Alpine Recreation

“Ski the best terrain New Zealand has to offer!”

Alpine Recreation offers ski touring trips and backcountry ski courses in New Zealand’s most spectacular winter wilderness locations. With two private, heated huts and a choice of many other venues, Alpine Recreation provides a wide range of ski touring options to cater for various ski abilities, fitness levels and personal objectives.

The glaciers in the Mount Cook and Westland National Parks offer New Zealand’s most spectacular alpine ski touring and ski mountaineering terrain with multiple hut-based day trips and hut-to-hut options for experienced ski tourers. You may have been inspired by watching the “Symphony on Skis” film which links all four of these major glaciers into one epic hut-to-hut expedition! We also offer ladies-only ski touring weeks “She’s on Skis”.

Come and explore New Zealand’s winter playground, enjoy the warmth and ambience of one of our private mountain huts and the peace of mind of being guided by our enthusiastic and experienced IFMGA and NZMGA ski touring guides.

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Popular guided ski tours:

Two Thumb Range – Liebig Range – Aoraki/Mt. Cook and Westland Glaciers – Ladies-only glacier ski touring – Caroline Hut ski touring expedition – Symphony on Skis

Backcountry Ski Course & Backcountry Avalanche Course

Learn the skills to keep you safe in the backcountry on one of our Backcountry Ski Courses or MSC accredited Backcountry Avalanche Courses. Analyse the snowpack, assess slope stability, develop safe and efficient travel techniques and much more… Benefit from the experience of one of our professional mountain and ski guides to refine and extend your skills.

Our heated hut in the Two Thumb Range provides a great base for accessing a backcountry skiing paradise with an amazing landscape and good variety of terrain in a series of parallel valleys. Don’t have the gear yet or not sure what you need? No, problem, we can provide equipment free of charge and provide advice on the best equipment for your purposes.

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Photos from our tours

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