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10 – 19 JULY 2024

The countdown to winter in Queenstown is on and we find ourselves eagerly awaiting the thrill of fresh snow, extraordinary adventures, and the legendary themed parties that only QUT Snowriders, the premier Brisbane University ski club, can orchestrate!

Since our inception in 2015, we have been organising phenomenal student trips, and 2024 is poised to be our most spectacular year yet!

Come July, we will be returning to the stunning Queenstown for eight days filled to the brim with skiing, socialising, and a touch of mischief. Accompanied by 76 of QUT’s most spirited members, this promises to be an unforgettable journey — carving through the snow on three diverse mountains during the day and immersing ourselves in Queenstown’s renowned nightlife as the evening unfolds.

This is an adventure you certainly won’t want to miss out on!

Wednesday 10th Jul

Kia Ora! Welcome to Queenstown!

We’re up bright and early to jump on a quick flight to Queenstown, New Zealand on Virgin VA119. Our tickets allow you a generous 2 bags allowance. This should be plenty to bring everything you will need for the 10 days of shredding and partying that await you!

On arrival in New Zealand we have a private transfer to take us to our accommodation at Nomads Queenstown, located smack bang in the centre of town – no walking required!

Wednesday 10th Jul
Thursday 11th Jul


Today we have a private transfer to take us to Cardrona, New Zealand’s most popular ski area. 

This is the country’s ultimate winter playground, boasting 400 hectares of skiable terrain. Its wide, uncrowded trails make it the perfect place for beginners to perfect their skills, and experts to fang it down the mountain. 

Since we’ve last visited, Cardrona has opened up an entire new 65 hectares of skiable area – Willow’s Basin, complete with breath-taking views and incredible snow quality. 

Thursday 11th Jul
Friday 12th Jul

Rest/Adventure and Night Ski

Today we recommend you take the time to kick back, relax, and explore Queenstown to your heart’s content – but if adventure is calling to you don’t hesitate to partake in any of the town’s incredible activities during the day!

You’ll need all the energy you can get though, as we head to Coronet Peak from 4-9pm for some incredible night skiing! Check out incredible sunsets before you send it down wide-open floodlit trails – a bucket list activity for any frostbitten traveller. 

Friday 12th Jul
Saturday 13th Jul

The Remarkables

The Remarkables offer 380 hectares of terrain to explore, with heaps of beginner-friendly options in its protected valley location. Experts, never fear! There are also an array of more advanced tracks, a jump park, and back-country ski areas. 

Saturday 13th Jul
Sunday 14th Jul

Rest and Adventure Day

Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, today is the day to kick back and relax … or not!

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world, with no shortage of adrenaline-pumping, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to satisfy your inner adventurer. 

We give you the freedom to partake in any activity you like – bungee jumping, jet boating, riding the famous luge, skydiving, ziplining, rafting … the list goes on and it’s your choice!

Sunday 14th Jul
Monday 15th Jul


Today we head back to Cardrona.

Monday 15th Jul
Tuesday 16th Jul

The Remarkables Theme Day

Today’s your last chance to soak up that winter sun, send it as hard as you can, and make memories that will last you for life! 

We’ll be implementing a theme for everyone to wear on the mountain this day – just for those extra photo ops!

Tuesday 16th Jul
Wednesday 17th Jul

Coronet Peak

Today we head to Coronet Peak, known for its stunning natural beauty and exceptional ski conditions, offers a truly unique skiing experience.

As one of the most popular ski resorts in New Zealand, Coronet Peak boasts a variety of slopes catering to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced skiers. The well-groomed trails and state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities ensure a consistently enjoyable skiing experience, regardless of natural snow conditions.

Wednesday 17th Jul
Thursday 18th Jul

Free Day

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world, with no shortage of adrenaline-pumping, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to satisfy your inner adventurer. 

We give you the freedom to partake in any activity you like – bungee jumping, jet boating, riding the famous luge, skydiving, ziplining, rafting … the list goes on and it’s your choice!

Thursday 18th Jul
Friday 19th Jul

Departure Day

Tragedy strikes! It’s unfortunately that time of the trip when we’ll need to pack up, shed a few tears, and head home. 

Before we leave, this morning is free time to take part in any activities you missed, or grab one last hungover brekky by the lake. Be sure to be back for a 1:30pm pickup to the airport.

We fly out at 4:30pm on Virgin VA118 and will land in Brisbane at 6:25pm

Friday 19th Jul

What's Included:

  • Return flights with Virgin direct to Queenstown – 2 Checked Bags. 
  • Private Charter Transfer to Nomads Queenstown 
  • 9 Nights at Nomads Queenstown 
  • 6 Day All Mountain Lift Pass Including 1 Twilight Pass (Night Skiing)
  • 2 Days at Cardrona
  • 2 Days at Remarkables
  • 2 Days at Coronet Peak
  • Public Transfer from Nomads Queenstown to Ski Resorts  
  • Private Transfer Pass to Cardrona And Back
  • Transfer from Nomads Queenstown to Queenstown Airport 
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance covering Snow Sports
  • Exclusive Discounts On Pub Crawls and Access To Tabs

Merch Pack

  • Hoodie
  • T-shirt



Nomads Queenstown

Nomads Queenstown is backpacking in style and is the winner of multiple awards since we opened our doors 10 years ago This fantastic purpose-built property is located just metres away from Lake Wakatipu in central Queenstown, with views of the snow-capped mountains.

We have large and small dorms with or without ensuite and family suites.

All dorm rooms have lockers which can hold a computer (and charge it at the same time) as well as hanging space and reading lights for every bed.

Our amazing hotel-style king rooms come with flat-screen televisions, fridge, iron and ironing board.

Our hostel is sure to impress. The property also has a fully equipped modern kitchen, a movie room, an amazing lounge with a fireplace, a sauna, internet access with free WiFi throughout, a travel desk and ski storage.

Please note we are a dry hostel, but we’re lucky enough to have our own bar so you can get your locals deals!

Hotel Facilities

  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sauna
  • Internet access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fax Service
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Vending Machines
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD’s
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi

Terms and Conditions of NZ 2024

 These Terms & Conditions govern your purchase of tickets and attendance at the 2024 QUT Snowriders New Zealand Trip (the “Trip”). It is your responsibility to review these Terms & Conditions prior to the purchase of Your ticket. By purchasing a ticket for this Trip, You confirm that You understand, accept, and agree to all Terms & Conditions listed here.



This document outlines the expectations of participants, forms of dispute resolution, and consequences of disregarding the information in this document.



This document is applicable

to every trip attendee, including executives. All attendees must:


–        Be a current member of QUT Snowriders before the initial deposit payment is made.

–        Be aged between 18 to 30 years of age by the start date of the Trip (10/7/2024). Please contact QUT Snowriders before purchasing a ticket if you fall outside of this age range.

–        Have attended at least 1 society event before the Trip commences. This will be enforced by the discretion of the T4 executives. The purpose of this term is to encourage trip participants to become familiar with the executive team and other trip participants.




Buyers should be aware that the initial deposit of $549 for this trip is a non-refundable deposit. Any payment made beyond the initial deposit amount is refundable on the basis of finding a suitable replacement Trip participant. The buyer should contact the club through email or Facebook to start this refund process, where the club will find a replacement trip goer. Once the replacement has paid the full fare, you will receive a refund equal to the amount paid by you, minus an administrative fee incurred for changing names on trip itineraries. If a replacement trip participant is not found, none of the fare paid is refundable. Less than two weeks’ notice of wanting a refund will result in no refund.


COVID Policy

In the event of a trip

cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, all receipt holders will be given a

full refund including the otherwise non-refundable deposit. COVID-19

restrictions include the trip’s own travel restrictions, Brisbane lockdown, New

Zealand lockdown and the condition of quarantine that affects further travel

plans. This does not include personal quarantine due to prior

travel/restrictions, travel restriction outside of Brisbane/New Zealand,

self-isolation due to Covid-illness or Covid testing; such personal

circumstances that do not affect the viability of the trip are not covered by

our Covid refund guarantee.



You acknowledge that You are fit to and it is Your choice to participate in the Trip. You understand and assume any and all risks associated with Trip activities (including Snow sports) which may lead to loss, injury, disability or even death.

These risks include but are not limited to slips, trips, falls, fractured bones, fractured skull, head or brain injuries, spinal injuries, permanent paralysis including paraplegia, quadriplegia, open wounds, changes in weather conditions, allergic reactions, sickness, extreme weather events, travel by vehicle (road conditions, failures), psychosocial interactions, equipment and facilities, variations of terrain, marked and unmarked obstacles, physical exertion, wildlife, and any other event outside QUT Snowriders’ control.


By signing that You agree to these Terms & Conditions, You agree to release, defend, and indemnify QUT Snowriders from any and all liability incurred of any kind whatsoever in any way arising out of Your participation in the Trip.




Travel insurance included in the ticket price is issued once the Trip fare has been paid in full. It is Your responsibility to review the coverage provided and assess if it is the appropriate level of coverage suitable to Your personal circumstances. If You do not elect to arrange additional insurance for Your circumstances, You do so at Your own risk.


Trip Expectations

This Trip is offered by QUT Snowriders, a student run social club at QUT; however, QUT Snowriders has engaged third party service providers to deliver the Trip. You understand that QUT Snowriders does not own, operate or control any of these service providers, accepts no liability for the provision of such services, and makes no warranty as to their quality and standard.

You acknowledge that the Trip is subject to a range of circumstances and conditions that may not meet Your expectations and that QUT Snowriders has no reasonable control over. Accordingly, QUT Snowriders is under no obligation to refund any part of the costs paid by You if You are not satisfied with any aspect of the Trip irrespective of the reason, or offer compensation.



Payments made after the initial deposit are to be made through the QUT Snowriders website or direct debit to the QUT Snowriders bank account. By signing this document you agree to receive email reminders for these upcoming payments. You agree to pay the next instalments of the Trip on time in accordance with the payment plan (see booking page). Failure to pay on the communicated date will result in cancellation of Your ticket to participate in the Trip and forfeiture of any money already paid.

Contact the QUT Snowriders Executive by email or Facebook if there is an issue with Your ability to pay the instalments, a solution may be devised if prior to the instalment date.


Photography Release

By agreeing to this Terms & Conditions document, Trip participants grant QUT Snowriders and its representatives the irrevocable right to use photos or videos taken during the Trip for promotional purposes, including website content, social media, print, and other formats. This includes content uploaded to the OneDrive, where participants acknowledge that QUT Snowriders may use these files for promotional purposes without compensation or notice. Participants retain ownership but grant QUT Snowriders a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, and distribute the media for promotional purposes.


QUT Snowriders Code of Conduct 2024 Brief: 

This section of the document outlines the code of conduct for the 2024 QUT Snowriders. It outlines the expectations of the Trip participants. Snowriders is a club that has always strongly aligned itself with social activities as well as potentially dangerous sports. This document aims to outline some of the actions that will not be accepted by trip attendees and consequences for breaching these rules. 


At all times during the Trip (Including travel to and from New Zealand) You will comply with this code of Behaviour.




You will exercise good judgement and act in a safe and responsible manner while attending the Trip and participating in Trip activities:

a. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others (including fellow QUT Snowriders members, service providers and members of the public);

b. Not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult or humiliate another person involved in the Trip on the basis of their sex, disability, race, colour, age, religion, national or ethnic origin.

c. Not partaking in actions that put Yourself and other Trip participants at risk of physical or mental harm.




All trip participants are required at all times to abide by any law applicable. No tolerance will be given for those who break laws. Those found to be in breach of any law will be immediately reported to the authorities and will be immediately removed from the trip. 


Drugs/illegal Materials: 

The trip has an absolutely ZERO tolerance policy for drugs or illegal materials. Any trip attendee found in the possession of illegal materials will be reported to the relevant authorities and will be immediately removed from the trip. Any suspected activity in this form will be dealt with severely.  


Anti-Social Behaviours: 

Any anti-social behaviours

including but not limited to, Hazing, sexual assault, unwanted sexual advances or statements, aggression and bullying is not tolerated. Action deemed by the executives to be against the spirit of the club will be dealt with severely and if required law enforcement will be contacted.  


        Risk-Taking Behaviours

Risk-taking behaviours include, but are not limited to, peer-pressuring behaviour,  inappropriate/excessive drinking, failure to stay clear of danger hotspots or activities, and breaking rules. Risk-taking behaviours are not tolerated. Risk-taking behaviour that puts the individual in unnecessary danger as determined by the executive team will be dealt with by the executives on the trip. Failure to abide by this code after warning will result in law enforcement being contacted and your immediate removal from the trip.



Any damages that a trip participant causes, through their actions are not the responsibility of the club or executives.  Attendees will be required to cover the cost of any damages, and/or any other measures required to repair damages.  



The club and executives accept no responsibility for the actions of the suppliers of the services within the trip. All participants are required to abide by all rules of the suppliers (including, but not limited to, accommodation and travel), and the club takes no responsibility for any persons’ actions in regards to these organisations. 



The consequences resulting from actions that are not aligned with the articles of this code of conduct are severe. QUT Snowriders Executive reserves the right to remove You from the Trip at any time, should you breach the Code of Conduct, or where such action is determined by the QUT Snowriders Executive to be in the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of others.


The acting executives on the trip will decide the consequences, which will be made at the earliest possible time after the incident has occurred. The consequences include, but are not limited to; 

– Immediate removal from the trip 

– Exclusion from group activities 

– Other disciplinary actions, as determined by the executives 


If any disciplinary action is taken, NO REFUNDS will be given in any circumstance.  

QUT Snowriders may, in its sole discretion, take further action to suspend You from attending future events, and/or terminate Your QUT Snowriders membership.


Snow sports: 

By your inclusion in this trip (and the agreement of this code of conduct) you also accept any and all responsibility for yourself, your equipment and your actions. The club, its executives, and any other party accept no responsibility for any damages (personal or otherwise) that may occur on this trip. The purchase of this ticket also means that you are aware that snow sports can be dangerous if proper care & caution is not practised, and the club accepts no responsibility for any incidents or injuries.  

By signing this document, you accept that the club, and its executives, accepts no responsibility for you or your  property for the duration of the trip. No tolerance will be given for anti-social behaviour. This document does not  outline ALL punishable actions on the trip, and that all questionable (deemed by executives) acts on the trip will be at the discretion of the executives. The executives will not be held liable for any actions or negligence on the trip.  



Helmets are mandatory for all trip participants, NO EXCEPTIONS.  

It is expected of Trip participants to make safe choices. Medical conditions / allergies:

Participants with medical conditions or allergies are expected to self-manage Your condition and make safe choices in consideration of Your condition.


First Timers: 

If a participant is learning a snow sport for the first time they must take lessons for a minimum of 1 full day, this  applies for both snowboarding and skiing. Participants are highly recommended to do more lessons to help them  progress quicker. Helmets are mandatory and wrist guards are compulsory for first time snowboarders. 


Beginners, Intermediate and Above: 

All participants must wear a helmet at all times and regardless of skiing ability, wrist guards are recommended. Beginners and all levels are highly recommended to take lessons to safely progress their skills to the next level. The club and executives accept no responsibility for the consequences of participants who refused the  recommended measures.


Liability Waiver




This is a legal document and if you are unsure of its purpose or consequences or do not understand it you should seek independent legal advice or assistance before signing it. I, the undersigned, as a participant in the Trip, acknowledge and agree that: 


1. In this agreement: QUT Snowriders means QUT Snowriders Executives mean any executive members of QUT Snowriders as organisers of the tript. Trip means QUT Snowriders 2024 New Zealand Trip. 

Acknowledgement of Risks: 

2. I acknowledge and agree that I understand the nature of the Trip; there are certain inherent risks and dangers associated with the Trip and I knowingly and voluntarily, accept and assume responsibility for each of these risks and dangers, and all other risks and dangers that could arise during my participation in the Trip.

3. I have read and understood the Risk Warning above and am aware of the risks and hazards associated with my participation in the Trip. These risks include any manner of injury or illness, including but not limited to fractured bones, fractured skull, head or brain injuries, spinal injuries, permanent paralysis including paraplegia, quadriplegia, open wounds or even death, as well as other physical or mental injury or suffering.

 4. I am freely and voluntarily assuming any and all dangers, risks and hazards associated with my participation in the Trip and further acknowledge that I agree to do so entirely at my own risk.

5. I agree and accept that my competing in the Trip involves my participation in: 5.1 a sporting activity; and 5.2 an activity that involves a significant degree of physical exertion and physical risk and which I am undertaking for the purpose of recreation and enjoyment. 

Permission to Use Likeness/Name 

6. The undersigned further agree to allow, their likeness and/or name to appear, and to otherwise be used, in material, regardless of media form, for the purposes of promoting QUT Snowriders without compensation. 

Unforeseen costs 

7. The participants are responsible for payment for all costs incurred on the trip which are not expressly stated as being included in the cost of the trip on the physical documentation provided to participants by the society executive team. 

Participants Health, Fitness and Physical Abilities 

8. QUT Snowriders and its executives has not made, nor will make any formal assessment of my level of health, fitness or personal abilities to participate in the Trip. I am solely responsible for ensuring that I have an appropriate level of health, fitness and/or physical skills to undertake the Trip.

9. Participants are required to inform the executives of any illness, injury or predispositions that produce a foreseeable risk to the participants on the trip.

10. I am aware that QUT Snowriders and its executives strongly recommends that any participant who has any medical condition or impairment which may affect the participant’s capacity to safely participate in the Trip refrain from participating in the Trip.

11. In the event that I am in difficulty during the Trip, I will stop my involvement in the Trip, and seek alternative help and/or assistance and advice.

12. QUT Snowriders executives do not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at your expense. QUT Snowriders is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on the trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. 

Waiver of Claim 

13. I will not hold QUT Snowriders and its executives liable for any loss (including financial loss), damage, personal injury (including physical and mental injury or incapacity), death or property damage, however caused, arising from my participation in the Trip.


14. To the extent permitted by law, I hereby release and indemnify QUT Snowriders and its executives from any and all liability, costs (including, without limitation, legal costs), claims, damages, demands, and actions arising out of any incident that is in any way connected with my participation in the Trip, including any such claim, damage, demand or action that may be brought by me, except such incidents caused by the unlawful acts of QUT Snowriders and its executives. 


15. I understand by signing this agreement I will be forever precluded from suing or otherwise claiming against QUT Snowriders and its executives for any loss, damage, personal injury (including physical and mental injury or incapacity), death or property damage that I may sustain through my participation in the Trip. 

Entire Agreement and Severability 

16. In entering into this agreement, I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by QUT Snowriders and its executives about the risks associated with my participation in the Trip other than what is set forth in this agreement.

17. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement will not be affected, and it will in other respects continue to be effective and enforceable. If such invalidity or unenforceability is subsequently released or changed so it is no longer in conflict with the law, the provision will return to full force and effect.