Be part of our 2nd intake for Snowboard Instructors from Singapore!

Looking to take your ski or snowboard instructor course to upgrading your skills this winter? 

The Ride Side’s instructor programme will bring you to NISEKO this March 2024 to take your Snowboard (SBINZ) Level 1 Instructor  Certification. **THIS PROGRAM IS FOR SNOWBOARDERS ONLY**

SBINZ is well-established as one of the most technical certifications in the world, internationally renowned bodies for producing professional, knowledgeable instructors, with the capabilities to teach and ride at very high standards.

Why this programme?

Be part of a growing community of ski & snowboard instructors in Singapore!


Improve your riding

Looking to take your skills to the next level? This exam will provide you with a strong platform to improve your skills and knowledge of the sport to begin teaching

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Learn to Teach

Instructor course will equip you with strong fundamental techniques and the ability to teach, analyse and correct both skiers and snowboards to perform at a higher level.


Internationally Recognised

The SBINZ instructor certification is internationally recognised and highly respected around the ski resorts of the world due to their effective teaching techniques and high standards demanded.

SBINZ x TRS: Level One Course Details

SBINZ - Snowboard Level 1 Certification

Course Objective:

Snowboard Level One Certification is the entry-level instructor’s course aimed at people interested in joining the snowsports industry. The five-day course includes modules covering rider improvement, the teaching model, progressions for beginner students, guest service elements, teaching children, class handling and safety.

Assessment Process:

Candidates riding is continually assessed during the five days. Candidates must be able to ride all blue groomed terrain with good form while using an efficient blend of movements and show good decision making relative to terrain, traffic and environmental conditions.

Skidded turn demonstration on green terrain, both in their forward riding direction and in switch direction. Basic freestyle demonstrations; candidates will be required to perform a tidy 50-50 on a ride-on box and an Ollie on a green slope.

Versatility riding; Flat land / ground 360s in the fall line, and turn size / shape rhythm change task. These will be assessed on green or easy blue terrain.

Intermediate turns; demonstrating the ability to add board performance and use an active stance with an increased range of movement.

Candidates’ instructing ability is assessed during a 15-minute teaching presentation to other members of their group, Here the candidate presents a step from the beginner teaching content from the SBINZ manual


  • A confident rider on easy red groomed terrain, can show a mix of turn size and shape, can ride appropriate chair lifts safely.  
  • Ride forwards & switch on green terrain. 
  • Already attempted basic freestyle: 50/50 on an easy ride on box, already had a go at spinning flatland 360’s both ways and can “Ollie” on green terrain.
  • IMPORTANT: This is NOT a riding camp. You will not be taught how to improve your riding during this course, but will be assessed on your suitability to become an instructor
  • If you need riding camps, please select our other trips!

Programme Itinerary

16-23 March 2024 (Sat-Sat)

**Shuttle bus from CTS Domestic Terminal and Sapporo City are provided in your package. Details to select your timings will be provided for participants by 1 March 2024.**

4.30PM: Check In! Arrive in Niseko, check-in to your accommodation and get acquainted with the rest of the crew!

For those who arrive early and want to hit the slopes, you can head up the slopes for a half day session. For the rest, take the day to explore Niseko.

7.30PM: Crew dinner and welcome briefing by Alex Hsu (SBINZ Level 2, Founder of The Ride Side)

Today, we will head up the slopes as a crew for our first full day on snow.

Use today to warm your legs up, refine your technique and get orientated with the new mountain surroundings. Practice your turns with feedback from the crew.

During the next couple of nights, expect sessions going through your day’s riding and get tips on how to improve your technique and chances of passing the course.

Your 5-day instructor exam with SBINZ begins.

Throughout the next 5 days, you will be taken through the skills you’d need as an instructor with a series of lessons & demonstration exercises.

Use Days 1 & 2 to absorb as much technical and theoratical knowledge as you can from your examiner. Take these 2 days to learn and perfect your form and technique.

Days 3 & 4 are usually the days where you will be assessed on your riding demonstrations. Do your best to impress and show your improvements from the first 2 days.

Dinner reservations will be made for most days in Niseko – you have the option to cook in the guesthouse or head out to dinner with the crew. Dinner expenses are not included in the package.

On day 5, you will take your teaching exam where your instructing ability will be assessed. You will be expected to teach a beginner group with the correct progressions learnt from your instructor manual.Congratulations on being a Certified Level 1 instructor! 

Results will be announced by your examiner by lunchtime.

You will have the choice to ride with the rest of the crew in the afternoon, hosted by our team, or take the afternoon off to chill.

Final crew dinner reservations will be made for the group, optional to join.

**Shuttle bus to CTS Domestic Terminal and Sapporo City are provided for Day 8** Option to select your preferred timings will be sent out on 1 March 2024.

Before you know it, the week would have passed and it will be time to pack your bags and head off to your next adventure. 

Package Highlights

8D7N Twin Share Accommodation in Hirafu
SBINZ Level 1 Course Fees
Daily mountain shuttle to exam locations
2-Way Airport Transfers from CTS airport/ Sapporo City
Daily Briefing and revision tips by TRS Team after each day
Full Day hosting and revision on Day 2, Sunday with TRS Team
Half Day hosting on Day 7 by TRS Team
Dinner reservations in Niseko. Optional to join, meal expenses not included

Early Bird price: $2,590/ pax nett

After 28 Feb: $2,890/ pax nett
Not included in the package:

Accomodation Highlights

Brand new guest townhouses in Hirafu, Niseko

Your accommodation in Niseko will be townhouses in lower Hirafu, within walking distance to restaurants and bars

Each townhouse accommodates 4 people, with 2 twin rooms, private showers, a living area, a fully equipped kitchen and free WIFI.

Spacious apartment living
Twin rooms with private bathrooms
Brand new townhouses in Hirafu

Why join this programme with TRS?

Take your instructor course with The Ride Side

Learn & live with a crew

Learning with a group that will provide constant encouragement and having course mates to bounce feedback off will increase your chances of passing the course

Hassle-free Travel

Taking your instructor course can be a nervy experience and taking care of travel logistics should be the last thing on your mind. Leave the trip logistics up to us so you can fully concentrate on your course and exam preparation.

Guided by Us

Our team at The Ride Side have all taken our instructor certs in NZ and will share our experiences with the group, including constant technique feedback and exam tips during the trip.

Opportunities with The Ride Side

Be an Instructor / Host on TRS travel programmes
  • Teach on the mountains as an instructor or a Host with The Ride Side
  • Minimum Level 1 instructor certification required to be an instructor; highly useful for host applicants
  • Applications are still needed to be accepted into the various programs/ trips
Be an instructor at TRIFECTA Singapore
  • Ski & snowboard instructor roles (full time & part time) are available Singapore
  • Minimum commitment required
  • Applications are still needed for assessment
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