Wanaka Mountain Guides

Aspiring Glacier Ski Tour

The Aspiring Glacier Ski Tour takes skiers and splitboarders to the remote glaciers and peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park and the remote Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area of South West New Zealand. Helicopter access to a high alpine hut for the full winter ski touring experience surrounded by magnificent big mountain terrain.


Wanaka Mountain Guides [] Colin Todd Hut

The tour is based out of Colin Todd Hut in the Mount Aspiring National Park. Although popular in summer for mountaineers looking to climb Mount Aspiring itself, the region is seldom utilised during winter but offers a range of off-the-beaten-track ski touring and mountaineering objectives from gentle glaciers to steep ascents and descents.

The area is excellent for spring skiing or ski-accessed mountaineering objectives including Tititea / Mount Aspiring itself.

Aspiring Glacier Ski Tour Itinerary

Wanaka Mountain Guides [] Aspiring Glacier Ski Tour

The helicopter staging area is just 20 minutes drive from Wānaka town centre so you will arrive promptly at Bevan Col at the head of the West Matukituki Valley and high on the main divide. Ski down onto the Bonar Glacier that drains out to the West Coast and over to Colin Todd hut, the base for a few days. From here it is possible to undertake a variety of day trip ski tours to explore the surrounding glaciers and peaks with views over deep bush-clad valleys.

Time can also be spent learning mountaineering and glacier travel skills to keep you safe on your own ski touring adventures.

Pricing and Dates

Duration:4 days
Dates:13th – 16th September 2023: 1 space available

Get in touch to arrange private dates.
2023 Price:from $3450 per person

Includes: GST, guide fees, compliance costs, mountain accommodation during trip, and transport from Wānaka, and flights in and out of the mountains.
Excludes: Ski touring equipment hire (if required).
Maximum ratio:1:2

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‘A great local company offering backcountry tours. Less people, fresh lines and opportunity to enhance your backcountry skills. Our guide, was exceptional. He picked a great route, great skiing in variable conditions, and included some snow science along the way. Highly recommended.’

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I did a day ski touring trip with WMG. [WMG] was excellent at communication before I arrived in NZ as well as sorting out some travel logistics for me. [Out guide] was very helpful and great at explaining what we were doing. He took the time to give some ski tip instructions and made sure that everyone in the group was looked after in terms of ability while touring. It was a wonderful day out. Thank you.’

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