On-Snow Lessons and Childcare
Find out about Queenstown or Wanaka ski lessons and childcare on the mountain. How to ski with the kids and what childcare facilities are availabe at the ski resorts around Queenstown and Wanaka.
We give you the updates on how much it costs for childcare at the ski resort and how much lessons are for children of different ages. Note, prices are based on last winter so these may be updated at any time.
Cardrona Alpine Resort
SNOW SPORTS HQ
One, central location for all kids' facilities with Ski Kindy for littlies and The Den for older kids.
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 - 5 years $130
Full day care +1 hour private lesson: $199
Full day care +3 hours of group lessons: $210
Half day care is available for walk-up bookings only and will be based on availability on the day. Book in advance to secure your space; waitlist available.
First Timer Package from $153 for one day package – learner conveyor pass, one ride on McDougall's Chondola, rental equipment & full day of group lessons.
Private lessons: from $240 (1.5 hours)
Great for kids who want to improve, have fun and make friends! Group lessons run for the full day from 10.30am - 3.45pm, with a 45 minute lunch break at 1pm.
For Ages: 5 years+ for skiers and 7 years+ for snowboarders.
Full day of group lessons: $130
Note : Rental available but not included in lesson prices, lift pass is free for under 6 year olds. Lift pass required to be purchased for 6+ years. Package options available.
KIDS MULTI-DAY PROGRAMMES
Skiwees (skiers aged 5-12 years) and Lowriders (snowboarders aged 7-12 years) are 4-day camps with drop-off at 8.30am and pick up at 4pm.
Includes lessons with the same group and instructor, a hot lunch every day and hot chocolate breaks to keep energy levels up!
Based out of The Den in Snow Sports HQ, we have groups for all ages and ability levels. The groups start skiing and riding from 9.30am, but feel free to use the Den any time from 8.30am every morning to get your kids ready.
Note: lift pass not included.
Six week programme for intermediate/advanced skiers & snowboarders, with the same instructor (BYO lunch) from $335 (early bird) to $419 (main season and waitlist).
Packages available to include lift passes & rentals.
SKIWILAND EARLY LEARNING CENTRES (2 - 5 years)
Skiwiland - My First Ski School is a fully licensed Early Learning Centre that caters for children aged from two to five years. Our learning experiences are informed by the NZ ECE curriculum and we offer a range of experiences to build confidence that includes playing in the snow and even skiing.
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 $159, 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 $209, reservations essential.
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We offer a range of lesson options for children ranging from 4 to 17 years. Our Starter Package is suited for first timers and our lift, lesson and rental caters for children from 4 and up. If you're looking for more advanced coaching see our Performance and Private Coaching options.
Mountain Holiday Kids five-day programmes. Runs in school holidays.
For bookings, prices and more information visit www.nzski.com
Freephone 0800 697 547
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LESSONS and BEGINNERS PACKAGES
Casual lessons are available daily for children and adults.
PRIVATE FAMILY LESSONS
Casual lessons just for your family! Experience cross country skiing together for the first time.
The Snow Farm Academy is the perfect way for your child to have fun, make friends, and develop new skills. The academy accommodates a full range of abilities from beginners to those wanting to be competitive.
All participants in any of our youth programs will be able to purchase a Youth Seasons pass for $50 with an additional $49 for rentals if required; family pass options are also available to participants’ families.