BECOME A SKI INSTRUCTOR & LEARN FROM THE BEST

Get the best ski instructor training with the Rookie Academy – a Kiwi owned, specialized, independent ski instructor training school that has been teaching aspiring ski instructors the art of teaching since 1992!

Start your ski instructor adventure in Wanaka New Zealand, Aspen USA or Mont Sainte Anne Canada.

 

Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro, time on a Rookie Academy ski instructor course will take your skiing to the next level. We’re here to help you improve your skills, achieve your goals, and ensure you get the most out of your time with us. 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.

WHY CHOOSE ROOKIE ACADEMY?

trainers

 

THE TRAINERS

World class trainers with a wealth of experience and ski instruction knowledge and the skills to help you become an amazing ski instructor.

Dean

 

THE TRAINING

Always evolving, you’ll learn the latest techniques in a training environment tailored to your skill set and learning style. The pass rate speaks for itself.

The-Terrain

 

THE TERRAIN

Treblecone offers an unparalleled variety of terrain. From beginner slopes to extreme freeride terrain, Treblecone will challenge you in the best ways possible. Learn here and you can ski any resort in the world with confidence.

95%

% PASS RATE

22

YEARS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING EXPERIENCE

1500

CLIENTS

16363

AVERAGE VERTICAL METERS PER WEEK

What to expect on your course:

  • Handpicked trainers of the highest calibre, who bring broad experience, deep understanding and world-class career building connections to our programs.
  • Heaps of vertical, you can expect to clock up 150,000 vertical meters of skiing over an 8 to 11 week ski instructor course
  • Identifying your strengths as well as your skill deficiencies to help you fine tune your technique
  • Learning new skills that will help you master the entire mountain
  • Versatility, skiing at an increasing range of speeds, terrain and conditions
  • Learning the art of movement analysis and developing your eye for spotting good and bad skiing technique in yourself and your students
  • Smaller group sizes – usually 5-7 per group or less
  • A great social environment off the hill that comes naturally amongst our students. Our crew get looked after like locals around town by local businesses so you’ll feel right at home in Wanaka.

And then when you’ve passed the course and picked where you want to go the vast connections over 20 years of Rookie Alumni has created will find a place in a ski school for you.

COURSE LOCATIONS

ASPEN

DECEMBER – APRIL

 

Train across 4 mountains in great weather conditions

1 – 10 week course durations

American (PSIA) qualifications

Level 1 and 2 options

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Treble Cone

JULY – SEPTEMBER

Train in the northern hemisphere off season

2 – 12 week course durations

New Zealand, Canadian and British qualifications

Level 1, 2 and 3 options

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MONT SAINT ANNE

DECEMBER – APRIL

 

Train with some of Canada’s top trainers

1 – 12 week course durations

Canadian (CSIA) qualifications

Level 1 through to 4 options

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DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…