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Jason Brown

A life changing experience. That's what you'll get from the moment you take the first step in doing this course. Learning to ski with Jace was one of the most enjoyable experiences i have had. From the hours on the snow to the banter at the dinner table and bar there isn't a day that go's by where fun isn't on the menu somewhere. To make it better you are working toward qualifications that can help that fun continue for years. student Jason Brown

James Nunn

Before doing the course, I was working in finance, working 90 plus hours a week. I didn't enjoy my job but was resigned to thinking that my life was headed in that direction. I'd always loved skiing and often thought that I'd like to take my skiing to the next level by becoming an instructor, however I never believed that I'd be content with a career in ski instructing. I got to the point where I needed a change and decided to do the course. It has turned out to be the best decision I ever made. The experience completely changed my outlook and I'm now hoping to continue instructing indefinitely – for as long as I'm enjoying it.

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Porters Ski Area

Porters Ski Area Letter of Endorsement for the NZSIT Ski Programme

Porters Ski Area is pleased to endorse the NZSIT Ski Programme, which is managed and directed by Jason Collins here in Canterbury, NZ. We have been associated with NZSIT since its introduction, offering students quality training terrain, regular teaching experience, and in many instances, subsequent employment in our Snowsports School.

Over the years we have been impressed with the consistent level of achievement demonstrated by participants in NSIT. Indeed this season we have seen 100%pass rate at Ski instructor Level One. This is testimony to the hours of dedicated tuition delivered by Jason Collins.His ability to encourage students, to make them feel valued and confident, and his friendly outgoing manner have ensured that all students are thoroughly prepared for the ski instructor examinations.

We now rely on trainees and graduates to complement and join our Snowsports School cohort . Our current Snowsports School Director, Dan Walbeoff, was amongst the first graduates of NZSIT – he now is managing all our instructors, running the ski development programmes and liaising with our major clients including local schools and social groups.

Given the remarkable track record of success demonstrated by NZSIT , we are delighted to guarantee all participants of the programme a job interview for the following season. The number and nature of available positions are naturally dependent on variables such as returning staff and forward bookings, but we are happy to make this offer as an indication of our faith in the standards achieved by NZSIT graduates.

Uli Dinsenbacher
General Manager Porters Ski Area