Snowboard Instructor Training Courses

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

Become a Snowboard Instructor

Turn your passion into your career. Achieve your snowboard instructor qualification while living and training in one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most stunning ski resorts. Join the next intake of this internationally recognised course with Queenstown’s original ski and snowboard instructor training company.

We're back, baby. New Zealand will be open for business before the 2022 winter season kicks off.

Our ski and snowboard instructor courses are locked in for 2022, 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.

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Become a snowboard instructor with SITCo.

Gain your Level 1 or Level 2 NZSIA/SBINZ snowboard instructor qualification here in New Zealand, and when you're done, you'll be ready to hit the northern winter.

Our snowboard instructor courses are ideal for gap years or career gaps, southern hemisphere winter adventures, or escaping northern hemisphere summers. You’ll improve your riding, find your tribe and maybe even kickstart your career in snow sports.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Achieve Level 1 & Level 2 NZSIA/SBINZ snowboard instructor qualification – Take the 10-week Course
  • Achieve Level 1 NZSIA/SBINZ snowboard 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 Snowboard Instructor courses are based in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • You’ll ride 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
  • All SITCo snowboard instructor training courses can be tailored to your needs
  • Booking is easy! Apply Now

Becoming a snowboard instructor will improve your technical abilities and confidence on the snow, but it will give you much more. Each year, we see our graduates grow and develop on and off the mountain. They gain confidence, experience and a tribe of new friends. The course will also give you an internationally recognised qualification that you can use to start your career in the snow sports industry.

If you have any questions, get in touch and we will respond directly.

Looking for ski instructor training?

10-week Instructor Course

Level 1 & Level 2 NZSIA Qualification 10-week Snowboard Instructor Courses

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 riding 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 snowboarder and as a snowboard instructor. On successful completion of the 10-week snowboard course, you will train for the NZSIA/SBINZ 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
  • Food and beer money - accommodation is self catering
  • Flights to Queenstown
  • Personal Insurance

5-week instructor courses

Level 1

5-week Snowboard 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 snowboarding experience but your goal is to become a snowboard instructor. On successful completion of the 5-week course, you will train for the NZSIA/SBINZ Level 1 qualification. 

Our 10-week course is also an option for less experienced snowboarders as you have 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

  • 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

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.

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

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 - no accommodation

Already got your own accommodation? We also offer our Level 1 and Level 2 training qualification as a training-only package, without the accommodation.

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 with lift pass and transport, but no accomodation.

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

 

  • 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
  • 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

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