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New Zealand Backcountry Skiing

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Skiers and boarders seeking adventure and variety are heading off piste and into the backcountry. New Zealand’s varied mountain terrain offers a world of backcountry skiing opportunities.

This book is the first guidebook published about New Zealand backcountry skiing, and it covers the principal skiing areas from the central North Island to Southland, with suggested trips, historical notes, local contacts, access information and route descriptions.

Also there is discussion of equipment, hints and tips for beginners, a suggested gear list, and chapters covering weather, navigation and backcountry safety.

The book is widely illustrated with images from some of New Zealand’s top outdoor photographers, and topographical maps to show the terrain and routes in more detail.

Whether you are an experienced skifield skier keen to try out the backcountry, a mountaineer keen to try skiing, an established New Zealand backcountry skier looking for somewhere new, or a foreign ski mountaineer wanting to see what New Zealand has to offer, this book will help you plan your next ski adventure.

210mm x 148mm, paperback
colour and black/white images

184 pages

Published: 1st edition 2004
Reprinted with minor revisions in 2007, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-9582421-3-4

Author: James Broadbent

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