CARDRONA . TREBLE CONE . OHAU

8D7N ski & snowboard week designed for all ability levels by The Ride Side - come as strangers and leave as friends!

Trip Type

Hosted Trip by The Ride Side

Recommended Level

Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced
(Not suitable for First-Timers)

SEASON DATES

24 AUG -7 SEPT 2024

price per person

From $2,690

SUITABLE FOR

Solo Travelers, Groups, Couples

WANAKA 2024: Dates & Availability

8D7N Sat-Sat itineraries are the best way to experience skiing and snowboarding!

WEEK 1: 24-31 AUG 2024
SOLD OUT!
WEEK 2: 31 AUG -7 SEPT 2024
10 SLOTS LEFT

Hosted Daily Mountain Orientation

3 resorts in 1 week

With our expert hosts tracking daily weather conditions, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we decide on the best locations for the day with optimal conditions.

Our team will introduce each ski resort to you, advise suitable runs for your skill level, and show you our favourite secret spots every morning. You do not have to figure out the best runs and the best spots to send it, practice or cruise on! What’s more, we get solo travellers and people of all skill levels on the trip. We will be splitting the group up according to skill level to ensure that you will be able to find people at your skill level to shred and push your boundaries with our hosts giving tips and tricks, daily!

 

MOUNTAINS YOU WILL EXPLORE IN ONE WEEK WITH THE RIDE SIDE

With 5 seasons in New Zealand under our belt, we’re proud to show you around the spots that started our love for the sport – by an all-Singaporean crew and some of the best riders from our little red dot!

  • TREBLE CONE
  • CARDRONA
  • OHAU

Treble Cone, the largest ski area in NZ's South Island, is famous for its long, uncrowded groomed runs, legendary off-piste terrain and unrivalled views over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps

Cardrona boasts some of NZ’s best on-piste & off-piste terrain as well as a world class terrain park with progressions for all levels. Coupled with top notch resort facilities, Cardrona is always at the top of your to go list.

The Ohau Snow field has great terrain for all skill levels from beginners to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Being less commercialised and less crowded, beginners will find wide open runs while the more advanced riders can hike to more challenging terrain for un-touched powder runs and amazing views

Daily Hosted Riding

  • Daily Half-day Mountain Orientation
  • 3 Resorts in one week
  • Cardrona & Treble Cone
  • Ohau Ski Field day trip
  • Push your boundaries with expert hosts
  • Let us handle the logistics, you enjoy the ride with riders at your skill level (or higher!)

Pre-requisites

  • Not suitable for First Timers
    (if you are a First Timer or still unsure of your turns, we would recommend our Queenstown Experience instead as the terrain is more beginner friendly and there will be an option of a ’3 Day Beginner Lesson Package’ to get your started.
  • Able to make S-turns very comfortably on green terrain
  • Attempted turns on red slopes and looking to venture into steeper terrain
  • 18 years old and above
  • Looking to meet other passionate skiers and snowboarders
  • Solo travellers, couples, groups of friends all welcomed!

SEE A WHOLE DIFFERENT SIDE OF QUEENSTOWN WITH THE RIDE SIDE

Mountain Orientation

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Get tips for your riding

Challenge yourself

ITINERARY FOR THE WEEK

TRIP ITINERARY

Click on each day to see what we have in store for you in Queenstown, New Zealand

Check In: 4PM onwards

Arrive at Queenstown International Airport (ZQN), gather at the designated meeting point in the airport & our hosts will pick you up from Wanaka to get to the apartments. Check-in, meet the crew for the week and get cosy. For those who require rentals, today’s the day to get fitted before the Welcome Dinner.

We will be briefing the group on NZ’s ski areas and attractions over a Welcome Dinner in the apartments.

We will head to Cardrona, or Cardie’s as the locals know it. Arguably the most raved about ski resort in NZ, Cardrona’s a real all-round stunner with pristine groomed trails, top fo the line resort facilities and a world class snow park. Today we’ll get you guys warmed up! At the start of the morning, our team will split the group up according your skill levels before taking you around the trails of Cardrona that will be most suitable for your enjoyment. From gentle beginner runs at McDougall’s to long cruisy blues down Whitestar and challenging varied terrain at Arcadia, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Cardrona.

Day 2 is when we take it up a notch and venture deeper into our secret spots. Again, splitting the group by skill level and how adventurous you’d like to get, our team of hosts willl guide you through the less explored (and less crowded). For those game on exploring Cardrona’s snowparks, our hosts will introduce you to park riding together with proper park ettiquite & safety rules. You dont have to be a pro to ride the park and our team always looks forward to introducing this different skillset of snowboarding & skiing to you. Groups will be split up by skill to ensure you only attempt features within your comfort zone.

For the intermediate & advanced riders, you are in for a real treat! Treble Cone offers you the largest ski area in the South Island with a wide selection of piste, technical terrain & powder chutes. The resort is divided into 2 main areas, Home Basin, where you’l find a variety of piste runs, including a long 4km trail which would surely delight all you piste demons.

For those in search of off-piste terrain and steep powder runs, think no further and head directly to the Saddle Basin. Despite having just 1 lift, the Saddle offers you an endless selection of off-piste lines. For the seekers and adventurous, be sure to hike to the peak for the best lines (and best views – trust us you do not want to miss this) as well as the Motatapu Chutes. Not sure of the routes? – Not to worry, our team will show you the way.

After 3 epic days on the mountains, you might start to feel a little fatigued. Day 4 will be the perfect day to take a rest and explore Wanaka town, go on a scenic hike at Mt Iron, Diamond Lake or if you are up for the challenge, Roy’s Peak! If active rest is not your thing, you can also catch a movie at Wanaka’s famous 3 screen cinema with sofa seats and homemade treats (their cookies are the bomb).

If you would prefer not to waste a day on the slopes and continue riding, you will have a choice the head back up to Treble Cone. A half day session would be recommended so you would still have time to head back down in the afternoon the hangout with the group in town, before we prepare for our cook-in night feast – a tradition not to be missed at The Ride Side.

Today is a special day – we head up north for a day trip to Ōhau ski field. While not as comercialised as the big 4 resorts of NZ, Ōhau offers terrain for all levels and especially due to the lack of crowds, every line is a fresh line on a snow day. We will be taking a scenic drive to Ohau via Lindis Pass, once of the most beautiful drives in the South Island Fjords. We’ll be making a stop over at Lake Ohau for a picnic before heading back to Wanaka!

For your final day on snow, we’ll head back to Cardrona where we started the week. It’ll be your last chance to explore all the runs you did not manage to ride previously. You’ll see how much you’ve improved throughout the week, taking on terrain you previously we not able to on day 1. You’ll be surprised at the progress you’ve made with 1 week of consecutive riding.

Before you know it, Saturday would have come again and it’s time to say goodbye. Enjoy your final day in Wanaka, bid farewell to friends new & old and you’ll make your way to your next destination. We will be leaving together on the airport shuttle bus to Queenstown International Airport. 

Check out :10AM

8D7N IN WANAKA FULLY HOSTED

Slots are on a first come first serve basis with a valid booking – no reservations without payment allowed!

Package Inclusions

7 Nights in Twin-share rooms in apartments

Daily Transfers to Mountains and back to apartments

2 way airport transfers from Queenstown (ZQN) airport

6x Half Day AM Mountain Orientation

Dining options & reservations

5 Day Lift Pass for Cardrona & Treble Cone

1 External hosted day trip to Ohau Ski Field

Supermarket and Supply Runs *wink*

Hosting Inclusions

5x Half Day mountain orientation at Cardrona and Treble Cone

1x Half Day mountain orientation in Ohau Ski Field

Free & Easy afternoons

Transport, trip logistics & planning for the group

Trip Add-Ons (Optional, excluded from package price)

Equipment rental (Snowboard, Skis, Outerwear)

Ad-hoc group or private lessons on the mountains

Lift pass at Ohau Ski Field

Exclusions :

Need Rental Gear?

Option to book your gear rentals and/or additional lessons will be sent out in June 2024 to those with a valid booking with The Ride Side.  Feel free to get in touch with us if you require any advice with these reservations.

PACKAGE PRICES

Prices are in Singapore Dollars, Nett. Packages are sold on a first come first served basis – no reservations without payment allowed.

SINGLE BED IN SHARED APARTMENT

Early Bird: S$2,490 nett
Original Price: S$2,690 nett

PRIVATE ROOM FOR 1 IN SHARED APARTMENT

Early Bird: S$3,490 nett
Original Price: S$3,690 nett

PRIVATE ROOM FOR 2 IN SHARED APARTMENT

Early Bird: S$2,390 per pax
Original Price: S$2,590 nett

PRIVATE KING STUDIO FOR 2 WITH ENSUITE

Early Bird: S$2,490 per pax
Original Price: S$2,690 nett

ACCOMODATION HIGHLIGHTS

Lakeside Apartments in Wanaka

Your accommodation in Wanaka will be a 3 bedroom lakeside apartment with stunning views of Wanaka and a 4 minutes drive from the Wanaka Tree. Each apartment comes with a choice between twin or queen rooms, a living area, fully equipped kitchen and free WIFI.

Living area is heated with a gas pump and underfloor heating in the bathrooms, with a private BBQ deck for each apartment.

Spacious apartment living

Lakefront views

Private apartment deck

Minutes walk to cafes & bars

Fully equipped kitchen

4 minute drive to Wanaka Tree

IMPORTANT TRIP LOGISTICS FOR YOUR PLANNING

SHUTTLE PICK UP IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM: Queenstown International Airport (ZQN)

Airport Shuttle Pick-up Schedule:

  • Bus 1: Depart ZQN at 2.45PM
  • Bus 2: Depart ZQN at 5PM

Drop off point: 100 Ardmore St. in Wanaka town centre

Journey time: Up to ~2 hours

Flight recommendation:

  •  To arrive at Queenstown Airport before 4pm on Saturday

*if your flight timings are outside these timings, please inform us so we can arrange a special shuttle for you to the apartment

CHECK IN: 4PM ONWARDS (No early check in available)

EXPERIENCE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING WITH A SINGAPORE CREW

New Memories, New Lines, The Ride Side Way

Dedicated Travel Hosts, On and Off the Slopes

Experience The Ride Side difference with a team of dedicated travel hosts showing you around on and off the slopes. Leave the driving, planning, logistics and tough parts to us in our home ground – you don’t have to figure anything out. Trusted and loved by thousands of travellers since 2015! Come experience the convenience, stoke and expertise we offer on the slopes!

Wonder why people come back time and again since 2015? Experience The Ride Side's snowboarding & skiing hospitality for yourself. Meet kindred individuals and form friendships that last a lifetime.

You’ll ride, eat, drink, and hang out with these newfound companions through the week, forging friendships that will last a lifetime alongside these like-minded travellers. After all, everyone here shares a common goal: to create unforgettable memories on the mountain.

Select from 3 experiences in New Zealand with The Ride Side

Explore some of the Southern Alps' most beloved ski resorts of Coronet Peak, Remarkables. Day trip to Cardrona Ski Field and Wanaka included!

Explore our favorite ski town in New Zealand, with Wanaka as our base, riding Cardrona and Treble Cone for the week. Special trips to Ohau Ski Field & Roy's Peak hike included!

Level up your snowboarding and skiing by joining this week to become certified as a Level One instructor! Stay in one of the best spots in Wanaka for a fuss-free trip!

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