MINT CHICKS NEW ZEALAND
7 Nights I 5 Days riding
August 14, 2016 to August 21, 2016
$2190 per person
Resorts: Cardrona, Treble Cone, The Remarkables & Coronet Peak
Take your riding to the next level and get confident and fired up to take on any kind of terrain! Our New Zealand Tour is designed to progress the skill level of all female snowboarders in an environment that is professional and fun. Improve your freeriding, learn a new park trick or just sign up to go snowboarding with the ladies and make some new friends along the way. Our Mint Chicks tours are hosted and guided by some of the most elite athletes in New Zealand with years of experience in making sure you achieve your goals. Not to mention they know how much fun it is to go riding with other women!
Mint Chicks is open to all female snowboarders; from novice to advanced we’ve got you covered. Our coaches and hosts create a safe and fun environment where female snowboarders can feel comfortable to ‘give it a go’. We’re here to support you along the way, both on and off-snow. When you ride with the Mint Chicks, we’ve always got your back.
The focus of Mint Chicks New Zealand is progression, and the resorts in Queenstown and Wanaka are the perfect place to get your riding dialled. Your local Mint Chicks guides are also here to show you what snowboarding in Queenstown and Wanaka is all about, with a few unique NZ experiences thrown in along the way.
For the first half of the tour we stay in Wanaka and get to ride at Cardrona and Treble Cone. Then we transfer across to Queenstown and experience riding The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.
To kick-start your progression, you’ll spend your first 2 days on-snow with our highly qualified Mint Chicks coaches. You’ll spend 2 full days getting coached by our professional coaches including legend kiwi shredder, Juliane Bray. Juliane is an ex-professional snowboarder and Winter Olympian and now spends her time coaching athletes with the Cardrona High Performance Centre. During our coaching sessions we have access to the facilities at the world class Cardrona High Performance Centre. If weather permits we’ll have a video analysis session so you can maximise your progression with feedback form the coaches.
We also spend another 3 days freeriding at Treble Cone, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. It’s a great opportunity to ride different terrain and put into practice what you’ve learned during your coaching sessions. Your Mint Chicks hosts will be riding with you every to show you around the resorts and let you in on a few of the secret spots.
For novice snowboarders, our coaches will have you linking your turns and cruising the greens in no time. Cardrona is a great for learning with lots of gentle, easy terrain. For our intermediate and advanced riders you’ll be able to choose what you’d like to work on. Cardrona is home to arguably the best terrain park set up in the southern hemisphere, and it’s also home to perfect groomers, great off-piste and The Arcadia Chutes offering something for the more experienced riders.
We have plenty of time to explore Wanaka and Queenstown so you can see why these destinations have become so iconic to a New Zealand snow holiday. Choose from adventure activities like bungee jumping or jet boating, world class restaurants, short walks with stunning views or you can even book on for a day of NZ Heli Boarding. We can get as many things ticked off the bucket list as you have the energy for!
Coaching & Guiding Sessions
For 2 days we have intensive coaching sessions at Cardrona. The coaching sessions will run all day. Outside of the coaching days you will be riding with our Mint Chicks hosts. Our coaches and guides have an in-depth knowledge of the local area and terrain, so they will be able to hunt down the best conditions for the group in any given day. Not to mention they know where all the secret powder stash’s are!
Our Coaches & Guides
Our supportive coaches and guides are some of the most experienced riders and elite athletes in their field so you’re in good hands and in for an epic time. They are on hand throughout the tour to make sure your stay is not only fun but also safe.
Free Access to Nitro Women’s Fleet
Our Mint Chicks tour is supported by our good friends at Nitro Snowboards. They are giving us a fleet of boards to test drive!
If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. In fact our camp is perfect for solo travellers, we just match you up with someone to room with for the entire time. Not only are our coaches and guides with you on-mountain during the day, they keep the stoke going well into the night, so you’ll always have crew to hang out with and places to go.
For the first 4 nights of the tour we will be at The Wanaka Hotel. All rooms are twin share with ensuite. The hotel is right in the heart of Wanaka. All rooms are modern and equipped with heating, TV, all linen and tea and coffee making facilities. All guests have full access to a shared kitchen and tune room.
In Queenstown we stay at the Heartland Hotel. All rooms are twin share with ensuite. This hotel is located a short 5 minute walk from the heart of Queenstown.
All mountain transfers are included and throughout the tour you will be travelling in comfortable and safe 4WD vehicles. The transfers between the airport, Wanaka and Queenstown will be a chartered bus.
+ 4 nights twin share accommodation, Wanaka Hotel
+ 3 nights twin share accommodation, Heartland Hotel
+ 3 day lift pass Cardrona / Treble Cone
+ 2 day lift pass Remarkables / Coronet Peak
+ 2 days of coaching with qualified Mint Chicks coaches
+ 3 days of guiding on-snow guiding
+ Pilates and stretching sessions
+ Daily private 4WD transfers to/from all mountains
+ Return private airport transfers
+ Mint Chicks hosting throughout the tour
+ Nightly tours to local restaurants with Mint hosts
+ Access to demo fleet of Nitro snowboards
Day 1 – Arrival Day
Your Mint Chicks guide will meet you at Queenstown Airport. From here we transfer to Wanaka on our chartered transfer. 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 – Coaching
Either have an early breakfast at one of the great local cafés in Wanaka or you can prepare yourself a healthy breakfast at our hotel with access to full kitchen facilities. We’ll have an early departure so we’re on mountain by 8:30 am. To kick-off our day, we’ll have an on-mountain stretching session and then break into our groups for the coaching sessions. We’ll spend a full day riding with the coaches and instructors so you can maximise your progression. After riding, we might go have a drink with the locals and sit around the fire at the iconic Cardrona Hotel. In the evening you have the option of joining us for dinner at one of the local restaurants or you can just relax at the lodge.
Day 4 – Wanaka Freeride Day
Our freeride day will be spent riding at Cardrona or Treble Cone. This is a great opportunity to put into practise all the new skills you’ve learnt from your coaching days. Our Mint guides will be riding with you all day to show you around the mountains.
Day 5 – Transfer Day
Spend the morning enjoying the beautiful town of Wanaka before we transfer down to Queenstown. After getting settled into our Hotel we will go out and explore Queenstown. There are endless restaurants, bars, cafes and shops to check out!
Day 6 & 7 – Queenstown Ride Days
We have the option of riding at The Remarkables or Coronet Peak. The decision will be based on snow conditions, weather and the type of riding the group wants to do. Your Mint guides will be with you to show you around and answer any questions. For anyone wanting to get their powder fix, we can organise a heli-boarding day. You’ll spend the day with qualified heli guides riding untracked pow!
Day 8 – Departure Day
We say goodbye and transfer you back to Queenstown Airport where you’ll be fired up with your new skills and have made new friends to ride with.
+ 3 Run Heli ski $940 per person (NZD)
+ 4 Run Heli ski $995 per person (NZD)
+ 7 Run Heli ski $1285 per person (NZD)
+ Snow specific travel insurance
All ability levels catered for:
Level 1 – Novice
Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced
If you have any questions about ability level please contact us to discuss.
$2190 per person (AUD)
$500 deposit per person with balance payable 30 days prior to departure. All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and are subject to availability at time of booking.