A NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) accredited course
Recognized by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council, this Backcountry Avalanche Course is designed to deliver quality avalanche education for a minimum price.
The course is designed for people who want to ski & snowboard tour outside patrolled ski area boundaries. The focus is on preparation for a backcountry ski or snowboarding trip, decision making in avalanche terrain, and rescue skills. While the goal is to not be caught in an avalanche, time will be spent learning and practicing companion rescue.
To get the most out of this course you should have some knowledge of backcountry touring and attended an Avalanche Awareness Course or similar. All our avalanche courses are run by Avalanche Stage 2 qualified mountain or ski guides with many years experience ski tour guiding, heli-ski guiding, or in ski patrol.