Welcome to Adventure Consultants' Private Guided Ski and Snowboard Touring trips. These trips are designed for those people who can not fit into our regular scheduled dates of our scheduled ski touring trips, or who would prefer to just go and make some turns ski touring in the backcountry with a guide or have one on one instruction. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most qualified and experienced skiers and instructors on our Private Ski Mountaineering program.

 Peter Clarke enjoying ski touring on the Fox Glacier neve, Westland National Park, New Zealand  © Guy Cotter
Private Trips give you the option to create your own itinerary and content. Whether you aspire to further your skill base through a course in ski mountaineering or you just want to go skiing or snowboarding, the Private Ski and Snowboard Trips are the best option.

Contact us to discuss your aspirations and schedule, and we will work with you to design an appropriate and stimulating course format. These courses can be arranged for groups of any size and past course participants have enjoyed dramatic improvements in their touring skills.

This trip will usually operate in either 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.

Ski Touring with Adventure Consultants

Adventure Consultants provide backcountry ski guiding and ski mountaineering courses in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and around the globe.

Dates: July through October 

Duration:  6 to 10 days

We can extend the number of days to 14 or beyond if you would like to spend longer in the mountains, climb more peaks and further develop your mountaineering skills.

Guide ratio: 1:1 to 1:4

Departure: ex Wanaka, New Zealand.


No. People 6 day PIC 7 day PIC 8 day PIC

9 day PIC

10 day PIC Guide : Skier Ratio
1 NZ$4890 NZ$5500 NZ$6150 NZ$6750 NZ$7300 1:1
2 NZ$2950 NZ$3150 NZ$3650 NZ$3950 NZ$4200 1:2
3 NZ$2400 NZ$2650 NZ$2950 NZ$3350 NZ$3650 1:3
4 NZ$1990 NZ$2350 NZ$2650 NZ$2980 NZ$3150



You can view the Private Ski Touring Trip Notes online or download a pdf using the below links;

Adobe Acrobat DocumentGuided Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Touring 2014 Trip 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 clients equipment for purchase, with great pricing on package deals available. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Please click here for notes on New Zealand Winter Ski and Snowboard Clothing and Equipment

Adobe Acrobat DocumentBackcountry Skiing and Snowboarding Course Equipment Checklist

 Smiles all around on a recent ski touring adventure in Mt Cook National Park...yes, those of us in the office were extremely jealous!  © James Hamilton

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