Combine an amazing experience as a ski instructor with New Zealand's epic adventure activities

Turn Summer into Winter


Do you dream of working as a ski instructor for an entire season in New Zealand? Are you looking to skip the summer in exchange for a snowy and mountainous landscape? If so, you’re in good company. Over the years, New Zealand has quietly become a hotspot for the adventurous skier. The vast range of outdoor activities and extreme sports, from canyoning and caving to heli-skiing and bungee jumping, are anchored in natural surroundings that not even a postcard photo could do justice. That’s why Snowminds is excited to help experienced instructors to have the opportunity to spend a season shredding with the Kiwis! 




The Instructor Life


As an certified instructor, you can look forward to a season in a country long considered to offer some of the finest skiing in the southern hemisphere. Equally important, the snow culture in New Zealand is massive – not only are there cosy and picturesque alpine villages, but also entire metropolises, which are obsessed with skiing (i.e. Queenstown). With a season that often lasts from June to September, a season in New Zealand makes it possible to only keep your skis packed up for a single day per year: the day you fly back to the northern hemisphere.


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When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure in New Zealand.


With Snowminds, you can look forward to the following benefits:

    • Job Guarantee as an instructor at a local ski school in New Zealand
    • Help with arranging accommodation in New Zealand during your season*
    • Lift ticket, uniform, and orientation at the ski school
    • Help with visa application, choice of insurance, and all other practicalities
    • Opportunity to buy gear with big discounts
    • Kick-off event before departure
    • Travel advice (including, tips and tricks for packing, insurance, etc.)
    • Confidence in an established travel company
    • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you   
    • A strong community of fellow Snowminds instructors


    What is not included?

    • Transportation to/from New Zealand
    • Cancellation insurance, travel insurance, and visa fees
    • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above 


    As always, we take care of all the practicalities and coordinate with our skilled partners in New Zealand. We promise you will always be surrounded by our partners, therefore ensuring that you experience the safety and security we are known for!

    We are happy to assist with the booking of airline tickets, including airport transfers to your final destination. Please reach out to us ANYTIME if you are interested.


    * Budget for housing will be agreed upon and communicated before the trip. Rent is not included. 




    Here at Snowminds, we take pride in choosing the right people to become part of our team of experienced ski and snowboard instructors. We are renowned amongst the ski schools for educating and recruiting competent, energetic and top motivated ski- and snowboard instructors. 

    What we expect from you:

    • You have completed a course with Snowminds previously
    • You are positive, outgoing and adventurous
    • You are serious, responsible and top motivated
    • You are good with kids, teens, and adults
    • You enjoy teaching and love being challenged  
    • You speak English at a conversational level
    • Have a minimum level 1 instructor certification (i.e. CSIA, NZSIA, Anwärter or similar) with teaching experience
    • You are eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa


      After submitting your application, we will give you a call and review your candidacy. During this conversation, you will also have the opportunity to hear more about our other course options and what it’s really like to be a ski or snowboard instructor in New Zealand. We’ll then get back to you soon with more information on whether we can offer you a place on our team.

      There is great interest in this opportunity and therefore available positions fill-up quickly. Generally, we operate on a “first come – first serve” principle. That means the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are to join the team. You can apply here.



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