ireland

Andy Jones, Ireland

"Thanks for an amazing time & helping me pass L1 & 2! You guys have been awesome."

Laurence Laxton, Australia

Laurence Laxton, Australia

"Hey, I've just started work in Okemo in Vermont...thanks heaps for the training and the great course, definitely a good set of life skills to learn."

Andrew Stamiris, Switzerland

Andrew Stamiris, Switzerland

“Best thing I have done in a long, long time and I wish to stay working and playing up in the snow for a very long time! Thanks for everything”

Craig 'Renski' Reynolds, Wales

Craig 'Renski' Reynolds, Wales

"My time in NZ was the best of my life ..and I just wanna thank you boyos for that....... When I was in NZ I was living the dream. Well stoked with the course and even more I’m now a snowboard instructor, yee ha!!"

Jackson Thodey, Australia

Jackson Thodey, Australia

"Thanks for a wicked good time over the last 2 months. I am so stoked I came (to Japan) and getting the Level Two made it all the better. You guys did a great job."

Jim Stimpson, France

Jim Stimpson, France

“Thanks again for a fantastic season, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.”

Josh Smith, England

Josh Smith, England

“The improvement in my skiing is amazing, especially as I first skied less than 6 months ago!”

John 'JC' Collery, Ireland

John 'JC' Collery, Ireland

"This has been an unreal experience made especially rewarding due to the personalities and abilities of you guys. Professionally presented the content, yet remained informal and fun throughout!”

Kevin Skinner, England

Kevin Skinner, England

“Thanks guys for making this season even better. Great group of guys and girls, all the best for the future. Oh yes and by the way SNOW TRAINERS ROCK!!!!!!!”

Chris Rowley, Australia

Chris Rowley, Australia

“The level of instruction by the team was excellent. Beautiful view from the lodge. Snow covered peaks, plenty of activities. Great place to spend the winter."

Jill Hocking, UK

Jill Hocking, UK

"Arigatou gozaimasu (thankyou very much) Snow Trainers. Massive thanks to Barney for the skills, and cheers to Papa Smurf and his electric copper hair!"

Ben Haines, England

Ben Haines, England

“Thanks for everything guys, had a blast, riding improved plenty, and passed the course, couldn't really ask for much else! F***ing awesome!

Christiaan Petschi, England

Christiaan Petschi, England

“Awesome 10 weeks! Didn’t think my skiing could change so much. Definitely coming back to Queenstown.”

Andrew Farrimond, South Africa

Andrew Farrimond, South Africa

“Did not think my riding would improve so much!”

Dai Nevis, Wales

Dai Nevis, Wales

“The training has been excellent and my riding has improved so much. Every instructor gave me excellent advice and feedback.”

Nick Reading, England

Nick Reading, England

"Thanks for all the training and advice you gave me, it's really helped me here at Perisher Blue (ski resort Australia)...thanks for all your dedication and making me such a kickass instructor!"

Brian Gulliver, USA

Brian Gulliver, USA

"I sincerely appreciate your patience and talents in helping all of us have a wonderful NZ experience."

Kay Morrill, England

Kay Morrill, England

“I am totally in LOVE with Queenstown!!”

Jamie Blake, England

Jamie Blake, England

“I'd do it all over again!! Thanks again for a fantastic 3 months.”

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