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Snowboarding Instructor Course in New Zealand
Cooler than the other side of the pillow
Who’d have thought that whilst it's pissing down rain in the British summertime, you could escape to winter on the other side of the world? The SnowSkool NZ snowboarding instructor course begins in July and ends in September, thereby getting you all set to work as a snowboard instructor back up north from November/ December. Wanaka, where the SnowSkool snowboarding instructor course is based, is surely one of the most beautiful places on earth...the lake, the snow-capped peaks, the friendly, outdoorsy and cheery Kiwis. Quite simply, it is a magical place with some fantastic snowboarding to be had in the nearby hills. SnowSkool operates at Cardrona (Cardies) for the simple reasons that it is about the best place in the world to ride (between July and September!) – ensuring you will develop your riding to the maximum extent whilst your friends at home run around dodging the inevitable summer showers!
At Cardies, SnowSkool works with a specialist Snowboard School that is packed full of some of the most highly-qualified and specialised snowboard trainers anywhere. If the Earth competed against Mars in snowboard instruction, many of our guys would represent!
heaven on earth?
photos from our nz snowboarding instructor course
who chooses this course?
The age range for the SnowSkool NZ snowboarding instructor course tends to be 18-35. It is popular for guys and girls leaving school or graduating University as it allows you to do a snowboard instructor course without taking a gap year. It's also ideal for those looking for a fast-track into the industry: get your instructor qualifications and be working as a snowboard instructor within a couple of months. The SnowSkool NZ course is also a good starting point for extended travels throughout the world.
This is a tough snowboard course and so snowboarders hoping to succeed on the SnowSkool NZ snowboarding instructor course should arrive relatively competent riders - namely with the ability to ride down a red run with good speed and control. The timing of this snowboarding instructor course is ideal for those looking to get their qualifications in the southern hemisphere winter in preparation for working as a snowboard instructor in the northern hemisphere winter. The Level 2 snowboard instructor qualification of the SBINZ is sufficient to see you working throughout North America and in many countries in Europe.
New Zealand not quite right for you ... don't worry, we're sure to have a course that's perfect for you! Find out about SnowSkool's other snowboard instructor training courses.
Snowboard Instructor Course diaries
Check out all the latest news from NZ 2011!
Check out all the latest news from our New Zealand snowboard instructor course.
As we're sure you'll agree it looks like everyone is having an awesome time! Wish you were out there?? Why not book on for next year's course?!
SBINZ Snowboard Instructor Qualifications
Level 1 & Level 2 Snowboard Instructor
Although already very well-regarded, the snowboarding qualifications of SBINZ (Snowboard Instructors of New Zealand) are still gaining in reputation. You will sit your Level 1 snowboard instructor qualification within three weeks of arriving and then push on with Level 2 training. This is the level required to work throughout the rest of the world.
The SnowSkool programme package includes exam fees for both the Level 1 and Level 2.
Real life examples
Stuart Selkirk, 18, SnowSkool New Zealand, 2010
““With only four weeks experience, I struggled for the first couple of weeks but the SnowSkool instructors were awesome and kept me going. After the course, I got a job working at Lake Louise in Canada through SnowSkool's recruitment service and had an awesome season instructing (and riding other hills nearby: Sunshine Village, Kicking Horse and Revelstoke). But I always had a yearning to return to NZ and so I applied to the University of Canterbury and am still there!””