Cardrona’s Kids’ Adventure Programmes are the ultimate way for your kids to learn to ski & snowboard, or develop their skills, in a fun & safe environment!
Adventure Programmes run every week of the season for 4 consecutive days, Monday through Thursday. They’re packed with fun activities with the same instructor every day to maximise fun & improvement!
Skiwees & Lowriders
Skiwees (skiers aged 5-14yrs) & Lowriders (snowboarders aged 7-14yrs) are 4 day programmes including lessons with the same group & instructor, a hot lunch every day & hot chocolate breaks to keep energy levels up!
We are based in Snow Sports HQ & have groups for all ages & ability levels. They’ll be on the snow from 9.30am, but feel free to drop the kids off from 8.30am every morning & we can kit them out with all the gear they need for a fun week on the slopes.
At the end of the day, their gear is stored & dried in The Den in Snow Sports HQ, meaning you don’t have to carry boots & skis or snowboards off the hill. A fun week is capped off with a treasure hunt or mountain challenge. Kids then receive their report card with a list of their achievements throughout the week, including skills acquired & terrain skied or ridden.
As with all our lessons, we strongly recommend your kids wear a helmet. If you don’t have one they are available to rent for a special Skiwees/Lowrider rate of $40 per programme.
Best for – kids who want to learn & explore the mountain.
Making it Gold – same instructor all week, priority lift lane & equipment storage every night.
Top tip – book & pay before you arrive online or at our Queenstown/Wanaka offices & go straight to Adventure HQ, bypassing the Ticket Office.
Ride tribe is for skiers & snowboarders aged 10yrs & above, who are at an intermediate-advanced level. Ride Tribe is for kids who want to gain skills in a large variety of snow sports disciplines. These kids get to explore the mountain both on & off-piste, & even hit the terrain parks! Ride Tribe includes 4 full days of lessons with the same group & instructor, BYO lunch. Kids in Ride Tribe will need to wear a helmet.
Best for – intermediate skiers & riders who want to ride groomers, off-piste & park.
Making it Gold – same coach every day, insider knowledge of all the best lines on the mountain & lift line priority.
Top tip – book with a couple of friends who are the same ability & create your own group.