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So many instructor courses to choose from!

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

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New Zealand has amazing culture and hiistory

New Zealand is renown for its authentic Maori culture and unbeatable scenery, each of our resorts and carefully selected to make sure get to enjoy the best mountains and epic resort towns. 

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Internationally recognized qualifications

When you join an instructor course in New Zealand you receive an NZSIA or SBINZ instructing certification which is valid globally. 

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New Zealand is the best way to start your back to back seasons!

When you join an instructor course with EA, you gain access to our 29 resort partners to help you secure a job offer so you can enjoy back to back seasons in the Northen Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere! 

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Work, live and play in the adventure capital of New Zealand

Yes, Queenstown is our most popular ski resort in New Zealand and sells out over a year in advance. Queenstown is well known for its adrenaline activities, great mountains and epic nightlife. Don't miss out, get in touch quick. 

How to become a ski instructor in New Zealand 

Welcome to the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand offers some of the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. There are 4 world-class resorts available in New Zealand, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables in Queenstown, Mt Hutt in Methven, and Mt Ruapehu in the National Park.

With EA Ski & Snowboard Training you can choose to either join and ski instructor internship or a ski instructor training course. We offer different levels of instructor training to suit your winter goals, improve your riding with our 5 - 10-week instructor training course and gain your avalanche certification and your level 2 instructor certification. 

Why choose New Zealand? 

There are not many places in the world where you can ski fresh powder in the mornings and spend the afternoon/ enjoying the beach or surfing some waves on sunset. New Zealand has large mountains, deep lakes and white sandy beaches, all within half a days drive away! If you are looking for a fun bubbly resort town full of epic adventures then Queenstown is your best pick!

It is New Zealand's adventure capital as it has an unlimited amount of terrain to explore. Although Queenstown has over half a million visitors a year to the famous resort town, you are guaranteed to be able to find a nice quiet spot on the beach to enjoy your fish and chips after a hards day riding! Our other South Island resort is a short 40min drive from a sweet village called Methven. Methven is a very friendly town with a real sense of community.

It offers lots of potential for outdoor recreation as it is right on the doorstep of Hakatere Conservation Park one of the largest in NZ. Our newest resort Mt Ruapehu is the only mountain in the North Island and is situated high up in the National Park! We love it because it is situated in one of the best places to explore all of what New Zealand has to offer.


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Mt Hutt
Mt. Ruapehu


Queenstown is known as New Zealand's adventure capital and has a global reputation as the place to experience the best of New Zealand’s outdoors.


Mt Hutt

Winner of New Zealand's Best Ski Resort three years in a row, Mt Hutt offers an authentic Kiwi experience and fantastic terrain to suit everyone.


Mt. Ruapehu

Located in the North Island of New Zealand, Mt Ruapehu is a live volcano home to two world-class ski resorts offering majestic views, ample snow, some of NZ's best ski and snowboard terrain.

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We now can offer a ski instructor course at Mt Ruapehu