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BASI 1 & 2 Ski Instructor CourseCoronet Peak, New Zealand -9 Weeks

Southern Hemisphere Heaven

If you're going to spend a season anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand is the place to do it. We've partnered with an epic team of passionate instructors to offer a range of BASI level 1 & 2 ski instructor courses at Coronet Peak, close to the legendary adventure obsessed town of Queenstown. It's the ideal location for a ski season as part of a gap year or if you're all about starting your journey in the instructor industry, you can set yourself up for work in time for the Northern Hemisphere winter. 


Who's it for?
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Queenstown is a beautiful and adventure obsessed mountain town. It's small enough to be super friendly, yet large enough to have everything you need to keep you entertained throughout the season. There are heaps of great bars, clubs and restaurants so whether you want to chill out by a roaring fire or dance the night away to live bands or DJs, every taste is catered for.


Between July and September, there's no better place in the world to train as a ski instructor than New Zealand. The Remarkables & Coronet Peak are the two main ski areas in Queenstown and offer some of the best ski terrain in the Southern Hemisphere. Most of your training will be at Coronet Peak - which is the training destination choice of some of the best ski racers in the world who spend their season preparing for the World Cup races in the Northern Hemisphere. The resort has extensive groomed slopes and is an ideal training location for BASI assessments. 


Now and again you will train at the Remarkables, which boasts a well maintained terrain park & great off piste skiing opportunities. We love to ski here for a bit of variety and to keep the stoke high.


We've teamed up with a highly decorated & passionate team of instructors to deliver these training courses. The instructors are BASI level 4 ISTD certified as well as being qualified examiners - so you are in safe hands for setting yourself up for success. They'll iron out your technique and show you how to enjoy the most exciting terrain on the mountain, whilst fully preparing you for the BASI assessments. 


Our partners most popular option is a 9-week BASI level 1 & 2 course - but there's also the option of a 4-week BASI level 1, a 5 week BASI level 2 or even a Level 3 'ski work & train' program. 


This course is practical and industry driven, so it is ideal for aspiring instructors. Over the course of the 9 weeks you'll work towards the internationally respected Level 1 and 2 exams.  BASI qualifications are recognized and accepted by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA), enabling BASI level 2 + instructors to work in ski schools all over the world. 


During the course you'll receive plenty of advice and support about how to get into the industry, as well as building up a network of key industry contacts.

Weekends & Activities

There will be plenty to keep you entertained and active off the slopes. New Zealand is famed for its rugged mountains and amazing scenery, and Queenstown is the home of adrenaline. Bungee jumping, white water rafting, amazing hiking - the South Island has it all.

Heli Skiing
Bungee Jump
Avalanche Training

Nestled a stone's throw from Queenstown's vibrant hub, our modern, self contained cabin is in the ideal location. Just a short walk from the supermarket, you can easily get your shopping for home cooked meals, or pop out for dinner. The house is super cosy, most bedrooms have en-suites and has a spacious lounge to chill after a big day on the hill. 

Course Milestones Get ready for a southern hemisphere winter like no other. Ready, set, go...
Weeks 1-3
Settle in to Queenstown life and explore Coronet Peak's terrain. The focus will be on refining your skills, developing your skiing and teaching ahead of the Level 1 assessment.
Week 4
Level 1 exams. No sweat, you’ll be prepared and confident. You’ll be assessed on both your skiing and teaching. Big celebrations to follow as you get your instructor badge.
Weeks 5 - 7
Training ramps up as you start to work on BASI Level 2 material. You’ll be exploring more challenging technique, working on short radius turns and teaching intermediates.
Week 8
Gain hands on work experience (shadowing)
Week 9
It's time for the main event - your BASI level 2
Dates & Prices

What's Included

Professional Coaching +

You'll receive 160 hours on-snow training with BASI / NZSIA examiners.

Accommodation +

You'll stay in a modern comfortable cabin in Queenstown with your course mates for the duration of your course.

Season Lift Pass +

You'll be given a season lift pass so you can ski as much as you please. Come out early or stay on after, your lift pass will cover you.

Airport Transfers & Resort Transport +

We offer airport transfers from Queenstown Airport & bus transport to Coronet Peak & The Remarkables ski resorts

BASI Level 1 & 2 Exam Fees +

Included in the course price is your BASI level 1 & 2 exam fees.

Snowsports work experience +

Mandatory shadowing hours for the BASI assessments

Outdoors First Aid Course +

An outdoor focused first aid course recognised by BASI.

BASI Child Protection Module +

Enhance your CV / resume with this module. An essential learning experience if you plan on working with children. 

Video Analysis +

Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of weekly technical video analysis sessions to help with your development.

Instructor Career Advice +

You'll be given instructor career advice and put in touch with useful contacts to secure jobs in future seasons.

Ski Tuning Workshops +

Essential knowledge for any ski instructor

Not Included +

These things are not included in the package:

Flights +
You need to fly into Queesntown to take advantage of our airport transfers.
Travel Insurance +
We can point you to insurance policies that previous clients have rated. Some offer discounts to Nonstop participants.
Ski Equipment +
It's best to buy your equipment when in resort, if you don't already have it. Our coaches will give you advice on the best skis to get and local stores offer awesome discounts.
Meals +
Our apartments are a short walk from the local supermarket. House mates tend to shop together and take it in turns to cook. We encourage you to make a packed lunch for the mountain.
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