When you think of true paradise, a destination that is completely off-the-grid and where the sun always shines, there is one place that is almost always mentioned; Hawaii. Tucked away far out in the Pacific Ocean, far away from the world’s problems lies Hawaii – a magical place on earth where East meets West! It is a natural paradise where people from all over the world come to get away, soak up the sun, surf world-class waves, challenge nature, drink Mai Tais and coconut Mojitos, snorkel or dive, swim with sea turtles and so much more. It’s almost too good to be true. But, luckily for you, you have the chance to conquer the islands.
Now we at Snowminds are arranging a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Hawaii. The first year we had 68 Snowminders on the trip, which helped make it an instant classic. It’s pure mahalo! Can you think of a better way to end a long and terrific winter season in Canada or Japan than with an epic season finale with new and old Snowminds friends at our Hawaii trip?
- Rebecca, Snowminds ski instructor
On Snowminds’ Hawaii end-of-season tour, you get the chance to experience for yourself what “The Aloha state-of-mind” is all about, so get ready for good vibes, Hawaiian-style! The journey starts in Canada or Japan after the ski season, where you and the rest of the Snowminds crew will fly to O’ahu, better known as “The Gathering Place” with its beautiful sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, adventure experiences, and colorful nightlife.
From the moment you get off the plane, the journey will begin as any journey should; by being lei’d. By that, of course, we mean a warm Hawaiian welcome, after which you and all the other Snowminders will be accommodated in Honolulu at a hotel 300 meters from the world-famous Waikiki Beach, where Duke Kahanomoku made surfing famous. Location is everything, and it goes without saying that it doesn’t get better here!
On the trip, you will be able to enjoy Hawaii by relaxing on the beach, taking surfing lessons, snorkeling, or something else entirely. If it’s less beach and more action, you can also rent a car and explore O’ahu, hike to beautiful waterfalls, snorkel with sea turtles, jump off a cliff into a beautiful lagoon, or even skydive. O’ahu is an island full of experiences and at Snowminds we have created a packed program that will make the trip an unforgettable end to a magical winter.
After a good week of fun and trouble, you and all the other Snowminders will be transported back to the airport where the plane goes back to Canada or Japan, from where you can fly home to lovely Denmark or travel further out into the world.
We arrange all the practicalities so that you can enjoy the trip to the fullest. The dates are also coordinated with your ski school, so you have the opportunity to finish your season and participate in the trip. All you have to do is pack your bag, good vibes, and focus 100% on enjoying the journey with new and old Snowminds friends.
The trip includes
The trip does NOT include
We’ve put our best efforts to organize a blast end-of-season trip to Hawaii and every year we try to make the trip even better. Below we have collected some frequently asked questions. If you have more, call a friend at the Snowminds office 🙂
The short answer is yes. We have chosen these dates to give you the opportunity to finish your work at the ski school and maybe even travel a bit with some friends before the end-of-season trip begins in Hawaii. Some ski schools have longer seasons, but in a few cases, it is agreed with the ski school that the trip takes place on these dates. In other words, we have planned this trip so that it fits with the season as Snowmind’s instructor.
When signing up we require a deposit of €200 in order to confirm your place. The remaining of the amount will go on top of your overall trip with Snowminds.
Your flight ticket to and from your home country and Canada/Japan can be changed with a fee. The ticket to Hawaii itself can not be changed as this is a group ticket. If you wish to book your own flight ticket for Hawaii, you can get a discount on the price for booking yourself. Please make sure that you inform us before the end of January, if you wish or book your own flight or directly when you book the Hawaii trip.
This is completely up to you. The flight ticket that is included in this trip is a return ticket from Vancouver/Tokyo to O’ahu, Hawaii. This way we make sure that you go back to the country you did your season in, so you can either collect your ski luggage, stay a couple of days or keep travelling around the world. If you wish to go home after Hawaii, then we can help you out so that you go home a couple of days after Hawaii. Be aware that if your flight from Hawaii get delayed or other wise then it does not cover the change of your ticket home. Therefore we always recommend to take a couple of nights in Vancouver/Tokyo after the Hawaii trip, just to be safe in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Snowminds Hawaii Trip
from €2.295 (Canada) / from €2.695 (Japan)
Contact us to sign up