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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.

2020 school holiday dates



# of days

1 July 1st - 5th 5
2 July 8th - 12th 5
3 July 15th - 19th 5
4 July 22nd - 26th 5

What's Included

  • On-snow training
    • If you would like to book additional weeks training outside of School Holidays, please contact Sami
    • Training with your coach (this may change due to group sizes and dynamics)
    • Training 5 days per week
  • Weekly fitness training
    • 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 by request


  • Season pass for Cardrona 
  • Cardrona Alpine Ski Team branded outer ski jacket (required),
  • CAST Soft Shell (mid layer) is available to purchase 
  • 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 accommodation is available for $400/week. Please check out our Athlete Homestay info page & fill out the form to express your interest.
  • Transport to & from Cardrona or Queenstown with pick up and drop off from Outside Sport is available in conjunction with your selected training program. Please contact us for more information.

2020 Age Groups

Programme Year of Birth
U16 2005 - 06
U14 2007 - 08
U12 2009 - 10
U10 2011 - 12
U8 2013 - 14
U6 2015 - 16

Eligibility to race

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

U14 & U16 athletes must have a National Points Licence from SSNZ in order to compete in the series.

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

Equipment Requirements

U12 - 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 & U10

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

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