Student Ski & Snowboard Camps

Ready to have fun these school holidays?

Adrift Tongariro Ski & Snow Camps run during the winter and spring school holidays.

Our trips typically feature three full days of skiing or snowboarding PLUS one day black water rafting.

We make sure that we are on Whakapapa or Turoa ski fields skiing or snowboarding at every opportunity. We drive the group down on Monday morning and spend Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday skiing and boarding. We return to Auckland on Friday stopping at Waitomo on the way for a great black-water caving experience.

We only resort to other additional activities if the mountain is closed.

Adrift ski camps
adrift ski instructing

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!

Wet-weather Activities

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.