How to become a ski instructor
Snow Trainers delivers everything you need to gain the necessary certifications and become a ski instructor. Spend 10 weeks in Queenstown, New Zealand (the adventure capital of the world) and train for internationally recognised qualifications.
An amazing winter experience
While improving your skills more than you ever thought you could, you’ll also have an amazing time and make some life-long friends! Here at Snow Trainers we want to make sure you have a fun, rewarding, and memorable experience on our courses while learning how to be a ski instructor in New Zealand so we organise loads of social activities throughout the course.
New Zealand’s best Ski Trainers and Coaches
While improving your skills more than you ever thought you could, you’ll also have an amazing time and make some life-long friends! Here at Snow Trainers we want to make sure you have a fun, rewarding, and memorable experience on our courses while learning how to be a ski instructor in New Zealand so we organise loads of social activities throughout the course. We also go over avalanche safety and back-country awareness so you stay safe while you ski in New Zealand’s spectacular mountain environment.
Internationally recognised ski instructor qualifications
The Snow Trainers 10 Week Ski Instructor course prepares you for the internationally recognised New Zealand Level One and Level Two certifications. You will be qualified for a professional ski instructor’s job in no time! So come learn how to become a ski instructor from the experts and ski New Zealand!
Great employment opportunities
Before the course has finished we’ll help guide you in the right direction to find your dream job. We have many connections all around the world so you can begin your career as an instructor at a fantastic resort. We will be there for you every step of the process. You can always check out our links
page to see some of the awesome winter jobs available right now.
- Professional Ski Training
Training 3 days a week (for 10 weeks, including 2 exams) at Coronet Peak and the Remarkable ski areas by qualified NZSIA trainers and examiners. When training you will also have ski school lift-line privileges which means more time skiing and less time waiting! So come Ski in New Zealand and learn how to become a ski instructor today, an experience you will never forget!
- Video Analysis Sessions
Video sessions to develop your own skiing and work on the necessary analytical skills for your exam.
10 weeks accommodation in central Queenstown, on a shared room basis with communal lounge and kitchen facilities and within walking distance of local, shops, restaurants and Queenstown’s famous nightlife.
Transport to both ski areas every day of the week so you can ski, ski, ski! And unlike other courses, you don’t have to catch the bus at 8am on your days off! Our transport is flexible so you can go up at lunch time if you want a sleep in before skiing. Transport starts from the first day of training all the way through until the last day of your exams.
- NZSIA Membership, Exam Fees and Technical Manual
Exams included are the New Zealand Level One and Level Two certifications
- Heliski Trip
We fly with the best guides so you can ski the best terrain, an experience not to be missed.
- Season Lift Pass
Seasons pass for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas.
- Freestyle Training
Sessions focusing on developing your freestyle skills.
- Equipment, clothing and workshop discounts
From Torpedo7, the best ski and snowboard shop in town!
- Snow Trainers Team Hoody
- Employment Assistance and Advice
- Airport Transfer on Arrival
Queenstown Airport to your accommodation.
- Tuning and Equipment Clinic
- NZSIA Children’s Teaching Certification
- Backcountry Course
- First Aid Course
- Bungy Jump
- Sky Diving