About EA Ski & Snowboard

We are EA Ski & Snowboard. We are a small group of passionate skiers and snowboarders from around the world. Our mission is to empower and enable the next generation of snow sport instructors.

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The EA Ski and Snowboard Story

EA Ski & Snowboard Training began in 2006 when two ski instructors; Eryn and Jonny were teaching in the USA. They noticed how difficult it was to break into snowsports instruction, a job which had given them so much enjoyment teaching skiing and snowboarding around the world. So they decided to fix this problem by setting up a course combining an instructor training course with a guaranteed job offer to teach in the same season.

The concept of the Instructor Internship was born and has changed the nature of the industry ever since. Over the years we have built partnerships with the top resorts around the world and now offer ski instructor internship courses with 26 Ski Schools in over 5 Countries. Added to that no other company can match EA’s global resort networks spanning Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. This means more open doors for interns and trainees.

We love snow and all things slide-able. Our MISSION is to keep providing the best ski and snowboard courses in the world, so YOU get more from your season (or seasons!) in the snow.

EA Ski & Snowboard Training remains focused on offering the best winter experience on the planet and making it easy for people to become instructors. There are lots of shiny options on the market but only with EA Ski & Snowboard can you be sure you will get the goods when it comes to becoming an instructor.

Meet The Team!

Jonny Beckingsale

Founder & Managing Director

Jonny’s love of snow sports began at an early age, undertaking many skiing and travel adventures with his family. Jonny got in the world of ski instructing while studying at University.

Although Jonny is now primarily office based he loves getting out of the hill with his family and visiting the resorts where we run our training and internship programs.

Eryn Cutler

Founder & Managing Director

Eryn grew up in New Zealand and has a strong connection with the outdoors.

He has worked as a Qualified ski instructor, kayak instructor, outdoor guide, assessor, and manager for most of his life. He is now most passionate about sharing outdoor learning experiences, and ensuring Educating Adventures provides great experiences around the World.  

Chris Hazeldine

General Manager

Chris hails from Birmingham in the UK, but after finishing up school embarked on a number of long years of winter. Chris completed 15 winter seasons across (to name a few) New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada, France and Austria.

Chris now oversees EA’s instructor training/internship programs around the world.

Ray Shimmin

Training Consultant

Ray is an avid skier and keen traveller from the United Kingdom. Having grown up skiing in Italy, France and the USA, Ray soon found himself on the road exploring different corners of the world.

Three winter seasons later, Ray has a wealth of knowledge about the snowsports industry - he is the man to help you fast track your instructor dreams!

Kang Ahra

Training Consultant

Kang has experience as an Outdoor Educator, Sea Kayak guide, Hiking guide and Ski Instructor. He sidetracked for a few years and worked in the Cooperate world. However, he couldn’t ignore his true passion for snowsports. Kang has 8+ seasons working as a qualified ski instructor in places like Japan, Switzerland, the USA and New Zealand. And continues to follow his passion and strive to get his Ski Instructor Trainer Certification.

Julie Anderson

Training Consultant

Julie grew up in New Zealand and has lived in a few countries, including Canada, and is now living in the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown.

Julie has worked in the mountains in British Columbia and Albert Canada, has done a snowboard training course in Wanaka, and is a qualified snowboard instructor.

Tom Johnstone

Marketing Manager

Tom comes from Geraldine (the home of the world's largest knitted jumper) and learned to ski at Mount Dobson. He loves screaming down a mountain or wave on fiberglass. His passion for snowboarding truly started after a ski season at Ohau in 2020. After working as a snowboard instructor at the Remarkables, he joined us as the Marketing Manager.

Laura Smith

Operations Manager

Laura is originally from Huddersfield, UK and started working & travelling for 15 years. She started off in chalets, then became a ski & snowboard instructor, before moving on to Operational Roles in Queenstown, New Zealand. Laura brings her past experiences, leadership and organisational skills to the role. Outside of work, Laura can be found up the mountain, going on hikes or visiting her favourite destinations of Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Isabella Henderson

Customer Success Manager

Izzie grew up in New Zealand but learned to ski during a working holiday in Canada. She moved to the South Island in 2021 and has fallen in love with the endless hiking opportunities and sunshine in the Southern Lakes region.  When she is not supporting new instructors in the snowsports industry, you will find Izzie skiing or snowboarding at Coronet and the Remarkables whenever she can.

Simon Hankins

Tech Ninja

Simon is a 6th gen kiwi who is based in Queenstown, NZ. He has spent many a year crafting skills in web design, web dev, web SEO, graphic design, IT & marketing. He is our behind the scenes tech ninja working on all things digital & visual.

One tree for every traveller with EA Ski and Snowboard Training

One tree for every traveller!

That's right! For every traveller who joins us on an instructor course we will plant a tree!

We all have a responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and we are stoked to be working with Eden Reforestation Projects to join the community inspiring positive change!

Read all about it here.

Why choose EA?

Guaranteed paid job offer with internship EA Ski & Snowboard Training

Guaranteed paid job offer

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3000+ instructors qualified

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Choose from 27 resorts across 5 countries

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World-class Snowsports training

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