Backcountry Safety & Ski Touring- intro

From NZD $245.00
  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Wanaka, Otago
  • Product code: MWBC1DAY
If you’re asking yourself ‘Is this for me?’ and you have good general fitness, can make effective turns off-piste and are up for an adventure, then YES it is!

Who: Women new to the back country, those wanting a ground- up refresher or just some more experience with guides. Only 12 places available each session, for skiers only, we are no longer able to accomodate split-boarders sorry.

Focus: Intro to back-country safety and touring. Practical useable skills, local information and guided backcountry travel. We want to get you out there moving in the terrain.

What we’ll cover:
Route finding and terrain selection for backcountry travel
How to use different ski touring equipment
Uphill travel techniques for skiers
Search & Rescue; using tranceivers, probing, shovelling


Dependent on snow and weather conditions the day sessions will run on one of the three areas below
-Pisa Range, with access from Snow Farm (Trail pass)
-Side-country of Cardrona (no lift pass required)
-Back-country Treble Cone (Backcountry pass available to buy)

Friday evening info session 6-8pm- meet at Aspiring Guides Office for chat, gear check, info and wine session.
Saturday Mountain morning 8am, meet Aspiring Guides office, car pool up mountain, aim to be back to Wanaka by 5pm and go for a debrief drink.