Improve your skills and train for a ski instructor qualification
Snow Trainers delivers everything you need to gain the necessary certifications and become a ski instructor. The 5 week ski instructor course in New Zealand is a great option for those who want to develop their skills in a fun and friendly environment while still gaining their first qualification. Not only will you improve your own skiing but you’ll learn the basics of how to teach someone to make their first turns. There’s no better way to learn how to become an instructor and ski Queenstown, NZ!
An amazing winter experience
You will improve your skills while having an amazing time and making life-long friends. Snow Trainers wants you to have a fun, rewarding and memorable experience on our ski instructor courses
in New Zealand. We organise social activities to keep you entertained on your days off the snow. You can also take an avalanche safety / back-country awareness course to keep you safe while enjoying New Zealand’s spectacular mountain environment (optional extra).
New Zealand’s best Ski Trainers
coaches are Trainers and Examiners for the NZSIA. We know you want to be trained by the actual coaches who run the certification exams. Your trainers have many years of experience skiing Queenstown, NZ and training students to become ski instructors, so the trainers know what you need for the exams and also what’s required in the real world of instructing. We offer the best trainers for our ski instructor courses in New Zealand – you won’t find better anywhere in the world!
Great employment opportunities
As part of the course we guide you through applying for a job and starting your career once the course has finished. We have a large network of connections all around the world to help you begin your ski career at a resort the following winter. We will guide you through the employment application process to help you succeed in finding the job you want. In the meantime, 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 4 weeks, plus exam week) at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables 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!
- Video Analysis Sessions
Video sessions to develop your own skiing and work on the necessary analytical skills for your exam.
5 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.
- Season Lift Pass
Seasons pass for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas.
- Equipment, clothing and workshop discounts
From Torpedo7, the best ski and snowboard shop in town!
- Snow Trainers Team Hoody
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 exam.
- NZSIA Membership, Exam Fees and Technical Manual
Exam included is the New Zealand Level One Certification.
- Employment Assistance and Advice
- Airport Transfer on arrival
Queenstown Airport to your accommodation.
- Tuning and Equipment Clinic
- Heli-ski Trip
- Backcountry Course
- Bungy Jump
- Sky Diving
- First Aid Course
- NZSIA Children’s Teaching Certification