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Alpinism & Ski Wanaka

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11 Rimu Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6593
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Lodge & Mountaineering

We stayed at the lodge for a few days and had the most wonderful stay. Iris and Gary are awesome... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Simon K
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Bern, Switzerland
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Really lovely,self contained lodge,

Stayed at this lodge for 4 nights, ideal for a short stay, owners live in the house, next to the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
G7355CPchriss
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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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Alpinism & Ski is a mountain and ski guiding boutique enterprise based in Wanaka, New Zealand, offering mountaineering ascents and climbing courses, ski touring and back country snow boarding adventures as well as trekking trips from soft recreational half days to full on and week long alpine treks. Ascents of dream peaks, specialized training and technical mountaineering as well as avalanche courses are part of the fully qualified IFMGA mountain guide service where as easy hikes, introduction to fauna and flora, a bit of local history and sightseeing with bird watching more for the visitors with less time and not so full on intentions/aspirations but keen to see the beauty of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Alpinism adventures during the European summers are available from the Alpinism & Ski team based in Switzerland during July and August. Last but not least there is the possibility of a home stay for alpinism guests at the base in Wanaka. The independent Alpinism studio-cottage is available for adventure-relaxation holidays too.
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29 Jan 2017
“Lodge & Mountaineering”
21 Feb 2016
“Really lovely,self contained lodge,”
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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11 Rimu Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 6593
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge for a few days and had the most wonderful stay. Iris and Gary are awesome hosts and are full of advice for things to do around Wanaka. Gary often visits Switzerland to work as a mountain guide, we are looking...More

1  Thank Simon K
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stayed at this lodge for 4 nights, ideal for a short stay, owners live in the house, next to the lodge, it is self contained, with double bed, fridge,cooker,microwave,telly, bathroom with shower, towels, heating etc, chairs & table to sit outside. Owners were very welcoming...More

1  Thank G7355CPchriss
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

I skied here July 2015. We stayed in Wanaka. I loved the ski area its probably mostly intermediate level although there are some great areas for beginners. We took the shuttle bus (Yello! excellent service and on time) each day from Wanaka which got us...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere - Cardrona and Treble Cone. Heliskiing paradise. A day on the Tasman Glacier is a must.

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Reviewed 18 December 2014

I've done about 16 trips with Gary (and sometimes Iris as well) over the years ranging from major mountaineering to ski touring to tramping. I cannot recommend Alpinism and Ski too highly. Not for nothing is Gary president of the NZ Mountain Guides Assn, an...More

1  Thank PhilMelchior
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Reviewed 24 November 2014

I had a fantastic trek to the Rob Roy Glacier with Iris on a weather perfect day. Passing through the native beech tree forest, which Iris, with her comprehensive knowledge of the native flora and its uses, made for a fascinating journey. Having two left...More

1  Thank LemongrassByronBay
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

Our trip was an easy hike to the view the Rob Roy Glacier, even for the more mature like ourselves! The experience took 5 hours which included a lunch stop at the top (we brought our own food). Our host, Iris, has exceptional knowledge and...More

2  Thank flatstanli
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