Black Peak Ski Touring & Snowboard Tour 3 days


Black Peak is a 5-7 hour skin/snowshoe from the summit of Treble Cone Ski Area or a 10 minute helicopter flight from the valley floor. The expense of flying in saves time and energy for the ensuing days' ski touring and instruction. Our private hut is located at 1725m and is the perfect base from which to enjoy extensive & challenging ski touring.

Black Peak 2016

Graeme Kennerley

"You Guys are JUST THE BEST! Skiing untracked powder snow where you earn the turns. A truly wilderness experience yet so close to Wanaka. High class authentic NZ experience. " 

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Fly in to our private hut with stunning views of Treble Cone and Mt Aspiring. Enjoy cosy accommodation for up to six - sleeping bags, good lighting, cooking equipment and outside toilet supplied. Ski tour through the heart of New Zealand's Harris Mountains with a light day pack. Make your mark on untouched slopes.

If the weather does not allow you to spend the whole trip at Black Peak then your guide will show you round some of the other great options in the area including our private Robrosa Huts in the Pisa Range or backcountry day tours acessed from local ski fields.



Available Dates

2019 Dates                 Status
23 July  - 25 July  COMPLETED
30 July - 1 Aug COMPLETED
13 - 15 Aug FULL
19 - 21 Aug FULL
24 - 26 Aug Open
31 Aug - 2 Sept Open
7 - 9 Sept FULL

Now taking bookings for 2019...

Private tours are available: Book a group of up to 5 for any of these dates or dates suited to your group (subject to hut availability).


Technical Difficulty

Participants need previous experience with backcountry touring.  You will need to be a strong skier or rider in off piste conditions.

Physical Difficulty

A good level of fitness is required.  Participants need to be able to travel up steep hills and be strong enough to handle variable conditions.

Price Details

Guide : Client Price per person 
1:2 NZ $1,900
1:3 NZ $1,500
1:4 NZ $1,250

The helicopter ride to the hut or the peak on the first day is an additional expense (approx. NZ $190-250 pp).

What's Included
  • NZMGA qualified guide
  • all meals and energy snacks
  • cosy hut and bedding
  • 1 day weather contingency

Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

Prior to Start of Trip

Meet with your guide at our offices 5pm on the evening prior to departure. Your guide will check all your clothing and equipment and ensure that you have everything that is required for the 3 days of the tour. Rental equipment is issued and last minute purchases can be made. Plans are finalized for an early morning departure.


Day One

We drive to the magnificent Matukituki Valley and meet our helicopter at Cattle Flat, just past the Treble Cone Ski Area. Our backpacks are light because sleeping bags, cooking gear and other necessities will already be in the hut.  There is a wide range of runs available, from the moderate angle of the South Face of Black Peak to the Escapade Chutes -  there are slopes for everyone.  If people are keen we have evening talks on avalanche rescue, terrain analysis or mountain weather.  Snow cave building is popular and if you like you can sleep like an eskimo!

Black Peak Hut

Day Two

In our experience people want one thing, powder snow.   Subject to the weather, we sometimes tour west to the Greenstone Trails or Rollercoaster which have the perfect aspect for cold dry snow.  Other times we get no further than the slopes above the hut in our search for the deep stuff.


Day Three

Black Peak Hut is located about 7 km from the summit of Treble Cone Ski Area and it is an awesome ski tour.  All you need to carry is a light daypack but with over 600m descent and 850m ascent it is a big day to ski tour back to the carpark where our vehicle will be waiting with a cold beverage!

NB : Please note that this itinerary is a sample only and the actual itinerary may vary at the discretion of your guide. Weather, conditions and personal ability and needs may make changes necessary or advantageous to the participants.

Views touring out of Black Peak Hut

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