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All Girls Ski Touring & Snowboarding

Queenstown Mountain Guides are proud to continue working with the Queenstown Outdoors Womens Network to bring you the All Girls Ski Touring and Snowboarding Camp.

This 5 day trip will be based from a high mountain hut in the glacial areas of Mt Cook or the Fox and Franz Joseph areas. These high glaciated areas offer incredible terrain & skiing. 

The focus of the All Girls Ski Touring & Snowboarding Camp is for girls to experience skiing on New Zealand’s glaciers in a safe, fun, group environment.

Over the previous two seasons we have run the All Girls Ski Touring and Snowboarding camps at Murchison Hut (high mountain hut under the main divide near the Tasman Glacier with spectacular long ski runs!) and from Plateau Hut on the Grand Plateau underneath New Zealand's highest mountains Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Both trips have been a success with all of the girls having a great time and good adventure!


Sample Itinerary

On the first day of the trip we will meet at the Queenstown Mountain Guides office at 8.30am. Before we depart we will do an equipment check to make sure that you have everything you need for the mountains. It takes 2.5 hours to drive to the Mt Cook airport.

Once at Mt Cook airport we will go over a helicopter or ski plane safety briefing before we fly into the mountains. After establishing ourselves at the hut or making a tent camp, we will head out and make the most of backcountry skiing and boarding.

Each day depending on the weather and the snow conditions we will be touring around the glaciers and mountains making the most of the skiing. Our trips are customised to suit your experience, goals and fitness. You are welcome to ski as much or as little as you like. It is normal to do about 4 climbs and downhill powder runs exploring the glacier and backcountry.

On the final day we will ski out to a lower elevation on the glacier before being picked up and flown back to the helicopter staging area. We would normally be back in Queenstown by 5.00pm.


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Flight in included


2018 Course Date. Our All Girls Ski Touring & Snowboarding Camp runs from Wednesday to Sunday - allowing participants to take 3 days off work and attend the course.

All Girls Glacier Ski Touring # September 12th to 16th, 2018

Experience Required

  • You are a strong intermediate to advanced skier or snowboarder  with off-piste skiing experience (can ski/ride black runs with confidence)
  • High level of fitness

Whats Included

The price of the camp includes

  • Guide fees
  • Flight into the mountains
  • Technical equipment hire
  • Avalanche shovel, transceiver, probe
  • Hut fees
  • Meals and snacks
  • Ground transport
  • Group equipment
  • Department of Conservation concession fees

The price of the camp excludes

  • Ski touring skis & boot hire
  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Flight out of the mountains

More Information

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