Robrosa Ski & Snowboard Tour 2 or 4 days


The two Robrosa Huts are located in a secluded valley where the high altitude and protected aspect make for some of the best snow conditions around.

We are still recovering but we’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Poppy & Joel, Australia

Thanks so much for such an awesome few days in the Pisa Range - remote location, amazing conditions, Dan, our guide, was super informative re snow conditions, safety and general mountain tips. Loved skiing a line and looking back up at it and then the relief of making it back to the top again - that satisfaction of getting some great lines after you have done all the hard work to get there!  And thanks for the big, hearty, warm meals.  Smooth and professional operation, amazing experience.


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Advanced skiers will find steep chutes right out the door, with a fast turn around time you can ski rock walled couloirs or huck bluffs until the penguins come home.  No need to carry anything more than a shovel, transceiver and smile. Further afield are the Lowburn Faces where you can tour a different backcountry bowl with every run.

Intermediate skiers will appreciate the labyrinth of easy angles slopes and valleys that can be followed.  For people new to touring this is a great place to learn the ins and outs of how to use touring skis. There are inspiring views of Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and the chain of the Southern Alps.

With helicopter access right from Wanaka Airport you get the most skiing possible packed into your ski touring holiday.  From our office in Wanaka you are at the top of your first run within the hour and there is no need to carry a heavy pack or eat dehydrated food, you can bring all the goodies!

If the weather does not allow you to spend the whole trip at Robrosa then your guide will show you round some of the other great backcountry options in the area acessed from local ski fields.




Available Dates

  2019 Dates Status
2 Days 25 - 26 July COMPLETED
4 Days 2 - 5 Aug COMPLETED
4 Days 10 - 13 Aug FULL
2 Days 20 - 21 Aug Open
4 Days 24 - 27 Aug Open
4 Days 1 - 4 Sept C: 2 places available

Private tours are available :
Book a group of up to 4 on dates to suit (subject to hut & guide availability)

4 days too long ?  We can also do 3 or 2 day tours. Ideal for a short weekend break away.



Technical Difficulty

Participants need previous experience with backcountry touring.  You will need to be a strong skier/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 Per Person
2 days  
1 : 2 pax NZ $1,250
1 : 3 pax NZ $950
1 : 4 pax NZ $800
4 days  
1 guide : 2 pax NZ $2,700
1 guide : 3 pax NZ $2,100
1 guide : 4 pax NZ $1,800

Helicopter flight additional - from NZ $160 per person

What's Included
  • NZMGA and/or IFMGA qualified guide
  • meals and energy snacks
  • hut accommodation including sleeping gear
  • weather contingency


Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

Prior to Start of Trip

Meet with your guide at the Aspiring Guides office on the evening prior to departure. Your guide will check all your clothing and equipment required for the trip. Rental equipment is issued and last minute purchases can be made. The weather forecast will be discussed and a plan made for the the following morning.

Day One

Aspiring Guides pioneered ski touring in the area and we placed Robrosa Hut to take advantage of the high southern exposures of the Cliffburn Valley. Our backpacks are light because sleeping bags, cooking gear and other necessities will already be in the hut.  After dropping our gear we get straight into the local runs.  Some people are more comfortable with the long easy ridges while others prefer the steep chutes that blanket the area. 

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Days Two - Three

In our experience people want one thing, powder snow.   Whether we stay local or explore the numerous bowls on the Lowburn Face just depends on how hard you want to hit it.  You will be blown away at the wide variety of ski runs available.

Robrosa New Zealand Ski Tour

Day Four

The ski tour out from Robrosa Hut  to the Snow Farm Nordic Area is about 12km with 500m gain and 750m descent.  Skiing out via the Princeburn Valley offers over 6km continuous downhill and with only a light pack to carry it is a ski tour to savor.  There is ample opportunity to stop and enjoy some of the steeper cliff runs along the way.  We usually arrive back at the vehicle at 4pm followed by a 5pm thirst quenching debrief at Aspiring Guides Wanaka office. 

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.

Robrosa New Zealand Ski Tour

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