Independent Mountain Guides

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Guided Snow Shoeing Trips

Discover the majestic beauty of Queenstown's alpine environment with our experienced local guides

HALF DAY Family or Group Trips

A great way to be introduced to Snowshoeing. Suitable for a family, or a group of couples and friends that would like a short foray into the mountains near Queenstown. Your fitness needs only to be average as this trip is not huff and puff! We dont go steep, just easy trails in the alpine zone for having fun and enjoying a quiet half-day in the mountains. There are a number of location options to explore. All equipment will be supplied. 

What we provide

  • Snow shoes, poles and all avalanche equipment 
  • Transport free of charge

What to bring?

  • Warm clothing and footwear suitable for an alpine environment in winter (Please ask if you need advice)
  • Nice snacks to eat and something to drink
  • Your camera!

Departure time is 9.30am from your accomodation. We will return to Queenstown around 1.30.

Bookings are essential and will be accepted over the phone or by email

About Your Guides

You will be accompanied by a winter backcountry expert who will make all safety calls, weather decisions.
Your Guide will be carrying a cell phone, first aid kit, shovel, and shelter tarp, plus personal gear.

Guides are members of NZOIA and NZMGA.

Costs

Half day trip for one person = $275, half day trip for 2 people+ = $195 each. 

Full Day Trip

This is an adventurous full day excursion into the majesctic mountain areas around queenstown. There are a number of different places that a private guide will take you on this adventure. Where we take you will be decided by the weather on the day and the conditions of the snowpack. We do snowshoe into more adventurous terrain with a full day excursion. You will be provided with snow shoes, an avalanche transiever, shovel and probe and poles.

What we provide

  • Snow shoes, poles and all avalanche equipment
  • Transport free of charge

What to Bring?

  • Warm clothing and footwear suitable for an alpine environment in winter (Please ask if you need advice)
  • Sandwiches and energy food, plus 1 lite of fluids to drink
  • Your camera!

Your certified guide will take care of any route finding choices and make any tests in the snow necessary for safe passage. If your fitness allows, you may find yourself on top of a snowy peak, looking down on Queenstown.

Departure time is 9.30am from your accommodation. We will return to Queenstown around 3pm.

Bookings are essential and will be accepted over the phone or by email

About Your Guides

You will be accompanied by a winter backcountry expert who will make all safety calls, weather decisions.
Your Guide will be carrying a cell phone, first aid kit, shovel, and shelter tarp, plus personal gear.

Guides are members of NZOIA and NZMGA.

Costs

Private guiding for one person  = $375
Private guiding for two people+ = $295 per person

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