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FIS Programmes

The Cardrona Alpine Ski Team full-time FIS programmes are for FIS U21 & U18 performance-focused athletes.


All our FIS programmes are targeted to elite level ski racers. 

For more information about specific programmes & to get a quote, please contact us. 

Please make sure to read our Programme Terms & Conditions.

2020 FIS programme details: 

Full Season  June 22 - Sept 20 any 5 days per week / 13 weeks

Pre-competition Training

(includes Cardrona FIS Tech Series)

June 22 - Aug 9 any 5 days per week / 7 weeks
Competitive Season July 20 - Sept 13 any 5 days per week / 8 weeks
Weekly Training (minimum 2 weeks)   any 5 days per week

*Please note: FIS programs are not on set days and training may be any 5 days of the week depending on the snow and weather conditions, athlete fatigue and the race schedule (this can be found on the race calendar page of CAST's website, FIS website or SSNZ website)

Can’t find the programme you’re looking for? Please contact us for more information or for a quote. Our friendly CAST team are here to help!

What's Included

  • On-snow training
    • June 22 until the final FIS race at the end of September
    • Training is any 5 days of the week (due to weather, snow conditions and the race calendar)
  • Ability assessment and group allocation (at the digression of the Head Coach)
  • Technical development and gate training 
  • Video analysis
  • Lift line priority 
  • Season long goal setting


  • Season pass for Cardrona (HPC adult passes are available. Please contact to arrange this)
  • FIS Team jacket
  • Costs to travel to races and lift passes at other mountains
  • Membership to Proactive Gym (discounted CAST rates are available)
  • We recommend that athletes bring their own ski tuning equipment (ski vices, wax iron etc). Alternatively, ski tuning can be organised with a daily race tune & wax season long or casually at Outside Sport or casually at The Waxroom. Please contact them directly for more information
  • Homestay is available for FIS athletes at the rate of $400/week. 
  • Daily transport to & from training with pick up and drop off at your home or accommodation – must be booked in advance. 

Race & Training Eligibility 

All FIS athletes must have a current FIS licence in order to both train and race.

NZ & International FIS athletes must have a current FIS licence in order to both train and race. Athlete must also belong to Wanaka Ski & Snow Sports Club (unless already a member of another NZ ski club) & be a current member of Snow Sports NZ.

For more race information and to view the NZ Competition Rules please click here

International athletes must enter races directly through their race federation or provide a letter of authorisation from your federation to allow the FIS Head Coach to enter the races for you.

Equipment Requirements

  • Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G skis (FIS Homologated)
  • A FIS regulation helmet & back protector are compulsory for all training & racing
  • Physical training clothes & running shoes

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