Alpine Guides Ltd

Alpine Guides Ltd. (AGL)  offers a range of ski touring trips, ranging from multiday guided ski tours to instruction courses designed to improve skills and enable recreationalist skiers to explore further into the backcountry safely.  Dates for scheduled courses in 2018 are listed below, however Private courses and trips are able to be run if needed.  We also offer day skiing options through Mt Cook Heliski And Ski the Tasman.

All guides are NZMGA or IFMGA qualified.

Backcountry Avalanche course

4 day course designed to introduce recreationalist skiers to basic avalanche safety and management.  Covers snow study, terrain management and rescue techniques.  Includes a heliski run in Mt Cook Heliski’s terrain.

 Price NZ$1,900 per person

 Winter 2018 Course Schedule

Course Dates
BCC 1 – Skier July 14-17
BCC 2 – Boarder July 21-24
BCC 3 – Skier Aug 04-07

Ski Mountaineering course (SMC)

Take your ski touring to the next level and learn the skills necessary to move safely in big mountain and glaciated terrain. Based at Tasman Saddle, The SMC is designed to give skiers the rescue and movement techniques to be successful in glaciated mountains through practical experience.

Price NZ$3,275 per person

Scheduled Courses Winter 2018

Course Date
SMC1 08-13 July
SMC2 22-27 July
SMC3 05-10 Aug
SMC4 02-07 Sept
SMC5 16-21 Sept


Experience the joy of ski touring with the luxury of helicopter access in some of the finest ski terrain in New Zealand.  Helicamps offer the ability to access some remote terrain yet still be able to live in relative comfort.  Scheduled coursed are in the spring, however we can run private camps at other times

Price: NZ$2,550 per person

2018 Scheduled Helicamps

Trip Dates
HC 1 Sept 08-11
HC 2 Sept 15-18
HC 3 Sept 22-25

Private Ski Touring

We can arrange your own private tour throughout Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and beyond.  We are able to tailor trips to suit most levels of experience.