Take your skiing & snowboarding to the next level
Ski and snowboard instructor courses and performance camps, Queenstown, New Zealand.
READY to book FOR 2023: 10 week & 5 week Instructor courses, and performance camps
Take your skiing and snowboarding to the next level. A 3 or 5-day intensive progression programme to advance your technical skills and confidence.
Whether you’re an old dog looking to learn new tricks or ready to crank your skiing or snowboarding up a notch, we’ll put you in front of expert trainers who will help you take things to a whole new level. Improve your personal skiing, prepare for instructor training or train for your Level 3 qualification.
Snowboard & Ski Instructor
Develop your skills, find your tribe and spend a winter in Queenstown, one of the world’s best ski towns.
Become a ski or snowboard instructor with SITCo, an NZSIA-recognised training provider. SITCo’s internationally recognised courses will take you from greenhorn to guru in five or ten weeks. Where you take it after that is up to you. Train for Level 1 or Level 2 NZSIA qualification.
Queenstown’s original ski instructor training company.
Since 2002, SITCo has helped hundreds of keen skiers and snowboarders develop their skills, confidence and career opportunities in the ski industry. We are hands-on, hugely passionate and our founders, Gavin and Colin, are considered two of New Zealand’s top ski trainers. SITCo graduates leave with an NZSIA recognised qualification and the ability to work just about anywhere in the world doing what they love.
Winter Season 2024
We’re back, baby.
2023 was back in full swing, and things are only building for 2024.
We will have our world renown Instructor Training Courses back to the max, we will have our epic Performance Ski Camps, and back for 2024 we will have Work & Train options for those who are already qualified.
We can’t wait to get back on the snow, and we can’t wait to see you here.
Don’t miss out on winter 2024.
International Visitors into New Zealand
International travel is back to normal: if you wish to visit New Zealand and take part in one of our courses, you need to consider which passport you have and which course you are looking at.
Most of our courses can be done with a straightforward visitors visa. A lot of passport holders don’t even need to apply for a visa, have a look at the list of visa waiver countries.
Work & Train: If you are looking at Work & Train course with us, or you would like to work when you are in New Zealand, then you will need to obtain a valid work visa, or have the right to work in NZ. The New Zealand government runs a lot of Working Holiday Scheme visa which can be a great option.
Find the latest developments on the NZ Govt website.
Life-changing experiences happen here
There is nowhere else quite like Queenstown.
Seriously spectacular on and off the mountain, Queenstown is a small southern town that punches well above its weight. Epic ski resorts, high-energy people, world-class trainers and endless outdoor adventures. There’s a lot to love.
SITCo students live in Queenstown and train at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, two of New Zealand’s best mountain resorts. While we think Queenstown is a pretty amazing place, we know moving to a new town can bring challenges, especially for our younger trainees. The SITCo team is here to guide and support you every step of the way. Whether it’s up on the hill, during daily life in Queenstown or when it comes time to plan your next steps after training.
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Got a question?
Not sure if you should go for Instructor training or a performance camp? Get in touch, and we’ll help you find the best option for your skill level and ultimate snow goals.
Experienced NZSIA Trainers
SITCo is Queenstown’s original ski and snowboard instructor training company. Gavin and Colin have played a role in shaping NZSIA’s instructor standards and have represented NZSIA at global meets. With SITCo, you have a unique opportunity to ski and train with the best in New Zealand.