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In 2011 I was fortunate to find my vocation for teaching working in a small ski school in the Swiss Alps. Since then my passion has provided me a rewarding career as a ski coach. 


I am a dual certified ski coach and instructor trainer in New Zealand and Canada. Holding the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA) Trainer certificate and the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) Level 4 certification, both qualifications are the highest standard in their respective organisation. 


I am a qualified Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) development level race coach and hold the ISIA speed test, coaching both local children’s teams in Whistler, Canada and in the High Performance Centre, Cadrona, New Zealand.


My work throughout the year includes teaching clients with a range of abilities in Japan and training candidates to pass NZSIA exams in New Zealand, China and Japan. My forte is in training clients to attain their maximum potential.


I am fortunate to work as a trainer in one of the world’s most renowned instructor training centres, The Rookie Academy in New Zealand. 


My YouTube channel ‘Josh Duncan Smith’ is where I regularly post videos demonstrating ski techniques.. Search YouTube for 'Ski Tips In A Minute'.


I have recently been selected NZSIA National Demonstration Team for the next InterSki congress.


I am an ambassador for Blizzard, Tecnica and the Jones Brothers, New Zealand. 

Ski Qualifications:

NZSIA National Demo Team Member 

NZSIA Trainers Certification

CSIA Level 4 Certification

NZSIA Level 3 Certification

CSCF Development Level Race Coach

NZSIA Children Teaching Certification

NZSIA Freestyle Level 1 Certification

BASI Level 1 and 2 Qualification

Canadian Avalanche Skills Training Level 1


Ambassador for Blizzard, Tecnica and the
Jones Brothers, New Zealand.  

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