NZSki - Whakatipu High School Rookie Instructor Training Program - Queenstown

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Part Time to Full Time
Entry Level

Kia ora

We are looking for some very special people to join the 2023 Coronet Peak / The Remarkables Snowsports team as "WHS rookie' instructors! Train to become a Snowsports Instructor in your own backyard! As a student of Whakatipu High School, you have a unique opportunity to join a fast progressive four-day instructor training programme to get you ready to work as an instructor and ready for your external Level 1 NZSIA certification. Only available to Whakatipu High School students. Training days will be at Coronet Peak. NZSIA exam fees and membership are separate and not included in the NZSki Rookie Instructor Training Programme fee.

 Please book in and register at the link below for the programme  before completing this pre-employment application:

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Our values of manaakitanga (care and respect), kaitiakitanga (guardians of our mountains and environment) and whanaungatanga (connecting as whanau/family and people) are shared as ‘Love It, Live It, Share It’. We have a true passion for our guests, whanau, and whenua. You’ll have a chance to explore more about this during your instructor training programme and onboarding to become an instructor.

As a new member of our Queenstown Snowsports team at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables you’ll be

  • Joining an incredible international team of professional instructors, trainers and coaches
  • Self-motivated towards continuous development of your skiing and riding qualifications, engaging in every opportunity to continue training once employed.
  • Delivering group and private lessons, multi-day and school programmes based on your experience and fit with guest requirements.
  • Progressing guests using NZSIA/SBINZ guidelines. To deliver on our guests’ expectations of quality and value our guest ability levels are focused on different levels of terrain.
  • Adaptable to an ever-changing environment. No day is ever the same on our mountains!
  • Flexible and adaptable to fit in with whatever is asked by your Snowsports leadership team.
  • Be part of our wider mountain whanau, in the mornings you may be asked to help move guests through rentals, assist with Snowsports check-ins on snow, answer queries for guests arriving to mountain and any on or off snow operational duties as required.
  • You’ll appreciate and understand work availability is subject to weather, snow conditions and business levels.

Skills and Attributes

  • Must be a current Whakatipu High School Student
  • Must be a confident and competent red zone or black zone skier or rider – can competently ski / ride all terrain on the mountain.

Further Information

  • Registration and booking into the WHS Rookie Instructor Training Programme closes May 30, 2023. Should you be successful in this initial screening you’ll receive a link to a video-recorded interview to complete within 5 days of receiving it.
  • Please complete this pre-employment application as well as registering, paying and booking into the 2023 WHS Rookie  Instructor Training programme. There are 2 parts to your application, this is the pre-employment registration, the other is to book into the actual training programme at or
  • All successful applicants are required to be vetted by NZ Police (NZSki does this on your behalf)

This programme includes:

  • 4 day intensive Instructor training programme ($600) to prepare to be employed by NZSki as a professional instructor, work with us through the July school holidays and continue on to complete external NZSIA Level 1 exams (additional fee).



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