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Only one thing is important when it comes to backcountry ski touring and riding - great snow!

Located at the foot of the Southern Alps, Wanaka provides outstanding access and facilities to create a fantastic winter ski touring & backcountry snowboarding holiday.

  • With a choice of private backcountry huts, Aspiring Guides can provide a multi-day ski touring experience that you will never forget.
  • Don't forget glacier ski touring! The ski mountaineering in New Zealand is famous the world over. We have the luxury of being able to access the vast Glaciers of the Westland National Park as well as the eastern Tasman Glacier and its tributaries.
  • Heading into the backcountry on your own? Check out our avalanche awareness courses. From entry level to advanced we've got you covered with our Mountain Safety Council accredited courses.
  • With four local ski areas to choose from, we can use skifield roads and lifts to access backcountry terrain over a huge area. Join one of our day courses to experience what backcountry ski & snowboard touring is all about. Or if you are an expert skier, let our experienced guides show you around our more advanced terrain on one of our day tours.
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Are you an experienced backcountry skier who wants to learn where the local powder is? Our Treble Cone day tour offers you an easy way to experience some of the best lift accessed ...
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Many people wonder why the Remarkables Ski Resort was developed on the north & eastern faces of the mountain range when so much skiable terrain exists on the south and western ...
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Providing some of the best backcountry touring conditions around and some challenging runs from peak to valley floor, it's well worth the effort. Superb views of Mt Aspiring from t...
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A few years ago we founded hut-accessed touring in this area, giving access to the Northern Pisa Range and the Lowburn face. The huts redefine the Southern Lakes hut-based skiing o...
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And here at Aspiring Guides that is what we do - this ski touring trip provides a pure backcountry skiing experience far beyond the boundaries of any ski resort. Our experienced sk...
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These are massive areas of snow and ice that are linked by a system of four huts. In winter and spring when the snow piles up and the crevasses are filled, this becomes a ski touri...
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Surrounded by spectacular mountains the area offers some of the best backcountry terrain around. The Chalet is located on Albert Burn Saddle at 1750m. Access is by helicopter, so t...
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Become familiar with the equipment and techniques before embarking on one of our more advanced backcountry or avalanche courses. Whether you are a beginner or expert skier we will ...
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Avalanche Awareness for Skiers, Snowboarders, Hikers & ClimbersThe Aspiring Guides Avalanche Awareness course is an introductory short course that should be your first step to ...
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Recognised by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council, this Backcountry Avalanche Course is designed to deliver quality avalanche education for a minimum price. The course is desig...
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Welcome to a classroom you will never forget, our private Robrosa Hut. This backcountry ski touring course combines a pure backcountry ski tour experience with the opportunity to l...
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The recent developments in splitboard technology have revolutionised backcountry snowboard travel. Splitboarding is the natural progression for snowboarders wishing to get away fro...
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The West Coast of the South Island has two outstanding glaciers that come from the highest reaches of the Southern Alps all the way down (almost) to sea level. These are massive ar...
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