Alpine Ski Touring | Mount Cook
New Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook region offers some of the best high-alpine ski touring in the world. Alpine Guides' Alpine Ski Touring runs to set dates or we can arrange "private" tours for small groups of back country skiing enthusiasts.
Touring areas include the Tasman, Murchison, Mannering, Aida, Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. Plus there are many non-technical ascents leading to some incredible downhill turns.
Join a scheduled tour group or arrange a private ski tour
You can join a scheduled ski tour, runing to set dates. Alternatively, you can choose the dates for a private tour.
We will tailor the trip to suit your ski touring experience, and ambitions.
Previous touring or mountaineering experience is not required.
Based From Mountain Huts
Alpine tours are based from the network of high mountain huts across Mt Cook and Westland National Parks. See the Mt Cook Area Map for hut locations ›
You can stay in one location, or travel between huts to see a greater variety of terrain (if experience and conditions allow).
If you want an evenmore "adventurous" experience tent camping in the mountains, see our HeliCamp option ›
Winter Seasonality and Snow
Snow conditions and temperatures change throughout winter.
Spring (September- October) snow conditions are usually best for first-time ski tourers. Read more about winter snow and weather here ›
- Good level of aerobic fitness
- Strong-intermediate or better skiing ability
- Mountaineering experience not required
Season: Winter (July-October)
Trip Type: Ski Touring
Length: 5+ days
Maximum Guide/Participant Ratio: 1:4
Prices and Dates - Winter 2014
Scheduled Alpine Tours - 5 days
Price NZ$2,590 per person
Private Alpine Tour Prices
Prices are per-person, in NZ Dollars.
Cost Includes (private and scheduled):
- All meals and snacks
- Aircraft access and exit flights
- Free use of a range of technical gear
- Alpine Guides Technical Manual