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 with arranging a season shredding with the Kiwis! 

Note: if you are not yet certified as an instructor, check out our 10 week level 1 + 2 instructor training programs in New Zealand 



The Instructor Life


As a 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 as an experienced instructor, we help you with all the practicalities of arranging a season. 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:

    • Help with arranging a employment at a local ski school in New Zealand
    • Help with arranging accommodation in New Zealand during your season*
    • Help with visa application, choice of insurance, and all other practicalities
    • Opportunity to buy gear with big discounts
    • Kick-off event before departure to meet other Snowminds instructors
    • Travel advice (including, tips and tricks for packing, fitness program, etc.)
    • Confidence in an established travel company
    • A dedicated team behind you, supporting you every step of the way
    • A strong community of fellow Snowminds instructors


    What is not included?

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

    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.

    * If accommodation is arranged privately by Snowminds, the budget will be agreed upon and communicated before the trip. Rent is not included. 




    Here at Snowminds, we are renowned amongst the ski schools for educating and recruiting competent, energetic and top motivated ski- and snowboard instructors. We take great pride in selecting the right people to join our team of instructors out in the world, 

    What we expect from you:

    • 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 2 instructor certification (i.e. CSIA, NZSIA, Anwärter or similar) with minimum 1 season of 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 you meet our requirements and to confirm we will we help you arranging a season in New Zealand.

    There is a lot of competion for jobs in New Zealand snow schools, so the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are that we can help you with a season in New Zealand.
    You can apply here.



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