Ski Touring

Programme Overview:

This unique four day course is designed for the intermediate to advanced skier or boarder who wishes to walk away from the confinements of the ski area boundary and carve up the untracked powder slopes that beacon us all. This is a physically challenging course which will take advantage of the exquisite backcountry and slack country terrain of Mt Ruapehu. While being mobile on the mountain, you will develop an understanding of terrain selection and Avalanche awareness and an understanding of backcountry touring equipment. The experience is enhanced by basing at least two days from a remote alpine hut. Be one of the few to experience the most.


  • Efficient, safe backcountry travel both on skis or board and on foot including use of touring bindings, crampons and ice axe
  • Identifying the unique hazards associated with this activity and develop strategies to overcome these
  • Selecting appropriate terrain for your skill base taking into account the weather and its effect on the snow pack and the Avalanche risk/forecast
  • Poor weather mountain navigation
  • Group management while negotiating steeper terrain
  • Overnight expedition skills

Programme Details:

Price Includes:

  • 4 days of specialist instruction
  • Use of some specialist gear and equipment
  • All transport for the duration of the course
  • All meals from breakfast on the first day through to departure day lunch
  • Accommodation from the arrival night to the night before the course ends

Does not include ski boots, mountaineering skis and skins* or ski pass for access

*Contact us for information on where to rent this equipment

Location: Hillary Outdoors Tongariro, Tongariro National Park
Dates: 4 day residential course, TBC
Cost:$1200 per person (including GST).

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Please note that courses require a minimum number to be able to run. If the scheduled dates don’t suit, get a group together and book your own tailor made course.