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U. Dinsenbacher

Since our initial involvement, there hasn't been a season during our association with NZSIT that we have not employed graduates from the programme the following year. Because they train on our mountain and spend time developing their skills in a genuine teaching environment, we are able to see the instructors improve their own skiing and their ability to teach. We are always impressed by the personal calibre, work ethic and professionalism these graduates demonstrate.

The big success story on Porters from the programme is Dan Walbeoff, who began his career teaching with us after gaining his Level 1 in 2003. Since then Dan has worked every season for Porters, always challenging himself to gain higher qualifications. Now as a fully qualified instructor, Dan has become our Ski School Director. This is a testimony to Dan's grit and determination and
the excellent mentoring of NZSIT programme director, Jason Collins. Other instructors have worked many seasons with us and
now live the dream- instructing year round in both hemispheres.

U. Dinsenbacher General Manager

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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