New Zealand

Qualification Required


  • BASI level 2 Qualification


The NZSIA has 4 divisions - Alpine, Snowboard, Telemark and Adaptive. Alpine, Snowboard and Telemark have levels 1 to 3 and then the ISIA card. Adaptive currently has levels 1 to 2 with a level 3 qualification in the pipeline. See

Other Information

Work permits are required - an instructor must apply to a recognised ski school in New Zealand and obtain a job offer and contract. Once a contract is in place, the ski school will apply for a work permit and only when a permit has been granted can the instructor work for that ski school. Alternatively, application can be made direct to the NZ Government - further info  

Please Note: An instructor cannot work independently in New Zealand, regardless of qualification or nationality, and resorts have the right to remove offenders from the hill!

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