QAST Development Program

NZSKI Race Department in collaboration with QAST designed a program to develop the base technique and skills necessary to become a competitive ski racer. 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: Interfield Team ages range is DOB 2011-2016).

Enrolments and further details for the QAST Development Program can be found on the NZSki website (Will be available Feb 2022)


  • 12 days of coaching, split into four blocks of three days over July focusing on development of fundamental ski skills
  • Program hours: 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Participation in Schools Race, registration through Snowsports New Zealand


  • Training in July: 9th-11th, 13th-15th, 17th-19th, 21-23rd.
  • 23rd July: Coronet Peak National Junior Schools Champs - Register through Snowsports NZ
  • Optional: 24th July: Night 'n' Day Coronet Peak Junior Interfield Race - Register through Snowsports NZ

QAST Development Follow-on Program


  • 2 days per week on Sat and Sun for Birth Years 2014-2011. 
  • 1 day per week on Saturday for Birth Years 2016-2015

Start date: 30th July

Fees: 2 Day Follow on Program: $1440. 1 Day Follow on Program $720

Insurance (optional) $26.00