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FULLY HOSTED & SEMI GUIDED
7 Nights | 4 Days Skiing
From price based on silver package 2 Adults + 2 Children (8-17) .
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
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Price p/p
From price based on silver package 2 Adults + 2 Children (8-17) .
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,020
Ability: Beginner to Advanced
Take the hassle out of your NZ ski holiday this year by joining a fully hosted & guided tour. Choose from 3 levels of accommodation to suit your budget. No driving, no organising stuff, just relax & enjoy your holiday!
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 4 day lift pass for each family member
  • Airport transfers to/from Queenstown Intl Airport
  • Driver and guide for the duration of the tour to show you the secret spots both on and off mountain
  • A Skyline Gondola family pass
Add-ons
  • Equipment rentals
  • Group lessons
  • Kids Club
Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: On-Piste
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Wanaka Family Hosted Package

Laid-back Wanaka is the perfect destination for a family snow holiday. At NZ Snow Tours they realise that planning a family snow holiday can be a time consuming and stressful process. Leave it in the hands of the experts and they will tailor a self-contained family holiday to suit your requirements. Whether you want all day ski school for your children, private lessons for Mum & Dad, baby sitting services, or something as simple as dinner bookings - NZ Snow Tours have your holiday covered.

On your Wanaka Adventure you will visit Treble Cone and Cardrona ski areas, only a short drive from Wanaka township. Overlooking the beautiful vista of Lake Wanaka and blessed with good natural snowfalls, Treble Cone has great terrain for all levels of ability - especially those looking for a challenge. Cardrona boasts the biggest freestyle park in New Zealand, where you will more than likely bump into a Winter Olympian or two! It also features three wide open basins with immaculate grooming, and lovely hidden spots for those more adventurous.

On your Wanaka Adventure you also have the opportunity to visit the hidden gem of Ohau, two hours north of Wanaka. With excellent hiking, and challenging off-piste terrain, there is a good reason why Ohau consistently ranks high among the favourite ski areas for NZ Snow Tours clients.

*Please note children must be at least 8 years old to join a family hosted tour. NZ Snow Tours have found that children under 8 years old do better taking a private guided tour, or one of their self-drive family packages.

Itinerary & Daily Schedule
The decision on which mountain to ride is made on a daily basis. The decision is primarily based on the current snow conditions and weather forecast. See sample itinerary here>>

Mountain Orientation
The best way to get to know the best runs, in the best ski areas in the South Island is on this fully guided tour. The fully qualified hosts know the ski areas inside out and are there to ensure that you have MAXIMUM snow time with MINIMUM fuss. You can trust the guides to show you the slopes that suit your ability, whilst also challenging you and improving your ski or snowboard skills.

Transportation
You will travel in comfortable 4WD vehicles which are well equipped for mountain driving. Your guide is a commercially licensed driver and experienced in handling the expected road conditions. All NZ Snow Tour guides are experienced snow enthusiasts with years of specific snow employment and a high level of knowledge of the local region and snow conditions. To ensure personal attention and maximise the unique experience, spaces are limited to only twelve clients per trip.

Accommodation Options

There are 3 different options to choose from based on the preferred standard of accommodation. (Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 child (8-17 yrs). Please inquire if your family numbers and ages are outside of this range and NZ Snowtours will happily re-quote based on your unique situation).


Silver package:
3 Star, 2 bedroom - Family Units or similar. The pristine lake, fine restaurants and shops are just a short stroll away. These self-catering units have kitchens with a stand-alone full oven and stove top, full-sized fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The open-plan dining and living area includes a DVD player, 32-inch plasma TV and Freeview TV. There is a ground floor bathroom with laundry facilities, shower and toilet. The two bedrooms are located upstairs along with a second bathroom.

NZD$5,999.00 per family of 2 adults (18+) plus 2 children (8-17)



Gold package:
4 Star, 2 bedroom - Family Apartment or similar. This hotel is set in a stunning mountain landscape, offering spectacular views of New Zealand's Southern Alps. These apartments, ideal for families, are the ultimate in luxury; self-contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities. Both bedrooms can contain either a king-size bed or two singles and also feature Flat Screen TV, ensuite bathroom with shower over bath. The comfortable modern, contemporary living and dining area with Flat Screen TV, an optional sofa bed and a choice of balcony or patio.

NZD$6,999 per family of 2 adults (18+) & 2 Children (8-17)

5-Star Option
Premium package:
5 Star - Two Bedroom Apartment or similar. In the heart of Wanaka, luxuriously designed rooms await your presence. Deluxe apartments are on the second and third floors, offering private balconies with awesome lake and mountain views. All apartments have a King bed in the master room and second bedroom either a queen or twin beds, main bath room with spa bath and separate shower. Full designer kitchen, 50” television with 50+ Sky channels, DVD and iPod dock.

NZD$8,999.00 per family of 2 adults (18+) and 2 children (8-17)


Please note, images used above are just concepts of room standards and are not necessarily the exact rooms you will stay in.

Typical Itinerary

Please note: NZST want to ensure you get the most out of your ski/board days and for this reason their guides will monitor the weather to see what mountain is most appropriate. Please use this itinerary as a guide only.

Day 1 - Arrival Day – Your friendly guide will pick you and your family up from Queenstown Airport

Arrive into Queenstown airport at a time that suits you, and your guide will be there to pick you up. They will drive you to your home for the next week, the picturesque ski town of Wanaka (1hr from Queenstown airport). You can settle into your accomdation and then depending on your arrival time, you may like to sneak in one of the many family friendly activities (Puzzling World, jet boating, lake cruise or just a play in the famous dinosaur playground). Your guide will also make sure you are orientated with town, and take you to the supermarket to stock up on snacks and supplies if needed.

Day 2 - Cardrona Ski Resort (35 minutes)

Please be waiting in the lobby at 7.30am. 
Your guide will pick you up this morning and can’t wait to show you the slopes, but firstly we need to pick up rental equipment for those who need it (skis, boots, clothing, a toboggan and anything else needed). Once on the road, you will head to Cardrona, a 35 minute drive away. Cardrona is a fun, family friendly mountain. 

It’s the best place for kids to learn to ski or snowboard. The resort has excellent leaner and intermediate terrain for developing skills and confidence, and they offer all types of ski and snowboard lessons, for all kinds of kids. Beginner lessons for little ones (as young as 2 years) right up to freestyle lessons for those more extreme kids in the family! The adults don’t have to miss out on learning, as there are lessons for them too. Perhaps a private one on one lesson to brush up their skills, or join in a group at the scheduled times. No matter what you choose to do, your guide will make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time.

Day 3 - Treble Cone Ski Resort (35 minutes)

Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am. 
Your guide will pick you up this morning and drive you safely to Treble Cone, which is a 35 minute drive away. The drive itself to Treble Cone is beautiful and once you arrive the views are even more stunning! There are slopes to suit everyone and again, lessons to match any level of ability. The TC Cat will likely make an appearance, which is always a delight to the little ones. If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, make sure you ask your guide to point out some of the filming spots too!

Day 4 - Day off snow

It’s a good day to stop and rest those legs. Your guide gets you sorted no matter what you choose to do, scenic jet boats, puzzling world, or if the adults want to experience a heli-ski, just consider it taken care off. They family may want to relax and go their own way which is fine too. There are many sites, activities, shops and cafes to keep you busy all day in Wanaka. A nice restful idea is taking a walk along the crystal clear Lake Wanaka and taking in the magnificent scenery, including the snow capped mountain back drop. You may even like to grab some hot drinks to accompany you. Yum.

Day 5 - Cardrona Ski Resort (35 minutes)

Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am. Today you will head back to Cardrona and it’s perfectly groomed rolling terrain. If the weather permits you will stop in at the Cardrona Hotel for some après ski. The hotel is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most iconic hotels. It offers a great selection of beer and food, and has a great place to sit and debrief about the ski day. There is plenty of space for the kids to run around and explore.

Day 6 - Ohau Ski Field or Treble Cone

Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am. Depending on the group we will either head to Ohau ski field, a little gem tucked away in the alps north of Wanaka, or you will head back to explore Treble Cone again. Ohau is a true beauty, however it is a 2 hour drive away – so it depends how old the kids are in the group. The little ones can get a bit wriggly if they are strapped in the car too long! The guide will talk about this with the group the day before, and make a decision.

Day 7 - Cardrona or Treble Cone Ski Resort

Please be waiting in the lobby at 8.00am. Your final day on the snow will be at the groups favourite; either Treble Cone or Cardrona, and the guide will of course help by letting you know the current weather situation. At the end of the day celebrate a fantastic snow holiday, with a stop on the way home to enjoy a hot chocolate, ice-cream or drink at one of the local’s secret spots your guide knows. This is a great way to finish the holiday and talk about how fantastic the week was!

Day 8 - Departure day

Your guide will bid you farewell at Queenstown Airport.

NZ Snow Tours hopes you and the kids have enjoyed your time in the snow with them, as today you depart from Queenstown and head home. It is never goodbye though, it is always “See you next time!”

2017 Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

PricesSee lodging for pricing based on various accommodation levels.

Prices for Add-Ons
Adult:
  • Adult ski rental (skis, boots & poles) +$195
  • Adult premium ski rentals (skis, boots & poles) +$295
  • Adult ski rentals (skis & poles only) +$160
  • Adult ski rental premium (skis & poles only) +$23
  • Adult ski clothing rental +$100
  • 2 adult group lessons (2 hours each) +$125
Child:
  • Child ski rental (skis, boots & poles) +$125
  • Child ski clothing rental +$80
  • 2 child group lessons (2 hours each) +$90
  • Kids Club full day including lunch +$133 (drop off at 9am and pick up at 4pm for those under 16)
General Upgrades:
  • Add a 3rd child, which includes an upgrade to 3 bedrooms for Gold 4 Star Package + $600
  • Add a 3rd child, which includes an upgrade to 3 bedroom for Premium 5 Star Package + $800
  • No third child, but kids want separate rooms? Add 3rd room at Gold 4 Star Package + $400
  • No third child, but kids want separate rooms? Add 3rd room at Premium 5 Star Package + $600
Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 4 day lift pass for each family member
  • Airport transfers to/from Queenstown Intl Airport
  • Driver and guide for the duration of the tour to show you the secret spots both on and off mountain
  • A Skyline Gondola family pass
  • Two spare days for experiencing the other attractions in the area including your Skyline Gondola experience
Optional Extras
  • Equipment rentals
  • Group lessons
  • Kids Club
Not Included