Turn your love of the ski slopes into a job with the best view in the world. Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Wanaka-based Ski Patrol programme will get you started.
Over the last 20 years, we’ve produced some of the country’s finest ski patrollers who go on to work in top ski resorts here and around the world. Trained in some of the most advanced skiing and riding terrain, including natural pipes, large open faces, terrain parks and back county, you’ll be ready to make a difference for people in the field.
Our sought-after graduates are trained in avalanche, first aid, teamwork and leadership in extreme environments under practical conditions.
Ski Patrol qualifications
Adventure & Tourism
New Zealand Certificate in Snowsport Patrol (Level 4) and New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5)
28 Weeks Full-time
Online, On campus
After years of constantly checking the ski report from her office, Kelsi Mackay had a “what if” moment and enrolled in Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Ski Patrol programme in 2021.