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Alpinism & Ski Wanaka

Opens in 25 min: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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a great alpine experience

Get going! - some wonderful tramps/climbs around Wanaka; on a fine day - Mt Iron - Mt Roy - Mt... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Wanaka, New Zealand
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
Bern, Switzerland
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27 May 2018
“a great alpine experience”
2 weeks ago
“Not recommended on rainy and poor visibility days: The ascent then presents dangers.”
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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
11 Rimu Lane, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6593
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long and tedious uphill drive leads from the main road to the CADRONA ski slopes. It winds its way up the mountain like any european or north american ski access road. But this road has protective strong wire & pole or metal guard planking...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Get going! - some wonderful tramps/climbs around Wanaka; on a fine day - Mt Iron - Mt Roy - Mt Aspiring?

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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
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
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

3  Thank Pushkin_11
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.

1  Thank SteenR1
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
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
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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