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Our New Zealand ski instructor courses include everything you need to make the most of your Southern Hemisphere winter. The opportunity to train for a number of internationally recognised qualifications, off-season from the Northern Hemisphere and in one of the best ski towns in the Southern Hemisphere are all part of the Rookie Deal.

*Sign up for one of our 2014 courses and get an extra week FREE*

Course Start Finish 2014 Price
11 Week
NZSIA Level 1 & 2  
5th July 20th Sept


8 Week
NZSIA Level 1 & 2
27th July 20th Sept $14,700nz
2 Week
Level 1 Prep Course
5th July 19th July $4,200nz
NEW 5 Week
PSIA Level 2 Training
26th July 30th Aug  $11,200nz
Full Cert (ISIA)    
11 Week
Full Cert Training
5th July 20th Sept $12,900nz
Already have ISIA?
3 Week Trainer
26th July 16th Aug $2,400nz
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Rookie Academy full-time Southern Hemisphere courses are:

  • Based in Wanaka, New Zealand at Treble Cone Ski Area
  • Cover NZSIA, PSIA, BASI and CSIA qualifications
  • Are offered over durations from 2 – 11 weeks to match the intensity of training you’re looking for
  • Conducted in small groups of 5 – 7 people
  • Bring in the best of our international trainers for a truly world class experience
  • Completed with snow-sports career development and job placement via the New Zealand Rookie Academy global ski school network

Expect to train 5 hours per day, 4 days per week. Our courses include a significant amount of on-snow video analysis and some off-snow study to crystallise the learning you do on the snow and truly accelerate your ability.

How We Train

The Rookie Academy is just that … an Academy dedicated to the craft of ski and snowboard instructing. The Rookie Academy is run by and filled with people for whom skiing and boarding is a life’s work.

Rookie Trainers are hand picked and our courses designed to help you get the most out of your time at the Academy. These practical, industry driven courses cover a comprehensive range of technical skills and teaching techniques. At the Academy expect to:

  • Ski or board a lot! Rookies typically clock up 150,000 vertical meters of skiing over an 8 to 11 week course
  • Learn the art of movement analysis and develop your eye for spotting good and bad technique in yourself and your students
  • Improve your physical and snow-specific fitness and learn how to protect your most valuable asset (your body) by keeping yourself in the best physical condition for your on-snow career
  • Develop your own network of snow-professionals as you become part of the Rookie Alumni
  • A season in a true ski town

We earned and build our international reputation by producing a consistently high standard of instructors. Our record is unrivalled and every season we aim to keep it that way by bringing back the best instructors and developing our courses to be the most practical, in-depth and industry-appealing on the planet.

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