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New Zealand

WANAKA PROGRESSION TOUR

7 DAY TOUR

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This September we’re headed to Wanaka for a week full of freeride and freestyle coaching at our favourite resort – Cardrona. You’ll have ex-Olympian, Juliane Bray on hand to build your riding skills through her all-mountain freestyle coaching sessions. Plus, if you’re looking for a powder fix, we have a heli-ski day lined up. If your first time heliboarding your mind will be blown by the mountains and the snow quality.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore New Zealand with like-minded women
  • Learn from qualified coaches, and progress with riders of similar skill
  • Laugh with new friends and create lifetime memories
  • Conquer challenges with support and guidance
  • Stay in luxury accommodation close to Wanaka’s restaurants & bars

About the area
Our home base is magnificently located in the shores of Lake Wanaka, just an hours drive from Queenstown International Airport. Our location gives us easy access to Cardrona – our favourite resort in the southern hemishphere. We have our 4WD vehicles on standby to shuttle you to the resort daily. For anyone wanting to get their powder fix, we have an optional heli-ski day where we’ll make your powder dreams a reality!

Snowboard Coaching
As part of the tour, you will spend 5 full days with our qualified coach and ex-Olympian, Juliane Bray. Juliane is on-hand to make the progression fun and to provide individual feedback. We will ride to the conditions, and change the plan and pace to suit. We keep our group size small and take a maximum of 6 ladies so you can get the most out of the sessions. All our coaching sessions are conducted on terrain suitable for progression. Each guest will receive a minimum of 5 hours of group coaching per day.

Get to Know Our Coach
Throughout the week you will be hosted by our qualified coach Juliane Bray. Juliane has been a pioneer for women’s snowboarding. From her early days as a professional snowboarder, she rose through the ranks to compete at the highest level. There aren’t many athletes that can claim they have had their own pro model snowboard, but Juliane has! Juliane’s long career has seen her with multiple wins at the Burton Open, she’s competed at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics and was the first New Zealand athlete to win a Snowboard World Cup. She brings her years of experience and knowledge from the competitive circuit to her role as a high-performance coach. Juliane is a pro at helping riders who have plateaued. She’ll have you trying new tricks and breaking through barriers you never thought possible. She’ll get you covering more ground and trying new things in no time. When Juliane isn’t our rock-star coach in Japan, you can find her in Wanaka, New Zealand, coaching the high performance squads at Cardrona Resort.

Is this tour for you?
If you are looking to progress your snowboarding then yes, this tour is for you! Our coaching sessions are perfect intermediate riders, and you will always ride with like-level snowboarders. Our women’s tours have been designed by women who ride, for women who ride. We know you need guidance, practice, time and encouragement in the company of like-level riders.

Small Groups
During our coaching sessions we keep our group size small (maximum of 6 riders) for a more personal experience between our guests and guides. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time riding!

Optional Heli Ski Day
For any guests wanting to experience the thrill of heli-skiing in New Zealand, we will have an optional heli-ski adventure. You don’t have to compete for fresh lines here. We will have access to thousands of square kilometres of terrain. Whether you are a first time heli skier or a savvy veteran, your mind will be blown by the mountains and the snow quality. There is a huge amount of terrain that we can access and our guides know how to find whatever it is that you are looking for, ensuring that every guest is smiling. We’ll be able to choose from open bowls, low-angle powder, ramps, couloirs, glacier runs, and New Zealand steep faces. We’ll ride in alpine terrain (no trees) and on glaciers. The scale, vastness and beauty of the Southern Alps is awe-inspiring. The terrain we ride will suit the ability level and pace of our group. Our goal is to find the best powder you have ever experienced. There are no groomed runs here, all of the riding is in the backcountry and provided by Mother Nature. We aim to ride untracked snow on every run.

Luxury Accommodation
We make sure all our guests stay in comfortable accommodation that’s in the best location. We have single and twin share rooms available in our luxury house, located just a stone’s throw from both the lakefront and Wanaka’s shopping, restaurants and bars. Nothing has been spared at our house, stunning natural oak furnishings, and Über-modern Eames style furniture. Sunlight pours in through the magnificent patio doors. We have a  gorgeous kitchen that is fully equipped to prepare breakfast and afternoon snacks. Every bedroom boasts 2 comfortable single beds and its own ensuite, and all have the luxury of instant and endless gas hot water. The bedrooms have been carefully furnished to create a warm and cosy atmosphere. Heating throughout the property ensure you stay cosy on those frosty winter evenings.

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