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Price p/p From price based on 6 nights / 5 days skiing twin-share (per person).
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USD 2,380

6 Nights | 5 Days Coaching / Guiding

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 6 nights / 5 days skiing twin-share (per person).
Base/invoice currency is inc NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,380
Become a safer, stronger, better off-piste freeskier or boarder with the Neon PomPom Freeski Academy! New Zealand’s first all-inclusive, privately-hosted, off-piste ski & snowboarding coaching experience. Ski NZ's epic Club Fields with options for Heli Skiing.
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Free Ski Academy

Become a safer, stronger, better off-piste freeskier or boarder with the Neon PomPom Freeski Academy!

Based at Neon Pom Pom's private chalet on the edge of Canterbury’s legendary club field and heliski areas, they take care of EVERY aspect of your New Zealand backcountry adventure, allowing you to focus on enjoying the hospitality and skiing.

Former professional freeskier, Freeride World Tour athlete and Neon PomPom founder Tom Dunbar will take you on a custom program with the express purpose of making you a better, safer, stronger big mountain freeskier or rider. All you need to do is bring the right attitude and a willingness to learn.

Your ‘classroom’ is the back country mecca that is the Canterbury Club Fields. The ungroomed off-piste nature of these ski areas, with their big mountain terrain and abundant hiking opportunities, makes them the ideal training grounds for the sort of skills Tom teaches.

Whether it is to master a powder turn, learn a new trick, ski big mountain lines or just push your own boundaries, Tom’s combination of coaching skills, professional skiing experience and skiing ability will have you breaking new ground and getting more out of your sport than you ever thought possible.

The standard duration for the program is 6 nights / 5 days skiing. There is also the opportunity to ski on the arrival and departure days by special arrangement.

The course covers the following topics via on-mountain instruction, video analysis and lodge seminars:

  • Technical Skiing Tuition
  • Line Selection
  • Speed Control and Snow Management
  • Air Awareness and Landing Techniques
  • Decision Making and Heuristics
  • Backcountry Awareness
  • Risk Management 

If you are ready to take your skiing to new heights, get in touch by and let the Neon Pom Pom crew start planning your next New Zealand ski or snowboarding adventure.

Take your skiing to new heights..

..achieve new personal bests...

...with existing or new friends

Neon Pom Pom Lodge

The Neon Pom Pom Lodge at Terrace Downs is designed to be the ideal skiers' sanctuary. Everything you need, nothing you don't need.

Located at Terrace Downs Resort, it is ideally situated to easily access both the heliski base at Glenfalloch Station, along with no less than six local club field ski areas. This is an important consideration, as New Zealand weather can be unpredictable. Having the best non-heli off-piste skiing in New Zealand on your doorstep is a big reason that Canterbury is the go-to destination for those who take their skiing seriously.

The Lodge is centrally heated, has four generous bedrooms (which can be configured as king or twin rooms), a comfortable lounge with a gas fire, and Sky TV. There is also an open bar and gas-fired hot tub.

The purpose-built kitchen is where Hilary works her culinary magic. Daily cooked & continental breakfast, mountain snacks & refreshments, afternoon mulled wine & mountain platter, a daily three-course home-cooked dinner, beer, wine, aperitifs and non-alcoholic drinks are all inclusive!

It is all about providing the perfect environment to relax and swap stories about the day's skiing while resting up to do it all again the next day.

Deluxe twin or king rooms...

..a cosy fire to socialize around...

...and gourmet meals & wine

2017 Rates & Inclusions

Twin/Double Share
: NZD$3,500 per person
Single Private Room: NZD$3,800 per person
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  • please enquire to get an accurate quote for your group
Custom programs are available by special arrangement for $300 per person per day for skiing tuition (min 2 people) and $350 per person per night single / $250 per double or twin for all-inclusive lodging at our chalet. Heliski days can be added for an additional $745 per day. Inclusions
  • 6 nights deluxe twin/double-share chalet accommodation
  • Daily cooked breakfast, lunch on the mountain, gourmet dinner, open bar & snacks
  • Return airport shuttle & all ground transport in comfy 4x4 vehicles
  • Your personal Neon Pom Pom host for the duration of your stay
  • 5 days lift passes, on-mountain guiding & coaching (plus safety/rope tow use tuition)
  • Powder ski/board rentals NZD$45/day
  • Additional nights NZD$250 (twin) / NZD$350 single per person
  • Additional guided ski days at club fields NZD$300 per person
  • Heliski days NZD$1,065
  • Heli-in/out to lodge (request price)
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Neon Pom Pom Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment

  • Deposit is 50% of the trip cost at the time of booking
  • The remaining balance is due before departure home from tour
  • Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
  • All payments are in New Zealand dollars 

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund up to 31 days from trip start date
  • Less than 31 days from trip date; no refund but can transfer to a future date at no extra cost

Cancellation by Neon Pom Pom
Neon Pom Pom reserves the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, Neon Pom Pom is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

Children are welcome and will be subject to separate charges based on their age. Children under 2 years will be free of charge while ages 2-18 will be subject to separate discount rates based on age and requirements. Please equire for details.