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Under 6 - U16 Race Programmes

Cardrona Alpine Ski Team has programmes for young athletes in Under 6 - U16 age groups looking to start, develop or excel in their ski racing skills.

 2018 Age Groups

Programme Year of Birth
U6 2013/14
U8 2011/12 
U10 2009/10
U12 2007/08
U14 2005-06
U16 2003-04


Full-time ski race programmes are for ski racers who can commit to a whole season of training, 4 or 5 days a week (age group determining).

Part-time ski race programmes are for racers looking to develop their skills, potentially trying to fit around their school commitments. We have various part-time programme options depending on each athlete’s age, skill level & needs.

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

Read all our Programme Terms & Conditions here.

 Programme Pricing 2018

 # of weeks training 5 days/week 4 days/week 3 days/week 2 days/week
1 $750 NA NA NA
5 $3250* $2600 $1950 $1300
10 $5000* $4000 $3000 $2000**
15 $6750* $5400 $4050 $2700**

*only available for U14 & U16 athletes
**only available for U6 - U12 athletes

What’s Included

  • On-snow training
    • Wed June 27 – October 5
    • Choose up to 15 weeks training
    • 2–5 day per week options (depending on age group)
    • Bump to 5 days/week in July School Holidays
  • Video analysis


  • Season pass for Cardrona
  • Softshell jacket $130
  • Junior jacket $310 / Adult jacket $335
  • Event entry & lift passes at other mountains
  • Travel to events
  • We recommend that athletes bring their own ski tuning equipment (ski vices, wax iron etc). Alternatively, ski tuning can be organised locally with a daily race tune & wax.
U14/16 Added Extras
  • Homestay is available at $300-$400/week. Check out our Athlete Homestay info page & fill out the form to join.
  • Transport to & from the mountain daily is also available – must be booked in advance. Contact us for more information.


All U8, U10 & U12 athletes must currently belong to Snow Sports New Zealand to be eligible to enter Youth Series & Interfield events.

All U14 & U16 athletes must currently belong to a NZ ski club (such as Wanaka Ski & Snow Sports Club) & hold a current Ski Racing New Zealand license available from Snow Sports NZ

International athletes in these age groups must also be a member of Snow Sports NZ to be able to race in all events.

Equipment Requirements

U10, U12, U14 & U16

  • 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 &backprotectorare compulsory for all training & racing

Sign up for the full-season U6-U16 programme online!

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