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Level Two Instructor Training Camp 15/02/25

15/02/2025 - 15/03/2025

Japan

Overview

This four-week long Level Two Instructor Training Camp is focused 100% on instructors aiming for their SBINZ Level Two Certification.

This camp is based out of the CAMP3 Clubhouse in Madarao Mountain Resort, Japan. It includes 12 days of pre-training with CAMP3's top-level coaches (who are current SBINZ Level Two Examiners), 4 weeks of accommodation, a season pass to the resorts of Madarao and Tangram, the SBINZ Level Two teach and ride module certifications themselves, and the option to take either the SBINZ Children's Certification course OR the Avalanche Level One qualification (ASC1). Wow, what a list!

During the training, we explore the fun and friendly terrain available throughout the resorts of Madarao and Tangram, where tree-lined gullies, playful sidehits and epic powder stashes are ready and waiting. The camp also includes a 2-3 day trips to neighbouring resorts of Nozawa and Myoko (lift passes for these are not included). Our coaches will balance the time efficiently between high-end rider improvement and all riding components required for the Level Two standards, teaching practice, rider analysis, and lots of feedback on your demos.

The coaching is approximately five hours per day, with a minimum of 3 evening sessions included. We value building an inclusive, team culture to create a supportive environment for everyone, whilst all working towards a collective goal that is the Level Two certification. Unlike other training providers, our maximum group size is 6, meaning smaller groups and more individual attention (note that when joining the SBINZ certifications the max group size is 8).

This camp also includes a welcome dinner, plus transfers to and from the local train station. The start and end dates specified above are the arrival and departure days (i.e. not on snow).

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Ability Levels

This camp is aimed at Level One certified instructors from any English-speaking system. At the minimum, you should be linking turns confidently on blue and some black terrain. Read about our five-stage ability level here.


Costs & Inclusions

Camp Cost
¥‎1,095,000 JPY - all inclusive with everything in this list!
Coaching & Training
A total of 20 days of training at 5hrs per day (12 days pre training, 8 days on certifications).
Courses/Certifications
The SBINZ Level Two Teach and Ride modules are included in the cost of this camp (total 8 days long).
Lift Passes
A season pass to the resorts of Madarao and Tangram.
Accommodation
28 nights of accommodation, with daily breakfast, at our very own Japan CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao.
Transport
Transfers to and from Iiyama Station, and 2-3 day trips to other resorts in the area (lift passes not included).
Epic Additions
Welcome dinner on the first night. Free access to the CAMP3 demo board fleet (Jones Snowboards and United Shapes). Evening beers and banter with the crew!

Not included: flights, train travel to Iiyama, insurance (must cover off-piste and park riding) and your snowboard equipment.

Note that all NZSIA/SBINZ course costs are included in the camp cost, except your membership. NZSIA's conditions or registration apply here, including the need to be a current NZSIA member and any decision to withdraw from the course. Attendance on this camp DOES NOT guarantee you the Level Two certifications. The SBINZ Level Two has an approximate pass rates of 65%. Your previous experience and level of dedication are both just as important as the quality training you receive on this camp.


Optional Add-ons

Avalanche Course or Children's Teaching Certification

In between the training camp and the SBINZ Level Two Certifications, there is a short window in which we can also run an Avalanche Level One (ASC1) and/or a SBINZ Children's Teaching Certification. These are additional cost and are numbers dependent.

Freestyle Versatility Camp Add-on

Turn your 4-week training camp into 6 weeks of amazingness, by adding the Freestyle Versatility camp running from 02/02/2025-13/02/2025.

The SBINZ Level Two has a strong freestyle element to it, including jumps and boxes in the park, and the ability to perform 180s in all directions out of the park. If this level of riding concerns you, we strongly recommend joining us early for our Freestyle Versatility camp, where your park riding skills will go through the roof.

In conjunction with the Level Two Training Camp, we can offer the 2-week Freestyle Versatility camp at a reduced cost of ¥‎375,000.


Accommodation & Transport

Accommodation is on a twin-share basis (with ensuite bathrooms), at the vibing CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao (just 100m from the chairlifts of Madarao Mountain Resort), with daily breakfast and a welcome dinner on the first night. Check out CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao here.

A VERY limited number of single occupancy rooms may be available at an additional cost of ¥‎5000 per night (¥‎120,000 for the duration of this camp). If you wish to reserve a single occupancy room, please indicate this in the comments box in the booking form below. Note that we cannot guarantee a single occupancy room until a few weeks before the camp begins.

Transfers available from Iiyama Shinkansen Station (bullet train direct from Tokyo) are available on the camp start and end dates. Dates shown are accommodation arrival and departure days.


Bookings

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