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