NEW ZEALAND HAUTE ROUTE


A hut based tour of NZ’s high glaciated Alps

 

Fancy a multi day ski tour of NZ’s premier glaciers? My NZ style Haute Route makes use of our kiwi style mountain huts on the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers staying at the Almer, Centennial, Pioneer and Chancellor Huts. We use helicopters to access the first hut with great food and tasty wine accompanied by excellent powder or corn skiing right out the door.

Getting a close up view of a big crevasse

We schedule a 7 day trip to allow for inclement weather, with a two day weather window at the start. That means if the weather’s bad we will postpone the start for up to two days. You should expect 4 or 5 days skiing within the week and it’s a great length trip to really get out there and enjoy the amazing terrain over looking the ocean, and close to NZ highest peaks including Aoraki/Mt Cook.

The skiing is not necessarily difficult. You need to be an intermediate skier or snowboarder. Skiing the glaciers is like skiing a low angle off piste run. But if you’re a good skier or boarder, we can hunt out the steeps and get your blood going. It’s up to you……..

 

Click here to go to the Gallery of photos.

 

The dates are October 20 to 26, or dates to suit your group September to November. The price of the 7 day tour is NZ$2750 each (subject to minimal numbers). Price includes transport ex Wanaka, food, helicopter access and exit, guide fees, GST and park fees.

Fresh turns

Other trips are available like:

  • Ski on the flanks of Mt Cook (not from the top, but on it’s moderate angled lower slopes) from Plateau Hut. 3 days, fly in and out.
  • Ski around Mt Aspiring from Colin Todd Hut, 3 days, fly in and out.
  • Ski the Tasman Glacier, 7 day hut based trip, fly in and out.

 

 

 

Quick Facts

Length of Trip: 7 Days.
Trip Dates:
 October 20 to 26
Cost: $2750
More info: email me
More Pics: link to gallery

 

Relaxing at the hut after a days ski touring.

Relaxing at the hut after a days ski touring.