Outdoor Adventures in the Southern Alps

The snow-capped mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps are the backbone are stunning, home to the country’s highest mountain in Mount Cook at 3724m! But, they can’t just be for looking at from a distance, right? Well, with Alpine Recreation, you can finally have your dream outdoor adventure in the alps, from hiking, climbing ski touring to snowshoeing, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience!

Can you go skiing on the Southern Alps?

Mount Cook is a skiing paradise in winter, with snow-covered valleys providing elevations perfectly doable for beginners and spectacular views of Lake Tekapo to boot! Book with Alpine Recreation to guarantee your unforgettable outdoor adventure in the southern alps!

Alpine Recreation are small, family-run business based in Lake Tekapo, dedicated guiding your outdoor adventure in the alps. There’s a fantastic range of activities to choose from, suitable for all levels of experiences. Experience the spectacular alpine landscapes of Mount Cook on foot with their snowshoeing experiences, where you’ll explore a winter wonderland of snow-covered valleys and frozen streams, in a trip to truly get you off the beaten track. Want to go a bit faster? No problem, the massive glaciers of Mount Cook offer the perfect location ski-touring or split-boarding – discover new terrain and get stunning views of the snow-covered peaks all while having a blast and learning something new! If you want something a bit more intimate, then take a 2 day trek around the foothills of Mount Cook, across the golden tussok, snow-capped peaks and alongside the spectacular crystal blue waters of Lake Tekapo, where you’ll be rewarded with a cosy mountain hut to gaze at the star-studded sky.

  • Check the FAQ’s page for what equipment you may need to bring.
  • Prices differ depending on activity, check individual page.
  • Pick-up service can be arranged from Lake Tekapo village.
  • Their base is just under a 3 hour drive from Christchurch.

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