ski touring New ZealandGuided Back-Country Skiing and snowboarding

Enjoy the mountains in winter safely on skis or snowboard. Guided ski tours and avalanche courses are available with Alpinism and Ski Wanaka, New Zealand

Back country skiing/snowboarding in New Zealand 's Southern Alps

To work in with the NZ weather systems, 6 to 7 days give you the best chance of experiencing the high alpine ski touring terrain in late winter-spring. We typically fly in and base ourselves at an alpine hut at around 2400 m altitude. The days are spent discovering vast glacial terrain, tour up and ski off easy peaks and passes, view serrac's and visit ice caves - all on a snow base of not just a few meters but HUNDREDS of meters. Crisp, clear air and incredibly white snow, winter in the high Southern Alps is a mountain photographers paradise with fantastic surface texture, wind sculptured snow, crystal clear atmosphere and amazing sunset colors.

Guided Ski Touring or snow boarding

During second half of October and November, depending on snowfall and conditions, Alpinism and Ski enjoy the late winter and spring time in the mountains. It is a marvelous time to discover the wondrous glaciated and wild mountains of the South Island. Join Gary to safely ski or snowboard in the backcountry. >>read more

New Zealand Backcountry Avalanche Course

Learn about avalanches and how to be safe in avalanche terrain. >>read more

Talk to us for your customized back country experience in New Zealand.

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Guided Ski touring in NZ with IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guide Gary Dickson


Simply call to request details about your backcountry skitour or enquire by email


Please note that since Covid, we can't guarantee guides availability during winter as chief Gaz has committed to ski patrol at Cardrona, simply ask, thanks.

All ski touring, mountain guiding and instruction courses in NZ with Gary Dickson, IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guide, are now in collaboration with

Alpine Guides (Aoraki) Ltd.

Bookings will go through their office and will be subject to their booking conditions. Trips with Gary will be run as per AGL's concession and safety management system requirements.

Pre-trip information and discussions are available from us anytime.

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Backountry Ski Touring Clients say

"Thanks for an excellent ski touring trip Excellent decisions re weather and location. Excellent food, company and accommodation" Michael Service, Maroubra Australia

"Many thanks for another splendid trip and my first taste of ski touring - I am well and truly hooked and look forward to the next trip! Thanks for finding some Ego snow! Not to forget your expert guidance & cooking Gaz!" Wayne Birchall, Invercargil

Wayne has generously allowed us to use some of his beautiful photos so click on thumbnail to bring up larger image and slide show

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