2023 Snow Sports Programme

Wānaka Primary School is not taking enrolments, in Term 3, for children who intend to engage in any snowsport programmes during the school week.  

Families will need to make their own arrangements for their children’s schooling. The correspondence school, Te Kura, is able to provide online learning whilst students are residing in Wānaka. You can also approach your current school and seek online learning from them for Term 3. 

Wānaka Primary School is not an option for children who are in snowsports programmes during the school week as this does not constitute regular attendance.

Brendan Hearle –  Wānaka Primary School Board Chair                                   Dr Wendy Bamford – Principal

Wānaka Primary Snow Sports Programme

Children enrolled at Wānaka Primary School have the opportunity to be involved with a winter Programme for 2023.  The programmes are managed by the 2 resorts: Cardrona, Treble Cone.  We currently have 2 options for 2023:

  1. 5 day programme at Cardrona, Treble Cone
  2. 1 day Ski Experience at Cardrona only

This season Cardrona are offering ALL levels of skiing and snowboarding lessons at Cardrona.  Treble Cone are only offering intermediate and advanced snowboard lessons as an option and all levels of skiing. Please see the information below.

All children enrolled in the 5 day programme MUST transport their children up and down the ski field and get them to their lessons on time.  It is also the parents responsibility to monitor their children at lunch time.  The 1 day programme will have transport and supervision organised by the school.

Please read all information and regularly check for updates

DATES for 2023

  • 10 August
  • 17 August
  • 24 August
  • 31 August
  • 7 September
  • Weather Day is the 14 September


The programme goes live to buy online:

May 12th until July 21st

Parent passes

  • Five-day parent passes can be bought online by following the unique WPS link, note this link will disappear on July 21st.
  • Individual Parent pass days must be purchased in person (strongly advise pre purchase in town) or online through the call centre, they are available for a parent once the programme has been purchased. One day parent passes are subject to daily capacity, therefore we strongly advise pre purchase.

Cancellations are made by Cardrona/TC either the afternoon before or by 730am the morning of.

Any cancellations will be on the school website and school app.