Southern alps guided ski touring

Join me for a fantastic Ski touring trip in the NZ Southern Alps of New Zealand.

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During September, October and depending on conditions even into November, Alpinism and Ski offer week long ski touring adventures into the high alpine world of Mt Cook or Westland National Parks.

With the bitterly cold months of mid winter gone, enjoy longer spring days, warm sun and brilliant ‘corn’ snow on sunny and powder snow in shady aspects. Experience the wilderness and grandeur of the Southern Alps with a week long ski touring trip into the high alpine neves.

Pre-requisites for our ski touring adventures in NZ

If you are a strong intermediate skier, get around all the runs on your favorite ski field with reasonable confidence, got yourself reasonably fit over the winter and have a sense of adventure plus a desire for winter wilderness, then this is the sport for you. β€˜Fat’ touring skis have made a huge difference for people going backcountry and help with balance and skiing ability in ‘off piste’ conditions.

Logistics: all trips are fly in and fly out

NZ $ pp
incl. GST*
1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people
6 days 4850 2775 2200 1925
7 days 5650 3225 2550 2220


(New Zealand’s goods and service tax of 15 %)
Length of trip: 6 – 7 days
Difficulty strong intermediate
Season: late winter/spring, Sept.-Nov.
Price Includes: Guide fee for 6/7 days, hut fees, transport Wanaka-Mt Cook village or Fox glacier return, accommodation during trip days, high quality food, party technical equipment e.g. rope, stove, fuel etc.
Price doesn’t include: Personal clothing and equipment, flights in and out of mountains, personal rental equipment. The flight cost varies depending on flying conditions and loadings of the day. More about flights and please ask us for details

Being a small, boutique company it has become impossible due to recent government beauracracy to continue to operate under our own department of conservation concession, so all ski touring trips in NZ with Gary Dickson, IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guide, are now in collaboration with

Alpine Guides (Aoraki) Ltd.

Bookings will go through their office and will be subject to their booking conditions. Trips with Gary will be run as per AGL’s concession and safety management system requirements.

Pre-trip information, discussions and trips will as far as you are concerned, continue to run as they previously did πŸ™‚