Become an instructor in New Zealand
Hi, my name is Hannah and I'm from the UK. After completing my master's in physics at University, I decided to take a winter gap year and become a ski instructor.
I decided to do my ski instructor internship with EA Ski & Snowboard because it came with a job offer. I wanted a clear pathway to become an instructor and it can be difficult to get into the industry without experience - especially in New Zealand.
An internship is an amazing way to start a career in the snow sports industry - it will give you the opportunity to get your foot in the door. It’s also a great way to improve your skiing and gain teaching experience and skills. The training part of the internship was extremely beneficial. Not only did it help me pass my exams, my ability as a skier improved drastically in a short period of time.
Since doing my ski instructor internship, I have turned my love of skiing into a career. I have travelled and worked in Switzerland and Japan. I have had the opportunity to ski at amazing resorts and experience some of the best snow and skiing of my life!
I chose New Zealand because I had previously visited the country and fallen in love with it. The mountains are the perfect size for your first season teaching. I have returned to work at The Remarkables each year since my internship. It’s such a great all-around mountain with awesome teaching terrain, free skiing and park terrain.
I love that you can work and travel across the world as a ski instructor. There are so many countries and ski resorts to choose from, and they’re all unique! EA Ski & Snowboard is the best way to get rehired and set yourself up for a career as a ski instructor – Give it your everything! Make the most of the training and take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.