Intermediate Snowcraft

The NZAC's Intermediate Snowcraft Course is organised through local sections. Please see the section page for details of their upcoming courses.


The NZAC Intermediate Snowcraft course is designed for NZAC Basic Mountaineers (or those with an equivalent skill set) who are looking to gain additional skills to travel safely in alpine terrain where straightforward steep snow and ice is encountered, and where abseiling on descent could be required. Prior to attending this course* participants must have Tramping experience, undertaken personal trips on Mount Cook Grade 1+ terrain, be a NZAC Novice Mountaineer (or equivalent skill set) and have the fitness to enjoy multiple full days (7 hours) in the mountain environment.