SKI GUIDING – SKI MOUNTAINEERING – AVALANCHE COURSES

 

BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING


Ski Touring
Avalanche courses

Ski Mountaineering

NEW ZEALAND SKI TOURING AND MOUNTAINEERING

Vertical Resources run professionally guided backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering & ski touring trips in Wanaka / Queenstown region as well as Mt Cook , Mt Aspiring, Westland National Parks

Ski Touring in NZ normally starts around the beginning of July and extends out until the end of October although November can also offer great spring conditions on the higher glaciers

 

DAILY SKI AND SNOWBOARD TOURING

People : 1-6 Duration : 1 day Cost : from $250 Heli : N/A
Join us for daily ski-touring and snowboarding adventures in the Wanaka Backcountry.   Get away from the crowds - search out untracked lines or get an introduction to backcountry ski touring / boarding.
  • Skiers - Skins / Snowshoes
  • Snowboarders - Snow shoes / Split boards
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AVALANCHE AWARENESS COURSE

People : 3-6 Duration : 1.5 day Cost : from $200 Heli : N/A
Accredited course from NZ Mountain Safety Council For all users of the backcountry, learn the basics to be able to identify avalanche terrain and make safe travel choices, learn to read and understand the Avalanche forecast
  • Skiers / Snowboarders
  • Mountaineers / Ski Mountaineers
  • Hunters / Trampers
 

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE COURSE

People : 3-6 Duration : 4 day Cost : from $600 Heli : N/A
Accredited course from NZ Mountain Safety Council For all users of the backcountry, extend your knowledge into the backcountry for extended day trips / overnight excursion and the High Alpine environment. Taking your knowledge beyond an introductory level - the Back Country Avalanche course is ideally suited to give your the confidence and ability to venture further afield. Suitable for :
  • Skiers / Snowboarders
  • Mountaineers / Ski Mountaineers
 

SKI MOUNTAINEERING - BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE COURSE

People : 3-6 Duration : 7 day Cost : from $2600 Heli : Flight IN
Come and explore the high glaciers and alpine slopes of Mt Cook National PArk or the West Coast Neve's.  We will explore some of the NZ ALPS big mountain terrain as well as delving into the skills to keep you safe whilst traveling on glaciers or in avalanche terrain This program includes the 4 day backcountry accredited course from NZ Mountain Safety Council Suitable for :
  • Skiers / Snowboarders
  •  Ski Mountaineers
 

NEW ZEALAND SKI MOUNTAINEERING / HIGH ALPINE GUIDING

People : 1-4 Duration : 10 day Cost : from $2700 Heli : Flight IN
Come and explore the incredible terrain and big mountain slopes in Mt Cook and Westland National Parks. We will choose the best location to base ourselves for over a week of guiding or skills based activities Suitable for those already skilled in ski mountaineering techniques OR a group wanting to learn in the ins and outs.
  • Skiers / Snowboarders
  • Ski Mountaineers
 
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