Ice climbing. Photo by Trevor Streat.

Winter Climbing, Ski Mountaineering, and Avalanche Courses

Test your ski touring, ice climbing, and mountaineering skills on an Alpine Guides winter course. Our winter program focuses on specialised aspects of alpine instruction.

Winter Instruction Courses | 2014

Courses run either at Mt Cook, or in the Arrowsmith Range, in conjunction with Methven Heliskiing ›

Backcountry Avalanche Course ›

4 days - certified avalanche safety course, based in the Arrowsmiths.

Ice Climbing Experience (ICE) ›

5 days - learn how to climb steep water-ice.

Ski Mountaineering Course (SMC) ›

7 days - ski touring and winter mountaineering.

Winter Mountain Skills ›

4 days - introduction to survival skills and winter back country travel.

All Alpine Guides courses feature

It's big it's cool - it's winter