Queenstown Mountain Guides

Queenstown Mountain Guides professionally guided ski touring, ski mountaineering and avalanche education courses. We specialise in ski touring in the Queenstown backcountry and glacier skiing in the Mt Cook, Fox & Franz Joseph areas.

SKI MOUNTAINEERING & BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE COURSE. 

6 day course for skiers and snow boarders wanting to learn ski mountaineering & backcountry avalanche skills. The course includes the NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Backcountry Avalanche Qualification. For more information click here.

SMC # 1 September 3rd – 8th

SMC # 2 September 17th – 22nd

AVALANCHE AWARENESS COURSE

New Zealand Mountain safety Council (MSC) 1.5 day course to learn safe backcountry travel techniques & avalanche rescue skills. For more information click here.

The course runs every second weekend throughout July and August.

BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL COURSE

The Backcountry Travel Course is for recreational skiers and snow boarders wanting to learn avalanche skills and backcountry travel techniques – use of touring skis or split board & avalanche assessment and rescue skills. As part of the course you will receive the New Zealand Mountain safety Council (MSC) Avalanche Awareness Certificate. For more information click here.

The Backcountry Travel Course runs every second weekend throughout July & August.