Black Peak Ski Touring & Snowboard Tour 3 days

Location

Black Peak is a 5-7 hour skin/snowshoe from the summit of Treble Cone Ski Area or a 10 minute helicopter flight from the valley floor. The expense of flying in saves time and energy for the ensuing days' ski touring and instruction. 

Our private hut is located at 1725m and is the perfect base from which to enjoy extensive & challenging ski touring.

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Graeme Kennerley

"You Guys are JUST THE BEST! Skiing untracked powder snow where you earn the turns. A truly wilderness experience yet so close to Wanaka. High class authentic NZ experience. " 

More Information

Fly in to our private hut with stunning views of Treble Cone and Mt Aspiring. Enjoy cosy accommodation for up to six - sleeping bags, good lighting, cooking equipment and outside toilet supplied. Ski tour through the heart of New Zealand's Harris Mountains with a light day pack. Make your mark on untouched slopes.

We'd love to share the joys of backcountry ski touring in NZ with you. Check out the trip details and contact us if you have any questions.

 

 


Available Dates

Trip 2017 Dates                 Status
BP3#1 July 18-19-20 Open
BP3#2 Aug 10-11-12 FULL
BP3#3 Aug 24-25-26 C: 3 places available
BP3#4 Aug 31 - 2 Sept Open
BP3#5 Sept 8-9-10 Open
BP3#6 Sept 17-18-19 Open

Private tours are available: Book a group of up to 5 for any of these dates or dates suited to your group (subject to hut availability).

Difficulty

Technical Difficulty

Participants need previous experience with backcountry touring.  You will need to be a strong skier or rider in off piste conditions.

Physical Difficulty

A good level of fitness is required.  Participants need to be able to travel up steep hills and be strong enough to handle variable conditions.


Price Details

Guide : Client Price
1:2 NZ $1,350
1:3-4 NZ $1,150

The helicopter ride to the hut or the peak on the first day is an additional expense (approx. NZ $190-225 pp).

What's Included
  • NZMGA qualified guide
  • all meals and energy snacks
  • cosy hut and bedding

Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

Prior to Start of Trip

Meet with your guide at our offices 5pm on the evening prior to departure. Your guide will check all your clothing and equipment and ensure that you have everything that is required for the 3 days of the tour. Rental equipment is issued and last minute purchases can be made. Plans are finalized for an early morning departure.

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Day One

We drive to the magnificent Matukituki Valley and meet our helicopter at Cattle Flat, just past the Treble Cone Ski Area. Our backpacks are light because sleeping bags, cooking gear and other necessities will already be in the hut.  There is a wide range of runs available, from the moderate angle of the South Face of Black Peak to the Escapade Chutes -  there are slopes for everyone.  If people are keen we have evening talks on avalanche rescue, terrain analysis or mountain weather.  Snow cave building is popular and if you like you can sleep like an eskimo!

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Day Two

In our experience people want one thing, powder snow.   Subject to the weather, we sometimes tour west to the Greenstone Trails or Rollercoaster which have the perfect aspect for cold dry snow.  Other times we get no further than the slopes above the hut in our search for the deep stuff.

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Day Three

Black Peak Hut is located about 7 km from the summit of Treble Cone Ski Area and it is an awesome ski tour.  All you need to carry is a light daypack but with over 600m descent and 850m ascent it is a big day to ski tour back to the carpark where our vehicle will be waiting with a cold beverage!

NB : Please note that this itinerary is a sample only and the actual itinerary may vary at the discretion of your guide. Weather, conditions and personal ability and needs may make changes necessary or advantageous to the participants.

Black Peak Hut


Equipment Details

This video provides practical demonstration of how alpine ski touring (AT) equipment works.

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