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New Zealand 6 Mountain Ski Safari

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New Zealand 6 Mountain Ski Safari

Conquer 6 majestic mountains over 7 days and explore the best runs and powder stashes that New Zealand has to offer on this 6 Mountain Ski Safari adventure!

Prices from US$1,595

Experience the magnificent raw beauty of New Zealand and its indigenous people. From epic scenery, mind boggling fjords, dramatic mountains, and a rich culture boasting unique traditions, travelling through New Zealand is and unforgettable experience. Not surprisingly this incredible destination can be found at the top of most travellers’ wish lists. The country has much to offer the intrepid traveller from exciting adventure sports to satisfy adrenalin junkies, to stunning landscapes just waiting to be explored. New Zealand boasts an array of opportunity to all who visit her shores, and will undoubtedly leave you well and truly bitten by the travel bug. 

Undertake this epic ski safari of the South Island, hitting 6 different mountains over 7 days and exploring the best runs and powder-stashes that New Zealand has to offer. The flexible itinerary allows you to tailor your trip, and the extensive knowledge of our experienced guides will ensure you get the most out of your New Zealand adventure. 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided tour of each mountain – search out the best runs and deepest powder!
  • Learn from expert guides and peers alike to develop your skills
  • Enjoy après-ski in Wanaka and Queenstown
  • This is a Frontier Connect project!

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age 18

FAST FACTS

Location New Zealand
Activities

Travel around New Zealand's South Island
Discover stunning scenery
Wide ranging ski areas
Secret skiing locations
Exquisite off- piste and dry powder terrain
Aprés ski hot-spots

Transport In- country transfers
Accommodation Shared dormitory style backpacker hostels

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas &equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation (6 sharing, private upgrades available)
Food (breakfast)
In- country transfers
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
6 x lift passes for 6 of NZ’s best areas
Guided tour of each mountain – best runs and powder!
Hot pools entry in Lake Tekapo (day 1)
Discounted rates available for add-on tours. (incl. Heli-ski)
Beginners Pack includes 2 days’ lessons and gear hire
Lift Pass and Hire Pack also includes gear rental

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING? 

Your 7 day action packed ski adventure will take you around the top skiing/boarding destinations of the South Island, visiting some of the major towns and impressive sights that New Zealand has to offer.

You will be accompanied by a passionate guide who knows the island back to front, and their second-to-none expert knowledge is guaranteed to ensure you experience the very best runs and have an adrenaline fuelled week. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Christchurch to Mt Hutt:

Your tour starts bright and early in Christchurch with a drive to Mt Hutt wasting no time with a whole day on the slopes ahead of you. Mt Hutt receives some of the lightest and driest powder in Australasia and is an awesome winter experience for all first timers and seasoned powder hounds. 

Day 2: Ohau:

A well kept secret in New Zealand skiing circles, a remote ski field which offers exquisite dry powder snow terrain and gets you off the tourist trail. 

Day 3: Treble Cone:

Treble cone has been reported as one of the most spectacularly scenic resorts in the world with incredible views across the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka. It boasts New Zealand’s fastest quad chairlift, so you can enjoy more runs per day than anywhere else with plenty of exhilarating skiing and snowboarding terrain. Finally relax and unwind as Wanaka is an après-ski haven, with a huge number of places to dine, drink and dance the night away. 

Day 4: Cardrona:

Cardrona is renowned among skiers and boarders for inspiring terrain and dry natural snow. With 320 hectares of wide, undulating runs, open slopes, steep chutes and awesome terrain parks, there’s something here for all to enjoy and queues are rare. 

Day 5: Queenstown:

We break up your tour to give you a chance to catch your breath and see Queenstown. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in a number of extra activities including the adrenalin-junkie’s favourite’s bungee jumping and canyoning, canyon swing, taking a Milford Sound trip or challenging yourself to a skydive. These activities will incur and additional fee, which you will need to factor in to your own costs. Alternatively you may wish to just continue exploring the landscape on your own accord.

Day 6: Coronet Peak:

Coronet Peak is the oldest and most developed ski area in the South Island for boarders and skiers alike. Coronet is a natural terrain park, full of endless hits and powder stashes. Exclusive night skiing is available on Friday and Saturdays as the sun sinks slowly in the west, the lights come on and the fun begins. 

Day 7: The Remarkables to Christchurch:

Last but not least, we hit The Remarkables. Wide open runs, native keas, powder snow, spectacular views, sun drenched terrain and unforgettable runs. If you’re feeling adventurous and prepared to exercise those legs a little, you will discover some of the longest off-piste runs around. Before you embark on your journey back to Christchurch you could attempt the new international standard Super Pipe for advanced level riders and skiers. 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will fly into Christchurch, before making your own way to the rendezvous point where you will be met by a friendly Frontier representative. You will be given more detailed instructions on where to meet the rest of your group nearer your time of departure. 

We recommend that you arrive into Christchurch the night before your project start date, as your adventure begins bright and early at 7am the next day. Your Frontier Volunteer Coordinator can help you make any accommodation and transfer arrangements, however, these would be at your own cost.  

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout the duration of your adventure you will be staying in a variety of high quality lodges and backpackers hostels all over New Zealand. You will be sharing dorm-style rooms with 4 to 6 of your fellow travellers (private upgrades available). Some rooms will have ensuite bathrooms, whereas others will have shared facilities. Sharing dorms is a really fantastic way of bonding with the other members of your group and re-living the day’s fun activities! All accommodation will have a fully equipped kitchen and lounge facilities, with computers and Wi-Fi to keep in touch with loved ones at home. 

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will receive a continental-style breakfast each morning of your tour to prepare you for the day’s adventure ahead. You will be responsible for sourcing your own lunch and dinner each day. You can either cook for yourself in the fully equipped kitchen facilities available at each hostel, or you can take the opportunity to sample local restaurants with your new found friends. Either way you are sure to sample new cuisines and learn some new recipes during your trip!  

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

You will also have the opportunity to get involved in a number of extra activities. You will have a selection of activities to choose from depending on your own interests, including bungee jumping and canyoning, canyon swing, taking a Milford Sound trip or challenging yourself with a sky dive. These activities will incur an additional fee which you will need to factor in to your own costs.

COSTS

Lift Pass US$1,545

Lift pass + hire US$1,695

Beginner pack US$1,745

Registration fee US$51

Lift pass – This pack is aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders who have their own gear. Select if you are bringing your own ski or snowboard and if you do not want lessons. 

Lift pass + hire – This pack is aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders who are not bringing their own gear. Select if you need to hire ski or snowboard gear for the week. Clothing is not included.

Beginner pack – This pack is aimed at people who have never been skiing or snowboarding before, or who have only been a few times. It includes group lessons, a learner’s slope lift pass on the first 2 days and then full lift passes for the remaining ski locations. Also includes 7 days’ ski or snowboard hire (with bindings and boots). You are able to book further lessons if needed through your guide but they are not included in price. 

DEPARTURE DATES

2018

5 Jan

13 Jan

21 Jan   

29 Jan                   

6 Feb

14 Feb                  

10 Mar

18 Mar

25 Mar

26 Mar

3 Apr 9

11 Apr

22 Apr  

2 May   

30 May

DURATION

7 days

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Christchurch (CHC), Auckland International Apt (AKL)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

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