Ski instructor training courses.

Have you ever thought that you could be a ski instructor?
Why not come to Queenstown and get your journey underway.

SITCo Ski Instructor Courses are normally open to the world, and people come from all over the globe to ski in New Zealand.

We look forward to welcoming the world in 2022.

International travel is greatly limited at the moment. Whether you can travel to New Zealand is a tricky question. It is best to find the latest developments on the NZ Govt website.

Indications are that international travel will open in April 2022.

If you are interested in taking part in some awesome Ski Instructor Courses in Queenstown then please register your interest for 2022.

SITCo will also be running a number of bespoke Performance Ski Camp options, if you are interested please get in touch.

Or register your interest for 2022.

Become a ski instructor with SITCo.

Why not come to Queenstown and train for your Level 1 and Level 2 NZSIA ski instructor qualifications.

Becoming a ski instructor is the perfect way to improve your skiing and to allow you to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Our SITCo ski instructor training courses are great fun and, a brilliant way to get into the snowsports industry.

Our ski packages are ideal for gap year, career gap, southern hemisphere winter adventures, or even northern hemisphere “summer” holidays.

SITCo Ski Instructor Courses are all based in Queenstown, NZ.

Skiing at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

The New Zealand ski season is from June – Sept/October.

All SITCo ski instructor training courses can be tailored to your needs and booking is easy.

Any questions that you have just contact us and get a personal response.

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10 week course

Level 1 & Level 2

10 week Ski Instructor Course

Ideal for those who want to come to Queenstown, and have a life changing ski experience, while at the same time improving your skiing and gaining internationally recognised qualifications.

SITCo’s 10 week training program is designed to allow you to fulfil your potential as a skier and as a ski instructor. The 10 week program gives you the opportunity to come down to Queenstown, New Zealand and enjoy the skiing, and lifestyle that this world famous destination has to offer.

On successful completion of the 10 week ski course, you will train for the NZSIA Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.

Please note that due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices may be subject to change.

3rd July - 16th September 2022

NZD 15,700

Book your place with a simple deposit

NZD 200

  • 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 courses

Level 1

5 week Ski Instructor Course

This 5 week course is good for you if you don’t have a lot of skiing experience. You will only be sitting the Level 1 Ski Instructor qualification.

Even if you are a less experienced skier you might want to check out our 10 week Ski Instructor Course which is a good course for less experienced skiers and will give you more time to train for Level 1 and Level 2.

Please note that due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices may be subject to change.

3rd July - 6th August 2022

NZD 8,500

Book your place with a simple deposit

NZD 200

  • 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 2

5 week Ski Instructor Course

SITCo’s 5 week Level 2 only course is an ideal way for people who already have their Level 1 qualification, and who are now ready to move forward and train for and achieve their Level 2.

It is possible that you might have a Level 1 qualification from NZ, or 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 that you are eligible to move on to the NZSIA Level 2.

Please note that due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices may be subject to change.

12th August - 16th September 2022

NZD 8,900

Book your place with a simple deposit

NZD 200

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

Level 1 & Level 2 Training Only

5 week Ski Instructor Course Training Only

Already got your own accommodation?

If you feel like you are quite an independent traveller, or you are already set up in Queenstown, then we can offer you all the training elements of the above 10 and 5 week courses, plus lift pass and transport, but with NO ACCOMMODATION.

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

Please note that due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices may be subject to change.

Level 1 without Accommodation

3rd Aug - 6th September 2022

NZD 6,250

Level 2 without accommodation

12th August - 16th September 2022

NZD 6,650

Book your place with a simple deposit

NZD 200

  • Accommodation
  • Heli ski/board trip
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Freestyle Level 1 course
  • Children's Certificate
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

10 week instructor – Ski

The original SITCo course which uniquely combines snowboard training and an awesome New Zealand experience. Because the course is longer you’ll have more time to become a stronger rider overall, and more time to enjoy freestyle, freeride and all winter season experiences.

5 week instructor – Ski

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10 week instructor – Snowboard

The original SITCo course which uniquely combines snowboard training and an awesome New Zealand experience. Because the course is longer you’ll have more time to become a stronger rider overall, and more time to enjoy freestyle, freeride and all winter season experiences.

5 week instructor – Snowboard

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Not what you’re after?

Don’t forget we have Performance Ski Camps, Snowboard Instructor Courses and Train-to-Work Courses available.

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