DISCOVER FREERIDE 2021 -QUEENSTOWN NZ

WITH
MICHAELA DAVIS MEEHAN

Join Mountainwatch for a once in a lifetime trip in the spectacular Queenstown mountains, with the Discover Freeride Camp. This tailor made 10 night package will have you exploring the best of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains with our local Freeride World Tour athlete, Michaela Davis-Meehan. This small group experience will have you venturing into Queenstown’s stunning backcountry where you will learn and improve your freeride skills while taking in the picturesque mountain views. Your expert coaches will ensure you get the full experience, from avalanche safety training, untouched powder turns and a fun social environment. The camp is available to anyone looking to improve their freeride skills and experience backcountry skiing or boarding at a high intermediate, advanced or expert level. With professional videographer in tow, you can have it all captured on film to take home and share with family and friends.

While my journey onto the Freeride World Tour has been incredible, I’ve had to figure it out on my own. This created the concept of ‘Discover Freeride’, to give others a path into the wonderful world of freeriding whether it be just for fun or to compete on the Freeride World Qualifier Tour. – @michaeladavismeehan

This camp will give you a chance to explore the side/back country safely with an experienced Pro rider and a NZ local coach. You will improve your riding, learn to read lines, use your equipment and challenge yourself while having a good time with a great crew.

DISCOVER FREERIDE 2021 - QUEENSTOWN NZ

12th to 22nd September 2021

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 10 nights accommodation at Holiday Inn Express in Twin Share Rooms (4 Star Property)
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 days resort access at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak (side country and resort hikes included)
  • 2 days Backcountry Touring with Queenstown Mountain Guides
  • Freeride coaching each day
  • Avalanche awareness group talk/training
  • Opportunity for heli ski, Queenstown activities, additional backcountry tours on allocated rest days
  • Coaching by The North Face athletes, Freeride World Tour athletes and Qualified Freeride coaches at a ratio of 1:5
  • Videographer including video analysis and freeride edit made following the trip
  • All transport including airport pick up and resort transfers
Starting from $3,790 AUD
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QUEENSTOWN

About Queenstown

Queenstown is unrivalled for picturesque scenery, with the town situated on the stunning Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. With world class resort skiing and easily accessible backcountry terrain, Queenstown is unlike anything else you will experience. With no trees in sight, wide open bowls and natural features with chutes, cliff drops and half pipes. For those willing to put in the effort, Queenstown backcountry offers many powder days throughout the season.

The Accommodation

Located in a prime position in Queenstown is the brand new Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Rooms are decorated in an simple but elegant style.  Ensuite bathrooms contain quality towels, hairdryer and a power shower.   Pillow top mattresses and block out blinds will ensure you get a good sleep and the mini bar fridge and tea & coffee making facilities will help make your stay more comfortable.

Close to Queenstown shopping, entertainment,  bars and restaurants and easy access to your ski destination.

The Head Coach

Your head coach for the week will greet you on the first day and be there as your host for the rest of the week.

Michaela Davis-Meehan was the only Australian on the 2020 Freeride World Tour (FWT), and the snowboarder’s rookie season started well with a second place at the first event in Hakuba in late January.

The Group

This camp is open to high intermediates and above. Guests will be taken back country and require some hiking to map out the best powder stashes. This camp is perfect for solo travellers or small groups who are wanting to meet fellow riders and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most exciting towns with a great group of people.

Michaela Davis-Meehan has great insider knowledge into the resorts and best back country areas in New Zealand. She’s spent numerous seasons shredding the South Island alps.

Guests will also be expertly led on 2 days through backcountry with the experts at Queenstown Mountain Guides.

In advance of the tour we collect information relating to guests skiing/boarding levels, and the type of terrain they prefer to tackle. This information assists us in allocating guests into sub groups of no more than 5 people. We aim to have guests of similar ability teamed together to maximise the experience on the slopes.

Approximately 2-4 weeks prior to your departure you will receive detailed information on your trip which includes your travel vouchers, airline and airport transfer information (if applicable), information on the respective resort, etc. You will also have access to our 24hour emergency number if for any reason something goes wrong in your journey to the respective resort.

All the rooming is shared with other members on the tour. We aim to allocate rooms to guests of similar ages and genders. Rooms will have no more than 2 people, with your own beds. Breakfast is also included daily. Wifi is also freely available at the hotel.

Our camp hosts are on hand to assist with any queries/advice. We also set up a Whatapp group chat to liaise with each other during our time in NZ. We strongly recommend arranging global roaming so you have access to the Whatsapp group chat during your time on the slopes. At the end of each day we have a catch up with the group to go through the day’s adventures, and outline the next day’s resort to be visited. For those that miss the meeting we also send out the information through the Whatsapp group chat.

We highly recommend arranging travel insurance at the time of booking, so you are covered against cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or accidents.

Michaela Davis-Meehan has great insider knowledge into the resorts and best back country areas in New Zealand. She’s spent numerous seasons shredding the South Island alps.

Guests will also be expertly led on 2 days through backcountry with the experts at Queenstown Mountain Guides.

All the rooming is shared with other members on the tour. We aim to allocate rooms to guests of similar ages and genders. Rooms will have no more than 2 people, with your own beds. Breakfast is also included daily. Wifi is also freely available at the hotel.

In advance of the tour we collect information relating to guests skiing/boarding levels, and the type of terrain they prefer to tackle. This information assists us in allocating guests into sub groups of no more than 5 people. We aim to have guests of similar ability teamed together to maximise the experience on the slopes.

Our camp hosts are on hand to assist with any queries/advice. We also set up a Whatapp group chat to liaise with each other during our time in NZ. We strongly recommend arranging global roaming so you have access to the Whatsapp group chat during your time on the slopes. At the end of each day we have a catch up with the group to go through the day’s adventures, and outline the next day’s resort to be visited. For those that miss the meeting we also send out the information through the Whatsapp group chat.

Approximately 2-4 weeks prior to your departure you will receive detailed information on your trip which includes your travel vouchers, airline and airport transfer information (if applicable), information on the respective resort, etc. You will also have access to our 24hour emergency number if for any reason something goes wrong in your journey to the respective resort.

We highly recommend arranging travel insurance at the time of booking, so you are covered against cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or accidents.

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