Academy is a World Class incubator of Ski and Snowboard Instructor Training. Rookie
based qualifications and contacts make you industry ready for a career on snow.
- Specialised training – this is what we do.
It is not a sideline to the Ski School, or a tourist operation. It is an Academy
geared to produce career-ready ski and snowboard instructors.
- Independence from any specific Area or
School means The Rookie Academy is the only single place to gain BASI,
CSIA and NZSIA qualifications that prepare you for an international
- High calibre trainers and programs mean a
consistently high standard of Rookie Graduates that are recognised the
- Access to people and connections will help
accelerate your ability and build your reputation
- Southern and Northern Hemisphere Academy
snow campuses allow us to train in on and off seasons to further
accelerate your ability.
that you’re even bothering to read this because you want to live the dream of a
career, or at least a place, in the snow industry. And we know that if you find
yourself a job that you love, you’ll never feel like you’ve worked another day
in your life.
Academy is about getting you ready to get the most out of your on-snow
lifestyle – the most enjoyment, the most opportunities, and the best options
for career development. Your commitment to the Rookie Academy is rewarded
through your own development and returned by our commitment to do what we can
to get you established in an instructing position upon graduating The
- 20 years of ski and snowboard training
- 1400 Rookies qualified
- Pass rates in the 90% range
- 40 – 50 new instructing careers started
- Placements in Europe, North America, Japan
and New Zealand
industry is filled with big names and big personalities, and we’ve got the best
in the business coaching at the Rookie Academy.
you’re in the Academy you can:
- Ski, board and learn with the experts that
literally wrote the book on skiing and snowboarding.
- Become part of their network, opening
doors and creating opportunities for you in ski areas all around the
- Accelerate your personal ski or boarding
ability with on snow training, off snow clinics and technical analysis
coaches are hand picked. We purposefully search for trainers of the highest
calibre, who bring broad experience, deep understanding and world-class career
building connections to our programs.
Many of our
instructors return from their international roles to coach at Rookies year
after year. Like the Rookie students these trainers thrive in the atmosphere of