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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.


Brent Goldsworthy
Email Brent
09 415 9566 Ext 2306


Registrations are completed online via our sport registration forms.

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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.


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


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


Senior Snowboard Team

Registration to trial before 17 May



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
Year 8-13:  16-18 August
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 26 February 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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