Don’t have time to train this winter but can’t wait until the 2018/19 winter to become a ski instructor
If you want to spend next winter working as a ski or snowboard instructor why not get a head start and spend the summer training to become an instructor in the southern half of the globe during the New Zealand winter.
Be ready for the 2018/19 winter
Canadian resorts like Banff don’t open until November and in most european resorts like Meribel the skiing doesn’t get underway until December. In these resort our instructor courses don’t start until 11th of November (Canada) and the 10th of December (Europe).
If you wait until then you may miss out on working as an instructor until 2019. If that seems like a long time to wait then you could fast track your ambition by heading to the ski fields of New Zealand to get qualified.
Perfect timing for Uni Students
Other than the Uni ski trip you won’t have much spare time to go skiing during the winter as you will be studying hard.New Zealand is also a perfect place to train as an instructor while in full-time further education.
Why not use the University summer vacation, that starts in June and last until September, to get some snow time. Courses to become an instructor start at the end of July and last for 10 weeks. Allowing anyone in the middle of taking a degree to gain a new skill and get some serious mountain time.
Become an instructor in New Zealand
By training to be an instructor in New Zealand you will get qualified as a level 1 or 2 instructor and hold a NZSIA (skiing) or SBINZ (snowboarding) qualification. Like BASI, the New Zealand instructors associations are part of the ISIA allowing the holder to work in countries across the globe.
Skiing on Mt Ruapehu
The skiing is pretty amazing too. We choose to make Mt Ruapehu our home as it gives us access to the ski areas of Turoa and Whakapapa. Combined they offer the widest variety of terrain and can guarantee the best snow in the country.
Whakapapa is New Zealand’s biggest ski area and boasts 65 runs, the longest season in the country and access to some epic backcountry. Turoa is where we head when we want to play in their park is full of things to hit, slid and dance on. Like Whakapapa there is great backcountry and plenty to challenge the best riders.
A winter in New Zealand also offers the chance to sample a few other extreme activities, it is the home of the Bungy Jump after all. Or if you prefer to respect your body a bit more there is are plenty of natural geothermal spas around to help you chill out and recover.