Southern alps guided ski touring

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

Southern Alps back country ski touring, NZski touring with a mountain guide

ski touring nz southern alps

During the cold months of the winter I work full time as a ski patroller at Cardrona Alpine resort. Once that  ski resort season finishes, usually mid October I offer week long ski touring adventures into the high alpine world of Mt Cook or Westland National Parks.

Going into Huts @ 2400m in mid winter can be  bitterly cold.  By going ski touring in spring, the cold months of mid winter  are gone and we enjoy longer spring days, comfortable hut stays,  have stronger snow bridges and more filled crevasses on the glacier ( an important safety consideration),  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 ‘sport’ of ski touring is for you. ‘Fat’ ski 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 7525 4450 3475 2975
7 days 8795 5200 4050 3495


(New Zealand’s goods and service tax of 15 %)
Length of trip: Typically 6 – 7 days
Difficulty strong intermediate
Season: late winter/spring, Oct – 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 🙂