Snowboard Instructor Courses

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

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

 

If snowboarding is your passion… we can help turn it into a career.
The Rookie Academy offers the best snowboard instructor courses in New Zealand. We’re here to help you improve your snowboarding skills, achieve your goals, and ensure you get the most out of your time with us.
Our snowboard instructor courses are the only choice if you want to ride like a pro while having an incredible winter experience.

WHY CHOOSE ROOKIE ACADEMY?

 

THE TRAINERS

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

 

THE TRAINING

Always evolving, you’ll learn the latest techniques in a training environment tailored to your skill set and learning style. Our exam 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 snowboard at 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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