Tasman Saddle Hut, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Photo by Dave Alderson.

Winter Courses and Guiding

Alpine Guides winter mountaineering season in New Zealand's Southern Alps runs approximately July to mid-October. Our winter guiding trips include ski touring, ski mountaineering, avalanche courses, and technical alpine ice climbing.


Winter Season: July to mid-October

Winter Mountaineering Courses

Mountaineering Courses

Learn to climb water ice, ski mountaineer, avalanche safety, and winter survival skills.

Winter Guiding and private courses

Mountain Guiding

Guiding and private courses for for individuals and small groups.

Ski Touring trips

Ski Touring

Multi-day ski tours at Mount Cook and in the Arrowsmiths.


Winter Conditions | Specialised Alpine Trips

With increased avalanche hazard and deep snow, winter is a time for specialists.

Summer is the best time to learn basic or technical mountain climbing skills, and climb NZ's highest peaks.

It's big, it's cool - it's winter