Wanaka is the gateway to the beautiful Mount Aspiring National Park and its wonderful mixture of remote wilderness backcountry, high mountains and beautiful river valleys. In the winter it's a must for ski touring and mountaineering.
Interested in fresh powder turns? Heliboarding operators in Wanaka have access to mountains deep inside the Mount Aspiring National Park or near Mount Cook. You can also take courses covering climbing and mountaineering, backcountry snowboard touring, glacier tours, ice climbing and wilderness trekking. For more information visit our backcountry page.
Visit our Wanaka Skiing Forum to meet other skiers and find out more about skiing in Wanaka.