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Snowboard Trainers

Meet our team of Instructor Training Cardrona snowboard trainers! Our highly-qualified team of snowboard trainers will help train you to achieve your SBINZ snowboard qualifications – some of them will even be examining them!


Kyle Kostohris

Kyle started his instructing career in 1995. This gave him the opportunity to travel to NZ & start teaching at Cardrona in 1997. He began working as a SBINZ Examiner/Trainer in 2001. He now spends the off season teaching in Utah & is Snowboard School Supervisor at Cardrona.


Damion Lee

Damo has been teaching for over 20 seasons. He spends his time between Cardrona & Utah. He has been working at Cardrona for 8 seasons & the ITC for the last 3 seasons. He also holds the SBINZ Trainer’s Cert.


Keith Stubbs

Keith (aka Stubbsy) has been in the snow industry since 1999, clocking up countless winters across 4 different continents. Apart from his short stints coaching & guiding in Japan, he is based in Wanaka most of the year, working as a trainer with Cardrona ITC & as a SBINZ Examiner.


​Leo Carey

Leo began instructing in 2009 on his travels around the world & quickly immersed himself in the industry. Since then he has spent his winters between Canada & NZ teaching both skiing & snowboarding to all ages. Leo is a SBINZ Examiner/Trainer & is also affiliated with CASI.


Sam Smith

Sam first came to New Zealand on his gap year in 2005. He later began instructing at an indoor snow dome in the UK where his passion for snowboarding & teaching took over. He went on to do seasons in California, Colorado, Switzerland, Japan & many more in NZ. He is now a trainer for ITC & an Examiner/Trainer for SBINZ.


Luke Gillett

Luke started working at Cardrona ITC last season after a few seasons in Queenstown. He also has spent a number of seasons in Japan teaching & leading instructor training. Luke is also an SBINZ Examiner/Trainer.


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