Explore-Share logo and link to home

Backcountry skiing program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps

Backcountry skiing program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps
Backcountry skiing program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps
Backcountry skiing program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps
Backcountry skiing program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps

This ski touring program in New Zealand's south island will take you to the Southern Alps' most remote corners while you get the chance to improve your skills. Join the AC mountain guiding team!

Not specified

Southern Alps

6 Days

Jul - Oct




This ski touring program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps is a great way to discover these beautiful mountains!

Ski giant glaciers and alpine peaks with our ski touring programs in Westland, Mt Cook and Aspiring National Parks. We will choose the destination depending on snow and weather conditions and you can choose the length of your trip.

We’ll also use the tour as an opportunity to improve your ski touring skills. You can tell us what you’d like to work on!

On day 1, we’ll meet at our office in Wanaka, where we’ll present you with an itinerary for our trip. You can also rent your equipment here if you need to.

Then, we’ll drive to the start of our trip (1 to 3 hours, depending on the destination you chose: Westland, Mount Cook or Aspiring National Park). From there, we’ll board the plane or helicopter and fly deep into the mountains!

We’ll choose the best itinerary for you depending on your ski abilities and snow and weather conditions. We’ll be skiing on glaciers while taking advantage of our time together to work on different aspects of you ski mountaineering techniques. In the evening, we’ll share a meal and talk about the day’s adventures with fellow skiers in cozy mountain huts. And then, on the last day, we’ll ski back down to lower elevation and, once there, fly back to the car.

We decide between Westland, Mt Cook and Aspiring National Parks depending on conditions. Each of them offers stunning views of the surrounding area and an amazingly varied selection of bowls, glaciers and peaks to explore. 

You can either come by yourself or bring a group along with you. We have a standard 6-day program but you can also choose to add days if you’ve got the availability (up to 10 days).

Sounds like fun? Then contact us to start planning your ski touring program in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. We promise you’ll have the time of your life!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Helicopter drops as described


More info

The indicated price corresponds to the 6-day option. Contact us to inquire about additional days.

Meeting point

Wanaka, New Zealand

About the guide

Guide profile image

New Zealand Adventure Conslt



Mountain Leader

We are a group of 46 certified mountain guides, guiding during the winter and summer, in New Zealand but also all around the world. Our organisation is affiliated to the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA), New
Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) and a corporate member of the American Alpine Club (AAC).

We perform to IFMGA/UIAGM standards and are world leaders in high altitude guiding.

We organise large expeditions, trekking and skiing trips. We also have a climbing school.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to have more information and details about our mountain guides organisation and the guiding trip we do.





Request more information

What people are saying about New Zealand Adventure Conslt



Great trip to Gillespie Pass! The organisation was great, and in particular my guide Cameron was really professional and very well prepared, and we had a lot of fun on some spectacular hikes and chilling out afterwards at the excellent huts. An absolute highlight of my New Zealand trip!

You may also like

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.