Ski Instructor Courses

We know that if you’re reading this it’s because you want to live the dream of a career, or at least a place, in the ski 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.

Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro, time on a Rookie Academy course will take your abilities 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.


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 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 technique in yourself and your students


Which location is the right one for me?


New Zealand – July to September
The perfect place to either gain or further your qualifications, getting your qualification in New Zealand means you can go straight into an instructing job in the Northern Hemisphere, or if you are already working as an instructor don’t give up valuable earning potential by training and sitting exams in the Northern Hemisphere do that in your off-season.

  • 2 – 12 week course durations
  • New Zealand, Canadian and British qualifications
  • Level 1, 2 and 3 course options


Aspen – December to April
Yes it’s where the rich and famous hangout…but the real drawcard is the huge amount of terrain available across four mountains, the light dry Colorado powder, and the consistently great weather.

  • 1 – 10 week course durations
  • American (PSIA) qualifications
  • Level 1 and 2 options


Mont Sainte Anne – December to April
Book your training by the week, customise a course that suits your training and certification requirements, and train with some of Canada’s top examiners including JF Beaulieu.

  • 1 – 12 week course durations
  • Canadian (CSIA) qualifications
  • Level 1 through to Level 4 options