Snow / Alpine

The mountains of New Zealand offer virtually endless opportunities for the adventurous mountaineer or backcountry skier / snowboarders. The alpine environment in New Zealand has many risks that are essential to understand and mitigate. Explore the activities below so and know before you snow.

Did you know?

Over 26,500 Kiwis participate in mountaineering each year in NZ.
There and Back, 2016 

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Mountaineer and peak - Yap Zhi

Mountaineering

Mountaineering is an inherently risky recreational pursuit, and it is often this balance between risk and reward that attracts and motivates climbers, or if not, climbers are at least aware of this fine balance. Read more

Snowboard in snow - Stock

Backcountry Snowsports

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is an exhilarating way to enjoy the beauty of the New Zealand winter wonderland.  Before you head out into the hills though, you've got to be prepared. Check the snow conditions, the avalanche risk and the weather. Read more