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Instructor Training

Train towards becoming a qualified ski or snowboard instructor

Apprentice Instructor Programme

NOW CLOSED FOR 2021

Become a qualified ski or snowboard instructor 16+

The apprentice course is aimed at providing support and training to our domestic skiers & riders who are thinking about taking their first steps into the Snowsports Industry.

We will provide you with the tools to sit your Level 1 exam at the beginning of the season and help you to further your skills throughout the season with both experience teaching and extra training.

Upon successfully passing your Level 1 exam, we will be able to offer a seasonal employment position teaching skiing or snowboarding to be based at either Whakapapa or Tūroa for the winter season.

Applications submitted via "jobs" and an interview is required.

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Whakapapa Level 1 Exam Preparation Programme

Ages 16+

This 5-day programme starts October 4th and is in preparation for the Level 1 NZSIA exams held at Tūroa from the 11th - 15th of October.

This opportunity, outlines what the requirements are for teaching skiing and gives you a greater technical understanding, preparing you for the NZSIA Exams.

Please contact Ski and Ride - Whakapapa if you have an interest in doing a Snowboard Level 1 preperation course

Note: NZSIA exam is NOT included in the cost. Partcipants will need to register & pay separately if they wish to sit the exam. We need a minimum of 4 to run this programme.

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Tūroa Level 1 Exam Preparation Programme

Ages 16+

Training over 5 days in preparation for Level 1 ski or snowboard Instructor qualification.

You will spend time with our highly experienced trainer, improving your personal skiing/riding alongside learning requirements/practice prior to the NZSIA exams.

Note: NZSIA exam is NOT included in the cost. Partcipants will need to register & pay separately if they wish to sit the exam. This programme does not include course fees/lift tickets/equipment. To take NZSIA SKI/RIDE exam you need to be 16 years.

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