Alpine Recreation Canterbury Ltd.

Trek, climb, ski and snowshoe with Alpine Recreation Canterbury. Stay in huts above Lake Tekapo and in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park with IFMGA guides.


Get in amongst some of New Zealand’s most scenic locations: Tekapo and Mt Cook. Upskill with mountaineering or ski touring tuition, or simply improve your backcountry knowledge and experience by hanging out with one of our professional guides for 3-7 days.

Get value for money with a climbing course at Caroline Hut, all equipment included, and no air access expense. Tap into the experience of our ski guides to find the best venues and snow. Trek up close to the mighty Caroline Face on a Ball Pass hike to see New Zealand’s most spectacular alpine scenery.

Or enjoy the gentler Tekapo Trek with your family in the foothills above Lake Tekapo, or try snowshoeing here in winter (July-September). Alpine Recreation Canterbury has been operating since 1981 and is the guiding company of choice for Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. We are the most popular ski touring company in New Zealand and are well known for pioneering New Zealand’s “Haute Route”, the “Symphony on Skis” traverse of the Southern Alps.


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