Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering and Avalanche Education in New Zealand

Vertical Resources run professionally guided Backcountry Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering & Instruction Courses in the Wanaka / Queenstown region as well as Mt Cook , Mt Aspiring and 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.

We operate based out of Wanaka and can travel easily between Queenstown, Wanaka, Ohau and Mt Cook to find the best conditions.

Our ski season on the fields is short! Make it longer with a Glacier Ski Touring / Mountaineering trip or enquire about an amazing day out Heliskiing

Ski Touring in New Zelaand, Mt Cook , Wanaka


A Ski Mountaineering Guided Trip, Course or Glacial Ski Touring journey can take you literally from one side of Main Divide to the other. From late September on conditions in our high mountains start to become fantastic for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering.

We normally operate high alpine ski trips from Mid September and can go as late as early November.

To find out more about Ski Mountaineering or Glacial Ski Touring or related Courses in New Zealand – click the link below.

Ski Mountaineering and glacial ski touring in new zealand