Need some more adventure in your life?
WE ALL DO When was the last time you went on a wild adventure? One that brought a smile to your face, years later?
Maer snowboarding is an Australian based tour company in the adventure travel industry. We specialise in snow tours for people who like to Live Big! Being passionate riders ourselves, we get you. We know you love escaping the daily grind to go to the snow. We know you just want to progress your skills. But beneath it all? You really just want to share great experiences with likeminded people. Great snow trips? They are all about the POWDER, the PROGRESSION, and the PEOPLE you share the experience with. That’s what we’re all about.
Who are our tours for? Most people that come on our tours are singles or couples, young professionals, looking to have fun, progress their skills and meet new people. If that’s you, read on! Since launching in 2012, Maer Snowboarding has helped more than 70 clients have incredible snow experiences all around the world, progress their skills and have more fun. Join us in 2014 for an experience you’ll remember to be more than a snow trip! We believe there has never been a better time to live your most adventurous life.
Our mission is to helP you lead a more
ADVENTUROUS LIFE BUT WHAT MAKES OUR TOURS REALLY DIFFERENT?
• P reparation. We’re experienced travel consultants and will take the hassle out of organising everything. Not only before your trip, but during your trip to ensure everything goes smoothly - and you get the most out of it. • E xperience. We offer a very personalised service, from our own self contained premium accommodation to ensuring you have a great time on and off the slopes. These trips are about YOU! • P rogression. We know you want to get better. Not only do we strive to understand your on-snow goals, but we have highly experienced freestyle and freeride coaches to help you progress. • Wellbeing. We know you care about your health and wellbeing, so do we! Not only do we provide quality food, but we have in-house yoga and stretch sessions to help you avoid injury, and enable you to push your limits every day. • People. This is one of the most important factors for a great trip. We strive to bring likeminded people together on our tours. Prior to joining, you’ll chat with one of the Maer ambassadors. We’ll discuss your goals and experience, as well as our selection criteria to determine whether the tour is right for you.
The 5 Maer Fundamentals
FREESTYLE PROGRESSION TOUR – TAHOE 2014 19-29th January | Lake Tahoe | California USA
Why Lake Tahoe? We chose Lake Tahoe for the 2014 US trip because of the stunning location, world renowned skiing and reliable snowfall. Snowy mountains surround the lake, which is the largest alpine lake in North America. The mountains here offer great terrain with fun chutes, tree skiing, perfectly groomed corduroy and terrain parks for every ability level. The Freestyle Progression Tour is all about progressing your freestyle skills in one of the most beautiful alpine areas in North America.
What’s included? • 5 nights cabin accommodation South Lake, 5 nights North Lake. We’ll be staying at the Rustic Cottages in Tahoe Vista, complete with 2 living areas, dual fireplace, cable tv, and a large deck with Hot tub. Rustic cottages is close to the lake and nearby restaurants. • 8 days riding (4 days Northstar, 1 day Heavenly, 1 day Squaw Valley, 1 day Kirkwood/Sierra-at-Tahoe) • 4 half day freestyle lessons at Northstar Resort • All transfers and transport • In house yoga • Pre Trip meet and greet • Welcome Dinner • Daily breakfast • Prizes, sponsors & more • Fully hosted/guided by Maer Snowboarding
‘Wow! What a brilliant experience! My first Maer snowboarding adventure was truly amazing. If you want to be a part of a team with like-minded people who thrive on personalised action packed adventures look no further. It’s much more than a snow trip. Thanks Team Maer!’ - Lea Bowen, Hedgend Maze, 2012
POWDER PROGRESSION TOUR – NISEKO 2014 16-23rd February | Niseko - Hokkaido | Japan
Why Niseko? We chose Niseko for the 2014 Japan trip because it receives more snowfall than anywhere else in Japan. It is also the après ski capital of Japan. With a wide variety of bars and restaurants you’ll have a blast both on and off the snow. Based in Central Hirafu, you will explore Niseko United (consisting of 4 interconnected ski fields), as well as the nearby ‘younger sister’ of Niseko – Rusutsu. Our experienced guides and coaches will take you for personalised free ride instruction in small groups. With the use of video analysis you’ll have the opportunity to finetune your freeride skills, whilst developing power and rhythm in your riding. Top this off with a trip to the local onsen and Sake bar and you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face! What’s included? • 7 nights self contained apartment accommodation in central Hirafu (Sei Sei apartment) with all the little luxuries including a spacious living, kitchen and dining area. Sei Sei is located a short walk from the best restaurants in town, and opposite Yukoro Onsen. • 6 day Niseko all mountain + Rusutsu lift pass • Mountain guiding by Shinsetsu Mountain guides • 3 x half day private freeride/freestyle lessons with video analysis • Day tour to Rusutsu • In house yoga
“The best thing by far was that everything was so well organised so all that was left to do was have fun! The people also hugely impacted my experience. Having a group of people who are energetic, enthusiastic, and just want to get out there and experience the thrill of riding - that’s what made the weekend unforgettable” - Pippa Burfield, 2012
• Welcome Dinner • Daily breakfast • Onsen/hotspring tour • Prizes, sponsors, Maer merch & more • F ully hosted/guided by Maer Snowboarding ambassadors
HELI, PARK & POW ADVENTURE 2014 – QUEENSTOWN 14-24th August | Queenstown | New Zealand
Why Queenstown? Queenstown is truly the adventure capital of New Zealand, and it has so much to offer. From a wide variety of ski resorts, to amazing nightlife and lakeside vistas, Queenstown has it all. On this tour, both freestyle and freeride coaching will be included to ensure you progress your skills on the hill. We’ll also be venturing out with Southern Lakes heliski to explore some of NZ’s most spectacular terrain, accessible only via heli. Après ski you ask? We’ll take you on a ‘locals guide to Queenstown’ tour so you get to know the hotspots. Join us in Queenstown, the adventure capital, for great times with an awesome crew.
“There are a lot of logistics involved with a trip to the snow, and it was just so brilliant to have Maer deal with all of that. I just had to turn up! It was great to hang out with such a cool group of people, and I loved that they were all levels of riders on the trip. The theme night was a highlight, and is a MUST for every trip! Laura I loved your energy and care! ” - Karen Finnen, Physios Online, 2012.
• 8 run Heliski day with Southern Lakes Heli What’s included? • A great week with in Queenstown, not only a stunning destination, but fantastic skiing and nightlife • 1 0 nights self contained apartment accommodation in central Queenstown staying at Blue Peaks Motel, conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk from the heart of Queenstowns lakefront, gardens, shopping and more.
• 7 days exploring Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, Cardrona • 3 Freestyle coaching mornings at the Remarkables • Welcome dinner • Daily breakfast • 4WD transport to all destinations •
In house yoga
Locals guide to Queenstown bar tour
Prizes, sponsors & more
F ully guided and hosted by Maer Snowboarding
WHICH TOUR? 2014 MAER SNOWBOARDING TOURS Get in touch with us to organise a chat with one of the Maer ambassadors. We’ll discuss your goals and our selection criteria to determine whether your tour of choice is right for you.
Tour & Date
TAHOE FREESTYLE PROGRESSION TOUR 19-29th Jan
NISEKO POWDER PROGRESSION TOUR 16-23rd Feb
QUEENSTOWN HELI, PARK & POW ADVENTURE 14-24th Aug
Intermediate and above
Intermediate and above
Intermediate and above
21 - 39
18 - 39
18 - 39
Freestyle and Freeride
Max number of people
Chitose Airport, Sapporo
Welcome dinner and daily breakfast, as well as sponsors, games, prizes AND fully hosted by Of course Maer Snowboarding
Deposit to secure your spot
Get in touch with us to organise a chat with one of the Maer ambassadors. EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: +61 3 9014 9634 WEB: www.maersnowboarding.com