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New Zealand
Snow & Flow

Ladies... you better start getting those layers on, because we are going to the snow!

 

Wild Women Journeys is heading to Queenstown, New Zealand this winter for a week of fun on the slopes, where your snowboard and your skis will be your unconditional, best friends! If this is your first time trying any of these snow sports, do not worry about a thing - we've got you covered! You can be any level and still have the best time. If you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding there will be lessons available to have you shredding in no time!

 

We can't promise you won't be sore after spending all day out and about in the snow, but what we can promise you is a gorgeous cozy accommodation to arrive to, nourishing comfort food that adapts to all dietary requirements, cups of hot chocolate by the fire (or wine... or both!) and a much-needed, restorative Yoga & Meditation every day to heal the body and the mind from our busy lives.

 

We will also challenge ourselves with a cold plunge in the lake but don’t worry because you can jump into a sauna right after! It’s an experience that will most definitely get us out of our comfort zones (that’s what WWJ life is all about after all!)

 

And possibly the most exciting part of this trip, which we are saving for last, is a back country cross country skiing adventure where we will make our way to a remote alpine hut for the night! A quick lesson before in cross country skiing will ensure we all feel ready for this adventure!This trip is, without a doubt, the perfect balance between wholesome & wild, and definitely an adventure that you won't forget!

 

Does this sound like you? Then come onboard! We have 14 spots available for the Wildest Women out there!

The Details

Duration: 8 days

Date: 12 - 19 July, 2024

Location: Queenstown, NZ.

Group size: 14

Hosts: Madi & Meg


Cost: Vary depending on room. (See below)    

Home Sweet Home...

Information

This is an all-inclusive snow adventure. From your snuggly bed every night, to your morning coffee, your ski pass and transport to the mountain. All the way to your daily food & snacks, your transport around Queenstown and your yoga & meditation sessions. And, you know what the best part is….?

You'll be enjoying it all with 13 of your newest soul sisters! Cheering each other on on the slopes and sharing stories and laughs around the fire at night.

 

What’s Included:

  • 7-day / 6-night accommodation in a charming luxury property in the beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand

  • 1 night accomodation in remote and rustic alpine hut on back country adventure.

  • Breakfast & dinner every day +  warm drinks.

  • Daily Yoga‚ Breathwork & Meditation classes.

  • Ski pass + access to ski lifts & slopes.

  • Transport to and from Queenstown airport and up to the slopes each day.

  • Sauna & Cold Immersion experience in Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.

  • Backcountry ski expedition to a remote hut. Includes Cross Country ski equipment hire and a cross country skiing lesson.

Optional Extras:

  • Ski / Snowboard lessons (pre-book with us).

  • Gear and clothing hire (available for rent in Queenstown)

Not included:

  • Flights

  • Lunch (there is plenty of cafes on the mountain which we will got to every day)

  • Travel Insurance

Accomodation:

 

We will be staying at Ora Retreat, a charming property with lake  & mountain views and a cute garden area located in Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand. Complete with an outdoor fire pit, yoga space, and even a sauna by the lake! This cozy accommodation is located on the edge of town just a few minutes to the beautiful lake Wakatipu and the bus stop to go up the mountain!  The house is equipped with 4 bedrooms, and 4 little cabins, 3 bathrooms, an indoor fireplace and a spacious kitchen and living room area to chill & relax.

The Rooms:

 

Single bed in private room

  • Cost: $3899 per person

       Quantity: 2 beds

Single bed in shared room.

  • Price: $3799 per person

       Quantity: 8 beds

  

Shared double bed

  • Cost: $3599 per person

       Quantity: 2 beds (4 people)

Once you have booked the deposit, you are welcome to pay the remaining sum in as many installments as you like on a payment plan to make this adventure more accessible for you. Details for payment will be on your booking confirmation email.

Experience Level

 

Ski / Snowboard

  • This is a beginners level ski and yoga trip, you don't need to have any experience skiing or snowboarding whatsoever. Perhaps this is your first time in the snow - how exciting is that!? For that, we have created a super welcoming and open space for you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new with like-minded girls. You can also pre-book ski lessons with us to ensure you get the most out of this ski trip

 

  • All other levels are also welcome! Intermediate and advanced ski & snowboard girls can benefit from this snow trip by hitting the slopes at their own pace.

Yoga

 

  • All of our yoga classes will be at Beginner level, so no previous experience is required. Yoga is an amazing and inclusive practice for your body, mind and soul - no level of flexibility or fitness is necessary, just listen to your body and participate to your own capabilities! 

  • Variations and progressions will be offered to cater to more advanced practitioners.

Getting there:

We will all meet at Ora Retreat in Queenstown on the 12th of July, check-in time being at 2:00 p.m.

 

Airport pickup is available by us from the Queenstown Airport or from another accomodation in queenstown if you are arriving earlier. Alternatively you can make your own way to the accomodation. 

Address: 26 Arawata Terrace, Sunshine Bay, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

What to Pack:

You can either bring your own ski/Ssnowboard equipment and snow clothes or it is available to hire in Queenstown (at an additional cost) to make your travels easier! 😊

  • Ski / Snowboard

  • Boots

  • Helmet

  • Ski pants 

  • Ski jacket

We will kindly ask you upon booking to let us know which gear you wish to hire and your approximate sizes so we can pre-book this. 

We will head into the rental shop on our first day out to try on all the gear, with the option to change if sizes don’t fit correctly, so do not worry if your not sure.

The only things NOT AVAILABLE TO HIRE ARE GOGGLES AND GLOVES due to hygienic reasons so make sure to bring your own.

You will also need to bring a SLEEPING BAG for the night in the back country alpine hut. The hut has beds and mattresses but no linen. 

Warm Winter Clothes:

  • Comfortable tracksuits / joggers 

  • Mid layer fleece and/or jumpers

  • Jacket- ski jacket or breathable waterproof shell is fine, nice and long to cover your butt is the best :)

  • Beanie

  • Long‚ warm socks 

  • Gloves (preferably mittens)

  • Thermals

  • Scarf & fleece buff for your neck

  • Leggings and a long sleeved t shirt

  • Goggles - they're for when it's really snowing or when you get speed going down. Otherwise normal sunglasses are fine. You can get good quality second hand ones on the FB marketplace.

 

If you have any further questions on what to pack or where to buy the best price / value winter gear, send us a message and we will be more than happy to help you out!

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsary for this trip, you will need to send confirmation of your insurance to info@wildwomenjourneys.com before the trip begins. There are lots of different companys offering travel insurance with different prices, so do some comparing and find the insurance which fits best for you. Make sure it includes surfing and medical assistance.

Itinerary:

 

The following itinerary is an accurate estimate of the activities that we will be doing during the trip. These activities, as well as the times, may vary due to weather conditions or by common consent of the group. At Wild Women Journeys, we don’t like to set things on stone, as we believe that traveling should be a mindful activity that adapts to our present feelings and requirements. We like to leave some room for unpredictability and spontaneity! That’s what life is all about at the end of the day. 😊

 

DAY 1: FRIDAY‚ 12/07/2024

HOME‚ SWEET‚ HOME

 

  • Check-in to our home sweet home for the week is at 2:00 p.m. We will get settled into our rooms and then head into town to get all our hired gear for the snow.

  • Back at our cozy home later we’ll have dinner and open up the week with a welcome circle and a yoga class.

  • Early rest & digest night…  It's a big day tomorrow!

 

DAY 2-5: SATURDAY 13/07/2024 until TUESDAY 16/07/2024

LET 'S SKI, GIRLS!

 

  • Early bird gets the worm! Sometimes yoga will be early morning and sometimes a yin session at the end of the day.

  • Brekkie, coffee & tea will be waiting for you as you bring your awareness back into our beautiful space and out of Yoga world.

  • Time to get ready… Let's hit the slopes!!! 

  • All the newbies that have pre-booked ski and snowboard lessons will begin their classes. The more advanced skiers will head out into the mountains for a few hours of fun (& falls!).

  • We will all meet up for lunch on the mountain where there are lots of options to choose from.

  • After lunch, you will have the option to continue skiing / riding or relax at the pub if you are feeling tired.

  • We will then drive back home around 4 or 5, just in time for a hot shower, a cup of tea and some nourishing dinner and some time to relax.

  • What a day! Are you ready for more? Tomorrow we wake up and do it all again! Yeeewww.

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DAY 6: WEDNESDAY 17/07/2024

REST THE BODY… CHALLENGE THE MIND…

 

  • After 4 full days on the slopes we will take a break from skiing/snowboarding, allowing our bodies to rest and our muscles to recover from all the physical effort they have been doing for the past couple of days. We will have a bit of a sleep-in, enjoying a slower morning in our beautiful home.

  • We’ll enjoy a yoga class followed by breakfast and then head to the lake for a cold dip and a sauna!

  • The afternoon we will have off to explore the town. Queenstown is a cute little mountain town with lots of nice shops and cafes. And if you are feeling adventurous there are an endless number of adrenaline filled activities to choose from. Queenstown is actually the adventure capital of New Zealand!

  • We’ll end the day with dinner back at the house.

 

DAY 7: THURSDAY 18/07/2024

DID SOMEONE SAY HIKING IN THE SNOW!? (A.K.A. Cross country skiing!)

 

  • Today our adventure takes a turn for the wild, into the back country!

  • After checking out of our house in the morning we will drive about 40 minutes to our backcountry starting location where we will strap on some cross country skis and have a short lesson before heading off into the mountains.

  • After a few hours of cross country skiing we will arrive at our home for the night, a little rustic alpine hut. Time to light the fire and heat up some tea! ​

DAY 8: FRIDAY 19/07/2024

FAREWELL‚ MY FRIENDS

 

  • We will start our last day with a Yoga class to give our minds‚ bodies & spirits one last bit of love before departing.

  • After our final breakfast together we will make our way back from the hut to the carpark, arriving around 10-11am.

  • Sadly this will be the end of our journey.😔

  • We can either drop you off at the airport or at your next accommodation.

  • If your going to fly out this day make sure your flight is no earlier than 3pm to ensure theres enough time to get you to the airport. 

Thank you SO much for choosing to travel with Wild Women Journeys and supporting our small (but growing!) business, which encourages wild women like you to step out of their comfort zone and live their absolute BEST LIVES. We really hope you enjoyed this winter adventure and wish to see you on the next Wild Women Journey!

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