Ski retreat designed bywomenforwomen
AWanaka-based women’s winter-retreat destination to fulfil their snowplayground aspirations while being pampered has been announced.
Created by Release Wanaka and Mission WOW, an international personal development organisation, it involves a package designed by women for women.
Adventure, luxury, relaxation and inspiration are combined in the spectacular winter resort of Lake Wanaka.
Adventure comes in backcountry ski touring, with a course aimed at proficient skiers who want to develop their offpiste skill base and confidence.
Coaches include Mission WOW’s Jo Guest and leading Himalayan mountain guide Anna Cook – and the course will feature the skills needed for safe back-country skiing.
These include developing ski- ing skills and efficient skinning technique, and instruction on transceiver use and navigation.
All that is required is an ‘‘I’ll try anything’’ attitude.
‘‘It’s all about gaining confidence and inspiration in an environment where women feel comfortable to challenge themselves and enjoy learning with like-minded others,’’ says Guest.
Evenings are spent at a more leisurely pace relaxing in the hot tub under the stars and indulging in restorative yoga classes and massage treatments.
Dinners feature menus designed to refuel and nourish active bodies, combined with private wine tasting from local wineries. Added inspiration is provided by special dinner guests.
The package includes five nights’ accommodation at the Mountain Range luxury lodge, daily chef service, four days ski/ board back-country instruction and guiding, all equipment, onthe-ground transport, yoga classes and massage.
The price is $4950 a person, with the project running from August 28 to September 2, 2013.
Numbers are limited to ensure guests receive individual attention and to provide an intimate experience.