Do you dream of becoming a ski instructor and spending a full season in New Zealand? Want to skip the summer in exchange for a snowy, mountainous landscape? If so, you’re in good company.
We are super excited to introduce you to a unique opportunity: a 10-week summer as a ski instructor in Queenstown, New Zealand! For the first time ever, you can now take your Level 1 and 2 ski instructor training “down under” with Snowminds. You will stay in Queenstown and have a season in The Remarkables, New Zealand, which is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s absolute best ski areas. The only downside is that we only have room for 16 lucky instructors, so hurry and book your place.
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From the end of June and for 10 weeks to follow, you’ll be trained by New Zealand’s best instructors and have the opportunity to pass the New Zealand Ski Instructor Association (NZSIA) Level 1 and 2 qualifications. Our experienced coaches in The Remarkables and Coronet Peak will start from scratch with the basics of skiing, building on your technique and ski level to help you pass your Level 1 exam after the first month.
You will then have a further 12 training days with the opportunity to go on beautiful day trips or enjoy The Remarkables’ delicious powder bowls on days off, before finishing the course on top with the NZSIA level 2 qualification, which you can use to go on season in places like Canada, Japan or Switzerland, or go back and work in New Zealand the following year!
We’ve created a complete experience where you get your New Zealand Level 1 and 2 ski instructor training and have the opportunity to experience other parts of New Zealand, such as the beautiful nature and the unique New Zealand laid-back culture. At the same time, after your stay in the ski area you will have the opportunity to travel around on your own, either with the other ski instructors or others you meet during your time in New Zealand. If it’s required, we are available to assist with planning hiking trips, tours, skydives and more. The possibilities are endless in the world’s adventure capitol!
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With the above, we take care of all the practicalities and coordinate with our skilled partners in New Zealand. You’ll always be surrounded by our partners, ensuring you experience exactly the peace of mind and security we’re known for!
Travel period for 2023:
*We will be happy to assist you with offers for flights, possibly with round trip, as well as airport transfers, if desired.
At Snowminds we pride ourselves in selecting the right people for our team of ski- and snowboard instructors. We are renowned amongst the ski schools for educating competent, energetic, and top motivated instructors. The most important thing for you is to be positive, outgoing, adventurous, and ready to work hard to get the memory of a lifetime as a part of the Snowminds team.
What we expect from you:
When you have sent your application, we will give you a call to discuss your course choice and hear more about why you want to become an instructor. You will then be invited to an interview where we will evaluate your candidacy. This also gives you the opportunity to get more information about our courses and your experience as a ski instructor. After the interview, we will call you and let you know whether or not we can offer you a spot on our team.
We receive a lot of applications for our courses and the spots fill up quickly. Therefore we have a “first come, first serve” principle with an application deadline each month. This means that the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are of joining the team and getting a spot at your dream destination.
Further information about course dates and prices can be found below, where you can also hit the button to apply now.
10 week level 1+2 ski instructor course in Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand
Sign up deposit €100
Any Questions? Call us!