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NZSIA 1 & 2 Ski Instructor CourseTreble Cone, New Zealand - 11 Weeks

Southern Hemisphere Heaven

The Treble Cone course will not be running for 2023. However, we have alternative option for riders looking to go south for the season. A 9-week course based in Coronet Peak, Queenstown, you will train for your BASI Level 1 and 2 with an experienced team of coaches. Get in touch with us for more details.


If you're going to spend a season anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere, Wanaka is the place to do it. You'll fully prepare yourself for the instructor industry, so you can go straight into work in the Northern Hemisphere or anywhere else for that matter. Over the course of 11 weeks you'll clock up a massive 180,000 vertical meters of skiing!


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Lake Wanaka is a beautiful and perfectly proportioned 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 and restaurants so whether you want to chill out by a roaring fire or dance the night away to live bands, every taste is catered for.


Between July and September, there's no better place in the world to train as a ski instructor than with us in Treble Cone. Its slopes are long and un-crowded, with stunning views. It has the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes and two expansive basins, making the freeride terrain unrivalled by anywhere else in New Zealand, if not the entire Southern Hemisphere.


Our highly qualified team of pros are carefully chosen and are the very best in the industry. They'll iron out your technique and show you how to enjoy the most exciting terrain on the mountain.


With 200+ hours on snow and four full days of training per week, you'll learn how to detect good and bad technique, as well as knowing how to correct it where necessary.


This course is practical and industry driven, so it is ideal for aspiring instructors. Over the course of the 11 weeks you'll work towards the highly regarded NZSIA Level 1 and 2 exams. Once you have them in the bag you'll be free to apply for instructor jobs around 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

The Wanaka Selection is a mix of cosy cottages, exclusive apartments and modern stylish houses. All of the accommodation choices are furnished to a high standard and have all of the modern amenities you require, including kitchens, TV, washing machine and dryer.


You'll be staying in an apartment with other students from your course, so tight friendships form within the groups.

Course Milestones Get ready for a southern hemisphere winter like no other. Ready, set, go...
Weeks 1-2
Settle in to chilled Wanaka life and explore Treble Cone’s terrain. The focus will be on refining your skills, developing your skiing and teaching ahead of the Level 1 assessment
Week 3
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 4-5
Training ramps up as you start to work on NZSIA Level 2 material. You’ll be exploring more challenging terrain, working on short radius turns and teaching intermediates.
Weeks 6-7
Continuing to refine your technique, you’ll be working on bumps and steep terrain. Head to Queenstown at the weekend and go bungee jumping.
Weeks 8-9
Work on your freeriding and teaching ahead of the Level 2 exam. Try white water rafting for a different kind of thrill in deep white stuff.
Week 10
Final preparations with our coaches. Fine tuning your skiing so you’re at the highest level possible for the Level 2 assessment. Kick back and relax with your course mates.
Week 11
Level 2 exams are here. After a season with our coaches you’ll be raring to go. Celebrate with all your course mates. Bid farewell or stay on to travel NZ.
Dates & Prices

What's Included

Professional Coaching +

You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week over four days. Your days off are for free skiing, consolidating what you've learnt and other activities. The groups sizes are usually between 6 and 8 people.

Accommodation +

You'll stay in apartments in Wanaka 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 and a shuttle is provided from Wanaka - Treble Cone everyday for the duration of the course.

NZSIA Level 1 Exam Fee +

Included in the course price is your Level 1 exam fee.

NZSIA Level 2 Exam Fee +

Included in the course price is your Level 2 exam fee, NZSIA membership and manual.

24 Hour Hosting +

Course Directors will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.

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.

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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