Winter Adventure Tour
Our Winter Adventure Tour has access to thirteen ski fields spread over the South Islands mountainous spine, this allows consideration for the weather and snow conditions to maximise your snow experience, our guides have a great local knowledge on choosing the venue and finding that secret pow stash
Fresh Descents Winter Adventure Tour is a customised tour in which you choose the length of the tour, what type of ski area you use and any other winter based activities to include
The Winter Adventure Tour is based at one of our many small rural towns in the wider Canterbury and Mackenzie regions
The towns have three or four ski area's within an hours drive, our itinerary can change to allow for better conditions when the weather changes
You don't just have to go skiing! We can arrange snowkiting, splitboarding, ice climbing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling the list is only limited by your imagination. All activities are through certified providers or professional mountain guides
A pass will be issued to you and we can get about the business of shredding
Some of our ski area's are known as Clubbies or club fields, which use 'nut crackers' as the main form of lift access. The use of these will be fully instructed and practiced before heading off for the day
If you would prefer to use the tour to expand your snow sports ability, the commercially run ski area's offer ski and snowboard lessons.
Rental equipment can be arranged for a additional cost. We use Gnomes where possible
Four wheel drive transport will be used to access the ski fields, our mountain access roads require high vehicle clearance, four wheel drive, ice chains, can be one lane and all are gravel roads. This can prove to be an experience on its own!
To keep the experience affordable, we use shared accommodation at our host towns, you will need to provide your own bedding and toiletries. Sleeping bags are available for hire if needed
All meals are included, our guides have a good level of cooking ability and can accommodate any dietary requirements within our menu
Fresh Descents uses Broken River, Awakino, Craigieburn, Mt Olympus, Fox Peak, Hamner Springs, Mt Cheeseman, Mt Dobson, Mt Lyford, Porters, Rainbow, Roundhill, Temple Basin, Treble Cone and Ohau ski area's