The Cass Valley Ski Tour is 5 day ski tour based from a private mountain hut in the Cass Valley area located east of the main divide of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
There are many possibilities in this area from ski touring to ski mountaineering and a minimum of 5 days in this area is a great idea to make the most of the incredible terrain. The Cass Valley is a classic New Zealand ski touring destination and a must do.
The Cass Valley huts are accessed by a 4WD trip up the lower part of the Cass valley and then a helicopter flight in from the final part of the trip. On the last day of the trip we will walk back to the 4WD in the Cass valley. A helicopter flight out back to the 4WD is an optional extra at the end of the trip and may be required if the river levels are too high for safe river crossings.
For the daily ski tours we can travel lightly only taking a small pack. The Cass Valley area is non-glaciated, this means that we don’t need to take ropes, harnesses, ice axes or crampons. Skiing with a light pack makes for enjoyable uphill trips and ski descents.