QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA ALL ROUNDER TOUR
7 Nights I 5 Days riding
August 27, 2017 to September 03, 2017
$1899 PER PERSON
New Zealand Snowboard Tours
Ride the best resorts in New Zealand with our Mint ambassador, and Freeride World Tour athlete Michaela Davis-Meehan leading the way. This tour is suitable for novice to intermediate riders, wanting to improve their snowboarding.
Michaela is on hand to show you her favourite places in Queenstown and Wanaka, on and off the mountain. Each day she’ll find fun terrain for the group to ride and give you some riding tips along the way. We also include a full day of snowboard coaching at Cardona. At night, your guides are on hand to show you the best of Queenstown’s restaurants and nightlife. No trip to Queenstown is complete until you’ve visited Fergburger and have samples some drinks at Queenstowns best bars. Come and experience the South Island with us and find out why Queenstown and Wanaka get their world famous reputation in the snowboard world!
On this tour we ride at all the resorts in the Queenstown and Wanaka area – The Remarkables. Coronet Peak, Cardona and Treble Cone.
Your tour includes:
- Hosting & guiding on-mountain every day with Mint Ambassador Michaela Davis-Meehan
- 7 nights twin share, ensuite accommodation in central Queenstown
- 3 days lift pass valid for Remarkables & Coronet Peak
- 2 days lift pass valid for Cardrona & Treble Cone
- Snowboard coaching at Cardrona Alpine Resort (full day)
- Queenstown Airport meet & greet service
- Private airport transfers in 4WD vehicles
- Private 4WD transfers from the lodge to all resorts
- Hosting at night, your guides are on-hand to show you the best of Queenstown
- VIP in-store night at Alta Snowboard Shop with discounts on gear
Our accommodation for the tour is centrally located in Queenstown. We stay in our own private, ‘lodge style’ accommodation. All rooms are twin share with an ensuite. At our accommodation we have our own chill out area with lounge and cooking facilities.
Mint Tours Guides
Your professional guides have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, terrain and conditions. You can be assured we will always find you the best snow conditions available. Our goal is to get everybody on tour enjoying themselves and pushing your riding in a relaxed and fun environment.
Small Group Numbers
Our guests to guide ratio is 5 : 1. We like to keep our group sizes small so you can get the most out of your time with us. There’s nothing worse than riding with a large group, especially on a powder day! We have our guides on-snow every day. At night we’ll have our hosts on hand to show you around the local area. With our small groups, you’ll feel like part of the Mint Crew and not just another face in the crowd.
Our New Zealand All Rounder Tour is consistently our most popular New Zealand snow tour and is designed to provide you with all the elements of snowboarding. Our ‘camp’ feel ensures you have a good range of riders across varying skill levels to ride with and progress, a big point of difference over other ski tours in New Zealand. Whether you want to practice riding all-mountain, learn a new trick in the park or just meet other like-minded snowboarders, this tour packs it in to one incredible week that you’ll never forget.
On this tour we ride at Cardrona, Treble Cone, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. Cardrona is also home to great freeride terrain and arguably the best terrain park set up in the southern hemisphere, with many pro riders from around the world using it as their southern hemisphere training ground! Coronet Peak and The Remarkables have terrain to suit every rider from mellow groomers, perfect park, bowls and chutes as well as world class facilities.
The tour kicks off in Queenstown where we collect you from the airport. On arrival we transfer you to our comfortable lodge style accommodation which is located just a short 5 minute walk from the centre of Queenstown. In the evening we head out for a group dinner in town to meet the crew over a good feed and a drink. With all 4 resorts ranging from 20 minutes to an hours drive away, Queenstown is the ultimate location to base our trip. All you need to worry about is getting out of bed and into our private transport, no waiting for buses or shuttles to the ski areas! The town itself is bustling in winter with great restaurants, bars, shops, cafes and everything you would expect from a world famous ski town.
Throughout the tour you’ll be riding with our Mint Tours guides, plus you’ll spend a day riding with our certified snowboard coach at Cardrona so you can progress your snowboarding. Included in the itinerary is one ‘Activity Day’. Go Heli Boarding, check out the adrenaline activities or just take it easy, it’s up to you. We’ll be there to assist with any activities that you’d like check out. We also send all the boards off to Alta snowboard shop for a free wax and tune so we’re ready for hitting up the mountain the next day. We also get to take advantage of a VIP in-store shopping night at Alta where the guys are there to talk tech and offer some great deals across the store. After the tour has wrapped up we drop you back at Queenstown Airport for your return home.
Day 1 – Arrival Day
Your guide will meet your flight at Queenstown Airport and transfer you to the accommodation in town. We’re there to make sure your all settled in and ready to shred the next morning. We will then go out for a group dinner to get to know all the crew on tour.
Day 2, 3 & 4 – Queenstown ride days
We spend our first 3 days on snow at either The Remarkables or Coronet Peak where you can warm up and spend the day free riding with the group. Our Mint Guides will be riding with you every day to take you to their favourite secret spots. In the evening we will generally decide on a local restaurant to all go to for the start of the night.
Day 5 – Activity day
We leave this day free in order to give you the option to choose and activity that makes a New Zealand snow holiday so unique. Get into a Helicopter and try some Heli Boarding in NZ, go bungee jumping, jet boating or just spend the day hanging out in beautiful Queenstown. There are plenty of shops, cafes, short walks and amazing views so theres plenty to experience.
Day 6 & 7 – Wanaka ride days
The Wanaka ride days will be at Cardrona and Treble Cone. Our private transport will drive us up and down from these mountains each day, so you are free to sit back with a beer and talk about the days riding after each day on the way back to Queenstown. Our snowboard coach will spend a day with the crew on one of these days. On each night we will de-brief at our lodge and decide on our plans for the night.
Day 8 – Departure day
Pack up and exchange details with your new friends from the tour. We will drop you back off to Queenstown airport for your flight back home after an epic tour!
Add a heli-ski day.
The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable day of heliski or heliboarding. We recommend pre-booking your heli-ski days well in advance to guarantee a seat. Numbers are limited.
First-time Heli-ski Package
3 Runs – NZD $990 pp
For everyone who thought heli-skiing was beyond them. Your guide will lead you to terrain suited to your ability for an unforgettable ski experience.
Classic Heli-ski Package
4 Runs – NZD $1,045 pp
Explore a variety of amazing terrain on a classic day of New Zealand heli-skiing. Explore Queenstown and Wanaka’s powder playground. Suitable for intermediate to advanced skiiers and snowboards.
Maximum Vert Heli-ski Package
7 Runs – NZD $1,325 pp
The ultimate trip, more runs, steeper terrain, faster pace. Embrace the essence of heliski on this unique trip.
If you have questions about the tour or travelling to Japan, just get in touch. Our Mint consultants have an in-depth knowledge about the area and are on hand to answer any questions.
Call us on 1300 205 609 or email us at [email protected]
Our tours can be tailored to suit any level of rider, however to get the most out of the guiding sessions we recommend that you can comfortably ride intermediate terrain. If you are unsure about your ability level or if this tour is suitable please contact us.
To secure your spot we require a $500 deposit with the balance paid 30 days prior to departure.