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Ski touring, a late Winter and Spring Alpinism activity
Enjoy back country skiing, ski touring and snowboard touring in the mountains of New Zealand with Gary Dickson, IFMGA/NZMGA mountain and ski guide.
About our guided back country ski/snowboard touring
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, 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. ‘Fat’ touring skis have made a huge difference for people going backcountry and help with balance and skiing ability in 'off piste' conditions. For snow boarders, with a split board you too can experience the magic of the alpine backcountry.
Presently happening: Back country ski touring 2018
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All ski touring trips in NZ with Gary Dickson, IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guide, are now in collaboration with
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To become an internationally fully qualified mountain guide takes approximately 5 years of training and assessment. Kiwi guides are trained and assessed through the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) which is overseen by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA).