In winter trips there is a large diversity of backcounty venues easily accessible from Wanaka. Most importantly there are options regardless of your ski/board ability and your backcountry experience. This progression is just a guide as every venue has options for all levels and aspirations.
Gaining the knowledge and experience to undertake unguided backcountry trips safely takes many years and our progression of courses allows you to intersperse formal instruction with vital personal experience and application. Each course will reinforce previous learning and experience and progressively build your understanding of the avalanche phenomenon and ski mountaineering skills with the aim of making good, safe decisions in the backcounty.