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New Zealand Skiing and Snowboarding Tours

Canterbury Ski Area Tour - Information and Price

PRICE

Land Cost NZD$8,198.00; per person - including 2-days Heliskiing.

(USD $4,656.00 - subject to exchange rate variations).

 

DATES

Scheduled Tour: 2016 Schedule and Dates to be updated in the New Year.

Tour commences on a Sunday and finish on a Saturday.

  • All tour are subject to sufficient / minimum books been received.
  • All tour bookings are subject to confirmation.
  • Other tour dates by arrangement.

 

MEETING POINT

Departure 8:00am Christchurch / Canterbury Visitors Center. Located on the corner of Worcerster Street and Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

 

DURATION

This is a 7-day land trip as specified above.

 

INCLUDES

Accommodation (including daily breakfast), tour guiding, lift passes, 2-days cat heli skiing & snowboarding at Mount Potts, 1-days heliskiing at Methven, tour land transport, meals as specified: daily breakfast, plus lunch and dinner is supplied at Mount Potts.

 

EXCLUDES

International & domestic air travel is excluded. Meals in transit. Also excluded are ski / snowboard hire, additional cat heli skiing, additional heliskiing; etc

 

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation we use for the Canterbury Ski Area Tour has been chosen to provide you with convenient ski accommodation; nearest the ski locations. Our perferred accommodation is either Ski Club Lodge accommodation or the nearest equivalent. Sleeping Bags are required.

 

TRANSPORT

The type of ski transport we use depends on the group size but for your comfort and safety the transport is either a 4WD Ford Exployer 4.0 litre or a larger vehicle.

 

VARIATIONS

For any group bookings we can delete or add additional days to this trip.

Seasonal Variation: New Zealand Snow conditions vary from season to season. New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited accepts no liability for the seasonal risks associated with you planning any ski tours. As a result of any seasonal snow variation we reserve the right to vary the trip in any form to provide you with what we consider is the best available skiing. Extra skiing can be provided at other outstanding ski fields in the South Island.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

E-mail: Cyber Cafe's exist in most main locations around New Zealand.


What you need to bring: We supply you with a list of items to bring as specified below. However you will need to supply your own ski equipment or hire it. Plus you need to have warm windproof clothing.

 

EQUIPMENT

What to Take

New Zealand's weather is changeable, so it is necessary to be prepared with warm gear at all times. Even at the height of summer mountain weather can change quickly, so you must be prepared especially for the rain storms that regularly drench the Southern Alps. The wisest approach for dressing for New Zealand conditions is to wear layered clothing.

Some suggested locations for browsing for new wilderness equipment:
Mountain Hardwear
REI
Two international renowned New Zealand suppliers of Wilderness Equipment:
Cactus Climbing Equipment
Macpac

 

Essential Items

  • backpack or soft cargo bag (at least 70 liters capacity).- easier for packing into our vans.
  • daypack (approx 20-25 liters capacity)
  • daypack liner (plastic bag)
  • warm sleeping bag - suitable for a ski lodge
  • warm fleece jacket or jumper (not cotton)
  • Polyprop long johns and tops
  • good waterproof hiking boots (not shoes) perhaps from Asolo
  • 3 pairs of socks (they get wet) - try a pair of Thorlo socks
  • spare shoes or sandals
  • waterproof raincoat / jacket preferably made from a breathable fabric; perhaps from Mountain Hardwear
  • drink bottle (1 liter)
  • sunscreen and sunglasses
  • warm hat or balaclava and light weight gloves
  • toiletries
  • towel
  • Casual backpacker clothing perhaps from REI
  • Optional:
  • Camera and plenty of spare film perhaps from Kodak
  • diary / journal

We allow space for 120 liters per person (one large pack plus one day pack). You may be required to forward any excess luggage if you exceed this. Any day to day gear you do not need can be locked in our vehicle(s).

 

ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT WE SUPPLY

Our vehicles carry safety equipment.

Avalanche location beacons are supplied for heliskiing and whilst at Mount Potts.

Depending on the type of specialized tour our tour guides may supply you with topographical maps, avalanche location beacons, mountain radios and other items, as they are deemed necessary.

 

DISCLOSURE OF RISK

Skiing or any adventure activity can involve certain hazards, including sudden weather changes and avalanches. All clients need to realize there is no absolute guarantee of safety. NZ Adventure Specialists Limited and its guides maintain the right not to run an activity(s) if the circumstances make the activity too dangerous (e.g. heavy rain). NZ Adventure Specialists & its guides will take all practical steps to minimize risk. However New Zealand Adventure Specialists Limited accepts no liability for death, injuries or illness incurred during the trip. Nor do we accept responsibility for any service provided by any other tourist operators.