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Our local partners ground representative will meet you at the airport on arrival. Arrival Orientations typically include:

• Airport welcome and hotel transfer

• Accommodation including breakfast

• An evening meal at a local restaurant with other program participants

• City sightseeing

• A day to organize any required tax ID numbers, bank accounts, mobile phones (if required)

• Ground transfer to your training resort

Providing it's not too late and we know the situation up front you are able to join the programme at a later date.

The Instructor Internship will offer free assistance with pre -arranging an interview with a resort in New Zealand. There are conditions associated with the pre-arranged job offers which include passing the level 1 exam and abiding by the applicable terms of employment (just like all other staff), resort requirements and gaining a working permit.

Historically the pass rates are 98% on the level one exams. As long as you study hard and have the right attitude you should have no trouble with this part of the course. If for some reason you didn’t pass the exam first time around, you’ll be able to resit at the next available exam (additional charge). If you are on an Internship Program you will generally be offered the opportunity to apply for a non-instructing role until you passed.

During the season you may also receive bonuses and incentives based on factors such as group numbers, working with younger children, private lesson requests, seeing the season through until completion. The exact rate of pay will depend on the resort you are going to. Lessons are typically morning, afternoon or full day, i.e. 6 hours. Ski school managers and supervisors spread work around evenly but the more you put your hand up, and show a positive ‘can do’ attitude the more you will succeed and be successful during the season.

Yes. If you have gear already - even if it’s old then bring it with you. This is because it saves the pressure of having to get new gear when you arrive. If you don’t have gear already then it is super important (especially for skiers) that they have correct boot fitting from someone close to where you are working - which means waiting until you arrive. Our representative and your trainers will be able to offer guidance and assistance when you arrive on the best skis or snowboard to buy also. At most locations our EA representative will arrange a group