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TTC Introduction to Ski Touring Course (ISC)

This course is intended for club members with intermediate-level or better skiing who wish to:

  1. Extend their skiing skills to backcountry, off-piste conditions
  2. Learn the fundamental skills needed to complete an easy grade ski tour in New Zealand backcountry terrain

Course outline:

  • Initial meeting to fit boots and skis and cover theory.
  • Weekend of practical instruction at Whakapapa skifield Mt Ruapehu.
  • A follow-on weekend 'trip' to Mt Ruapehu aiming for day ski-tours outside the skifield boundary.

instruction topics:

  1. Ski touring clothing, gear and equipment
  2. Skiing with a mentor to gain confidence skiing on variable snow away from groomed slopes
  3. Tactics to deal with difficult terrain and snow conditions
  4. Skinning and transitioning to skiing and ice axe/crampons
  5. Basic navigation, terrain assessment, and route planning

Please read the info sheet for cost and other course details.

Enrolment for this instruction will open in July. Please contact David Grainger -> mailto:david [period] grainger [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 021 444 702 with any enquiries.


Schedule for TTC ISC 2018

Introductory talk and ski/boot fitting- clubrooms Monday October 8
Instruction Weekend - Ruapehu TTC Lodge October 13-14 (travel on Friday)
Follow up trip - TBC November 3-4 (travel on Friday)
  • Talks are held at Tararua clubrooms, Moncrieff St, Mt Vic.
  • Ruapehu weekends are based at the Tararua Lodge and leave Wellington Railway Station 5.30pm on the Friday before.
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Climbing and Mountaineering Instruction Snow

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