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Snowsports

Kristin's Snowsports programme caters for all ages and ability levels in skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Students can choose from a range of programmes to help them develop their skills in a safe and fun environment, either at Snowplanet, the Kristin Lodge at Mt Ruapehu or the spectacular alpine environment of Wanaka. The programme caters for both recreational and competitive athletes.

Contact

Brent Goldsworthy
Email Brent
09 415 9566 Ext 2306

Registration

Registrations are completed online via our sport registration forms.

View our list of current registration forms >>

Season/Competition

Kristin's Snowsports programme features Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding teams which compete at Primary School and Secondary School events. Our athletes are also actively involved in National and International competitions where they regularly attain top results.

Skiers and Snowboarders will be invited and/or selected to represent Kristin in the following competitions:

  • Auckland Primary and Intermediate Ski and Snowboard Championships (Year 1-8)

  • Auckland Secondary School Ski and Snowboard Championships (Year 9-13)
  • 
North Island Primary & Intermediate Schools' Ski Championships (Year 1-8)

  • North Island Primary & Intermediate Schools' Snowboard Championships (Year 1-8)

  • North Island Secondary Schools' Ski Championships (Year 9-13)

  • North Island Secondary Schools' Freestyle Ski Championships (Year 9-13)

  • North Island Secondary Schools' Snowboard Championships (Year 9-13)

  • North and South Island Regional Competitions


Ski race training is available Thursday nights in our Snowplanet programme, it is expected that ski racers utilise this opportunity.

Cost

The cost for each activity varies depending on the trip. For further information please contact Brent Goldsworthy.

Teams

Registration Dates

Competition Dates

School Ski and Snowboard Race/Competition Teams

Registration to trial before 17 May

Term 3

Primary and Intermediate Ski and Snowboard Teams Registration to trial before 17 May Term 3
Senior School Ski Race and Freestyle Team

Registration to trial before 17 May

September

Senior Snowboard Team

Registration to trial before 17 May

September

 

The Alpine Experience - Lake Wanaka and Cardrona

This year we are looking to offer an alpine experience based in and around Wanaka. We will be spending our days on the snow at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

The trip is open to all Middle and Senior School students who can either ski or snowboard and want
 to enjoy skiing/riding on the mountain. While it is not designed specifically for intense race/freestyle
training, we can accommodate these students' needs through the HPC programme. The trip will be limited to 20 people.

When: 9-22 July 2018

Cost: $3500 (approx)


The cost includes airfares, transport, breakfast, lunch, dinner, lift passes, coaching and accommodation. This does not include spending money or any extra activities that the student may choose to do.

Please note: This trip will only run if minimum numbers are met. Registrations must be in before the end of February so that booking can be confirmed. The opportunity to make late bookings is not guaranteed and may incur additional costs.

For further details on the Wanaka Alpine Experience please contact:

Brent Goldsworthy
Email Brent
09 415 9566 Ext 2306

 

Mt Ruapehu August Camps

All students from Year 4-13 have the opportunity develop their skills in skiing or snowboarding at Whakapapa, including night skiing and snowboarding, and staying at the Kristin Lodge.

Junior, Middle and Senior School Weekends
Year 4-7: 30 August - 1 September 2019
Year 8-13:  16-18 August 2019
Cost: $550
Package includes transfers to/from Whakapapa Village, two nights accommodation at Kristin Lodge, catered meals, daily ski area transfers, lift passes, coaching and rental equipment.

We depart school at 10am on the Friday morning, arriving at the Kristin Lodge approximately 3.30pm (after stopping at Te Kuiti for an ice cream / drink). We get the students unpacked and organised for the night skiing session from 5pm – 8pm (if the weather prevails). Only those students of intermediate level and up will be able to participate in this as it is under teacher supervision – no lessons. We will make sure the beginner level skiers / snowboarders are accommodated. Students will have a snack before the session and dinner afterwards. Wake up time in the morning is 6.30am, and we are on the mountain by 8.15am.

Students are put into groups according to their skill level and then they have instruction for a couple of hours in the morning. We all meet up for lunch, then assemble for afternoon instruction. We get back to the Lodge late afternoon, enjoy a hot milo, then ‘chill out' with a movie and games. We are up early the next morning, and onto the mountain again for instruction by 8.15 am. We have lunch at the Lodge, clean-up, leaving at about 2pm. We stop in Otorohonga at McDonalds for an early dinner, and are back at school by 7pm on the Sunday evening.

We have a caterer who has been cooking for us for a number of years, and who also does our Middle School camps. The food is healthy, nutritious and there is lots of it!! The students have filled rolls for lunch - their choice of fillings, and plenty of options including yoghurt, muesli bars, slices, fruit and drinks. They certainly don't go hungry!! Students with allergies are accommodated.

The weekend includes food, transport, accommodation which is in 2 big bunk rooms (girls and boys separated; the rooms are heated and very comfortable), transport to and from the mountain, ski hire, lift passes, and instruction by qualified ski / snowboard instructors. The total cost for the weekend is $550, with a reduction if the students have their own lift passes. The money does not have to be paid until after the weekend.

For further details on the Ruapehu trips please contact:

Colleen Wassung
Email Colleen
09 415 9566 Ext 2356

Training Programmes/Development at Snowplanet

Learn and develop skills and techniques under the guidance of qualified coaches at Snowplanet. Open to all Kristin students, beginner to advanced. During Term 2-3 there will be dedicated race training groups on a Thursday. It is expected that our competitive skiers/snowboarders include this in their training programme.

Kindergarten – Senior School

Registration Dates

Season Dates

Term 1 (6 weeks) Open until 5 March Thursdays
7 March - 11 April
Term 2 (9 weeks) Open until the beginning of Term 2 Thursdays
9 May - 4 July
Term 3 (9 weeks) Open until the beginning of Term 3 Thursdays
1 August - 26 September
Term 4 (6 weeks) Open until the beginning of Term 4 Thursdays
17 October - 21 November

 

 

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