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Alpine treks and hikes
TREK
Based at our own heated, private huts
Climb New Zealand's highest peaks
CLIMB
Our equipment is provided FREE of charge
New Zealand Ski Touring
SKI
Expand your horizons with professional guides
Winter snowshoe hikes
SNOWSHOE
Explore a winter wonderland!
Mountaineering Instruction Courses
INSTRUCTION COURSES
Learn new skills from IFMGA / NZMGA guides
New Zealand Guided Ascents
PRIVATE GUIDING
Custom-made trips designed for you

Alpine Recreation

Trek, Climb & Ski with professionals!

Welcome to Alpine Recreation. We are a small, friendly family-run company based in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, specializing in guided outdoor adventures throughout New Zealand's Southern Alps. This includes alpine trekking and hiking, climbing courses and guided ascents, ski touring and snowshoeing trips. Our professional and enthusiastic team will create a custom itinerary to suit you - plan your next trip with us!

We have two heated, private huts in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park, which can be accessed by foot and provide the ideal base from which to run our tours. Our low-guide client ratios allow you to maximise your time and experience with us and our equipment is included FREE of charge.

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Ball Pass Summit Trek - Kaitiaki Peak

Ball Pass


Based at our private Caroline Hut, experience the rugged beauty of New Zealand's highest mountains up-close. We offer 2-3 day trips to the Ball Pass area, catering to a variety of fitness levels and ambitions.

Aoraki/Mt. Cook Trek
Ball Pass Summit Trek
Ball Pass Crossing

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Intermediate Climbing Course at Caroline Hut

Summer Instruction Courses


We provide a full program of climbing instruction courses, catering from beginners through to experts. We'll help you to achieve your goals with expert tuition, small groups and customized itineraries.

Mountaineering Courses
Rock Climbing

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Aoraki / Mt. Cook Ascent

Private Guiding & Ascents


Tick off New Zealand's 3000m peaks or take on a new alpine challenge. We'll guide you up New Zealand's popular peaks - and more! Our most experienced guides will provide you with a safe and exhilarating mountain experience.

Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Mt. Aspiring
Guided Ascents Programme

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Alpine Ski Touring

Ski Touring


Whether you're after an alpine touring or split-boarding adventure on epic alpine terrain or prefer cruising gentler slopes on nordic skis, we have a range of tour options and venues to choose from.

Two Thumb Range Ski Touring
Glacier Ski Touring
Nordic Skiing

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Winter Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoeing


Our winter trekking options are based from our heated, private huts. Get a group of family or friends together for a unique adventure in the snow!

Lake Tekapo Snowshoeing
Mount Cook Snowshoeing

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Waterfall Ice Climbing Course

Winter Instruction Courses


Learn skills to keep you safe in your winter playground. We offer a range of 4-5 day courses for mountaineers and skiers.

Waterfall Ice Climbing Course
Backcountry Ski Course
Backcountry Avalanche Course

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