OUR WOMEN'S SNOWBOARD TOURS ARE THE BEST WAY TO PROGRESS
If you’re an intermediate snowboarder and looking to upskill, join us for our Queenstown Progression Tour. You’ll spend your days with our professional snowboard coaches at The Remarkables and your evenings enjoying great food and drinks in the company of new friends in New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. Here’s what you can expect:
SNOWBOARD COACHING For intermediate riders. We’ll turbo-charge your progression with a huge 4 days of snowboard coaching. Our qualified coach will find you the best terrain to level up.
LIFT LINE PRIORITY Lift lines can be a drag, but you’ll be able to lap the resort like a pro with lift line priority for all our coaching and guiding sessions.
COMFY RETREAT You’ll stay at the iconic Heartland Hotel, overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu and close to all the action in Queenstown.
OFF-SNOW FUN Spend your days snowboarding with our coaches and your afternoons and evenings visiting Queenstown’s winery’s, hot pools, snowboard shops, boutiques and our favourite restaurants with our hosts.
SMALL GROUPS We take just 6 guests on tour. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and ease of access to the best experiences a destination can offer.
GREAT COMPANY Our hosts and coaches are life-long snowboarders who create a fun, carefree, no-pressure environment where snowboarders can take their skills to the next level.
WHO IS THIS FOR Anyone who wants to snowboard, relax, get outdoors, laugh, try something new, enjoy a cocktail or two, eat great food and connect with other snowboarding women.
22 - 28 August, 2021
Guest to Coach Ratio
6 guests : 1 coach
AUD $2,790 per personCurrency Convertor
Progression - For intermediate snowboarders looking to upskill
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.
Upskill with 4 days of Coaching
If you’re ready to get your riding dialled, then you couldn’t be in better company. Our coach is on-hand every day and have just one focus – You! They’ve got your back, whether you want to learn a new park trick or you want to take your freeriding to the next level. Our coaches have years of experience helping women reach their goals.
Lap the resort with Lift Line Priority
Skip the queues like a VIP. To maximise your riding time, you'll get lift line priority. You’ll be able to lap the resort like a pro with lift line priority every day.
Get amongst Queenstown's food and wine scene
A buzzing après ski, cosy wine bars, friendly pubs and amazing restaurants offer the perfect end to a day on the slopes. Try one of the famous burgers at Fergburger, grab something sweet at Patagonia Chocolates and try out one of the many fine-dining restaurants.
Retreat and Relax
Queenstown is the ultimate relaxation destination, with hot pools, day spa's and countless waterfront places to relax over a coffee or local Pinot Noir. Why not treat yourself to a spa experience or join us for a wine tasting.
Walter Peak Cruise and Gourmet BBQ Dinner
For a dining experience like no other, we'll cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the iconic TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once at the lakeside Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant savour the delicious aromas as our chef has the best of local produce sizzling away on the grill.
Experience the thrill of Heli-boarding
If you've ever wanted to try heli-boarding there's never been a better time. Save up to $400 when you book before 31st May. The heli-boarding days are 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.
Stay in central Queenstown
Our base is the iconic Heartland Hotel, 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.
Queenstown Progression Tour
Get in touch for a detailed tour itinerary and more info
As part of the tour, you will spend 4 full days 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 per day.
BASED IN QUEENSTOWN
For action, adventure and après, it doesn't get much better than staying in Queenstown. Our home base is magnificently located above Lake Wakatipu, and right in the heart of Queenstown. Our location gives us easy access to The Remarkables ski area 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.
4 DAY NZSKI SUPERPASS LIFT TICKET
Included in the tour is a 4 day NZSKI Superpass Lift ticket which lets you to ride at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, but gives you full flexibility in case you end up wanting to take a day off from snowboarding. Just use your Superpass as credits for a fun off-mountain activity, some retail therapy or a tasty dinner in Queenstown.
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!
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.
We make sure all our guests stay in comfortable accommodation that’s in the best location. Throughout the tour you’ll stay at the iconic Heartland Hotel, overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu and close to all the action in town. Our comfortable twin share rooms are equipped with a 2 single beds and everything you need for your stay. Each room has ensuite bathroom, heating, TV, and free WiFi.
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.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
- 6 nights twin share accommodation at Heartland Hotel, Queenstown
- 6 buffet breakfasts – select from hot, cold and beverage options
- 4 day NZSKI Superpass lift ticket
- 4 days of private group snowboard coaching
- Gourmet BBQ Dinner and Cruise to Walter Peak on the TSS Earnslaw
- 4 days of private transfers to and from the resort in 4WD vehicles
- Arrival day pick-up from Queenstown Airport
- Departure day drop-off to Queenstown Airport
- Mint Tours guides on hand throughout tour.
4 RUN HELI-BOARDING UPGRADE – AUD $835 per person (Early Bird Price – Book before 31st May, 2021)
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 $1025 per person (Early Bird Price – Book before 31st May, 2021)
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.
The Queenstown Progression Tour is a 6 night tour. If this isn’t enough, then why not book one of our multi-tour combo’s. Ask us about tour combo ideas and multi-tour discounts.
22 – 28 August, 2021
PRO-TIP – GO PRIVATE!
Book this tour as a private departure – with your own guide and all the benefits of a Mint group tour – for any group, big or small (even just one traveller). Get in touch to discuss.
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 IS A PROGRESSION TOUR?
Our Progression Tours will improve your snowboarding through a combination of coaching and guiding. These tours are perfect for intermediate snowboarders who have limited experience riding off-piste or in the park. Our qualified coaches will offer you tips and feedback as you explore the resort. Our coaches have an in-depth knowledge of the resorts we visit, which gives you the ultimate advantage.
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. If you are travelling solo, you will be paired with another guest to room with. The accommodation for this tour is twin share i.e. 2 beds per room. Your group will be made up mostly of solo travellers. 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! 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.
WHICH MOUNTAINS WILL WE VISIT?
We visit The Remarkables for all our coaching sessions. If you are joining us for a heli-ski day we will ride a variety of mountains in the Southern Alps with terrain ranging 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.
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. Most of our guides work for us season after season.
CAN YOU BOOK FLIGHTS?
Yes. Let us take the hassle out of selecting the right flights for the tour. We can book you the best flight options for the tour, with no booking fees.
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 5 day NZSKI Superpass lift ticket valid at The Remarkables, Coronet Peal and Mt Hutt 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.
If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:
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