Backcountry Access Policies

Below are links to backcountry access policies or information for tourers at various ski areas across New Zealand. Follow the link to the operators relevant webpage or document, in some cases you'll need to scroll to find it if it's amongst other information. Please respect the policies of each ski area for the safety of yourself, ski area staff, and other users. When in doubt, contact the ski area in advance, and on the day make sure to check in with relevant on-site contacts to leave your intentions and make your presence known.

For operators, if you'd like to update/amend information, provide details such as contact numbers or email, or add your fields information to the list below, please contact tom.harris@mountainsafety.org.nz.

In 2019, FMC and NZ Alpine Club compiled a set of guidelines supported by 23 ski areas across the country. These guidelines can be found here, and are a must read for anyone accessing the backcountry through a ski area. Below are some more specific details for some ski areas:

Broken River    
Cardrona      Ph: 03 443 1576  Email: ski.patrol@cardrona.com
Coronet Peak    
Craigieburn   Ph: 03 318 8711 Email: patrol@craigieburn.co.nz
Fox Peak    
Hanmer    
Manganui    
Mt Hutt    
Mt Olympus    
Porters    
Rainbow    
Remarkables  Ph: 03 442 4895   Email: snowsafety@theremarkables.co.nz
Roundhill    
Snow Farm    
Treble Cone    
Whakapapa and Turoa