Many of the sections run introductory snowcraft courses during the winter. These are led by experienced volunteer instructors and are an ideal way to get an introduction to mountaineering. Because these courses are run in a range of locations around New Zealand and Australia, they will vary from region to region depending on the terrain.
Avalanche awareness courses are regularly coordinated by the sections and are a must for anyone planning to visit unpatrolled mountain areas.View all upcoming courses here
If there is nothing coming up near you, keep an eye on your local section page or try a nearby section – often the larger ones will allow all members to attend their courses.