Kids Academy
5 weekends of fun with a great crew of kids. All day supervision, lessons & yummy lunch. Sorted!

Ski & Ride Alternate Weekends

Skiers and Riders All Levels

Academy is all about having heaps of fun with a great group while becoming a fully fledged skier or snowboarder across the whole mountain. Whether it's your first day on snow or you're already cruising the mid mountain, we'll match you with a similar group for a season of fun!

Note: Programme fee does NOT include a lift pass or rental equipment.

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Academy Programmes 2020

We have very limited spaces left in these programmes for the 2020 season, so please register your interest using THIS FORM and our team will be in touch.


Beginner-advanced skiers 4-17 & snowboarders 8-17

Academy is all about having heaps of fun while learning new skills in a supportive & safe environment. From absolute beginners, to all-mountain rippers, Academy has a group for everyone! This is a great place to start for first timers. Kids are grouped based on age & ability and keep the same awesome instructor each weekend, becoming their own little team and creating a perfect learning environment.

Our highly qualified instructors will help them achieve goals and build solid techniques. Exploring exciting volcanic terrain with the same kids every other weekend is the best way to make friends & memories.

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Intro to Freeride & Freestyle

Level 5-6 skiers & riders. Minimum age 8 years.

Does your kid have more interest is going over jumps, learning tricks and going off trail. Make the most of Whakapapa's terrain parks & amazing natural features with 5 weekends of training with an awesome group dedicated to Freeride & Freestyle. Our experienced instructors will have the young guns throwing down a heap of new tricks as well as increasing basic skills. From jumps to spins, boxes to rails and learning how to scope freeride lines and drops this programme is where it’s at. We pair the kids up a Freeride and Freestyle coach so they can the best development possible.

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Academy Intro to Race

Level 5-6 skiers & riders. Minimum age 8 years.

Learn to Race is a great way for your kids to enjoy the thrill of racing. In this programme, our experienced instructors will work on skiing techniques that will prepare your children to succeed in a race course environment. This is a great way for your kids to prepare for local Club races. Depending on conditions, terrain availability and the skill level of the group, children in the Intro to Race program will spend about 25% of their time in gates and 75% of their time working on freeski techniques that will enhance their speed and performance in a race course.

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