Note that this itinerary is a sample only. Your final itinerary is subject to weather and other conditions.
On the first morning of the camp we will meet at 8.30am at our office in Queenstown. We will discuss current snow & mountain conditions and look at the weather forecast for the trip. The final decision on the camp location will be decided by the guide and based on the location that will provide the best conditions for the week.
Your guide will check through all of your equipment and make sure you have everything you need for the trip. After the equipment check we will travel to the mountains. This will take approximately 2.5 depending on the location of the trip. Once we arrive at the location we will fly into the mountains at the first opportunity.
Each day typically starts at around 7.00am with breakfast and preparations before heading out into the mountains for the day.
On the first day you will get warmed up with your guide assessing your skills and fitness. What you can achieve on the camp is dependant on your groups level of fitness, skiing & technical ability and goals for the week.
Mountain conditions are changing constantly. Every day on a Ski Mountaineering Camp is different and unique. Your guide will assess the mountain conditions daily and plan the best use of the current conditions.
As with all mountain ranges in the world New Zealand’s Southern alps receive their share of poor weather. On poor weather days skills workshops will be held inside or near the hut to make the most of the learning opportunity while you are in the mountains with an experienced guide. See above for possible instruction topics.