3 Day Backcountry Ski Tour













Click here to expand map and navigate


Day 1: Meet in Wanaka at 9am. After quick gear checks you are driven to the Snow Farm car park on the Pisa Range near to Wanaka, where we gear up with boots, skis and skins. After some avalanche transceiver training we continue past the Snow Farm area boundary, up onwards towards Mt Pisa and to our hut for the night.

Special ski and snowboard bindings are used with releasable heel bindings and we attach a ‘skin’ to the base which slides forward, but not back, so walking uphill is almost effortless. For skiing or snowboarding down you simply remove the skins, reattach the heels (or join the snowboard back together) and ski / board as normal.

There are various options for getting to the hut, staying on the tops in fine weather or skiing in the valley if there is a breeze. After dropping our packs at the hut we head out again for some afternoon turns on the slopes nearby.

Day 2: The next morning after breakfast you’ll likely ski tour right up onto the gentle summit of Mt Pisa 1,963m. Various ski touring options abound, for the adventurous we can ski the steeper slopes dropping towards Cromwell to the east or ski less steep slopes towards the west with views towards Cardrona and Mt Aspiring.

Day 3: Day three will see you up skiing for an early morning run or two, then after lunch at the hut you’ll load up your gear and tour back down to the our waiting vehicle back at the Snow Farm resort, which will seem busy and noisy after your peaceful experience in the backcountry.




Latest News

From the AC Blog page


11 Sep - Fit to Trek - How fit is fit enough for high altitude trekking?.....

AC Blog

Kilimanjaro Pvt 2017- Back to Arusha


11 Dec - After a big sleep, we hit the trail for the last time, enjoying a cool... 


Aconcagua 17/18 - Summit day report


13 Dec - Summit day report from guide Pablo: The team crawled out of bed... 


Vinson 17/18 - Trip 3 - Mission Seven Summits!


17 Dec - Buenas tardes todos ! Welcome to Punta Arenas, where... 



Three Peaks 17 - Lukla to Kathmandu


3 Dec - Woken up early by an airport siren and the not-so-dull roar of... 


Pvt EBC Trek 17 - Exceeding Expectations


19 Nov - What will possibly go down as one of the most successful and heroic... 


Ama Dablam 2017 - Final dispatch


7 Nov - There is a system to Lukla airport, though to those used to....


Island Peak 2017 - Last day


8 Nov - Today I am leaving Kathmandu after wrapping up our... 


Everest 2017 - Wrapping Up


31 May -  Last night our Nepali Staff were stoked to have cleared the mountain.......



Sherpa Future Fund

If you would like to support the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
Learn More