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Ohau Academy



School Holiday Programme from the 7th to 22nd of July 2019

The Ohau Racing delivers alpine race training programs to young athletes of all abilities.

At Ohau, we have great snow cover from our opening date of 29th June through to our closing on the 6th October which incorporates the first school holiday block from July 6th to the 21st. We invite you to come and stay at Lake Ohau Lodge and have your ski racers trained at Ohau Snow Fields by our resident Race Coach.

Weekend Training will be available all weekend days except when there are South Island inter-field races.

Race Training

The daily program includes on snow coaching 3-5 hours per day (weather dependent) and video analysis.

Race Day

Our coaches will also provide support and coaching at race events. 

Freeride Programme

Develop freeride skills and have fun with our instructors.  Become a good responsible skier and fully enjoy all the terrain at Ohau.  Meet on the deck on Saturdays at 1pm through to 3pm with your favourite instructor.  This is also available for snowboarders to develop their skills.


Full Season: (16 or more days including race days)

  • Registration: $20
  • Daily Rate: $85/day
  • Weather shortened day: $63/day
  • Race day coaching: $54/day
  • Schools Performance plus Programme rate: $65/day
  • Minimum payment on registration $1,000 or register through Twizel Snow Club.

Half Season (less than 16 days):

  • Registration: $20
  • Daily Rate: $95/day
  • Weather shortened day: $65/day
  • Race day coaching: $54/day
  • Schools Performance plus Programme rate: $65/day
  • Minimum payment on registration $600 or register through Twizel Snow Club.


  • Registration included in daily rate
  • Daily Rate: $120/day
  • Weather shortened day: $95/day
  • Race day coaching: $54/day
  • Payment daily at ticket office
  • Registration form to be completed for all racers/freeriders joining Academy training sessions

Freeride Programme:

  • Registration: $20
  • Daily rate: $50/day
  • Schools Performance Plus Programme: $50/day

 Ability level

All levels from basic parallel to national team athletes


School Holidays 6 yrs -18yrs  

Sample daily schedule

8.00 am – start on-snow

8 – 8.30 am warm-up

8.30 am – 10.30 am – gate training


11.00 am – 2 pm gate or skills training

Lunch - finish

Equipment required

  • SL ski
  • GS ski (optional)
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • SL protection - SL shin pads and pole protectors (both optional)
  • Race suit (optional)

Applications & Enquiries

To apply for the July or October School Holidays Ohau Race Training Programs, please email, Mike Neilson,

Dinner Bed and Breakfast Package at Lake Ohau Lodge

Dear ski racing families

At the Lodge, we offer a dinner, bed and breakfast package in 4 standards of accommodation so there is something to suit all budgets.  This ranges from our basic outside Huxley wing where the rooms have either twin, double or quad rooms (two sets of bunks) with en-suite bathroom.  Inside the Lodge complex we have our smallish simply furnished Maitland wing where the rooms are either twin, double or triple share.  We then have our Temple wing rooms with views of the lake that have either a queen and single or family rooms with a queen and bunk bed and en-suite bathroom.  Finally, there are our luxury double rooms in the Upper South Temple wing which have a queen bed only and the most glorious view of the lake and mountains from your bed! 

We offer a two course set menu for children (6-12 years) and a 3 course meal for adults.  All race trainers can dine together at 6pm or if you prefer, you can dine as a family together at 7pm.  For breakfast there is a continental buffet with a cooked breakfast included.  We have amazing chefs here, constantly being complimented on the guest meals so why not treat everyone and make it a holiday for all the family. 

For further information on accommodation, rates and how we look after families please visit this page.  If you would like to make a booking we ask that if there is anyone in your family with a dietary requirement, please advise us before arrival as we cater for all dietary requirements on an individual basis e.g. gluten free bread, vegetarian meals, allergies etc.

Please book your accommodation directly with reservations by emailing or phoning 03 4389 885.

And book your race training by emailing or phoning 021 369237.

Kind regards

Louise Neilson                                                    

Lake Ohau Lodge