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 British Association of Snow Sport Instructors

·        The BASI Mission is to create a national and international reputation for excellence through the provision of the highest quality of training and support services, for snowsport instructors.


Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance

·        The Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance trains and certifies ski instructors across Canada. It is the leader in ski teaching, and sets the standard for the profession. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the CSIA employs more than 250 office and field staff and conducts close to 300 courses per season.


Professional Ski Instructors of America

·        The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) are nonprofit associations dedicated to promoting the sports of skiing and snowboarding through instruction. With more than 28,500 members, PSIA-AASI establishes certification standards for snowsports instructors and develops education materials to be used as the core components of instructor training.


New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance

·        The NZSIA was established in 1971 to train, examine and certify snowsport instructors and coaches at an internationally recognized standard. As an Incorporated Society the NZSIA is a completely non-profit organization. Renowned within the New Zealand snow industry and well recognized by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA), New Zealand trained instructors have developed a global reputation for high standards of professionalism over the past three decades. The NZSIA is currently comprised of four different divisions: Ski, Snowboard (SBINZ), Telemark and Adaptive.



Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors

·        The Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors is an Incorporated Association under the Victorian Associations Incorporations Act. Their main charter is the education, training and certification of Australian snow sport instructors. The APSI offers specific training and certification assessment in Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic and Telemark disciplines.

·        The APSI operates through a Board of Management consisting of mountain representatives and discipline directors - an Alpine technical director, a Snowboard technical director, a Nordic technical director, and a Telemark technical director. The technical directors work with technical committees to design and implement courses and exams to qualify Australian snowsport instructors.



International Ski Instructors Association

·        The International Ski Instructors Association, known better by the acronym ISIA, is the world body for professional ski instructors. The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 38 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.

  1. BASI
  2. CSIA
  3. PSIA
  4. NZSIA
  5. APSI
  6. ISIA

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starting gap year this summer and plan to go to New Zealand to take an instructor course..any reccomendations?
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