Craigieburn WOW mini Haute Route- Ski touring from Cheeseman to Mt Olympus
Dates: 1-3 Aug 2016
or Full Haute Route– Broken River to Olympus 10-14 Aug (1 weather day, guys and girls)
No need to carry a heavy overnight pack – each Ski Club has lodge accommodation that includes dinner, bed and breakfast and lunch. We will use tows each morning to access the tops. Experience the unique culture of Canterbury’s club fields while touring between them.
Day 1: Meet at Castle Hill Village. Transfer up to Cheeseman Valley ski area. Ride Cheeseman lifts back to the ridge and ski classic Tarn Basin, getting used to conditions, familiarising yourself with your equipment. Stay at Cheeseman’s high Snowline lodge.
Day 2: Ride Cheeseman lifts back to the ridge and ski Tarn Basin cross Mt Cheeseman and the grand Ryton basin to Mt Olympus and the Mt Olympus ski area. Stay at the Top Lodge of Mt Olympus and enjoy New Zealand’s highest hot tub.
Day 3: Use lifts to tour to Mt Olympus backcountry. Conditions allowing, we can ski out of the Ryton Basin. Transfer back to Castle Hill Village
Level-This is an intermediate- advanced level course. For women who have been touring before and have done a course with Anna Keeling or I before (or we are happy take a recommendation from another accredited person). You need to be a strong off piste skier, able to tackle slopes whatever the conditions. We will all be carrying crampons and ice axe, you do not already need to have used these before- we will teach you the skills.
Gear– We have limited number of demo Dynfit touring skis, boots and binding available to borrow FOC.
$1480/person (group of 4 or 5)
$1731/ person (group of 3)
Cost is inclusive of: transfers, lift access, guide, accommodation, and food. (alcohol is extra)
Numbers: max size of group is 5, minimum 3
Dates: 1-3 Aug 2016
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