Snowsports Stories

Take a journey with us to Japan

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Known for its abundance of dry snow and excellent terrain for learning, Myoko Kogen is the perfect place to take your students on a snowsports adventure. With 16 metres of snowfall this season, Myoko Kogen saw double the snowfall of popular resorts in the nearby Hakuba Valley and Nozawa Onsen. Boasting nine different ski resorts…

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Destination spotlight: Sydney

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Experience the many layers of Australia’s most iconic city, learn the stories behind its famous structures and iconic attractions including the Sydney Opera House, and discover Australia’s indigenous and colonial heritage from Bondi to the Blue Mountains. A trip to Sydney is full of history, culture and adventure – here are just a few of our…

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The world awaits

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WorldStrides’ educational travel programs offer students a smorgasbord of cross-curriculum academic and personal development opportunities to ignite personal growth and enrich learning at every stage of development. No matter the destination or year level of your students – an educational tour is remembered for a lifetime. We’ve hand-picked 7 of our top cross-curriculum destinations around…

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October snowsports on New Zealand’s North Island

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Sitting within a dual World Heritage Area, the snowy peaks of the legendary Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s most active volcano, is home to the longest ski season and largest ski areas in the country. The ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa are ideal for school groups and offer world-class snow conditions all the way through…

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Two metres plus of snow in September!

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With record-breaking snowfalls in the Australian Alps this year, September is the perfect time for your snowsports program. With excellent snowsports conditions and a range of unique activities available, you will be shocked by the cost per student. Here are the top five reasons to consider a snowsports program in September: Value for money You…

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Hidden gems of the South Island, New Zealand

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Look no further than New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo for immersive educational experiences and a vast array of adventure activities! Nestled beneath spectacular mountains, Lake Tekapo is the ideal base for students to learn to ski or improve their technique. By night, the area is an internationally renowned location for stargazing that’s part of the UNESCO…

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Perisher – an educational alpine wonderland

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Perisher is the largest ski resort in Australia with 1,245 ha of skiable terrain spread over four interconnected ski resorts. The scale of the resort gives endless opportunities for your students to get active, challenge themselves physically and mentally and to build upon lessons from the classroom. Team bonding and personal development Snowsports tours have…

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The added educational value of snow tours

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A Snow Education program is an experience of a lifetime, where students are spellbound with feelings of adventure and exhilaration. They return to the school community with greater confidence in themselves, enhanced relationships and social skills, problem-solving skills and countless interesting insights – many of which have nothing to do with sports. Ask yourself: what…

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Nozawa Onsen – more than snowsports

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Nozawa Onsen has earned a strong reputation for it’s incredible dry powder snow and world class skiing. However, there is so much more on offer in this amazing Japanese village beyond snowsports! A WorldStrides tour in Nozawa Onsen presents students with a range of unique oppportunites to experience traditional Japanese culture, right in the heart…

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September snowsports – a smart choice

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The past few years we’ve seen the Australian Alps enjoy fresh powder well into September and early October. An extended snow season means Australian schools now have more options and can extend their timeframe for snowsports tours to better suit their schedules and budget. Here’s why waiting until spring is one of the industry’s best…

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