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Grom Squad

The Grom Squad is for young kids just getting into freestyle skiing & snowboarding. 

The youngest 6-10 age group, Grom Squad is for kids just getting into freestyle riding and as an introduction to coaching programmes. No Park experience necessary. Grom Squad is focused on fun, riding with friends & general park progression! It is all about building a solid foundation for future snow sports rockstars... 

Grom Squad athletes want to become competitive in local freestyle events like the Cardrona Kids’ Cup, Piki Maunga Rangatahi & the NZ Cardrona Junior Nationals. Our Cardrona Parks Squad coaches will guide you through each event, right at your side as you look to achieve your freestyle goals this winter season!

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10 weeks starting week of 24 July
- ages 6+
- all mountain riders/skiers, have been with Academy/Hobbits programmes or lessons
- can compete in Junior Nationals end of season event
- some experience in mini park
- commit to 1-2 days coaching per week for 10 weeks

Freeski coaches: Kendall Hawes, lead coach
                                  Kat Alexander

Snowboard Coaches: Francois Mazet, lead coach
                                           Liam Whiley

Days per week:

1 day per week on your 'school ski day' as per your Term 3 school calendar (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)

& add on..

1 weekend day Saturday or Sunday

Programme length:

Week starting July 24 – Sunday October 8. Full season (10 weeks).

Looking to get on snow or touch up on your skills before Grom Squad starts? Our School Holiday Camp available which runs 10-14 July and 17-21 July!


1 school skiing day per week: $850

1 weekend day per week $750

Add-ons available:

1x Trampolining and 1x fitness session per week, 13 weeks start 19 June

For youngsters wanting to build their freestyle, technique and all mountain skills skills but aren't looking to compete, check out The Academy.

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