Queenstown & Wanaka Ski Fields - On Snow Lessons and Childcare

Lessons & Childcare

QT and Wanaka ski childcare

On-Snow Lessons and Childcare


Cardrona Alpine Resort


PENGI'S NURSERY & SKI KINDY (3 months– 5 years)

Fully licensed Early Childhood Centre, with highly experienced and qualified teachers, sleep and infant areas, activities, meals plus snow exploration and under 5s lessons in our outdoor play zone.

Full day care (3 months-2 years): $110
Full day care (2-5 years): $105
Full day care + 2x 2-hour group lessons: $189


We'll help your kids learn to ski (from age 5) or snowboard (from age 7) with a perfect mix of fun and adventure!

Kids’ am/pm group lessons plus full-day package that includes passes, rental and lunch plus our team will get them ready for their day on the snow.

First Timer Package – learner conveyor pass, rental equipment & 2 group lessons (2hr & 2.5hr): $120
                                     ADD clothing & accessories bundle (jacket, pants, helmet, goggles & gloves) $55
Private lessons 1hr : Over 5 years from $115 (off peak) – 9am or 3pm  Additional person add $50
                                 Under 5yrs  – 9am or 1pm $99


Great for kids who want to improve but wish to spend most of the day skiing with their family. 2 hour Kids Group Lessons at 10.20am & 2pm.
For Ages: 5 years+
2 hour group lessons:
Morning (10.20am) $59 / Afternoon (2pm) $69 / Full Day (AM & PM) $99 

Rental: Available but not included in lesson prices
Lift Pass: Required for 6+ yrs


The Club is open from 8.30am – drop them off for the day & we’ll take care of the rest. We get them ready for their lessons, drop them off & pick them up from their lessons – we even feed them a hot lunch!
Add to any group lesson or package:
Full day $50


Skiwees & Lowriders – four days of lessons, lunch & activities in the same group, with the same instructor
Mon – Thurs $455
Ride Tribe – four days of lessons for intermediate/advanced skiers & snowboarders, with the same instructor (BYO lunch)
Mon – Thurs $499
Packages available to include lift passes & rentals

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Coronet Peak and The Remarkables   


MINI KIDS ( 3 months - under 2 years).Qualified staff ensure safe and fun activity-based childcare including playtime in the snow. Lunch is not included. Price $104, reservations essential.

KIWI KIDS ( 2- 5 years) If your child is not ready to ski, Kiwi Kids provides safe and fun childcare. A mix of supervised indoor fun and playtime in the snow. Full day options includes lunch. Price $114, reservations essential.

SKIWI KIDS (3- 5 years) Enthusiastic instructors ensure early snow experiences are fun, includes a ski lesson in small groups in our dedicated area, plus lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities. Full day option includes lunch. Ski, boot and helmet hire included. Price $174, reservations essential.

MINI KEA (4-5 years) *Remarkables ONLY

A full day package to learn to ski - with regular breaks from skiing to allow kids to get used to their new environment. The day will be split between skiing, playing inside and outside in the snow.

From drop off at 9am - 4pm we will take good care of your wee one. We will take them through the rentals process and make sure they are set for the day on the slopes.

Mini Kea Full day: $155
Includes ski lessons, a supervised lunch, equipment rental (skis, boots, poles, helmet).

KEA CLUB (Ski 5-17 years | Snowboard 7-17 years)     
Note : Snowboard lessons are available from 5 years of age at The Remarkables. Lift Pass is required for 6+ yrs but are included in the price below.

Kea Club will encourage your child to improve skills, make new friends and have a great day on the mountain.
The Kea Starter Package is for first timers.  
Kea Progression Package is for kids that have been skiing or snowboarding before to take their skills to the next level.
The aim is to encourage, with maximum participation, safety and fun.  
Packages include:  
Lift pass, 2 x lessons (one morning, one afternoon), equipment and supervised lunch.  

Drop off your child at 9am and let us do the rest!
Our staff will take your child through rentals, on to Kea Club and get them ready for their morning lesson (extra fee $20).  Booking required.  
Kea Club Full Day: $155 Under 6 years, $199 6 years+
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NEW FOR 2019, our first time ever FAMILY LEARNER EXPERIENCE 
Spend the whole day together with one of our highly-skilled instructors exclusive to your family, and be provided with EVERYTHING you need for your first day on the snow!  Begin your skiing career together and explore the mountain as a family. Advanced booking essential. From $999 (Family of 4) extra child $50.
Click here >> for details on The Remarkables Family Ski or Snowboard Experience 
Click here >> for details on Coronet Peaks Family Ski or Snowboard Experience 

Other services:   

Mountain Holiday Kids five-day programmes.  Runs in school holidays. 

For bookings, prices and more information visit www.nzski.com     
Freephone 0800 697 547 


Casual lessons available daily for children and adults. 

Half day (2hrs) from $40 
Includes afternoon beginner trail pass, cross country ski hire and lesson. Tickets valid from 12:30pm and your lesson starts at 1:30pm.

Full day (4hrs) from $45 
Includes a full day trail pass, cross-country ski hire and lesson. Tickets valid from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and the lessons start at 9:30 am, 10:30 am or 12:00 pm depending on which you book.
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Casual lessons just for your family!   Experience cross country skiing together for the first time.

MERINO LAMBS (3-5 years) 

Every Saturday morning focusing on games, fun and fitness. Includes day pass, equipment and tuition. Price $110

MINI MERINOS (6-12 years) 

Runs on Saturdays, focusing on technique,  exploring the mountain and looking after each other. Price $135


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Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.