Ski and Splitboard Touring
Ski touring allows access to untouched backcountry terrain for skiers and splitboarders. We offer a range of group or private tours around Wānaka or with helicopter access to more remote regions of our local mountains for backcountry day tours and camps. Multi-day options allow exploring further afield throughout the Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana including the luxury Whare Kea Chalet, private huts of the Cass Valley and the glaciers of Mount Aspiring, Aoraki / Mount Cook and Westland National Parks. Ski and splitboard touring courses covering an introduction to ski mountaineering, glacier travel, and avalanche skills.
Private Ski Guiding
Customised and personally organised trips for ski and splitboard touring or ski mountaineering objectives throughout the Southern Alps. With an extensive knowledge of the mountains, We can suggest a variety of options to suit individual aspirations. Short escapes or longer trips.
Ski Touring and Splitboard Tours
Treble Cone Backcountry Tour
The Treble Cone ski field, near Wānaka provides lift access to 1900m and acres of backcountry terrain of the Motutapu Conservation area. Untracked snow is available long after the ski field is chopped up.
Heli-accessed Ski and Splitboard Tours
The peaks of the Harris Mountains and Buchannan Mountains are a short flight from the Matukituki Valley. They provide excellent viewpoints over Lake Wānaka and the peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. Flying into these remote locations allows an uncrowded and remote touring day out before a final helicopter ride back to the valley floor.
Whare Kea Chalet Luxury Ski Tour
The Whare Kea Chalet experience redefines a luxury approach to ski touring in New Zealand. The Chalet, in association with Aspiring Helicopters, offers luxury accommodation and a spectacular base for ski touring in an exclusive location high in the mountains on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park.
Cass Valley Ski Tours
Explore the ski and splitboard touring of Glenmore Station and the tributaries of the Cass River from the cosy and private Lady Emily or Falcons Nest huts. Visit the Bad Decision hut for your pre-ordered dram of whiskey.
Glacier Ski and Splitboard Tour
Explore the remote glaciers, cols, and peaks of The Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Helicopter into a base at a high alpine hut for days of fresh terrain, exploring the Aoraki / Mount Cook or Westland National Parks.
Aspiring Glaciers Ski Tour
Ski or splitboard tour the glaciers of Mount Aspiring National Park. Helicopter access to a high alpine hut for the full winter ski touring and mountaineering experience.
Heli-accessed Ski and Splitboard Camps
Heli camps are expedition style tents and equipment that facilitate a multi-day ski or splitboard touring experience. They provide the opportunity to explore the remote peaks and excellent terrain of the Harris Mountains and Buchannan Mountains. These areas are a short flight from the Matukituki Valley and provide viewpoints over Lake Wānaka and the peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park.
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Backcountry Ski and Splitboard Touring Courses
Backcountry ski and splitboard courses introduce the skills you need to undertake your own winter day trips or overnight tours. 1-day ski field access to multi-day trips staying in the mountains including ski mountaineering and glaciers skills.
Avalanche Skills Courses
Our range of Mountain Safety Council endorsed avalanche skills courses provide the skills you need to keep you safe on your own backcountry adventures. These short or more comprehensive longer courses are run as day trips from Wānaka or staying overnight in the mountains.