New Zealand Powder Tour - Travel Information:
Arrival and Departure Airport: You should arrive and depart Queenstown Frankton Airport (airport abbreviation: ZQN).
Drop off / arrival information: Our tour begins at Queenstown Frankton Airport. We will be waiting for you in the baggage claim area with a sign saying `All Star Adventures`. Please ensure that your flight arrives between 11am and 4pm on the first day of your session.
End of trip return / pick up information: Our tour ends in Queenstown. You will fly out of Queenstown Frankton Airport. Please plan your departure between 11am and 4pm on the last day of your session.
Flights: We do not sell flights or insurance to our clients. But, often our travel agent will have great deals… so feel free to check with us first. For other recommendations click here
CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage, is required for all our trips. We ask you not to attend our trips without first purchasing travel insurance coverage. We recommend that you purchase a policy that includes a cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the occurrence that you are unable to attend a trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances) or in the unlikely event that a trip must be cancelled. We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. You may also click here to view recommended web sites for insurance.
Passports & Visas: A valid passport is required (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Citizens of some countries will also require a visa. To learn more about visa and entry requirements for New Zealand, please visit the New Zealand Embassy website at: http://www.nzembassy.com/ or consult your local travel agent. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation.
Age: Ages 12 and up are welcome on our trips (younger exceptions with parents or other relatives traveling). The majority of our clients are between the ages of 12 and 45, but we also have many clients who are older and younger than this. You, as a parent or guardian, will be required to complete a travel letter and have it notarized for youth under 18 traveling with us. Groups are seperated by age. For example: young teens 12-14, older teens 15-17; adults 18 - 24, adults 25+.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Emergency Contact: in an emergency, you can reach us during regular office hours (10a – 4p Mountain Standard Time) at the following numbers:
Dialing within North America: 1 866 758-2267
Dialing outside of North America: +1 (970) 372-4564
If you do not receive an immediate answer when calling the above numbers, please leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Cell phone numbers of staff and house numbers at camp base will also be provided in your welcome kit.
Health requirements: necessary vaccinations and physicians’ clearance are required before joining us for a trip. Carefully review the health information section of the following webpage for up-to-date health information, including information on the quality of medical care, the availability of medications and the necessity for vaccinations in the destination country:http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_984.html. You are responsible for ensuring that you receive any necessary vaccinations before embarking on your trip with us.
Fitness requirements: The majority of our trips are open to people who are beginners in our primary sports. You should be at a sensible level of fitness before attending one of our trips. You should also enjoy physical activity and the outdoors. During our trips you will be able to rest if you find that you are over-working yourself. You should make certain that you are in sound shape to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Safety & Security: To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewelry and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, traveler’s checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals. For information on safety and security in New Zealand, please review the safety and security section of the following webpage: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_984.html
WHAT TO TAKE
Equipment: To make the most of your trip, we recommend you bring your own equipment…especially your own ski or snowboard boots. If you are unable to bring your own equipment, there are skis and snowboard packages available for rent.
What to bring: This trip has us moving base camp several times…we recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There will not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.
The following is a suggested what to bring list:
Equipment, Clothing, Etc…
» skis or snowboard with bindings
» ski or snowboard boots
» ski or snowboard pants and warm jacket
» gloves, goggles & warm hat
» helmet (required for under 18)
» avalanche transceiver (if you have your own)
» casual winter clothes - jeans, pants, warm sweaters etc (washing machines are available in our accommodation so you don`t need to pack for the full stay)
» swim trunks + flip flops for the hot tubs
» toiletries, towel
» money belt
» first-aid kit (should contain lip balm, aspirin, band aids, a cream for sore muscles, extra prescription drugs you might be taking)
» your sense of adventure
Documents & Money
» passport (+ photocopies)
» travel insurance (+ photocopies)
» airline tickets (+ photocopies)
» Credit and/or debit card and/or travelers cheques and/or cash
» Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
» Under 18 clients please submit trip paperwork pack (click here to download the PDF, print, notarize and deliver to our office.)
» Meals - budget around $4-8US for lunches and $8-$20US for dinners for meals not included in the trip price. Price variance: very simple restaurants to more expensive eateries.
» Other expenses - apart from meals, there are no necessary additional expenses for this trip, but you might like spending money for souvenir shopping, nightlife and internet cafés.
» Tipping – officially, there is no tipping in New Zealand…
Country Information: For additional information about traveling in New Zealand check out http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_984.html
Currency Exchange: For the latest currency exchange information check out http://finance.yahoo.com/currency
ABOUT All Star Adventures
At All Star Adventures we take pride in offering a unique blend of instructional adventure travel. Since 1999 we have provided the ultimate array of guided World travel to teens and adults. For those looking for more than the typical adventure vacation, All Star Adventures, offers a unique alternative – the opportunity to learn a new pastime (or develop an existing one) alongside an expert instructor while exploring a new region or country.
We provide small groups, unique experiences and off-the-beaten-track locations. But we combine this with world-class coaching and carefully-designed instruction programs to give our clients the best of both worlds – a memorable travel experience plus immense personal satisfaction from mastering a new sport or pastime.
All Star Adventures specializes in unique travel to prime international locations with sports instruction for all levels. Offering first-class holiday destinations and encouraging you to expand your cultural and personal horizons. Guests of our trips are invited to realize their full potential, while enjoying a vacation and making new friends. The atmosphere of our trips is relaxed, positive, and exciting, while the classes are fun-filled, patient, and never intimidating. The entire experience is geared toward helping guests maximize their pleasure while honing new skills you’ll draw upon for the rest of your life. Instructors include the world’s top professional skiers, snowboarders, surfers and skateboarders.
Our tours are designed for those who have a genuine passion for travel and enjoy all that goes with it, including breathtaking scenery, stylish accommodations, unique cultural experiences, exotic food and interaction with locals.
The information contained here is provided in confidence. Due to the nature of travel, details included here may change. You should use the above information as guidance only and not as a contractual requirement on the part of All Star Adventures, LLC.