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Ski Touring trips – New Zealand

Conquer the Southern Alps and the incomparable terrain of New Zealand on a ski touring trip for the ages!

Loaded with large glaciers, 3,000-meter summits, and a slew of national parks, the South Island of New Zealand is a ski touring paradise with unbelievable scenery across its dramatic landscape.  Skin up the slopes of Aoraki (3,724m), peruse the shores of Lake Wanaka, and fall in love with a beautiful country in a remote and isolated corner of the Earth!

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New Zealand is home to a number of national parks that are a delight to explore in the snow. The Craigieburn Forest Park and Westland Tai Poutini Natoinal Park come equipped with mountain huts to extended adventures. Ski touring in this region includes glaciated terrain and steep ridges, exciting features for backcountry experts. Some areas in the Arrowsmith Range and beyond include helicopter access, so you will be the first to experience fresh snowfalls. Powder hounds will be satisfied with the overall expanse of the landscape and the remote and personalized experience.

Ski touring trips on the North Island include Mt. Ngauruhoe, a cone-shaped volcano, and Mt. Ruapehu, which contains the only glaciers on the North Island.

 

 

Good to Know

 

Weather

The weather is relatively mild, with cold winters particularly in the south. The weather can become volatile in higher altitudes.

Language

English; Maori

Currency

New Zealand dollar (NZD)

How to Get There

Auckland is the busiest airport, but it is situated at the northern end of the North Island. For South Island skiing trips, you can also fly into Dunedin, Christchurch, or even Wellington (at the southern tip of the North Island).

Country Code

+64

Best Time to Visit

The best snow conditions are in July, August, and September, with some extension into both June and October.

 

 
 

 

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