QAST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2023
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 2016-2017).
Enrolments and further details for the QAST Development Program can be found on the NZSki website (Will be available May 2023)
- 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 www.snowsports.co.nz/register
- Training in July: 1st to 3rd, 5th to 8th, 11th to 13th.
- 15th (GS) and 16th (Dual) July: Coronet Peak National Junior Schools Champs - Register through Snowsports NZ www.snowsports.co.nz/register
- QAST fundraiser 8th July
QAST Development Follow-on Program
- 1 day per week on Saturday for Birth Years 2017-2016 (U8)
Start date: Saturday 22nd July 2023
End Date: Sunday 17th September 2023
Fees: 1 Day Follow on Program $865
- 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 2 buckle boots and the correct size and 50 flex (a foot well held in the boot will enable your athlete to improve faster)