Character Growth Through The Pursuit of Skiing Excellence
The Queenstown Alpine Ski Team (QAST) is a community based Non-profit Incorporated Society affiliated to Snow Sports New Zealand and dedicated to providing the opportunity for children and adolescents to learn and excel in Alpine Ski Racing.
QAST provides programmes for athletes to enhance their athletic skill, and in the process of doing so, to build character. It is a place to learn core values, commitment, teamwork, loyalty, sportsmanship, humility and integrity. It is a place to learn self management, work ethic, discipline, focus, self motivation and healthy competitive attitudes. Our coaches aim to enhance these elements in programmes which build self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment while enabling our athletes to achieve their full potential in apline ski racing in an environment of friendship and fun.
Our Mission is to:
- Provide a pathway for elite athletes
- Reach the potential of each athlete
- Provide high quality coaching at all levels
- Strive for technical perfection
- Develop athletes whose skiing inspires others
- To be respected in the community as a leading youth development club
- Respect and utilise our physical environment
- Increase the number of athletes participating in alpine ski racing
- Provide an environment of friendship and fun