Tell me about Queenstown 

As adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is one our most popular destinations for instructor courses.
LOGO Queenstown New Zealand 1Queenstown is a bustling resort town that offers everything you could possibly need for a great winter season, from impressive resort areas, fun bars, restaurants and cafes to awesome accommodation overlooking the magnificent Lake Wakatipu.

Queenstown is home to two world-class ski fields. The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.

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Queenstown Resort Facts

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Queenstown has four ski resorts nearby

Choose to ski at either Coronet Peak, The Remarkable, Cardrona or Treble Cone.! When you join an instructor course with EA you will train and work at either Coronet Peak or The Remarkables ski resorts.

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1943m high with a 468m vertical drop

The Remarkables ski resort offers steep terrain and more than 357 meters of elevation.

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One of the best art and music scenes on offer

Winterfest, the Big Air Competition and drag running races in the middle of the streets. Queenstown is a popular destination for international artists, music festivals and local festivities. 

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Short drive to ski resort

Jump on the staff supplied bus and in only 20 minutes from the center of town you can be carving up those first tracks while you watch the sun rise over the Remarkables or Coronet Peak. 

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The largest selection of instructor courses

EA Ski & Snowboard can offer intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders the chance to train and qualify for their level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications. If you are a qualified ski instructor and looking to take your career to the next level, check out our Level 3 Internship Program option.

How to become a Ski or Snowboard Instructor Queenstown

EA Ski & Snowboard offer three different ski or snowboard instructor courses in Queenstown. Check out what's on offer below:

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10 WEEK TRAINING COURSE



10 WEEK TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Accommodation for course duration
  • Lift pass
  • Level 1 training 
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Level 2 training
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Pre season preparation webinars

STARTING AT

$10,975 USD

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5 WEEK LEVEL 1 TRAINING COURSE



5 WEEK TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Accommodation for course duration
  • Lift pass
  • Level 1 training 
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Pre season preparation webinars

PRICE

$6,975 USD

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5 WEEK LEVEL 2 TRAINING COURSE



TRAINING COURSE INCLUSIONS:

  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Accommodation for course duration
  • Lift pass
  • Level 2 training 
  • Level 2 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Program managers at each location
  • Pre season preparation webinars

STARTING AT

$6,975 USD

LIVING AND WORKING IN QUEENSTOWN 

Queenstown is the ultimate destination for a winter gap year. Many people travel here for a week or two and wind up staying for years. Queenstown is a welcoming, friendly place that you can't help falling in love with. Everything is within walking distance in town and there is an abundance of public walkways, cycle-ways and tracks to explore. The town buzzes in the daytime with tourists and goes off at night with a huge number of bars and music venues. To rest your weary legs, sit by an open fire and recap the powder days

 

Ski and Snowboard's Instructor Training Course 

EA have both ski and snowboard training courses available in Queenstown. Our training courses are based at Coronet Peak, but you will also have access to The Remarkables ski field, which you can enjoy on your days off.  On a 5-week training course, you will train towards your Level 1 (or level 2 if you already hold a level 1 certification), on a 10-week course, you will also receive Level 2 training, first aid training and avalanche safety training. You can find a list of inclusions above.

 

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION? 

Ski & Snowboard Instructor Training Course 

Accommodation will be provided for the length of your chosen program. This year, we have a newly built unit(s) in the Goldfield Heights area close to central Queenstown. The communal living and kitchen areas offer a great space with a friendly atmosphere to relax in, and the location is just off Frankton road, so is great for accessibility to Queenstown, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Finding seasonal accommodation in Queenstown is extremely difficult, and with the Goldfield Units, you will have an enjoyable, sociable experience whilst living in a comfortable homely environment, with the flexibility to continue your stay at the end of the training/exam period for the remainder of the season and beyond. The perfect flexible option for your season in Queenstown.

Facilities include: 

  • Heated units
  • Free off-street parking
  • Ski and Snowboard outdoor locker storage
  • Beds made up in all rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Living room area, including large dining table
  • Twin bedrooms
  • Loaded bus pass for training and exam days

 

Example Photos

Living Space & Kitchen

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Bedrooms

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*Please note, bedding configuration is 2x single beds, as opposed to the double bed pictured above.

 

CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW 

SBINZObtain a globally recognised qualification with the NZSIA (New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance) or SBINZ ( Snowboard Instruction New Zealand). The NZSIA and the SBINZ are a well-established, educational body that is internationally renowned for producing professional, knowledgeable instructors, with the capabilities to teach and ride at very high standards. They are both internationally recognised as a well-established, professional provider and has a reputation for high-quality and knowledge. 

NZSIA This means that NZSIA and SBINZ instructors are able to competently perform and teach on snow in many countries and conditions. This qualification can truly take you anywhere. 

 

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