WANAKA & OHAU TOUR
7 Nights I 4-5 Days riding
August 07, 2016 to August 14, 2016
1999 PER PERSON
Come spend 3 days riding at Cardrona and Treble Cone before heading up to Ohau to visit what Danny Davis says is “The best club field in the world!” After 2 days riding here you’ll understand why! Low crowds, endless terrain and pristine vistas; what more could you want?
+ 5 nights twin share accommodation in Wanaka
+ 2 nights accommodation at Ohau Lodge
+ Cooked breakfasts and dinners while at Ohau Lodge
+ Private mountain transport and airport transfers
+ 3 day lift ticket valid for Cardrona and Treble Cone
+ 2 day lift ticket valid for Ohau Ski Field
+ Welcome night drinks and snacks
+ Fully guided and hosted by 2 Mint tours staff
+ Add a 4 run heliski for $995 per person (NZD)
Upon landing in Queenstown airport one of our Mint hosts will meet you and get you onto our transfer to Wanaka. Once in town we will get settled into our hotel before all getting together to meet the new friends you’ll be riding with on the trip. Our hosts will organise a welcome drinks and nibbles session to sample some of the great beer, wine and food so famous to the Southern Lakes region.
Our riding in Wanaka will be at Cardrona and Treble Cone. The decision will be made by our guides who will endeavour to get everyone the best weather and snow conditions available on the day. Cardrona is world famous for its terrain parks and huge freeride terrain. It offers long cruisey groomers, big powder bowls and terrain parks from beginner level all the way through to the expert level terrain parks used by pro riders all around the world. Treble Cone is a HUGE mountain that must been seen to be believed. TC is renowned for its natural terrain. Big rolling terrain offers bowls, drops, chutes, gullies, natural half pipes as well as long groomers with plenty of little hits everywhere. Many riders can testify to some of their best powder days being had at TC!
From Wanaka we head out to Ohau. This mountain is still family owned and run and you will immediately feel that chill Kiwi vibe once you arrive here. We will be staying at Ohau Lodge located right on the lake. The views around this area are like nowhere else in the world, so make sure you have plenty of memory cards for your camera! While staying at Ohau Lodge we will have a full cooked breakfast and gourmet dinners prepared by the chefs at the lodge. We will spend 2 days exploring and riding the Ohau ski area. This mountain is gaining worldwide fame for its terrain with plenty of short lift accessed hikes available for the avid backcountry rider!
Included in this tour is a free day dedicated to knocking off something unique to snowboarding in NZ. From Wanaka we can organise a day of NZ Heli Boarding around Mt Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand topping out at 3,724m! There is also the option of doing some Backcountry touring around Treble Cone or Mt Aspiring for the extra fit. There’s no shortage of things to see and do around here and our Mint hosts are here to help organise anything you can think of.
Our transfers for this tour will be a mix of chartered buses for airport transfers and private 4WD transfers for all riding days on the hill.
After a full week of riding and exploring on this epic NZ snow holiday we will drop you back to Queenstown for your flight back home!
Day 01 – Arrival Day
We transfer you by bus from Queenstown International Airport to our accommodation in Wanaka. We have a welcome night planned with drinks and snacks on the first night to get to know you all.
Day 2, 3 & 4 – Wanaka
Our first 3 days of riding will be spent at Cardrona and Treble Cone. The decision on where we ride will be based on whichever mountain has the best snow and weather. This flexibility allows our guides to find you the best conditions on the day. After each ride day we will return to Wanaka for some Apres drinks overlooking stunning Lake Wanaka. There are plenty of great restaurants in town and our guides are there to help organise bookings for the group. We will also try to stop in at the historic Cardrona Pub for a beer with the locals; a must do in Wanaka!
Day 5 – Optional Heli Day
This free day is a great opportunity to experience Heli Boarding in NZ. From Wanaka there are endless terrain options to get out and explore this epic part of the world and score some of the best turns of your life. If Heli isn’t for you then we can organise another activity such as Backcountry Touring, Jet Boat, Kayaking or just spend the day visiting the great cafes, shops and sites Wanaka has to offer. At the end of the day we will transfer to Ohau Lodge for a gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs!
Day 6 & 7 – Ohau
We have 2 days of riding at the iconic Ohau Ski Field. This is a family owned and run resort and you will immediately feel at home with laid back Kiwi style this place is renowned for. The mountain itself has a huge amount of terrain to explore and theres plenty of opportunity to take a little hike off the lift to find some fresh lines! Included are cooked breakfasts and dinners while staying at the lodge. After the final day of riding we transfer back to Wanaka for our final night of the tour.
Day 8 – Departure Day
On this final day of the tour we can grab brekkie and a coffee in Wanaka to swap details with your new friends before we drop you back to Queenstown for your flight home.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.
$1999 AUD Per person
$500 deposit required to secure booking 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.