How to prepare for an EPIC backcountry skiing experience in Queenstown
Dreaming of cutting new trails across perfectly untracked powder this winter? Or maybe you’ve reached a certain point in your skiing abilities and you’re looking for the opportunity expand your skiing experience?
Queenstown is home to some of the most amazing, world-class backcountry terrain just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re after an opportunity to get away from the familiar runs of Queenstown’s ski resorts, a different on-snow experience or simply a new challenge, Queenstown offers plenty of backcountry skiing opportunities to suit a variety of skiers and snowboarders.
Whatever might be drawing you, if you’re considering heading into Queenstown’s backcountry this year there are a few important things to consider. Once you head out of the ski field boundary you are in unpatrolled territory and need to take precautions if you’re planning on skiing the untracked powder on offer. Here are our top tips on how to prepare and plan for your epic backcountry skiing trip in Queenstown this winter: