The Ride Side New Zealand – Trip Overview

Select 1 out of 6 thrilling weeks between 22 July – 2 September 2017 in New Zealand’s Wanaka and Queenstown. Each week will commence on a Saturday, with 4 full days of skiing and snowboarding alongside the chance to experience adventure activities for the rest of the week.

We will be living in Wanaka, the quaint ski town as we tour the best ski resorts in the South Island: Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak & the Remarkables. On top of that, we will be checking out nearby Queenstown for its host of adventure activities, slope options and chill-out spots.

Interested to ski & snowboard alongside fellow adventure-seekers? Be sure to book before 30th May with our early-bird saver!


Group Travel Concept

Bringing our successful Niseko group travel concept to New Zealand, you can expect more than just adventure – come as you are and leave with memories and friends. We will be living in our luxurious winter lodge in Wanaka as a community of 8-10 skiers and snowboarders for each week. Being in a group, you will meet people with all levels of riding ability to match yours. From beginners to experts, you will have a great time learning and progressing as a group.

Travel Dates

Choose 1 of 6 exciting weeks in New Zealand with us:

WEEK 1 (22 – 29 JUL): SOLD OUT
WEEK 2 (29 JUL – 5 AUG): 2 slots remaining
WEEK 4 (12 – 19 AUG): SOLD OUT
WEEK 5 (19 – 26 AUG): 1 slot remaining

8D7N Package Pricing

Lite Package


nett per person

  • Excludes travel insurance & lift passes 

Standard Package


nett per person

  • Includes travel insurance & lift passes

What’s included?

Package includes:

  • Airport transfers to and fro Queenstown International Airport
  • 7 nights shared apartment style accommodation in Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Transport to and fro Wanaka ski resorts
  • Private group guide on the slopes (Intermediate riding ability required)
  • Free & easy day trips to Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 24 hours private group concierge from our experienced guides throughout the trip
  • Farewell barbeque dinner
  • Ski & Snowboard travel insurance (not included in Lite package)
  • 4 day lift tickets (not included in Lite package)

Optional add-ons not included in package:

  • Equipment rental
  • Ski and snowboard lessons
  • Additional lift passes

Costs not included in all package prices:

  • Air tickets to New Zealand
  • Food and personal expenses


Day 1 – Arrival

Get an airport transfer from Queenstown International Airport to The Ride Side’s winter lodge in Wanaka. Check in, relax, get cozy with our winter lodge – don’t forget to soak in that amazing view of Lake Wanaka. Arriving early? Get the chance to wander through Wanaka town and take a stroll along Lake Wanaka.

Day 2-7: Trip Commences

Ski resorts in Wanaka we will be visiting include Treble Cone, Cadrona Alpine Resort. We will be making day trips to Queenstown 2 days a week. Ski resorts in Queenstown we will be visiting include The Remarkables, Coronet Peak.

Optional activities in Queenstown: mountain-top luge racing, hang-gliding, para-gliding, jet boating at Skippers Canyon, bungee jumping, etc.

Tentative schedule, might change based on weather conditions:

  • DAY 2: Ski Treble Cone
  • DAY 3: Ski Cadrona
  • DAY 4: Ski Treble Cone
  • DAY 5: Queenstown (Rest/Adventure day/Free & Easy)
  • DAY 6: Ski Cadrona
  • DAY 7: Queenstown (Ski Coronet Peak/Remarkables)

Day 8: Departure

Before you know it, Saturday would have come again and we will have to say goodbye. A transfer* from our winter lodge in Wanaka to Queenstown International Airport will be arranged and we bid you farewell as you make your way to your next destination.

*Transfer option to be requested after booking, only available from and to Queenstown International Airport. For transfers to Dunedin and ChristChurch International Airport, please speak to us for booking assistance.


We will be living in a contemporary lakeside winter home with stunning mountain views.

  • 1 minute drive to Lake Wanaka & Wanaka Town
  • High-speed WIFI
  • Basic amenities
  • Private BBQ deck
  • Laundry facilities
  • Open-plan kitchen

Sliding doors from the lounge and dining areas open on to decks with outdoor setting and BBQ. One deck is on the east side of the house and is great for a morning coffee and the other faces west with views of the mountains.

Still have questions?

Still have questions on the New Zealand trip? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or get in touch with us!

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