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WST School Holiday Programme

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

School’s out! Come and join the Wanaka Ski Team at Cardrona and Treble Cone 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 and move past your comfort zone, come and ski with us these school holidays!

Spaces are limited. 

You can also read all our Programme Terms & Conditions here.

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2021 school holiday dates

Term 2: Saturday, July 10 - Sunday, July 25
Term 3: Saturday, October 2 - Sunday, October 17

Date

Training days

per week

Monday 12 - Friday 16th July 

5

Monday 19 - Friday 23rd July

5

Monday 26 - Friday 30th July

5

Monday 4 - Friday 8th October

5

Monday 11 - Friday 15th October

5

Training locations TBA. Additional days on weekends can be purchased at the daily rate or as private lessons.

What's Included

  • On-snow training
    • If you would like to book additional weeks training outside of School Holidays, please contact us
    • Training with your coach (this may change due to group sizes and dynamics)
    • Training 5 days per week, Monday to Friday
  • Ability assessment and group allocation (at the discretion of the Head Coach)
  • Technical development and gate training 
  • Video analysis

Extras

  • Season pass for Cardrona and Treble Cone
  • Wanaka Ski Team branded outer ski jacket (required if training more than one week),
  • WST 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 and wax season-long or casually at Outside Sport or 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 and from Cardrona/Treble Cone is available in conjunction with your selected training programme for U14, U16 & FIS. Please contact us for more information. Spaces are limited and are offered to athletes training at FIS level first, followed by U16 athletes. 

2021 Age Groups

Programme Year of Birth
FIS < 2005
U16 2006 - 07
U14 2008 - 09
U12 2010 - 11
U10 2012 - 13
U8 2014 - 15
U6 2016 - 17

Can’t find the programme you’re looking for? Contact us for more information or for a quote on a tailor-made programme. Our friendly WST team are always happy to help!

Eligibility to race

All athletes must be a current member of Snow Sports NZ

We recommend all athletes join Wanaka Ski & Snow Sports Club (unless already a member of another NZ ski club). This is mandatory for anyone wishing to compete in National Points or FIS races. 

U14 - 16 athletes must ensure they have purchased a National Points licence so that they can compete in the series.

FIS athletes must ensure they have purchased a FIS license in order to compete at FIS level.  

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

Equipment Requirements

U12 - 16

  • Slalom and Giant Slalom skis or a very good kombi ski

  • A helmet and back protector are compulsory for all training and racing

  • Physical training clothes and running shoes

U6, U8 & U10

  • Good carving skis

  • A helmet and back protector are compulsory for all training and racing

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