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Our New Zealand Women's Snowboard Tours are the best way to progress

This winter, we’ve lined up a luxe retreat for our New Zealand Women’s Snowboard Tours. You’ll spend your days on the mountain snowboarding and your evenings enjoying great food and drinks in the company of new friends.

On this 6 night tour, you’ll get to spend 4 full days riding at either Cardrona, The Remarkables or Coronet Peak with an awesome crew. You’ll spend your first day on-snow with a qualified snowboard coach so you can tune-up your skills, then the following days we’ll chase the snow and ride the best resort daily with a flexible itinerary, guided by local legend and winter Olympian Juliane Bray. We leave the last day free for anyone keen to try heli-boarding. If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve got the skills to go heli boarding, the answer is Yes! If you’re an intermediate snowboarder, then you’ve got the skills to go heli! You’ll get your powder fix and get to explore a variety of amazing backcountry terrain. When we’re off the mountain we’ll check out Queenstown and Wanaka, a winery, a brewery, visit the local snowboard shops and of course enjoy a Fergburger or two.

We stay in lake-front in a private luxury lodge in Queenstown so you can live and breathe the Southern Lakes lifestyle with our homegrown guides and friends. All accommodation, lift tickets and transportation is included and you’ll travel in comfortable 4WD vehicles daily.

Dates

21 - 27 August, 2022

Small Groups

Max 6 guests

Price

AUD $2,995 per person

Ability Level

For intermediate snowboarders

Why Travel With Mint

In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.

Highlights

Tune-up your snowboarding skills

We start the tour off with a full day of snowboard coaching. It's the perfect way to tune-up your skills if you haven't been on-snow for a while. Our coach is on-hand to help you learn a new park trick, refine your technique or to help you take your freeriding to the next level. Our coaches have years of experience helping women reach their goals.

Highlights

Retreat and Relax

Our private lake-front lodge is the ultimate relaxation destination. With a private wood-fired hot pool, a yoga/stretching room, sauna and fire-pit to relax over a coffee or local Pinot Noir. Why not treat yourself to a spa experience or join us for a wine tasting.

Highlights

Ride Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is the home of Good Times. This resort packs a huge variety of terrain, especially for snowboarders. When the conditions are good, it's always our first pick for a fun day of riding for it's endless side-hits and gullies.

Highlights

Ride Cardrona

Cardrona is a great all-round resort as it has a bit of everything for everyone - terrain parks, beginner terrain and wide open groomers for intermediates.

Highlights

Ride The Remarkables

The Remarkables has it all - three sun-drenched, north-facing bowls, up to seven terrain parks, off-piste black runs, chutes, wide-open slopes and everything in between.

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Experience the thrill of Heli-boarding

If you've ever wanted to try heli-boarding there's never been a better time. The optional heli-boarding day is perfect for intermediate snowboarders as we take a relaxed approach to the day. Explore a variety of amazing terrain, riding in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks.

Private & Luxe Lodging

We stay in a private lake-front lodge overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu and close to all the action in central Queenstown. Our comfortable twin share rooms are equipped with a 2 single beds and everything you need for your stay. Each room has heating, TV, and free WiFi.

Overview

Get in touch for a detailed tour itinerary and more info

SNOWBOARD COACHING

As part of the tour, you will spend a full day with a qualified snowboard coach at The Remarkables. Your coach 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. Minimum of 5 hours of group coaching.

BASED IN QUEENSTOWN

For action, adventure and après, it doesn't get much better than staying in Queenstown. Our home base is magnificently located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Our location gives us easy access to The Remarkables and Coronet Peak plus all the drinking, dining, shopping and adventure activities on offer in Queenstown. We have our 4WD vehicles on standby to shuttle you to the resort daily.

QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA RESORTS

Our base for this tour is Queenstown, which gives us easy access to The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona. We keep the itinerary flexible so your guide can hunt down the best conditions all day, every day. Each day your guide will assess the conditions and decide which is the best place to ride based on weather and snowfall. Each day we’ll load up our 4WD and drive to our chosen area. This flexibility ensures that we will find you the best snow and conditions all day, every day.

OPTIONAL HELI-SKI DAY

For any guests wanting to get their powder fix, there's no better way than a day of heli-boarding in New Zealand. 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. The terrain we ride will suit the ability level and pace of our group.

SMALL GROUPS

We keep our group size small and take a maximum of 6 people 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 snowboarding!

SOLO TRAVELLERS

If you’re travelling solo you won’t be alone. In fact our tours are 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.

RIDE WITH THE EXPERTS

LOCAL GUIDES & PARTNERSHIPS

Mint opens doors around the globe. Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes, local businesses and resorts allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.

RIDE WITH THE EXPERTS

Juliane Bray

You'll spend 3 days riding the Queenstown and Wanaka resorts with winter Olympian, Juliane Bray.

ESSENTIAL INFO

Tour Inclusions

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights twin share accommodation in a private lake-front lodge in Queenstown
  • 1 day of professional snowboard coaching at The Remarkables Ski Resort
  • 3 day lift ticket for The Remarkables & Coronet Peak
  • 1 day lift ticket for Cardrona
  • 6 breakfasts at lodge
  • Daily après at the lodge (inc. 1 local beer or wine and appies)
  • Use of sauna and wood fired hot tub every evening
  • Use of yoga/stretching studio at the lodge
  • 4 days of Private transfers in 4WD vehicles to ski resorts
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off on arrival and departure day
  • Hosted by Mint Women guides
Heli-Boarding Options

HELI-BOARDING OPTIONS

We leave the last day free for any guests who want to experience the thrill of heli-boarding in the backcountry.

4 RUN HELI-BOARDING UPGRADE – AUD $1190 per person
For all abilities the Experience 4 is the perfect day out for those wanting to take a relaxed approach to the heli-ski day to really enjoy the experience of being out in the mountain environment. Explore a variety of amazing terrain for an unforgettable heli-ski experience. Runs vary between 1500-2500 ft of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. On the Experience 4 day, if the group is of higher ability, there is the opportunity to sample some of our more advanced terrain.

7 RUN HELI-SKI UPGRADE – AUD $1375 per person
The Classic New Zealand heli-ski day. Our most popular option for boarders and skiers alike from intermediate to expert ability. With more runs and a faster pace, this is undoubtedly a full day of untracked pleasure! Runs vary between 1500-2500 ft of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. If avalanche conditions permit and the group is of higher ability, there is the opportunity to access steeper terrain, chutes and glaciers.

Tour Dates

DATES
21 August – 27 August, 2022

 

FAQ

WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT?
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conducts business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we can take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre-or post tour arrangements.


WHAT HAPPENS IF BORDERS ARE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
The global health crisis has impacted everyone enormously, so we want to make sure your future travel plans are safe and reassure you that we are committed to supporting our customers in the best way that we can. You can view our latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates HERE


WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAY?
Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information.


WHAT IF I’M TRAVELLING SOLO?
About 99% of our guests are travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company 🙂 We have twin share rooms available for this tour i.e. 2 beds per room. If you are travelling solo and book a twin room, you will be paired with another guest to room with. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that New Zealand has to offer.


HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THIS TOUR?
Each tour is different, but we know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratio in the industry allows you to snowboard at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. We have a maximum of 6 people on this tour. This ensures you get the most out of your time with us, and keeping the groups small means less time waiting and more time snowboarding!


IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are looking to progress your snowboarding then yes, this tour is for you! If you haven’t been snowboarding in a while, we have a full day of snowboard coaching on the first day so you can tune-up your skills. Our coaching session is 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.


WHICH MOUNTAINS WILL WE VISIT?
We visit The Remarkables, Cardrona and Coronet Peak on this tour. If you are joining us for a heli-ski day we will ride bowls and low angle powder runs in alpine terrain (no trees). The scale, vastness and beauty of the Southern Alps is awe-inspiring.


CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY ON AFTER THE TOUR?
For most tours you can arrive earlier or stay later. We can tailor the trip to suit your travel plans. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.


WHO ARE THE GUIDES?
All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides who are passionate about the mountains.


ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED?
Flights are not included. If you need assistance booking flights, we can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.


DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered by comprehensive travel insurance. Once you have booked on the tour, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We offer all of our tour guests discounted snow specific travel insurance.


WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE BOOKED?
Once you’ve booked your spot on tour, we will send you through a booking confirmation and provide updates about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, Visa requirements and transportation information. We will send out a Pre Departure Guide 30 days prior to departure. Prior to the tour commencing we will invite you to a group chat which is managed by your tour manager and guides.


HOW CAN I CHECK MY ABILITY LEVEL?
The best way to check if a tour is suited to your ability is by speaking with one of our tour specialists. They will be able to determine if the tour you have selected is a good fit for your ability, as well as suggesting other tour options.


HOW DO I GET TO QUEENSTOWN?
We’ll provide you with a guide with details on how to get to Queenstown Airport and where to meet your hosts. If it’s your fist time to New Zealand or if you’re unsure about travel arrangements, often we can link you up with other tour guests to travel with.


HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY?
Speak with one of our tour specialists. As this is a small group tour with limited availability, it’s best to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.


ARE LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED?
Yes. A 3 day NZSKI Superpass and a 1 day Cardrona lift ticket is included in the tour price.


CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT?
We can arrange rental equipment however we do recommend bringing your own equipment.


WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
Snowboarding in New Zealand is like nothing else. Expect all kinds of weather and snow with temperatures typically ranging from +10 to -10. We recommend that guests have a good quality waterproof jacket and pants, lightweight insulated layer, merino base layers, merino gloves and waterproof gloves, goggles with low light & high light lenses, sunglasses, balaclava, beanie, and helmet. We recommend that all guests bring their own snowboarding equipment for the tour (board, boots, bindings & outerwear).


WHO WILL BE ON MY TOUR?
Your group will be made up of travellers from diverse backgrounds and will be varied in age. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in snow sports and an eagerness to explore all that New Zealand has to offer.

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