Alpine Recreation Ski Touring

Street: 30 Murray Place
City/Town: Lake Tekapo
Region: Mackenzie
Phone: 03 6806736
Freephone: 0800 006 096
Fax: 03 6806765

Two Thumb Range Alpine Ski Touring

The Two Thumb Range forms the eastern boundary of the Mackenzie Basin, close enough to the Southern Alps to get great views, but sheltered enough to escape many of the predominant north-west storms hitting the Main Divide.

Gottlieb Braun-Elwert, founder of Alpine Recreation, pioneered ski touring in the Two Thumb Range in the early 1980’s. The high country above Lake Tekapo ticked all the boxes: a good variety of terrain, a series of parallel valleys to allow different tours for at least five days, a choice of alternatives for marginal weather and risky avalanche conditions, and easy foot access (3 hours from the road-end to Rex Simpson Hut). Add to this a cosy hut and you have the recipe for a great backcountry holiday!

All gear included in our prices - (except alpine touring boots). No need to pay extra to hire alpine touring skis, skins, avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel....

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