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A backcountry ski touring and riding trip staying at our Wanaka Alpine Heli Camp offers a great base to experience a few days of premier alpine ski touring in the Southern Alps.
We require you to register with us and check in the day prior, and then your trip begins at 7.45 am on day one at the Adventure Consultants Office in Wanaka.
Following the morning introductions, your guide will check your equipment one final time and issue avalanche safety equipment; transceiver, probe and shovel, but you will need to come prepared with your ski touring equipment, backpack, personal clothing, sun cream and water as well as overnight gear such as sleeping bag and down jacket.
We then drive to the helicopter staging area by Lake Wanaka, load up the helicopter and fly into the mountains. After dropping off our overnight gear at the Alpine Camp site, we’re offloaded at the ridge line for a ski/board from the top of the mountain!
Each day, depending on conditions, you will be touring around the slopes whilst doing workshops on different aspects of ski and snowboard mountaineering techniques.
At the end of the trip, we are picked up from the Alpine Camp site at 3.00-3.30pm and drive back to the Adventure Consultants office in Wanaka to finish by 4-5.00pm.