Guided Backcountry Ski Touring, NZ

 

TRIP OUTLINE

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Our Backcountry Touring trips offer flexibility in dates and trip duration; and the ability to outline the type of skills you would like to achieve in line with your future skiing or snowboarding objectives.

Your trip begins at 9.00 am on day one at the Adventure Consultants Office in Wanaka.

Following the morning introductions, your guide will present the trip syllabus outlining how the trip will operate.

Equipment pertinent to the trip will be discussed and you can get all the advice you need concerning equipment from the guides.  Rental equipment will be fitted at this time and final purchases can be made.

We then drive to our chosen destination (between 1-3 hours), load up the helicopter or plane and fly into the mountains. Leaving our gear in the hut, we’re off for a ski / board!

Each day, depending on conditions, you will be touring around the glaciers while doing workshops on different aspects of ski and snowboard mountaineering techniques. A few turns are high on the list, as well as a little time to take in your surroundings.

At the end of the trip we will make our way to a lower elevation and fly back to our vehicle  (weather permitting) with an approximate 5pm finish on the Friday.

TERRAIN

Our trips will operate in Westland National Park, Mt Cook National Park or Aspiring National Park, depending on where conditions are best.  Each has its own huge selection of glaciers, bowls and peaks to explore while learning skills. We will be based from one of the local mountain huts after accessing the glaciers by helicopter or ski plane.  This allows us to start skiing the minute we get up each morning.

 

 

Zack Wasson describes his backcountry skiing trip with us..."What a trip it was, our first introduction to the Southern Alps. Needless to say, our tickets are booked again for this August. Let it Snow!"

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