Snowboard instructor training courses.

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

SITCo Snowboard Instructor Courses are 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.

12 April 2022, vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival.

1 May 2022, vaccinated visitors from visa waiver countries, and visitors from other countries who already hold a valid visitor visa can enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival.

Find the latest developments on the NZ Govt website.

If you are interested in taking part in some awesome Ski Instructor Courses in Queenstown then please Let’s Chat.

SITCo will also be running Performance Ski Camps, if that better suits you please get in touch.

Or register your interest for 2022 and beyond.

Become a snowboard instructor with SITCo.

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

Becoming a snowboard instructor is the perfect way to improve your riding and to allow you to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our SITCo snowboard instructor training courses are great fun and, a brilliant way to get into the snowsports industry.

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

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

Snowboarding at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.

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

All SITCo snowboard 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. If you want to get all the latest info as it is released, special offers, discounts and more. Then simply sign up for our newsletter.

10 week course

Level 1 & Level 2

10 week Snowboard Instructor Course

Ideal for those who want to come to New Zealand, and have a life changing snowboard experience, while at the same time improving your riding while gaining internationally recognised qualifications.

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

On successful completion of the 10 week snowboard course you will train for the NZSIA/SBINZ Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.

Due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices will be confirmed in early 2022. In the meantime get in touch and we can talk you through all the possibilities. 

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
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

5 week courses

Level 1

5 week Snowboard Instructor Course

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

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

Due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices will be confirmed in early 2022. In the meantime get in touch and we can talk you through all the possibilities. 

3rd July - 6th August 2022

NZD 8,500

Book your place with a simple deposit

NZD 200

  • Accommodation in Queenstown
  • Lift Pass for 2 ski areas - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Training from an NZSIA trainer
  • Heli ski trip
  • Transport 7 days a week to either mountain
  • Full exam preparation
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Ski tuning seminar
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Park and Pipe day
  • Telemark day
  • BBQ
  • Fun race
  • 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 2

5 week Snowboard 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 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 eligable to move on to the NZSIA Level 2.

Due to the ever-changing international travel situation, exact dates and prices will be confirmed in early 2022. In the meantime get in touch and we can talk you through all the possibilities. 

8th August - 12th September 2022

NZD 8,900

Book your place with a simple deposit

NZD 200

  • Accommodation in Queenstown
  • Lift Pass for 2 ski areas - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
  • Training from an NZSIA trainer
  • Heli ski trip
  • Transport 7 days a week to either mountain
  • Full exam preparation
  • Night sessions, including video analysis
  • Full exam preparation
  • NZSIA exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • NZSIA manual
  • Ski tuning seminar
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Personal goal setting and progress
  • Park and Pipe day
  • Telemark day
  • BBQ
  • Fun race
  • 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 Snowboard 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 July - 6th August 2022

NZD 6,250

Level 2 without accommodation

8th August - 12th September 2022

NZD 6,650

Register for a course with a simple

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, and Ski Instructor Training available.

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