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Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
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USD 1,907

LEVEL-1 SKI INSTRUCTOR COURSE
5 Days Instruction | 6 Days Lifts | 7 Nights Lodging

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Instruction | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Price p/p Based on bed in a shared room (max 3 per room)
Base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
Displayed price might vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations
USD 1,907
Come and ride in Japan as a solo or with a couple of mates and achieve your level 1 NZSIA ski instructors certificate. Professional NZSIA qualified coach, great accommodation & more...
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 18 - Mar 25, 2024
Days: 8
Price: USD 1,907
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NZSIA Ski Instructors Course

Unleash your potential with this expertly designed course aimed at enhancing your skills and confidence. Whether you’re an aspiring ski instructor, or someone seeking to advance their skills in a supportive and empowering environment, you can start your progression journey here.

This ski instructors course is designed as a comprehensive NZSIA level 1 course for skiers to learn how to instruct beginner skiers.

Combine this with some great skiing and cultural experiences in Myoko Kogen in Japan and you will have the time of your life!

Your accommodation is at a Mountain Hut Lodge in Myoko where you will be treated to wonderful hospitality by your hosts.

Each day your hosts will shuttle you in a private vehicle to the ski area where your instruction will take place.

On day 1, you will freeski at Myoko Kogen and your hosts will show you around the mountain.

Course Overview

Our Level 1 Ski Instructor Program offers comprehensive training and examination conducted by the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA). This course provides in-depth training in skiing techniques and teaching methodologies. It emphasizes the ability to perform demonstrations and progressions suitable for beginner students, ensuring you're well-equipped to introduce new skiers to the sport. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a structured curriculum, enabling you to develop a solid foundation in both skiing and teaching.

Minimum Ability

The program is open to diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds and ages. This program is ideal for those who can execute parallel turns on green runs, feel comfortable on blue runs under any conditions, and are ready for groomed black runs. It is perfectly suited for gap-year students and aspiring instructors planning to secure employment in the upcoming season in Australia and New Zealand.

Prerequisite

Before embarking on the on-snow training, it's mandatory to complete the Level 1 eLearning course. This online course covers theory, movement analysis, and lesson planning. You can access the eLearning courses on the NZSIA website (www.nzsia.org/member/). You will need to complete this at least 48 hours before your practical course begins.

Equipment Recommendations:

For qualification courses and exams, it is recommend using Front-Side skis with a radius of 14-19m and an underfoot width of 67-84mm. Correct boot alignment is essential, so they strongly suggest having your boots and alignment checked by a professional boot fitter before attending the course.

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Program Structure

Day 1:

Arrive at Mountain Hut Lodge, your home for the next 7 nights. Get acquainted with your fellow students. Rest well in preparation for the exciting day ahead!

Day 2:

  • Enjoy your included daily breakfast served between 7-8 am.
  • Be ready to head up the mountain with our local guide at 9 am for morning orientation.
  • Enjoy free riding from midday.
  • Meet your NZSIA trainers.
  • Plan to be ready to leave on the morning shuttle at 8:45 am every day for the next 5 days of the program.

Day 3:

  • Personal Skiing Skills Development & Fundamental Skill Demonstrations: Advanced Wedge Turns.
  • Teaching Skill Development and Understanding: Lesson structure and teaching first-time adults and children.
  • Practice Teach: Lesson set-up and creating a conducive learning environment.
  • Review of covered topics.

Day 4:

  • Personal Skiing Skills Development & Fundamental Skill Demonstrations: Wedge Turns.
  • Teaching Skill Development and Understanding: Communication skills and teaching turning techniques for adults and children.
  • Practice Teach: Utilise the "what/why/how" approach, incorporating "talk/show/feel".
  • Review of covered topics.

Day 5:

  • Personal Skiing Skills Development & Fundamental Skill Demonstrations: Advanced Wedge Turns.
  • Teaching Skill Development and Understanding: Progression building skills and advancing wedge turns for adults and children.
  • Practice Teach: Progression building.
  • Review of covered topics.
  • Preparation for teaching assignment on day six.

Day 6:

  • Personal Skiing Skills Development & Fundamental Skill Demonstrations: Advanced Wedge Turns.
  • Teaching Assessment: Teaching presentation utilising the AAA model and displaying appropriate NZSIA ski technique.
  • Teaching an assigned portion of the pathway for adults or children (20 minutes per candidate).

Day 7:

  • Personal Skiing Skills Development & Fundamental Skill Demonstrations: Advanced Wedge Turns.
  • Teaching Skill Development and Understanding: Consolidating learning on teaching skills for adults and children. Teaching Re-Assessment (if necessary).
  • Presentation of results and certificates.

After the examination day, enjoy a few well-deserved drinks and snacks. This is your time to relax and share a laugh with your group after a challenging but rewarding week!

Certification Scoring Criteria:

To pass the Ski Level 1 Certification, candidates must achieve minimum scores in skiing and wedge turns, successfully pass all teaching components, and complete the eLearning course with a minimum passing score.

Accommodation

Throughout the program, you'll be accommodated in the unique and cozy Mountain Hut Lodge, nestled at the base of the Ikenotaira ski resort in the heart of Myoko Kogen. The lodge is equipped with exceptional facilities, including spacious open-plan dining and living areas, a self-service bar, wax station, dry room, Japanese-style baths, and a commercial kitchen. The Lodge serves as the perfect home base for your journey with us.

For dinner, the kitchen will be open for anyone to use, or we can drop you off at the local restaurants, or it's not too far to walk as well.

We offer two room types to suit all budgets:

Option 1: Private room with shared bathroom - Ideal for those who value their privacy. This room can sleep up to 2 people and can be booked for twin sharing or single occupancy.

Option 2: Comfortable bed in a shared room with a shared bathroom - A stylish, budget-friendly option designed to accommodate 3 individuals.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2024 Rates

Room Type   Price p.p.
 Private single/twin share  ¥359,000
 Bed in shared triple room  ¥289,000

About rates:
  • prices are per person
  • rates include taxes
  • base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen

Inclusions
  • NZSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor Certification
  • NZSIA annual fee & instructors manual
  • Seven nights accommodation (private/twin/triple-share) at Mountain Hut Lodge Myoko
  • 6-day Myoko lift pass
  • 5-day course training and examination with NZSIA
  • 1-day mountain orientation
  • Arrival/departure transfers to Myoko Kogen Station
  • End of course celebration
  • Mountain Hut hoodie
  • Daily breakfast and private transport to ski areas
  • Potential job offer for the following season
Add-ons
  • Upgrade to private / twin room
  • Quality ski rental gear
  • 1, 2, or 3-day pre-program preparation lessons
  • In-house massage
Not Included

Terms & Conditions

  • All pre-payments are non-refundable.
  • A 10% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure a spot.
  • A further 40% payment is due by December 1st.
  • The remaining balance is due by February 1st

Epic Escapes + NZSIA/SBINZ reserve the right to limit shorten, cancel, or postpone courses if circumstances warrant it. Full refunds will be issued in the event of a course cancellation.