The Southern Alps of New Zealand offers countless opportunities for snowy adventures. The main resort ski season runs from the end of June until the end of September however the best ski touring opportunities are often in the late spring months of October and November.
Apart from some amazing resort skiing across the whole south island there are loads of of places you can go ski touring either off the back of the ski field or high up on the glaciers or even multi day adventures crossing mountain passes and skiing great untracked lines.
The Southern Lakes region holds a series of ranges that we have the privilege to Heliski within. If you can ski a blue run you can come helisking!
Ski mountaineering options are limitless, for high alpine adventures Mt Cook National park offers trips at all levels. closer to home there are also numerous 1 to 3 days trips around the Wanaka / Queenstown region.
- Ski touring
- Ski mountaineering
- Avalanche Education
I’ve just recently come out from Twins Stream in the Mt Cook region where I was running a short 3 day tune up trip for Barry Gray. Barry is getting ready to do a ski traverse of South Georgia Island and wanted to come out and make sure he still had all the right gear […]
Winter 2015 – It’s already looking exciting! With the recent cold temps and snowfalls blasting the South Island of NZ, quite a few people have been out playing the snow and thoughts are already turning to the ski and heli-ski season. It looking like it will be a super busy season already and if […]
August 16th Well so far it's been awesome! In a nut shell I've been pretty busy doing avalanche study, ski touring, heliski guiding and occasionally fitting in a bit of speedflying 🙂 I've been mostly working with Southern Lakes Heliski this winter, doing the normal heliskiing day out in our great back country or having […]