Welcome to Adventure Consultants' Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Course. This 5-day course is designed to provide you with up-to-date techniques and safety skills for skiing in New Zealand's high mountains. It is directed toward fit and motivated people who have a background in resort based skiing or snowboarding and wish to extend their skills into backcountry ski touring.
WINTER / SPRING 2013
BSC 1: August 5 - 9
BSC 2: August 19 - 23
BSC 3: September 2 - 6
BSC 4: September 16 - 22 Note: longer 7 day course
Group Size: maximum 8, minimum 3
Guide ratio: 1:4
Duration: 5 days (all courses operate Monday to Friday apart from our 7 day course)
**Private courses and Private Guided Ski Touring available - Click here for information**
Departure: ex Wanaka, New Zealand
Includes guide, ground transport, some equipment, helicopter / ski plane access and 4 nights accommodation, all meals.
You can view the Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Course notes online or download a pdf using the below links;
|Backcountry Skiing Course Notes 2013|
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Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Course Notes
We supply all group equipment including ropes, tents and cooking gear and you need to turn up with your personal ski or snowboard equipment. We have an extensive array of good quality rental equipment available to supplement your own gear. With a focus towards the best available products Adventure Consultants can offer course participants equipment for purchase, with great pricing on package deals available. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Please click here for checklist and notes on New Zealand Winter Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Clothing and Equipment;
|Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Course Equipment Checklist|
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|Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Equipment Notes|
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