advanced lessons

Want to take your skiing to a new level? Our range of Performance Centre advanced ski and snowboard lesson programmes are available at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for all age groups and various ability levels.

KID'S lesson programmes

Kid's ski and snowboard programmes are all about safety, fun and learning. Lessons are a great way for young children to develop a love of skiing and snowboarding.

kids programmes

 Name 

Age group 

When 

Where 

Little Rippers 

4 to 6 years 

Saturdays

throughout the season 

Coronet Peak 

Peak Squad 

7+ years 

Saturdays

throughout the season 

Coronet Peak 

Parklife Squad 

7+ years 

Sundays

throughout the season 

The Remarkables

Parklife Team

7+ years

Sat & Sun

throughout the season 

The Remarkables

Kruiser Squad 

Skiers: 5+ years Snowboarders: 8+ years 

Winter school holidays 

Coronet Peak & The Remarkables 

Coronet Peak Performance Centre Holiday Programme

6+ years 

Winter school holidays

Coronet Peak 

Intro to QAST Holiday Programme

7+ years

Winter school holidays

Coronet Peak 

Parklife Holiday Programme 

 7 to 16 years

Winter school holidays

The Remarkables 

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little rippers

Designed for 4 to 6 year olds, the Little Rippers ski school programme is all about safety, fun and learning at Coronet Peak.

It’s a great way for young children to develop a love of skiing.

Kids have the same instructor for every lesson and fun is guaranteed. Each Little Rippers skier will be assigned to a group based on their age and ability (maximum group size of four) and these groups will stay together during the programme.

Includes: Lessons and lunch.

You will need: to purchase a valid lift pass and ski hire if required.

Minimum Ability Level: Can make wedge turns in both directions and stop at will; under 4 years of age children may be considered on a case ­by ­case basis. Suitable for All Levels. ABILITY GUIDE

When: 

Session 1: July 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Session 2: September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st

Coronet Peak  Price

One Day

9am - 3pm

$90

Single Session - 5 days

9am - 3pm

$400

Both Sessions - 10 days

9am - 3pm

$720

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peak squad

For your children aged 7 to 16 years, the Peak Squad ski programme at Coronet Peak focuses on developing strong skiers who can rip all over the mountain.

Racecourses, terrain parks, on and off­ piste as well as chutes and steeps will all be used to challenge the skiers within a safe and fun group lesson environment.

Each Peak Squad skier will be assigned to a group based on their age and ability (maximum group size of seven) and these groups will stay together throughout the programme. Young skiers will learn and develop solid basic techniques for both racing and free skiing. 

Includes: Lessons and lunch.

You will need:  to purchase a valid lift pass and ski hire if required.

Minimum Ability Level: Skiers can parallel on all terrain, ski on and off trail and can tackle easy black runs. Suitable for Level 5 and 6. ABILITY GUIDE

When: 

Session 1: July 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Session 2: September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st

Coronet Peak  Price

One Day

9am - 3pm

$90

Single Session - 5 days

9am - 3pm

$400

Both Sessions - 10 days

9am - 3pm

$720

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parklife squad

Parklife Squad at The Remarkables is for 7 to 16 year olds who want to take free skiing or snowboarding to the next level without the pressure to compete.

Parklife Squad training will be every Sunday with the same instructor and other kids of similar age and ability. All aspects of freestyle skiing or snowboarding will be developed while focusing on strong fundamental techniques within a safe and fun environment. 

Includes: Lessons and lunch.

You will need:  to purchase a valid lift pass and ski hire if required.

Minimum ability level: Skiers can parallel on all terrain and ski most black runs; snowboarders can ride confidently in all terrain and all conditions. Suitable for Levels 5­ to 6. ABILITY GUIDE

When:

Session 1: July 24th, 31st, August 7th, 14th, 21st
Session 2: August 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

The Remarkables  Price

One Day

9am - 3pm

$90

Single Session - 5 days

9am - 3pm

$400

Both Sessions - 10 days

9am - 3pm

$720

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Performance Centre Holiday Programme

The Coronet Peak Performance Centre Holiday Programme is for kids aged 6+ years. Starting on Sunday the 10th of July the programme runs over 12 days of the New Zealand school holiday's and includes the option to participate in the Coronet Peak Interfield race on the final day.  

We aim to provide an environment of fun and progression while developing solid fundamental skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing ripping all mountain skiers. Our coaches will show all the mountain has to offer. This is the right programme for skiers who are looking for a challenge, want to enjoy skiing the whole mountain and develop into confident skiers. 

Includes: Lessons/coaching and lunch.

You will need: a valid lift pass and ski hire if required

Minimum Ability Level: Skiers who can parallel on all terrain and use the T-bar by themselves. ABILITY GUIDE

When: 10th – 13th, 15th – 18th, 20th - 23rd July 2016.

Coronet Peak  Price

12 Days

9am – 2pm

$1200

 

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intro to QAst holiday programme

The Intro to Qast Holiday Programme is new for 2016 and is suitable for skiers aged 7 years and over.  Starting on Sunday the 10th of July the programme runs over 12 days of the New Zealand school holiday's and includes participation in the Coronet Peak Interfield race on the final day.  

The programme offers kids the opportunity to train on the world class ski racing terrain at Coronet Peak throughout the July school holiday's and is suitable for skiers already racing at local or national schools level or strong skiers wanting an introduction to ski racing and moving into the QAST club programme after the school holiday's.

Training in the race course is a focus but the programme includes free skiing both on and off piste. Video and other teaching aids will be used as needed to assist in the development of young ski racers. 

Carefully selected coaches from the Coronet Peak Performance Centre have been chosen for their knowledge, enthusiasm and skills in working with young skiers. The coaches understand the challenge in teaching young skiers and personally endeavour to offer the best possible opportunity for each participant.

Each skier will be assigned to a group that they participate in for the length of the programme. QAST Uniforms are also included for all participants.

Includes: Lessons/coaching and lunch.

You will need: a valid lift pass and ski hire if required

Minimum Ability Level: Level 4, skiers who can parallel on all terrain and use the T-bar by themselves. ABILITY GUIDE

When: 10th – 13th, 15th – 18th, 20th - 23rd July 2016.

Coronet Peak  Price

12 Days

9am – 2pm

$1200

 

 

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kruiser squad

Kruiser Squad is a multi‐day ski and snowboard lesson programme that runs during school holidays. 

Kruiser Squad is for all ability levels, including kids who want to try skiing off‐piste or learn new tricks in the terrain park. This school holiday programme runs over five days at Coronet Peak and three days at The Remarkables. Kids are grouped based on their age and ability and teamed up with top children's instructors from around the world.

This is a full‐day ski and snowboard programme with an emphasis on FUN and learning, and requires a certain level of stamina.

Skiers must be at least five years old and snowboarders must be at least eight years old. These multi‐day lessons might not be suitable for all five year olds, it depends on your child's confidence levels.

Includes: Morning and afternoon lessons and lunch for 3 or 5 consecutive days; you will need to purchase a valid lift pass and ski hire if required.

Minimum ability level: Open to all ability levels. ABILITY GUIDE

When: 
Coronet Peak - 5 days:   Mon 27 June - Fri 1 July.  Mon 4 July - Fri 8 July. Mon 11 July - Fri 15 July. Mon 18 July - Fri 22 July. Mon 19 Sept - Fri 23 Sept. Mon 26 Sept - Fri 30 Sept. 

The Remarkables - 3 days: Mon 17 June - Wed 29 June. Thur 30 June - Sat 2 July. Mon 4 July - Wed 6 July. Thur 7 July - Sat 9 July.  Mon 11 July - Wed 13 July. Thur 14 July - Sat 16 July. Mon 18 July - Wed 20 July. Thur 21 July - Sat 23 July. Mon 19 Sept - Wed 21 Sept. Thur 22 Sept - Sat 24 Sept.


Coronet Peak  Price

5 days

$505

 

The Remarkables  Price

3 days

$321

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Parklife holiday programme

The Parklife Holiday Programme at The Remarkables runs over the New Zealand school holidays and is designed as an introduction to freestyle and a development pathway for up and coming freestyle skiers and snowboarders aged 7 to 16 years.

Your kids will have fun and develop solid fundamental skills and get familiar with all aspects of freestyle skiing and snowboarding, including the Terrain Park, big mountain, chutes and steeps.

The second session includes participation in The Remarkables Minishredders competition on the final day. Participation in local competitions is encouraged but not compulsory.

Includes: Lessons, coaching and lunch. You will need to purchase a valid lift pass. You will need to purchase Rental Equipment if required. Each session is for 3 days.

Minimum Ability Level: Suitable for Level 3b­-6. ABILITY GUIDE

When: 

Session 1: Fri 15th July - Sun 17th July

Session 2: Fri 22nd July -  Sun 24th July

The Remarkables  Price

3 Days

9am - 3pm, Lunch included

$270

per session

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parklife team

The Remarkables Parklife Team is a coaching programme that runs on weekends for 10 weeks and starts on Saturday 23rd July.

The REMARKABLES PARKLIFE TEAM will train, every weekend with the same coach and other athletes of similar age and ability. The focus is on getting mileage under the belt in all aspects of the mountain environment including on and off piste, big mountain and in the park.

Our goal is to develop athletes to a competitive level through performance based coaching while developing fundamental skills creating strong technical skiers and riders.

Emphasis will be on enjoying the features of the mountain both man made and natural in a safe and controlled environment. Although not compulsory included in the program is coaching, support and participation in parklife competitions and events at The Remarkables.

Each Parklife Squad member will be assigned to a group based on their age and ability and these groups will stay together throughout the program with maximum groups of seven.

NEW FOR 2016 - We will be partnering with several local businesses this season to add to our training program – more details will follow.

Includes: Lessons, coaching and lunch. You will need to purchase a valid lift pass. You will need to purchase Rental Equipment if required.

Minimum Ability Level: Skiers and snowboarders, aged 7+ years, Level 5.  ABILITY GUIDE

When: Sat 23rd Jul - Sun 25th Sept

The Remarkables  Price

10 weeks

9am - 3pm, Lunch included

$1360

 

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ADULT lesson programmes

There are ski and snowboard lesson programmes available at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for level 3 and above skiers and snowboarders.

Women's ski sessions

Women's Ski Sessions enable you to reach your full potential in an atmosphere that is fun, uplifting and motivating.  

Run by women and especially designed for girl skiers over the age of 16. In this one or two­ day ski school programme at Coronet Peak you will learn the fundamentals of women's techniques, tactics and ski equipment. You’ll conquer a lot of challenges, up­skill to the next level and have a great time with other women. 

Includes: 

  • Lessons and coaching
  • Breakfast on the first morning + coffee
  • Video analysis
  • A detailed ability report 
  • You will need to purchase a valid lift pass. 

When: June 25th-26th**, July 5th-6th**, July 12th-13th*, July 19th-20th**, August 6th-7th*, August 13th-14th*.

* Guaranteed to run unless mountain is closed
** Minimum participant numbers apply for these dates.

Ability Level: Intermediate.
Suitable for Level 3 and above.
ABILITY GUIDE

 

 Coronet Peak  Price

One Day, 9am - 4pm

$150

Two Days, 9am - 4pm

$250

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black diamond clinic

Queenstown Black Diamond ski or snowboard lessons are special clinics designed to build your confidence.

Black Diamond lessons will also help you further explore our Queenstown ski areas; Coronet Peak or The Remarkables.

Black Diamond ski or snowboard lessons are suited to advanced skiers and snowboarders who want to develop skills in all terrain conditions; powder, park, crud, bumps, steeps, low-visibility. 

You will be placed in small groups with the clinic tailored to individual needs and the snow conditions on the day. 

Black Diamond Clinics provide 1 hour 50 minute tuition in groups of similar ability.

Ability level: Advanced.
Suitable for Level 5 and 6. 
ABILITY GUIDE

Coronet Peak & The Remarkables  adult

youth

16-17 yrs

Black Diamond Clinic

10.20am OR 2pm

$65

$65

 

MASTERS RACE TRAINING

If you’re planning to compete in the Coronet Peak Masters then prepare with our crew on our two­ day Race Training camp. 

Participate in a blend of drills, free skiing skill development and move in and out of the course to build your movement patterns. Each day will consist of two full hours of stick dodging, followed by video analysis. You will focus on Giant Slalom on day one and Slalom on day two. There will be a support crew to set, be ready and repair courses and to help you train without delays.

Includes: Coaching and training. You will need to purchase a valid lift pass. 

When: August 2nd-3rd

 Coronet Peak Price

One day

$90

Two days

$180

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Black diamond dudes

The Black Diamond Dudes will take your skiing from good to awesome and is designed for males aged 16+ years. This programme runs on Sunday's and starts on Sunday the 26th of June for six weeks.

Take your skiing to a new level with technical skills and coaching from ex-NZ racer/demo team member, Masters ski racer Fiona Boyer. Prepare for Masters racing or Winter Classic including Technical development, drills, gates and video analysis. 

WHERE: Coronet Peak.

Minimum Ability Level: Required; Parallel on all terrain, can ski most black runs. 

Times: 9 am – 2pm

Dates: 26th June, 3rd July, 24th July, 31st July, 7th August, 21st August. Please note that dates are subject to change depending on demand. 

Cost: $600

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need for speed

The Coronet Peak Need for Speed - Men's Ski Sessions are two day programmes, six hours per day and start on Saturday 18th June. Ski with a group who has similar goals and get yourself to the next level and beyond.

Our dedicated and experienced trainers will help push your limits in everything the mountain has to offer. Focusing on developing efficient technique that will allow you to ski faster and longer with more control and more energy at the end of the day. You can choose to join the entire two day programme or just drop in for either one of the training days. We meet in the Café each morning to make a plan for the day and enjoy a complementary breakfast and coffee.  

Get a group of Blokes together and run your own programme on dates that suit you. Please enquire for more information. 

WHERE: Coronet Peak.

Minimum Ability Level: Required; Parallel on all terrain, can ski most black runs. 

Times: 9 am – 4pm 

Dates: June 18th- 19th **. July 7th - 8th **. July 14th - 15th *. July 21st – 22nd **. August 20th – 21st *
August 27th - 28th

* Guaranteed to run unless mountain is closed
** Minimum participant numbers apply

Register: One week prior to each session
Cost: $250 – Two day program or $150 – One day drop in
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black diamond divas

The Black Diamond Divas will take your skiing from good to awesome and is designed for girls aged 16+ years. This programme runs on Sunday's and starts on Sunday the 26th of June for six weeks.

Take your skiing to a new level with technical skills and coaching from ex-NZ racer/demo team member, Masters ski racer Fiona Boyer.

Prepare for Masters racing or Winter Classic including Technical development, drills, gates and video analysis. 

WHERE: Coronet Peak.

Minimum Ability Level: Required; Parallel on all terrain, can ski most black runs. 

Times: 9 am – 2pm

Dates: 26th June, 3rd July, 24th July, 31st July, 7th August, 21st August. Please note that dates are subject to change depending on demand. 

Cost: $600

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parklife camps

The Parklife Camps for girls only are fun, supportive, full day's of freestyle coaching for intermediate and above level snowboarders and skiers. Only available at The Remarkables Volkl Ski Queens is a one-day camp for skiers and Burton Snowbroads is for girl riders.

Burton snowbroads

The Burton Snowbroads camp is a fun, supportive, full day of freestyle coaching for intermediate and above level snowboarders.

The camp suits all freestyle abilities from the first-time park riders to those looking to improve their tricks on the big features. No experience is required in the terrain park! 

The aim of these camps is to make women feel comfortable and confident in the terrain park, while at the same time, being able to push the limits of their progression and make friends with other women of similar ability who ride. There are three one-day camps scheduled for the 2016 season, Saturday's; July 30th, August 20th and September 10th. 

Camp includes: 

  • Return bus transport from the NZSki Queenstown Snow Centre
  • Light breakfast and a glass of bubbly*
  • Approximately five hours of group freestyle coaching
  • BBQ lunch
  • Awesome spot prizes from the amazing sponsors including a Burton snowboard giveaway at each camp
  • Three camps held on Saturday's so you can chose to participate in one, two or all three camp's.

When: Saturday July 30th, August 20th & September 10th

Cost per camp: $120.00* per camp, $240* for two camps or $335* for three camps

Lift Pass: You will need to have or purchase a valid lift pass to participate which is not included in the camp price.

Minimum Ability Level: Intermediate and above level snowboarders, no freestyle experience is required in the terrain park. Suitable for Levels 3-­6. ABILITY GUIDE

*You must be at least 18 years to participate

 The Remarkables  Price

One Camp

$120 

Three Camps

$335 

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volkl ski queens

Feel comfortable and confident on ski's in the terrain park.

Volkl Ski Queens is a one-day camp held at The Remarkables. The camp provides a friendly and supportive environment for women to progress their freestyle skills and have fun! The aim is to make women feel comfortable and confident in the terrain park, while at the same time, being able to push the limits of their progression and make friends with other women of similar ability who ski. This full day camp revolves around freestyle coaching for intermediate and above level skiers. No freestyle experience required in the terrain park! The camp suits all freestyle abilities from the first time park skiers to those looking to improve their tricks on the big features. 

Camp includes: 

  • Return bus transport from the NZSki Queenstown Snow Centre
  • Light breakfast and a glass of bubbly*
  • Approximately five hours of group freestyle coaching
  • BBQ lunch
  • Awesome spot prizes from the amazing sponsors including a pair of Volkl skis giveaway at each camp
  • Two camps held on Saturday's so you can chose to participate in one or two camp's.

When: Saturday 6th August and Saturday 27th August

Cost per camp: $120.00* per camp or $225* for two camps

Lift Pass: You will need to have or purchase a valid lift pass to participate which is not included in the camp price.

Minimum Ability Level: Intermediate and above level skiers, no freestyle experience is required in the terrain park. Suitable for Levels 3-­6. ABILITY GUIDE

*You must be at least 18 years to participate

 The Remarkables  Price

One Camp

$120

Two Camps

$225

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ski hire

We have one of the largest and most current ranges of ski hire in New Zealand with quality brands such as Head, Burton and Salomon.

If your family is new to skiing or snowboarding (or your kids are growing quickly), it’s a great idea to hire your ski or snowboard equipment ‐ that way you can graduate to the performance ski equipment as your skiing/boarding improves and your kids can up‐size as they grow. 

We stock the latest gear, from clothing to skis and snowboards plus our on‐site technicians keep it in top condition.  

Due to health reasons we do not rent gloves, hats or goggles.

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other lessons

Group lessons

Group skiing or boarding lessons for youth and adults from beginners through to experts at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
from $69

kids lessons

Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are great places for your kids to learn to ski and family‐ friendly ski fields with a range of children’s facilities.
from $110

private lessons

Take a private lesson from one of our internationally qualified ski school instructors, guaranteed to improve your confidence and boost your abilities.
from $80