Welcome to Core Camp New Zealand..!
A ONE TIME ONLY off-piste adventure camp for skiers and snowboarders.
Legendary pro snowboarder, DCP (David Carrier Porcheron) will be our guest pro coach on this trip!
This is a very unique Core Camp style adventure to the hidden local ski resorts of Arthur’s Pass in NZ. These resorts fly under the radar of most snow riders. They have excellent terrain, no grooming, great off-piste, on-snow accommodation, fully catered, nutcracker rope tows, uncrowded slopes and no lift queues. A true powder hound paradise! Full details below.
Core Camp New Zealand INFORMATION
August 31 to September 7, 2019
Only 12 spots (space is available)
Christchurch, New Zealand
- 6 days of riding/skiing with Jordan, Turner and DCP at three unique, off-piste ski resorts
- 6 day lift pass for all three resorts
- 5 nights’ of fully catered accommodation in cozy mountain-top lodges (ski-in, ski-out)
- 2 nights in Christchurch (first and last night)
- Daily meals at the lodges – breakfasts and three course dinners
- All transportation for the week
- 24/7 support from our staff (we’ll be with you always)
- Fun evenings at the lodges, meeting the locals etc.
- First evening in Christchurch - Maori cultural dinner, rubgy game, hangi, jet boating, shear a sheep etc.
- The best New Zealand road trip adventure of your life..!
$3875 CAD + tax
A $1500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. Spots are first come, first served.
You must be 18 years and up for this camp (we can make exceptions)
Intermediate and up skiers and snowboarders.
The Ski Resorts!
The ski resorts are actually called Club Fields in New Zealand. Jordan, DCP and I have ridden these club fields in the past (we love them) and we’ve chosen the best three resorts for this adventure. They're all within 1 hour of each other. As mentioned, these resorts fly under the radar of most snow riders. Excellent terrain, no grooming, great off-piste, uncrowded slopes and no lift queues. The resorts do have ski patrol and avi control (like any resort), but they don't have groomed runs (no groomers/piste bashers).
Nutcracker rope tow
The resorts have nutcracker rope tows. video If you can ride a t-bar, then a nutcracker should be fine for you. The legendary nutcracker rope tow is a surface tow unique to New Zealand club ski areas and have many benefits in speed, capacity and simplicity.
There is only one lodge at each resort and space is limited. The lodges are at the base of each resorts’ lifts (ski-in, ski-out). The accommodations are shared, simple and cozy with a fun family atmosphere. We may have to help with some simple chores (this is normal at the lodges). Breakfasts and dinners are included. Some have licensed bars while others are BYO.
We will be traveling in style in 4WD vans. The longest drive in a day will be two hours.
Every few days we drive to the next resort (approx. 1 hour to the next resort).
All of the transportation in the 4WD vans is included.
Airport transfers are not included, although the airport is 12km from downtown Christchurch
The airport to fly in and out of is Christchurch Airport (CHC). The airport is 12km from downtown.
Arrival time - Please arrive on Saturday, August 31. Try to arrive mid-day (noon to 4pm) if you want to enjoy some evening fun with us. If you arrive later, no problem. You can go straight to our accommodation. You can even arrive a day early on Friday and hang out more with Jordan and Turner.
Departure time – Can be anytime on September 7th.
First night in Christchurch
If you can arrive mid-day (before 4pm) then please join us for our first evening/reunion night. Potential, separate options are: Maori cultural dinner, rubgy game, hangi, jet boating, shear a sheep etc
For most countries, you simply need a valid passport to visit New Zealand.
Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months on your arrival date.
What To Pack
Bring all of your regular ski or snowboard gear as you would for Whistler. Some resorts do not have rentals.
Bring a good pair of hiking shoes, towel, headlamp and avi safety gear (see below)
This is a road trip - you’ll need to move your gear around a bit, so try to pack light (if that's even possible...)
Please limit your gear to one backpack, one ski/snowboard bag and one other bag. Easy.
** Bring your Backcountry Safety Gear **
A great part of the riding these resorts are the side-country runs accessed by short hikes.
Backcountry safety gear is absolutely required for these runs. Please bring backcountry avalanche safety gear (transceiver, probe, shovel, backpack). If you don't have your own gear, please consider renting it. Or rent borrow it from a friend. The resorts don’t offer this gear to rent. The resorts do have ski patrol and avi control (like any resort).
Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
A cancellation inside 120 days of the camp start date is not entitled to a refund.
We do not offer refunds after a camp start date.
**For these reasons we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase Trip Interruption / Cancellation Insurance. This will cover the cost of your camp (or deposit) in case you need to unexpectedly cancel or if a medical emergency interrupts your trip. It's easy to purchase and very good peace of mind.
We recommend World Nomads or check with your local insurance agent. Thank you.
Drinks, most lunches, airport transfers, flights, travel insurance
Please take the step to join us.
This is a very unique, one time camp and we’re really excited to offer it!
- Turner Montgomery