Lessons & Programmes

Lessons & Programs

Group Lesson

Group lessons are perfect for getting you started or building on your existing skills. Our highly experienced instructors will help you improve your technique and progress to the level you want. Choose from either an AM/PM lesson or a full day of lessons.

Includes:

  • Two lessons per day.
  • Adult lessons are 1:50 hours and kids 5-17 yrs are 2.5 hours duration, please arrive at the lessons area at least 15 minutes before your lesson starts. No need to book a specific time.
  • Morning lessons start daily at 10:20am for Adults and 10:00am for Kids 5-17 yrs.
  • Afternoon lessons start daily at 2pm for Adults and 1:30pm for Kids 5-17 yrs.
  • Open to all ability levels: 1 to 6.
  • Please note that group sizes of less than 3 people will receive a reduced lesson time of 1 hour.

 

Adult

$109

Kids 5 - 17 yrs

$109 (includes lunch)

Private Lesson

Whether you’re a first timer, or a veteran rider, our highly trained instructors are dedicated to giving you the most amazing, tailored learning experience possible. Taking you over the terrain best suited to you; they’ll help improve your confidence, technique and ability, Private lessons are available every day of the 2018 season at The Remarks and are subject to availability. Book in advance to ensure your space!

  • 6 hours (Full Day, for 1-6 people) 9:20am 
  • 3 hours (Half Day, for 1-4 people) 9:20am/1:00pm
  • 2 hours (for 1-3 people) 9:20am/11:30am/2:00pm
  • 1 hour (for 1-2 people) 9:20am/1:00pm/2:00pm

Advanced bookings are essential. 

6 Hour Lesson

(1-6 people) $739

3 Hour Lesson

(1-6 people) $409

2 Hour Lesson

(1-3 people) $279

1 Hour Lesson

(1-3 people) $149

Kea Club

Age: 5-17

Get the kids geared up and ready! We offer ski lessons from 4 years (Mini Kea) and snowboard lessons from 7 years and above. Kids will be grouped by their age and ability level.

Choose from the all-day lesson with lunch, or the full works – lift pass, rentals and lunch.

  • A full day consists of two group lessons - 2.5 hours in length and a supervised lunch with the instructor.
  • Once you have purchased your tickets and rental equipment, these can be used on any day of the 2018 season. Lessons begin at 10:00am and 1:30pm every day and do not need to be reserved!
  • Group lessons have a maximum number for safety reasons and optimal learning.
  • Open to all ability levels.

You will need to collect your lift pass and rentals (available from 8:30am) before arriving at the lessons area. Paper tickets for these lessons are required and guests need one before coming to join. Please allow plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

Age: 5 yrs

$146

Age: 6 - 17 yrs

$190

Drop Off Add On

$30

 

Optional Add-On:

We have a convenient drop-off service in the base building to accommodate children from 8:15am where our friendly staff take your kids through rentals and on to Kea Club.

Contact

New Zealand

0800 697 547

Australia

1800 365 696

Mini Kea

Age: 4 - 5 years

We offer a Mini Kea option for four year olds. A full day package that includes lift passes, lessons, rentals and a supervised lunch with their instructor and group – everything they need to start shredding early! The kids will be group by their age and ability level, and will stay with the same group for the entire day.  

Includes:

  • A full day of two group lessons - 2.5 hours in length with a supervised lunch with the instructor in between.
  • Lessons begin at 10:00am and 1:30pm every day and do not need to be booked in! Please make sure you arrive ready with your equipment at least 15 minutes before the lesson starts.
  • Group lessons have a maximum number for safety reasons and optimal learning.
  • Open to all ability levels.

Optional add-on:

We provide a drop-off service in the base building from 8:15am. Our friendly staff will take your kids through rentals and get them ready to go for Kea Club so you can hit the slopes as early as possible.

Please note:

Children in Mini Kea will only be permitted to Ski, as snowboarding has an age limit of 7 years and above

Full Day 9am - 4pm

$146

Contact

New Zealand

0800 697 547

Australia

1800 365 696

Women's Ski Sessions

Volkl Ski Queens

Volkl Ski Queens is a one-day camp held at The Remarkables. It provides a friendly and supportive environment for women skiers to progress with their freestyle skills and have fun at the same time!

The aim is to make women feel comfortable and confident in the terrain park while at the same time, being able to push the limits of their progression and make friends with other women of similar ability. No freestyle experience is needed; the camp suits all freestyle abilities.

The camp includes:

  • Return bus transport from downtown Queenstown.
  • Light breakfast and a glass of bubbly.
  • Approximately five hours of group freestyle coaching.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Four camps held on Saturdays.

 

You must be 18 years old to participate and need to have a valid lift pass to participate.

 

Dates:

August 4th

August 18th

September 1st

September 15th

 

Pricing: 

One camp $125

Two camps $230

Three camps $345

Four camps $400

 

One Day

$125

Two Days

$230

Three Day

$345

Four Day

$400

Burton Snowbroads

Saturday’s are for the girls! From first time park riders to those looking to improve their tricks on the big line, the camp suits all freestyle abilities! The camps are designed to make women feel comfortable and confident in the terrain park; helping push their limits and progress whilst making friends with other women that ride a similar ability.

The camp includes:

  • Return bus transport from the Queenstown Snow Centre.
  • Light breakfast and a glass of bubbly.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Approximately five hours of group freestyle coaching
  • Four camps held on Saturdays.

Dates:

  • August 4th
  • August 18th
  • September 1st
  • September 15th

Details:

  • You must be at least 18 years to participate.
  • You will need to have or purchase a valid lift pass to participate which is not included.
  • Suitable for levels 3-6. 

One Day

$125

Two Days

$230

Three Day

$345

Four Day

$400

Adaptive Program

The Remarkables Adaptive Program has qualified instructors, specialised adaptive equipment and trained volunteers to get you where you want to go. We support adults and children with any disability – physical, cognitive, or sensory.

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Lessons:

  • Private lessons are available for one on one coaching with some of the most highly qualified adaptive instructors in the country.
  • Group lessons offer great support and progressions in a fun and inclusive environment.
  • If needed, we also offer volunteer support in our regular group lessons and in the Kea Club children’s program free of charge with advanced notice.

Equipment:

  • The Remarkables has a comprehensive range of modern adaptive equipment. From sit skis through to outriggers.
  • Equipment is generally only available for rental from The Remarkables however in special circumstances may be available for independent skiers and riders using Coronet Peak (48 hours’ notice is required).

Contact Us:

We have a wonderful team of trained dedicated volunteers to make your time at The Remarkables even more enjoyable. Volunteers can assist you both during and outside of lesson time in a variety of different roles. Volunteer support needs to be pre-booked and the more notice you can give the better opportunity we will have to meet your needs.

 

The Remarkables offers members of SSNZ a 50% discount on day lift pass products and adaptive equipment rental.

The Remarkables Snowsports Academy

Age: 6 - 18 years

The Remarkables Snowsports Academy (RSSA) provides a supportive, fun and progressive development environment for freestyle snow sports athletes. We focus on developing children aged 6 to 18 years, recognising the potential of each individual and the strength of an inclusive culture that supports athletes on and beyond the mountain.

The Remarkables Snowsports Academy (RSSA) is a joint initiative between The Remarkables Ski Area and the Remarkables Snowsports Academy club committee.

Instructor Training Program

Instructor Training Courses

With short and long courses to suit new instructors or those already qualified, there’s no better way to enjoy your gap year, career gap, winter adventure, or to develop your career in the Snow Sports industry. For more details about the full range of courses, training opportunities, and accommodation packages please visit one of our training partners.

Third Party Instructing & Guiding

Third party instructing and mountain guiding:

Upon arrangement you may coach or teach your group at a designated mountain. Please be aware that a fee will apply.

Please be advised that all coaching, teaching or guiding at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt Ski Areas is restricted to only the instructors of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt Snow Sports School due to an exclusive commercial license from the Department of Conservation. If you are found to be coaching/teaching without permission your pass may be suspended and further action may be taken.

All enquiries and guiding requests need to be made to The Remarkables Snow Sports School management:

Email: Christina.Bruno@theremarkables.co.nz