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Backcountry Skiing in Queenstown, New Zealand | New Zealand

Backcountry Skiing in Queenstown, New Zealand

Come and enjoy an unforgettable backcountry skiing trip in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand with one of our experienced and certified guides.




Southern Alps


2 Days


Jun - Oct






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  • Spend a couple days backcountry skiing in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Gaze at several amazing peaks, from Mount Cook to Mount Earnslaw.
  • Choose from a number of easy to access descents.


There is some fantastic back-country skiing to be enjoyed in Queenstown, New Zealand. Some of the options include The Remarkables, Cardrona, and Soho Basin Terrain. We will choose the right spot for you based on your skill level, weather and snow conditions and your own personal preferences.

On the morning of day 1 we will meet and do a gear check, and the head out to the mountains for 2 days of thrilling backcountry skiing.

Along with the great skiing there are also incredible views to be enjoyed throughout Queenstown as well. You will get to marvel at Mount Cook (3,724m), Mount Aspiring (3,033m), Mount Earnslaw (2,830m) and the beautiful valleys of Central Otago, along with much more. Hence making this day long trip not just about the skiing, but exploring one of the most naturally beautiful regions in New Zealand.

To participate on this trip, you should be an already strong, minimum intermediate level skier. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

Visiting Queenstown, New Zealand is unlike any other place. The peaks, the scenery, everything about it is breathtaking. To see for yourself, while also enjoying some great back-country skiing, please send us a request. We look forward to guiding you.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Avalanche rescue equipment is not included, but available for rent for $30pp person pay day.

Transport is included for up to a max 3 guests to the resorts, otherwise would be an extra cost ($200 per day).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

The trip details and price quoted are for ski touring/backcountry skiing. For ski mountaineering trips one guide can only take 2 clients, and the daily guiding fee is 1300 NZD.

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About the guide: Tim

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Mountain Guide

I am originally from Tokoroa, New Zealand, but I'm now based in Interlaken, Switzerland. I started rock climbing at 19 years and moved on to alpine climbing two years later.

I began guiding in 2003 and am now a fully qualified IFMGA Climbing and Ski Guide. Apart from having extensive experience in New Zealand's Southern Alps, I also know the European Alps very well.

When guiding, I enjoy helping people achieve their dreams: whether it is climbing a summit or acquiring the skills to travel in the mountains. I like watching the dawn turn into a sunrise high on a summit when most people are still asleep and, when rock climbing, I enjoy unlocking a sequence that seemed impossible at first.

When not climbing, I like to ski long, steep, deep powder runs.


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What people are saying about Tim



Tim was a great guide.  I had an amazing time and experienced some great routes.  We packed in a lot of different styles of climbing for a single day trip, and Tim did a wonderful job of selecting routes that would challenge me while keeping them obtainable and exciting.  He also took time to provide training in areas I have been working on.  He covered lead climbing techniques as well as proper safety measures.  I highly recommend Tim as a guide, and hope there’s a chance to climb with him in the future.  I expect I’ll be returning to Interlaken and will plan for more days of climbing when I do.

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