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TUNE-UP YOUR SKILLS, HAVE FUN AND MEET OTHER SNOWBOARDERS

If you’re an intermediate snowboarder and looking to upskill, join us in New Zealand. You’ll spend your days learning from a professional snowboard coach and your evenings enjoying great food and drinks in the company of new friends in all while staying in a luxe private lake-front lodge with the best views in Queenstown. Here’s what you can expect:

SNOWBOARD COACHING For intermediate riders. You’ll spend 4 full days on-mountain learning from the best. Our qualified coach will find you the best terrain to level up.

FREERIDE DAY AT CARDRONA Spend a day riding with winter olympian Juliane Bray on her home turf at Cardrona.

VIP LIFT LINE PRIORITY Skip the queues like a VIP for our coaching days. You’ll be able to lap the resort like a pro with lift line priority every day.

PRIVATE LODGE RETREAT Stay at our luxe private lake-front lodge overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Did we mention we have a private wood-fired hot tub and sauna for relaxing. Breakfast and dinners is included, plus daily après where you can enjoy a local beer or wine and delicious snacks.

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.

2022 Dates

21 - 27 AUG, 2022

Guest to Coach Ratio

6 guests : 1 coach

Price

AUD $3,750 twin share

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Tour Type

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.

Highlights

Upskill with 5 days of Coaching & Guiding

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.

Highlights

Freeride Day at Cardrona

Spend a day freeriding with winter olympian Juliane Bray at her home resort Cardrona

Highlights

Lap the resort with Lift Line Priority

Skip the queues like a VIP. To maximise your coaching sessions, you'll get lift line priority. You’ll be able to lap the resort like a pro with lift line priority every day.

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

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.

Queenstown Progression Tour

Get in touch for a detailed tour itinerary and more info

SNOWBOARD COACHING & GUIDING

Max out your time on snow with 5 full days snowboarding. You will spend 4 full days with a qualified snowboard coach at The Remarkables or Coronet Peak and a full day freeriding at Cardrona with winter Olympian Juliane Bray. 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 on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. 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.

ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP

We want your trip to be as stress-free as possible which is why we include nearly everything for this trip. Snowboard coaching and guiding, a luxe private lodge, private transport, lift tickets for every day, breakfasts, dinners, apres snacks and drinks and a host on hand throughout the tour to make your stay fun.

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.

LUXE LAKE-FRONT ACCOMMODATION

We make sure all our guests stay in comfortable accommodation that’s in the best location. Throughout the tour you’ll stay in our luxe private lake-front lodge overlooking the shores of Lake Wakatipu and close to all the action in town. Our comfortable twin share rooms are equipped with a 2 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.

ESSENTIAL INFO

Here's the basics. Get in touch for a detailed itinerary.

Tour Inclusions

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights twin share accommodation in a private lake-front lodge in Queenstown
  • 4 days of coaching at The Remarkables Ski Resort & Coronet Peak Ski Areas (Ikon Pass Destinations)
  • 1 day riding at Cardrona Ski Resort
  • 4 days lift ticket for The Remarkables Ski Resort & Coronet Peak Ski Areas
  • 1 day lift ticket for Cardrona Ski Resort
  • 6 breakfasts at lodge
  • 6 dinners 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
  • 5 days of Private transfers in 4WD vehicles to ski resorts
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off on arrival and departure day
  • Women-led trip hosted by local Mint Women guides
Dates

Please note that we take a maximum of 6 people per tour. Get in touch early to secure your preferred trip to avoid disappointment.

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 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 🙂 We have twin and single rooms available for this tour. 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! 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 or Coronet Peak 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.


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 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.

Price and Payment

PRICE PER PERSON
Twin Share AUD $3,750 per person


RESERVATION AND DEPOSIT
To secure your spot on tour, a 50% deposit is payable. The balance is due 60 days prior to tour departure. You can view our terms and conditions HERE and COVID-19 policy HERE

Enquiries and Bookings

If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:

1. ONLINE
Enquire below and one of our New Zealand Tour Specialists will be in touch with further details about the tour.

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2. OVER THE PHONE 
Call us and follow the prompts to speak to one of our New Zealand Tour specialists.

Within Australia (03) 5296 0314


3. EMAIL
Drop us an email and one of our New Zealand Tour Specialists will be in touch with further details about the tour.

info@minttours.com

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