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Southern Alps Ski Tour

Price and Information

PRICE

Land Cost NZD$8,822.00; per person - including 2-days heliskiing.

(USD $5,032.00 - subject to exchange rate variations).

 

DATES

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

Tour commences on a Saturday and finish on a Friday.

  • 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 4:30pm Queenstown / Queenstown Visitors Center. Located on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown.

Internal travel within New Zealand to Queenstown can be arranged at additional cost.

 

DURATION

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

 

INCLUDES

Accommodation, tour guiding, lift passes, land transport,  heliskiing or snowboarding at Mount Cook and Queenstown (as specified), excluding any additional runs. Breakfast and heliski lunches

 

EXCLUDES

International & domestic air travel is excluded; except for the specified Heliskiing at Mt Cook and Queenstown. All food (unless specified above) is excluded and can be brought in all locations. Also excluded are ski / snowboard hire and any additional heliboarding / heliskiing runs; etc

 

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation we use for the Southern Lakes Tour has been chosen to provide the best posible service for the location.

Our perferred accommodation is Millennium Hotel (MCK Hotels) or the nearest equivalent in locations where Millennium Hotels is not located.

 

 

TRANSPORT

The type of ski transport we use depends on the group size but for your comfort and safety the transport is normally 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 centers 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 fleece jacket or jumper (not cotton)
  • polyprop long johns and tops
  • waterproof hiking boots (not shoes) perhaps from Asolo
  • 3 pairs of socks (they get wet) - try a pair of Thorlo socks
  • 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; plus polarization camera filter if available.
  • diary / journal

We allow space for 140 liters per person (one large pack or cargo bag plus one day pack plus ski and snowboards). 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).

EQUIPMENT HIRE

At most ski locations on the tour ski and snowboarding equipment and clothing is normally available for hire. Discuss your needs with our ski guide(s)

 

ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT WE SUPPLY

Our vehicles carry safety equipment. For Heliskiing Avalanche location beacons are supplied.

Depending on the type of specialized tour our tour guides may supply you with topographical maps, survival kits, 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.