This version of the SBINZ manual was written by Paul Phillip, Ollie Midgley and Keith Stubbs.
Additional contributions from Leo Carey, Tony Macri and Claire Dooney. Thank you to all those who have come before and contributed to the history of SBINZ.
Te Reo Māori contributions from Mark Perana and Georgina Cleave.
Edited by Keith Stubbs and Alex Kerr.
Imagery and Video
Teaching photography by Kahli Hindmarsh and Keith Stubbs.
Sequence images and technical riding from Richie Johnston, Guy McCully, Jamie Middleton, David Pearse, Claire Dooney, Greg Samson, Rich Waldie, Tony Macri and Paul Phillip; shot and edited by Keith Stubbs and Richie Johnston.
Additional photography from Ricky Otaki and Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Snowboard Instruction New Zealand is responsible for the education and certification for snowboard instructing throughout New Zealand.
First established in 1992 under a different name, SBINZ quickly joined with the New Zealand Ski Instructors’ Association to create the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors’ Alliance (NZSIA). SBINZ is one of the four divisions within the NZSIA and has become an internationally-recognised educational body that is renowned for producing professional, knowledgeable instructors, with the capabilities to teach and ride at very high standards.
Driven by a Course Manager and a Technical Committee, the Snowboard Division is responsible for all snowboard course content and delivery, and the direction of snowboard teaching and coaching throughout New Zealand.
Through prominent international relationships, SBINZ has established a qualification framework that not only caters to our distinct New Zealand environment, but also prepares our instructors to teach in the many diverse cultures and conditions that we encounter around the world.