$310 NZD

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The Avalanche Awareness Course is for skiers, snowboarders, and climbers wanting to learn how to safely travel in backcountry terrain in the winter season. Queenstown Mountain Guides uses professional guides and ski patrollers that currently work in the industry and are the most up to date with the latest decison maing and rescue techniques.

On this course you will learn -

  • Introduction to the avalanche phenomenon – snowpack layering, triggers, avalanche types, avalanche sizes.
  • Avalanche terrain – slope angles, aspects, altitude/elevation, trigger points, terrain traps, avalanche terrain exposure scale
  • Conditions – Identifying signs of snow instability
  • Decision making
  • Safe travel techniques
  • Route finding in avalanche terrain
  • Rescue – Avalanche Transceivers, probing, shovelling technique


Contact Us
Company: Queenstown Mountain Guides
Tel: +64 3 442 3462
Email: contact@queenstownmountainguides.co.nz
Web: Visit Website

  • Physical Address

    Unit 403, Marina Apartments, 875 Frankton Rd,



    Price Information
    Opening Information
    Groups Info
    • Price: $310

    • Months of Operation: Open year round

    • Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

    • Group Reservation Email: contact@queenstownmountainguides.co.nz