After school action at Snowplanet

Snowplanet has some of the most comprehensive, enjoyable and child friendly programs on offer in Silverdale, an easy 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland.

With a vast array of programs available, children can choose from; Rippers ‘n Riders Learn to Ski & Snowboard After School, 365 Ski Racing programs (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Masters), 365 Freestyle Snowboard programs (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced) and Freeski (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced).

Snowplanet offers programs all year round for children aged 5 years plus and is a great opportunity to be immersed in the world of snow sports. Snowplanet hasn’t come across a child yet who doesn’t love to have a jam on the snow week in, week out, 365 days a year!

What should you expect from a Snowplanet program?

Snowplanet’s Rippers ‘n Riders is a weekly term program all about learning the fundamental movement in skiing and snowboarding. Broken down into three parts a triangular formation is created focusing on; basic movement skills, basic race and basic freestyle techniques. By creating this triangulation it introduces children to all areas of snow sports ensuring they leave as well rounded skiers and snowboarders. With a ratio of one instructor to every eight or nine children it ensures that every child receives adequate attention and instruction for their 90 minute group lesson.

To make life easier for parents, if your child doesn’t own skis & boots or snowboard & boots no worries; it’s included in the program. You can also hire jackets and pants if you need them.

Rippers n’ Riders has two different days your child can attend – Monday afternoons 4:30pm – 6:00pm or on Fridays evenings 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Term 2 registrations are happening now, so if this sounds like something your child would be interested in then why not sign up! Term 2 programs start on Monday 29 th April.

If you have a budding young athlete who already has a good grasp on skiing or snowboarding and wishes to solely focus on one discipline, our 365 program is where your child needs to be. Snowplanet’s 365 instructors will harness your child’s love and enthusiasm for their chosen discipline whilst teaching new skills and continuing their snow passion in a safe training environment.

For more details visit | Call 09 427 0044

This article was written with information supplied by Snowplanet 


  1. dawnblyth 06/05/2019 at 12:08 am

    Im im chch but this sounds so much fun!

  2. Bevik1971 02/05/2019 at 10:23 am

    This would be so cool if we lived there! I’m in Dunedin and don’t have anything like that here unfortunately. We do have school holiday programmes but nothing that flash! At the moment we don’t need an after school programme for our daughter as her Dad has been stay-at-home Dad since she was 6 months old and not returning to work quite yet.

  3. Shorrty4life1 29/04/2019 at 8:19 pm

    Wowee how wickid a after school program at snow planet. Gosh my kids would love this if only we had snow planet in Timaru. My kids sometimes get bored of the program they are in after school. They would be so happy if I was like right snow planet is the new after school care program yous will be going to. Lucky kids up that way.

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