NZSIA Ski
Instructor
Courses

The NZSIA has 4 levels of ski instructor certification, at the Rookie Academy, we offer ski instructor training courses to help you achieve your Level 1, level 2 and Level 3 certifications.  

Level 1 and 2 certifications are achievable in one season and are included in our 8 and 11-week courses, Level 3 is a big step up from Level 2 so normally takes a couple of seasons skiing and teaching before attempting this qualification.  

NZSIA Level 1  

A Level One Ski Instructor is certified to teach first-time skiers up to advanced wedge turns. The five-day course is primarily an educational course with assessments in skiing and teaching. 

NZSIA Level 2  

The Ski Level Two Certification qualifies you to teach students from wedge-parallel turns to advanced parallel turns.  

NZSIA Level 3  

The Ski Level Three Certification qualifies you to teach students in all-mountain situations and meets the ISIA Stamp skiing and teaching requirements.

11 WEEKS – NZSIA LEVEL 1 AND 2 EXAMS

Our longest NZSIA course is the perfect way to start your instructing career.

START: 6th July 2019
END: 21st September 2019
TRAINING: 200+ hours of on-snow training
ABILITY: Basic-intermediate or above
Price: $16,800

The extended 11-week course gives you more time to cement the learning you do on snow, hone your own skiing and teaching skills and prepare for the examination, while giving you more time to enjoy the surroundings and the experience.

11 WEEKS – NZSIA LEVEL 3

This course is available to advanced skiers with a current Level 2 Certification

START: 6th July 2019
END: 21st September 2019
TRAINING: 120+ hours of on-snow training
ABILITY: Level 2 qualified instructor
PRICE: $13,500

This course includes 4 weeks of training and the NZSIA Ski and Teach pre-courses, the training is spread over the 11 week course to allow time for you to own the changes you are making, this also allows time to shadow our Level 1 and 2 groups to develop your Analysis and Lesson Planning skills.
The NZSIA Level 3 exam is optional and is not included in the price.

8 WEEKS – NZSIA LEVEL 1 AND 2 EXAMS

It’s intensive and demanding. But you’ll be ready to teach skiing the day you complete the course.

START: 28th July 2019
END: 21st September 2019
TRAINING: 160+ hours of on-snow training
ABILITY: Basic-intermediate or above
PRICE: $14,700

Are you a strong skier? Short of time? This 8 week ski instructor course is for you.

6 WEEKS – NZSIA LEVEL 2 EXAM

You already have a level 1 and you’re ready for the next step…

START: 10th August 2019
END: 21st September 2019
TRAINING: 120+ hours of on-snow training
ABILITY: Level 2 qualified instructor
PRICE: $11,500

This 6 week ski instructor course is designed for strong skiers who want to progress beyond their level one qualification.

3 WEEKS – NZSIA LEVEL 1 EXAM

Looking for an introduction to the ski industry before making a larger commitment? Or short on time?

START: 6th July 2019
END: 27th July 2019

START: 27th July 2019
END: 17th August 2019

TRAINING: 200+ hours of on-snow training
ABILITY: Basic-intermediate or above

PRICE: $6,500

This 3 week course gives you a taste of what is on offer as an instructor.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN EACH COURSE:

DOOR TO DOOR TRANSPORT
to and from the Treble Cone ski area available 7 days a week

WEEKLY VIDEO ANALYSIS
session of your skiing

SHARED ACCOMMODATION
for the duration of your course

TRAINING 20 HOURS A WEEK
with our international trainers

SKI PASS
for the duration of your course

BRANDED MERCHANDISE