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New Zealand


New Zealand is a fantastic place, with diverse landscapes and cultures. Mountains and lakes, palm trees and penguins.

New Zealand has a very active outdoor culture, so sports and recreation are very much the norm. Whether you are playing rugby, sailing or in NZ to ski and snowboard you will love your time here.

General Info About Skiing And Snowboarding In New Zealand

NZ is an awesome place to spend a winter/summer, the people are friendly the place is beautiful; just ask anyone who has been here. On the whole New Zealand is a very safe place, and with English being the main language there are no language problems.

The winter season starts in June and runs through until October.

Where Is The Skiing/Riding In NZ?

SITCo´s program is based in Queenstown, South Island, and we will do most of our skiing at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Nevertheless it is good to know that there is a lot of other skiing in NZ.

North Island - Whakapapa (pronounced - Phakapapa) and Turoa are the biggest ski areas and are on a great big volcano called Mt Ruapheu. It last erupted in 1997! Quite spectacular.

South Island there are lots of "ski fields" - so lets start with the big ones - Coronet Peak and The Remarkables (based out of Queenstown), Cardrona and Treble Cone (based out of Wanaka), Mt Hutt (Methven), then there are lots of others - Craigieburn, Temple Basin, Mt Cheeseman, Mt Dobson, Mt Olympus, Broken River, Round Hill, Ohau, to name a few.

Can I Work When I Am There?

To take part in a SITCo's training program you need a visitor´s visa.

If you wish to take part in one of our internship out side programs then you must apply for a work visa, this process is completely independent of SITCo.

If you are unsure about what you need contact your local NZ Embassy.

A Working Holiday Scheme Visa can be arranged for those under 30's for many different international passports. Including UK, Australia, USA, China to name a few. Check NZ Immigration website to see if you are elidgable - click here.

If you don't have a work visa UK and many other passport holders, are allowed to enter NZ on a Visitors Visa for a max of 6 months.

One option to think about would be to come to Queenstown and travel when you are doing our program, and then look into getting a work visa for the next year because by then you can think about working as an instructor!!

Nightlife in Queenstown?

Queenstown is a great party town and there are bars restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes and budgets. A lot of fun can be had!

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