If you're going to spend a season anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere, Wanaka is the place to do it. You'll fully prepare yourself for the instructor industry, so you can go straight into work in the Northern Hemisphere or anywhere else for that matter. Over the course of 11 weeks you'll clock up a massive 180,000 vertical meters of snowboarding!
Lake Wanaka is a beautiful and perfectly proportioned mountain town. It's small enough to be super friendly, yet large enough to have everything you need to keep you entertained throughout the season. There are heaps of great bars and restaurants so whether you want to chill out by a roaring fire or dance the night away to live bands, every taste is catered for.
Between July and September, there's no better place in the world to train as a snowboard instructor than with us in Treble Cone. Its slopes are long and un-crowded, with stunning views. It has the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes and two expansive basins, making the freeride terrain unrivalled by anywhere else in New Zealand, if not the entire Southern Hemisphere.
Our highly qualified team of pros are carefully chosen and are the very best in the industry. They'll iron out your technique and show you how to enjoy the most exciting terrain on the mountain.
With 200+ hours on snow and four full days of training per week, you'll learn how to detect good and bad technique, as well as knowing how to correct it where necessary.
This course is practical and industry driven, so it is ideal for aspiring instructors. Over the course of the 11 weeks you'll work towards the highly regarded SBINZ Level 1 and 2 exams. Once you have them in the bag you'll be free to apply for instructor jobs around the world.
During the course you'll receive plenty of advice and support about how to get into the industry, as well as building up a network of key industry contacts.
There will be plenty to keep you entertained and active off the slopes. New Zealand has amazing scenery and Queenstown is the home of adrenaline. Bungee jumping, white water rafting, amazing hiking - the South Island has it all.
The Wanaka Selection is a mix of cosy cottages, exclusive apartments and modern stylish houses. All of the accommodation choices are furnished to a high standard and have all of the modern amenities you require, including kitchens, TV, washing machine and dryer.
You'll be staying in an apartment/house with other students from your course, so tight friendships form within the groups.
You'll receive 20 hours coaching per week over four days. Your days off are for free skiing, consolidating what you've learnt and other activities. The groups sizes are usually between 6 and 8 people.
You'll stay in apartments in Wanaka with your course mates for the duration of your course.
You'll be given a season lift pass so you can ski as much as you please. Come out early or stay on after, your lift pass will cover you.
We offer airport transfers from Queenstown and a shuttle is provided from Wanaka - Treble Cone everyday for the duration of the course.
Included in the course price is your Level 1 exam fee.
Included in the course price is your Level 2 exam fee, SBINZ membership and manual.
Course Directors will ensure your course runs smoothly. They'll be on hand 24/7 for a chat, laugh, or to solve any problems.
Throughout the program our coaches will make the most of weekly technical video analysis sessions to help with your development.
You'll receive technical talks on subjects like biomechanics, ski maintenance, and injury prevention.
You'll be given instructor career advice and put in touch with useful contacts to secure jobs in future seasons.
These things are not included in the package:
We look forward to speaking with you.