12 Week Ski Instructor Course New Zealand

Qualify as a ski instructor in New Zealand

The 12 week ski instructor course is our longest programme in New Zealand. A great option whether you’re on a gap year, a career break, sabbatical or if you want to start a career as a ski instructor so you can ski year round. Treble Cone is a great resort and you’ll be able to take advantage of the dual pass covering Cardrona too.

Training is provided by expert, local coaches and you’ll receive high quality coaching to prepare your for your BASI instructor qualifications as well as improving your own all mountain ski technique. Training is delivered in a supportive and welcoming environment that will help give you the skills to dominate the whole mountain while having a great time.

Combining modules on all aspects of skiing with clear, constructive feedback and video analysis, you will finish the course skiing with confidence and style.

You can be sure of plenty of individual attention while still enjoying the camaraderie of a group.

Course Highlights

  • Expert Coaching
  • Dual Ski Pass for Treble Cone & Cardrona
  • Comfortable Wanaka accommodation
  • BASI Level 1 & Level 2 instructor course
  • All Mountain training
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 2 Description

Course Dates

24 June - 16 September 2023

New Zealand 12 Week Ski Instructor Course Schedule

Week 1

  • Settle In to your new home in the mountains
  • Discover Wanaka & Treble Cone
  • Lots of ski miles
  • Identify skiing goals

Week 2

  • All mountain advancement training

Week 3

  • All Mountain Advancement Training
  • Methodology Clinics

Week 4

  • BASI Level 1 exam
  • Big Celebrations

Weeks 5-8

  • All Mountain Ski Improvement
  • Preparation for BASI L2
  • Methodology Clinics

Weeks 9-10

  • BASI L2 Ski Instructor Exam
  • BIG celebrations!

Week 11

  • Exam debrief
  • All Mountain Ski Advancement

Week 12

  • Free ski week
  • End of the course

Included in your course

Based in Wanaka/ Treble Cone, consistently voted New Zealand's best ski resort. You will stay in comfortable, well located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you choose. There is also equipment maintenance clinics, dual season pass, 24/7 support and lots more.


Thorough & Considered Coaching
Comprehensive training for 20 hours per week

Expert Pros & Guides
Professional Coaches

Specific Modules
Specific coaching for instructor training, moguls, all mountain freeride and powder.

BASI Level 1 & 2 Exam Fee
Examination fee for the BASI exams

Video Analysis
Benefit from this great feedback tool.


Comfortable Accommodation
Well located, comfortable houses in Wanaka. All with welcoming living rooms, well equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, free wifi internet, TV.


Season Pass
Full Dual Season Pass for Treble Cone and Cardrona valid for the entire winter so feel free to arrive early or extend your stay after your course ends.

Airport Transfers
Group transfer to and from Queenstown Airport on the official course arrival and departure dates.

Resort Shuttle
Shuttle to/from Treble Cone each day

Resort Director
Available 24/7

Equipment Pro Discounts

Discounts on ski equipment.

Extend Your Stay
For an additional cost and subject to availability, you can arrive early, stay on afterwards or combine further courses.

Job Recruitment Service
If you wish to work as an instructor afterwards or some time in the future, we can provide 1:1 assistance. Let us know your goals and we will support you.

Not Included

Flights are not included, but as an ATOL company ALLTRACKS can organise your flights if you wish or provide advice on suitable flights.

Travel Insurance
Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course and holiday is an ALLTRACKS requirement.

There is a supermarket close to the accommodation and so you can prepare meals and packed lunches. Lots of cafes nearby too.

Is this the course for you?