SKI TOURING & COURSES

We know where the powder is! New Zealand’s best backcountry skiing & ski touring trips.

SKI TOURING

New Zealand’s best ski touring and ski mountaineering trips. Get away from the queues and the tracked terrain and get into the backcountry, we know where the powder is! Queenstown Mountain Guides operate  professionally guided single day ski touring trips in Queenstown and multi-day hut based trips on New Zealand’s glaciers. From your first ski tour through to serious ski mountaineering descents in New Zealand’s highest mountains we can show you the best skiing.

Tasman Glacier Ski Tour

Tasman Glacier Ski Tour

The Tasman Glacier in the Mt Cook region offers some of the Southern Alps most spectacular powder and spring skiing, with incredible views of New Zealand's highest mountains, and long glacier ski runs. 

Queenstown Backcountry Ski Tour

Queenstown Backcountry Ski Tour

Daily ski touring & snowboarding in the Remarkables backcountry. Ski some steeps, shred some powder, or get an introduction to backcountry while leaning about avalanche safety. The Remarkables offer easy access to lots of great backcountry skiing terrain.

3 Day Backcountry Ski Tour

3 Day Backcountry Ski Tour

The 3 Day Backcountry Ski Tour is a great introduction to backcountry skiing & snow boarding. The 3 day tour is based from a mountain hut in the Pisa range near Queenstown & Wanaka. This is a good ski tour for skiers and snowboarders with a ski resort background that want to learn about backcountry travel on skis and boards or for those that would simply like a backcountry mountain experience with some great skiing.

SKI TOURING & AVALANCHE COURSES

Learn the skills  to travel safely in the backcountry. Our focus is to teach backcountry travellers the skills needed to travel efficiently through the backcountry. You will also learn about equipment, clothing, avalanche decision making, planning, and rescue skills. On our ski mountaineering courses you will learn the skills needed to travel, ski, and climb in big mountain glaciated terrain
Avalanche Awareness Course

Avalanche Awareness Course

A New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) accredited course for skiers & snowboarders. Focus on skills and knowledge to make safe decisions when travelling in avalanche terrain and rescue skills if someone in your party is caught in an avalanche.

Backcountry Travel Course

Backcountry Travel Course

The Backcountry Travel Course is for recreational backcountry skiers and boarders. Learn avalanche skills & backcountry travel techniques - proper use of backcountry equipment, navigation & route planning, group management, route setting, assessing mountain terrain for safest routes of ascent & descent & identifying mountain & snowpack areas of concern.

Ski Mountaineering Course

Ski Mountaineering Course

6 day big mountain skiing program designed for skiers & snowboarders to learn ski mountaineering and backcountry avalanche skills in glaciated terrain. The 6 day course includes the NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Backcountry Avalanche Qualification.

SKI EXPEDITIONS

Do you want an adventure of a lifetime? Do you enjoy exploring remote mountain terrain.  Your options for ski touring adventures are  limitless. From glaciated peaks rising directly from the Arctic seas to breathtaking fjords and remote alpine summits… there is a ski touring adventure for you.
Arctic Norway Ski Touring Expedition

Arctic Norway Ski Touring Expedition

Big peaks dropping dramatically into the ocean, deep fjords and endless terrain.  Everything from easy descents to steep couloir skiing... this is Norways Lofoten Islands! The Lofoten islands are located in Northern Norway and lie within the Arctic Circle.

Greenland Heli Skiing

Greenland Heli Skiing

Come ski the wild terrain of West Greenland with us. 2000 meter runs to the water’s edge in deep powder and corn snow. This is an adventure of a lifetime! Based 60 km north of Maniitsoq, in the tiny village of Kangaamiut, we will live close to the local population and their daily routine.