Black Peak Heli-Backcountry Tour 1 day

Location

Black Peak is a short helicopter flight from Cattle Flat, west of Wanaka

I had an awesome day.

Anthony Dawkins, Australia

“I had an awesome day.  Adrian was fantastic and did an amazing job of meeting the group's needs.  He found us great snow along with some great touring info.”

More Information

Fly to the summit of Black Peak, and tour the backcountry slopes and bowls in the area. Stop at our private hut for lunch. If conditions permit we have the option to tour back out to Treble Cone or maximise your runs & helicopter out at the end of the day. Previous touring skills, strong skiing or riding ability, and good fitness essential.


Available Dates

Trip Dates Status
Anytime July to Oct subject to guide availability

To book in a day, please complete the booking form above. We'll confirm the trip 48 hrs beforehand (depending upon weather, conditions, numbers and guide availability) Full payment is required at this stage.

If you would like to secure a guide in advance for a particular day then we will require full payment. Should the weather or conditions not be suitable for flying on that day, then we will head to another backcountry location (eg Treble Cone, Cardrona or the Pisa Range).

Difficulty

Technical Difficulty

Black Peak is suitable for more advanced skiers/boarders. Previous backcountry experience is required.  The ability to control your speed in variable snow conditions is essential.

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


Group Size -

Guide to Client
Price per person NZ$
 
1:1 $1750
1:2 $850
1:3+ $650


 

 

What's Included
  • Flight into Black Peak
  • IFMGA or NZMGA Ski Guide
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Transceivers & avalanche safety gear & instruction on use
  • All access fees
Not included :
  • Flight out from Black Peak if preferred (approx $170-250 pp depending on group size)

 


Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

One Day Tour

Stop into our office the afternoon before and we will make sure you have all the right gear.  Often people need to rent touring gear, and we work with you and the rental shop to make sure you get the gear you need.  We usually meet around 8am on the morning of the trip at our office. Drive out to the Cattle Flat helicopter staging area ready to fly at 9am. This leaves the whole day to tour to Treble Cone getting lots of skiing or riding in along the way. Alternatively we tour the slopes and backbowls of Black Peak before flying out after 4pm. Arrive back in Wanaka just before 5pm.

 

New Zealand ski tour


Equipment Details

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

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