Ski Instructor Training Courses

NZSIA Level 1 & Level 2 Certification
Coronet Peak & The Remarkables

Become a Ski Instructor.

Live the dream. Gain your ski instructor certification and you’re on your way to endless winters. Join the next intake of this internationally recognised course with Queenstown’s original ski instructor training company.

SITCo 2022 Whats New

We’re back, baby.
Business and travel is back. 2023 was good and things are only building before the 2024 winter season kicks off in June.

Our ski and snowboard instructor courses are locked in for 2024, and so are our epic performance camps. We can’t wait to get back on the snow, and we can’t wait to see you here.

International Visitors into New Zealand

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 grants a lot of Working Holiday Scheme visas which can be a great option.

Find the latest developments on the NZ Govt website.

Become a ski instructor with SITCo.

Nobody ever regrets a good day on the mountain. With SITCo’s instructor training, you can make good days your every day.

Our ski instructor courses are ideal for gap years or career gaps, southern hemisphere winter adventures, or escaping northern hemisphere summers.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Achieve Level 1 & Level 2 NZSIA ski instructor qualification – Take the 10-week Course
  • Achieve Level 1 NZSIA ski instructor qualification – Take the 5-week Course
  • Includes Queenstown accommodation, lift passes and much more (see more details below)
  • NZSIA is an internationally recognised qualification
  • SITCo’s trainers are senior NZSIA examiners and actively involved in setting instructor training standards in NZ. Because of this, SITCo delivers a research-driven approach to teaching and is continually improving its methodology to increase the chance of success for our trainees.
  • SITCo Ski Instructor courses are based in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • You’ll ski Coronet Peak and The Remarkables (in ways you never thought possible)
  • The New Zealand ski season is from June – Sept/October.
  • Our training courses have an emphasis on fun and friendship
  • SITCo’s duty of care extends to our trainees on and off the mountain. We want to see everyone have an unforgettable time and stay safe while doing it

Looking for snowboard instructor training?

10-week Instructor Course

Train for Level 1 & Level 2 NZSIA Qualification

10-week Ski Instructor Course

Develop your skills, find your tribe and spend a winter in Queenstown, one of the world’s best ski towns.

SITCo’s 10-week instructor training course is a life-changing experience. You will advance your skiing with technical advice and input, have loads of fun and gain an internationally recognised qualification while you do it.

The course is designed to help you fulfil your potential as a skier and as a ski instructor. On successful completion of the 10-week ski course, you will train for the NZSIA Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.

23rd June - 3rd Sept 2024

NZD 20,900

Register for a course with a simple

NZD 200

Secure your place with a deposit

NZD 2000

  • Freestyle Level 1 course
  • Children's Certificate
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Heli Ski Trip
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

5-week Instructor Course

Train for Level 1 NZSIA Qualification

5-week Ski Instructor Course

Gain an internationally recognised qualification while having fun and skiing the epic Queenstown ski resorts, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. What could be better?

This 5-week course is the right course for you if you don’t have a lot of skiing experience, but your goal is to become a ski instructor. On successful completion of the 5-week ski course, you will train for the NZSIA Level 1 qualification.

Our 10-week course is also an option for less experienced skiers as you have more time to train for Level 1 and Level 2.

23rd June - 28th July 2024

NZD 11,300

Register for a course with a simple

NZD 200

Secure your place with a deposit

NZD 2000

  • NZSIA Freestyle Level 1 coaches course
  • NZSIA kids certificate
  • NZSIA Second discipline
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Heli Ski Trip
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

Train for Level 2 NZSIA Qualification

5-week Ski Instructor Course

Do you already have your Level 1 qualification and are now ready to take your qualification and training to the next level? Then SITCo’s 5-week Level 2 only course is for you.

You may already have your Level 1 qualification from New Zealand, or perhaps from the UK, Canada or the US. If you have a Level 1 qualification from overseas, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll confirm if you are eligible to move on to the NZSIA Level 2.

28th July - 3rd Sept 2024

NZD 12,100

Register for a course with a simple

NZD 200

Secure your place with a deposit

NZD 2000

  • NZSIA Freestyle Level 1 coaches course
  • NZSIA kids certificate
  • NZSIA Second discipline
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Heli Ski Trip
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

Level 1 & Level 2 Training Only

5-week Ski Instructor Course – no accommodation, lift pass etc

Already got your own accommodation? Already got your own lift pass?

We also offer our Level 1 and Level 2 training qualification as a training-only package, without the accommodation etc.

For independent travellers or those already living in Queenstown, you can do our training-only option. You get all the training elements of the above 10-week and 5-week courses, but no accommodation, lift pass or transport.

You will still receive the full SITCo welcome and personal care, including full exam prep and evening sessions.

Level 1 Training Only

24th June - 26th July 2024

NZD 4,700

Level 2 Training Only

29th July - 3rd Sept 2024

NZD 4,700

Register for a course with a simple

NZD 200

Secure your place with a deposit

NZD 2000

  • Training from an NZSIA trainer
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Accommodation
  • Lift Pass for 2 ski areas - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Transport 7 days a week to either mountain
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Heli ski/board trip
  • Freestyle Level 1 course
  • Children's Certificate
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

Not what you’re after?

Check out our Snowboard Instructor Training Courses & Performance Camps

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