Supervision and Age
Ages range from 10-16 years. We can take children outside of these ages under strict conditions. Camps are structured into two age groups being 10-13 and 14-16 as there are separate requirements and supervisory roles for these ages. Parents are welcome to attend either for the whole camp or for a couple of nights. come along, its fun!
- Supervision at the accommodation is a minimum of 1 Adult to 10 children
- Beginners Ski area, including Happy Valley, Meads Wall and Alpine Meadows. 1 Adult to 10 children
- Upper-Mountain for children with sufficient but minimal experience, the ratio will be 1 Adult to 6 children
- Upper-Mountain, where the students experience is sufficient: children will be paired off and liaise with supervisors 3 times during the course of the day
Accommodation and meals
Accommodation will be at the Ruapehu Camp Kakahi, unless otherwise notified. Groups will be divided into age groups and male and female. All meals at the lodge are provided. Children will be expected to help out with preparation and clean-up.
Monday lunch and Friday dinner is not included as we will be in transit. Stops for these meal breaks are made at Subway and it is suggested that children have a small amount of change for lunch on the way to the mountains, and an evening meal on the way back to Auckland. Note: Snacks up the mountain can be very expensive!
Should the mountain be closed, then alternate activities will be organised. These activities include: indoor climbing-wall; rafting at Turangi, or canoeing the Whanganui or Turangi Rivers; Tokaau hot pools with a hungi; bush walks in the Tongariro National Park; or Mountain Biking-Fishers Track. These activities are included in the camp fee.
Auckland pick-up and drop-off point is MacDonalds, Green lane.
Pick up Monday 8:00am
Drop off Friday 7:00pm
Price, Equipment and Booking Contact
Ski and Snowboard Camp
Included in the price: Return transport from Auckland, meals, accommodation, lower mountain ski lift passes, ski hire, Waitomo caves black-water rafting, and Adrift supervision. If required, the alternative wet-weather activities are also included.
There are additional but optional costs for snowboards and snow clothing as set out below.
Snow-board Hire: $50
Ski jacket and pants: $75
Upper mountain ski-lift pass: $50
We take the group to get their hire gear for the mountain on Monday afternoon.
If your child has their own skis, board, or lift pass, then please let us know as a discount will apply to the camp fee.