Ski Touring

North Island Ski Touring Meet 2018

The North Island Ski Touring Meet is a fun and sociable weekend, and a great opportunity to get out and do some ski touring. The meet will be based at Tukino Lodge on Mt Ruapehu and is a chance to find likeminded people of similar experience and enjoy some spring touring adventures. Please note this [...]

Intro to Ski Touring – North Island

The NZAC North Island Intro to Ski Touring Course (ISTC) is a four-day course designed for strong intermediate (or better) skiers with excellent aerobic fitness wanting to get a good grounding in ski touring so they can go experience the North Island winter backcountry by themselves! This is not a ‘learn to ski’ course- you [...]

Intro to Ski Touring and Avalanche Awareness:

Join FMC President Peter Wilson and Petra Watson for a weekend introduction to the world of Ski Touring, and to Avalanche awareness and safety.  Peter and friends have volunteered to run two identical weekend courses, 18/19 August, and 22/23 September. The learning will begin with pre-course online study and tuition, followed by a weekend at [...]

Tour with respect  Make room

Sometimes the back country terrain behind the ski field can get a few groups at once. Local Craigieburn Ski Guide Anna Keeling offers some thoughts and advice on how to avoid putting each other at risk as you enjoy your foray from the safety of the ski field.

Ski Touring  The Fox Neve

The west coast neve's are a magical ski touring destination. Whilst there's plenty of scope for very intense lines, there's also plenty of mellow terrain for when the snow isn't quite in condition. Regardless of the skiing, it is an incredible place to visit.