What is Surf n Ski ?

Surfnski is a program that has been offered to Australian schools since 2003. The concept is to allow students to experience the ski/board culture and winter sports in Canada , and summer sports in either Hawaii or Southern California. The tour lasts for 16 days and gives students an opportunity to travel in a supervised group overseas with experienced tour leaders. The program is now open to individual students from across Australia and New Zealand where their school may not have such a program in place for overseas travel.

When is Surfnski ?


Surfnski will take place annually during the January school holidays.

Who can travel on Surfnski in Jan 2017 ?

Individual students are welcome to register aged 13 to 17 years of age. Students must have been in high school in 2016 to attend. If you are the only student from your school interested in attending...that's OK, as many other students are in the same position. It is about meeting new people, seeing the world and having a positive life experience.

Do I have to be an advanced skier or snow boarder to be a part of Surfnski ??

NO !!! All levels are invited...from students who have never seen snow,  through to experienced alpine enthusiasts. Lessons and hire equipment at our ski resorts in Canada and the US are tailored to your level. You will be grouped with students of a similar age and level. Remember we are also touring some great cities in Vancouver and Los Angeles as well as the Alpine experience, so it is not just a ski/board tour.

What does the tour cost include ?


International flights, internal flights within North America, all accommodation, breakfast daily throughout the tour, dinner nightly in our ski resort, lift tickets, lessons and ski or board hire, all transfers, 1/2 day sightseeing tours in LA and Vancouver, and comprehensive travel insurance.

How is the tour paid for ?

Surfnski is paid for via a series of instalments throughout 2016, where payments are made upon your initial booking, then in August and in November.

Who are the staff that supervise the tour ?

The tour will be staffed by qualified and experienced tour leaders from across Australia. Most are teachers with vast experience in looking after young people on a daily basis in the profession as teachers. Many of our team leaders have led tours from their own schools overseas in the past. All staff must successfully complete working with children checks, be senior first aid qualified and have experience in dealing young people.

We have a staff to student ratio of 1 team leader per 8 students

How many students will travel together on one tour ?

40 students and 5 staff

What are some of the other tour highlights besides skiing or snowboarding ?

  • Seeing an NHL ice hockey game live with 20,000 fans in Vancouver
  • Seeing an NBA basketball game in LA
  • Tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica
  • Day trips to Disneyland and Universal Studios
  • Hiring bikes or skateboards at Venice Beach

How do I get on board and/or find out more information?

Head to our contact page and complete your details and we will send you a letter of offer which will outline more specific details on costs, payments, dates, and other specifics on the tour.

Surfnski - Wanderers Australia

ATAS 11279

PO BOX 3108 Austinmer NSW 2515

Ph 02 42 67 1400

Email: tours@wanderersaustralia.com.au