QAST Development Program

NZSKI Race Department in collaboration with QAST designed a program to develop the base technique and skills necessary to discover the world of ski racing and make new friends. The program provides a combination of terrain and set environments to challenge the participants and help them build the confidence to participate in the sport. 

The 2-week program is held in the July school holidays at Coronet Peak and suitable for primary school aged children, with an ability to ski the full mountain and ride the T-bar. 

Once an athlete has completed the Development Program they have the opportunity to apply for the follow-on QAST Interfield Team weekend programs. (Note: The follow on program is only available for the ages range whose DOB is between 2017-2018).

Enrolments and further details for the QAST Development Program can be found on the NZSki website (Will be available May 2024)


  • 12 days of coaching, focusing on development of fundamental ski skills
  • Program hours: 8:30am - 2:00pm
  • Participation in Schools Race, registration through Snowsports New Zealand


QAST Development Follow-on Program


  • 2 half days per week on weekends for Birth Years 2017-2018 (U8)

Start date: Saturday 27th July 2024

End Date: Sunday 29th September 2024

Fees:  U8 Follow on Program $950

 Skiing Level 

  • I can put my skis on by myself
  • I can get up by myself
  • I can ski at a consistent high speed
  • My skis are parallel in the traverse and in a little wedge at the turn
  • I can ride all lifts
  • I can ski all groomed runs
  • I can do jumps and ski easily off piste (lower exchange to keyhole)


  • Skis must be level with the athlete's nose, well maintained with sharp edges and waxed. Binding must be adjusted correctly to the ski boot.
  • Ski Boots must be 3 buckle boots and the correct size and 50 flex (a foot well held in the boot will enable your athlete to improve faster)
Equipment Requirements Here