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CAST School Holiday Programme

Looking for the fastest school holiday programme out? Train with CAST ski racing these holidays!

School’s out! Come & join the Cardrona Alpine Ski Team these July school holidays. We have a comprehensive race programme to improve all areas of your skiing, to help you be the best you possibly can.

If you want to know what it's like to train like a professional ski racer, what it feels like to challenge yourself & move past your comfort zone, come & ski with us these school holidays!

Spaces are limited and registrations close June 28th.

2019 school holiday programme details:



1 July 3rd - 7th
2 July 10th - 14th
3 July 17th - 21st
4 July 24 - 28th

What's Included

  • On-snow training
    • Wed June 26 - October 6th 
    • Training with your coach (this may change due to group sizes and dynamics)
    • 3 or 5 day per week options 
  • Weekly fitness training at Allenby Park
    • U14 - 16: Wednesday & Friday
    • U6 - 12: Wednesday
  • Ability assessment and group allocation (at the digression of the Head Coach)
  • Technical development and gate training 
  • Video analysis
  • Links to Drop Box with your training and race videos for analysis


  • Season pass for Cardrona (we also offer special discounted season passes for CAST athletes, please contact ticket office to book this)
  • Cardrona Alpine Ski Team branded outer ski jacket, soft shell or puffer
  • Costs to travel to races, lift passes and entry at other mountains 
  • 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. 
  • Extra school holiday training days can be booked for an additional cost for anyone booked into our longer programmes. Please contact us.
  • September/ October race training private lessons are available upon request with your preferred coach, please contact us.

U12 - 16 Added Extras

  • Homestay is available for between $350-$400/week. Please check out our Athlete Homestay info page & fill out the form to join.
  • Transport to & from Cardrona or Queenstown with pick up and drop off from Outside Sport– this is available in conjunction with your selected training program. Please contact us for more information.

2019 Age Groups

Programme Year of Birth
U16 2004 - 05
U14 2006 - 07
U12 2008 - 09
U10 2010 - 11
U8 2012 - 13
U6 2014 - 15

Eligibility to race

All junior athletes athletes must belong to Wanaka Ski & Snow Sports Club (unless already a member of another NZ ski club) & be a current member of Snow Sports NZ.

International athletes must also be a member of Snow Sports NZ to be able to register for races. 

Equipment Requirements

U10 - 16

  • Slalom & Giant Slalom skis or a very good kombi ski
  • A helmet & back protector are compulsory for all training & racing
  • Physical training clothes & running shoes

U6 & U8

  • Good carving skis
  • A helmet & back protector are compulsory for all training & racing
  • Physical training clothes & running shoes

Book your spot on a CAST school holiday camp!

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