HPC Homestay Family Application

If you'd like to host one of our WST or Parks Squad athletes this winter, jump to the form below!


Before you apply to be a host family for the winter season at the bottom of this page, here's some important info:

Ideal family location

  • Close to Wanaka town centre for gym sessions, town centre transport pick-ups & dry land/social activities
  • Walking distance if possible
  • Athlete may be enrolled in MAC or language centre for tuition.

Ideal bedroom situation

  • Own room
  • Bed & all linen
  • Reasonable storage for clothes etc


Good nutrition is an important part of an HPC athlete's training. They have healthy appetites as they train hard all day & burn a lot of energy which needs to be replaced.

Required meals:

  • Help yourself breakfast
  • Packed lunch
  • Home cooked meal in the evening. If your family goes out for dinner you must include the athlete in your arrangements & pay for their evening meal
  • If the athlete wishes to go out with friends, any meals will be at the athlete's expense.


  • The athlete is responsible for organising transport to & from training venues & any venue at which they are studying outside of training
  • If homestay family is asked to provide transport on a one-off or on regular occasions, additional compensation & limitations will need to be agreed on by the athlete & homestay family.


  • HPC will advise details of training & any events to the homestay family using Facebook, Twitter & email as per info pack
  • Your coach will maintain regular contact with you regarding your athlete’s training commitments


  • All overseas calls by the athlete should be made collect or by using pre-paid 0800 phone cards
  • Athletes are responsible for paying any phone expenses incurred in the household directly to the homestay family. Cardrona HPC accepts no responsibility for any athlete-incurred expenses

Heating & electricity

  • Most of our athletes come from countries that have air conditioning as a common feature & are not used to the colder houses in New Zealand. They have been informed of how heating & electricity works here, however we ask that you please allow them to feel warm & comfortable in your home


  • If your athlete needs medical attention, they should be taken to your own doctor or nearest medical centre
  • In any type of emergency, please contact the Homestay Coordinator & advise of the situation

Homestay payments

  • Payments will be made as arranged between you & the athlete either weekly, fortnightly or lump sum

Homestay check

  • After you apply, the Homestay Coordinator will contact you to arrange a time to visit you & check that your home is suitable for a homestay situation


We require all families to treat athletes with respect & kindness. It is important to us that the athlete feels comfortable & safe with your family.

Your rules & guidelines for the athlete should, within reason, be based around what they are accustomed to at home & should be discussed with the athlete & the athlete’s family, so that they fully understand your expectations & you understand the needs of the athlete.

You will be required to agree to a Police Vetting Check on all people living in the house who are 18 years or over.

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Homestay options

The Cardrona Alpine Ski Team offers Homestay options for athletes with with local Wanaka families.

Our team can connect you with a local Wanaka family who are happy to house your young athlete for the winter season in our Homestay programme.