Training - New Zealand
“If ski or snowboard instructing is what you want to do and whether you have the whole season up your sleeve, or only have weekends available, or you’re on your gap year, then we have courses to suit your timeframe and budget.
The Cardrona Instructor Training Centre boasts some of New Zealand's most experienced and qualified ski and snowboard trainers and with Cardrona Alpine Resort's terrain we have the perfect training ground for every skier and snowboarder.”
This popular programme is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to enter the Ski Patrol industry. It is held in high regard by the Heads of Ski patrol within New Zealand and includes a four week placement for students with a real ski patrol department. This is where students compound the skills learnt with their tutors and is probably one of the longest and most fun filled job interviews ever.
The programme has successfully run for 15 years and past students have reached senior, supervisory and heads of department positions within New Zealand Ski patrols. The programme also provides a strong foundation for related careers in the outdoors, including alpine and ski guiding, a variety of summer guiding and/or instruction, ambulance officer, and safety management. It contains both Pre- Hospital Emergency Care and Avalanche Stage 1, both entry level qualifications for many outdoor employment options. On successful completion of the programme some students seek work overseas, before returning to apply for work in New Zealand.
Learning takes place in a realistic working environment and includes practical and theory that is based on identified industry needs. It is a big seven months, chock full of learning, growth, discovery and fun.
Do you have a passion for the snow and want to become a ski or snowboard instructor? Snow Trainers instructor courses in New Zealand, USA and Japan will give you the skills to become a qualified ski or snowboard professional in no time! If you're taking a gap year, break from work, or considering a career as an instructor then Snow Trainers delivers everything you need.
Ski and Snowboard Instructor Courses
• Queenstown, New Zealand: June/July
• Niseko, Japan: January
• Colorado, USA: January
Snow Trainers was founded in Queenstown, New Zealand and has been running very successful ski and snowboard training courses since 2003. Our philosophy is to provide you with the best possible training while giving you an amazing winter experience.