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About Snow Trainers

Snow Trainers was founded in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2003 to provide you with the BEST ski and snowboard training. We help individuals who are looking to learn how to ski and snowboard to their full potential and become qualified instructors. We offer courses in three countries - New Zealand, Japan, and the USA.  So no matter where your hometown is, you are not far from one of our training facilities. Snow Trainers’ philosophy is to provide you with the best possible ski & snowboard instructor courses and give you an amazing winter experience you will never forget!

Dedicated to you

Snowboard Instructor Course

At Snow Trainers our owner is also one the most highly qualified trainers and examiners in the world- in fact, Tony has  represented the USA and New Zealand for several years on the national demonstration teams!
Whatever your needs, the Snow Trainers team will be able to look after you. We are dedicated to our ski training & our snowboard instructor courses to make sure you not only enjoy every moment, but learn what it takes to be the best! If you would like a private room for your accommodation, want to arrive early or stay longer, take some extra heli-ski runs, or would like extra coaching - we can make it happen. We live and breathe skiing and snowboarding and love the fact that we can share this passion with our students.

To find out more about the owners and course managers you can find profiles of everyone on The Trainers page.


Snow Trainers hires only the best ski and snowboard coaches. Our coaches are Trainers and Examiners for the NZSIA / SBINZ (New Zealand) and the PSIA / AASI (USA). We believe it is important for our students to be trained by the actual coaches who run the certification exams and decides who makes the grade. Your trainers have many years of experience both instructing and training students to become instructors. They know what you need for the exams and also what’s required in the real world of instructing. All of the above factors result in a fantastic and fun learning environment where students will excel in learning how to ski and snowboard. That's why we have such a high pass rate!

World class qualifications

The New Zealand and USA instructor qualifications are highly regarded and recognised around the world. Many of our instructors work in Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. Our graduates who decide to pursue their career as instructors, all have been able to use their skills and qualifications attained during their training with Snow Trainers to secure jobs in the industry. Our students get to fulfil their dream of teaching others how to ski and snowboard!

Help finding your dream job

We believe it is important for individuals to find their dream job. We encourage individuals to take a gap year (career break), because this will help that individual to find what they truly want to do with their career. Taking a gap year can be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. This is a year that you will remember, so make sure it is a unique and worthwhile experience! Snow Trainers believes if you enrol in our course, you are sure to improve your skills, learn new abilities, have a great time, and meet life-long friends as well!

Once the course has finished and our students know how to ski and snowboard, we provide information and guidance to help our students find their dream job. We have a great network of connections all around the world to help you begin training at a fantastic resort the following winter. In the meantime, check out our links page to see some of the awesome winter jobs available right now!

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