Mount Larkins

Snow-Shoeing

Overview

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What to bring

Trip options

FAQs

Trip price is dependent on group numbers and trip type. Please contact us for more price information.

Overview

Come up high to experience the ultimate snow shoe trip. Heli to Kelly Hut in the Richardson Range overlooking Glenorchy. Perfect for those adventurers who want a real walk in the wilderness. No prior experience needed. The Snow shoe trip is along simple terrain easily managed by all ages and capabilities.

Trip Options

Guided Trips

Mountainhut.nz snow shoe experience is a 4-5 hour trip with two helicopter flights, a picnic lunch and snow shoe and pole hire included. A guide will look after your safety and comfort and instruct you on all you need to know about your time in the snow. Lunch will be at Kelly Hut overlooking the majestic Pikarakatahi Mt Earnslaw. Trips are weather dependent.

Self Guided Trip

Snow-Shoesers should be able to handle and have experience on steep trails. Once unloaded the group will descend on there own. Snow-shores must be responsible for there own safety and decision making.

What to Bring

  • Warm waterproof winter clothing
  • Overpants and jacket
  • Waterproof gloves and warm hat
  • Sun protection glasses and goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Drink bottle
  • Small day pack
  • Personal items

Frequently Asked Questions

 

NZ snow conditions and avalanche info?

Mountainhut contracts NZMGA qualified guides during the winter ski touring season. All guided trips guests are then safe in the knowledge that snow safety and ski touring route finding is taken care of by a professional experienced guide. Mountainhut is an adventure activity provider and holds safety audit certification for snow shoeing, ski touring, snow caving, alpine hiking and heli biking. Mountainhut operations manager Dan Kelly, administration and staff continually strive to improve and update the mountainhut Safety Management System as required by Adventure Mark and the safety Audit standards.
Self guided groups are required to have a similar level of experience and snow safety qualifications held by each participant and they need to verify these with Mountainhut prior to any trip planning confirmation.

Is there cellular phone coverage?

The closest coverage is Vodafone cell phone coverage at sunset rocks at the ridge above the hut. Whakaari has no dependable cell phone coverage over most of the terrain or trails so best factor that into your equipment choice. Take a PLB if you have one. Mountainhut.nz supplies an emergency kit for guided and self guided groups which includes PLB and Satellite phone.

What is your cancellation policy?

Mountainhut.nz has the descretion to change or cancel any trip at any time. This could be due to adverse weather forcast, cloud, wind or snow melt effecting river flow on some trails.

Trip price is dependent on group numbers and trip type. Please contact us for more price information.

Experiences worth sharing.

Mountain Hut offers unique and bespoke tour options catering to a range of experience and skill sets. All tours explore off the beaten path terrain, ensuring the experience is authentic and memorable.

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Heli-Hiking.

Land in the mountains above Glenorchy and hike down on tracks that lead you back to the valley floor.

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Heli-Biking.

Land in the mountains above Glenorchy and bike down on tracks that lead you back to the valley floor.

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ski touring

Ski-Touring.

Huge variety or terain from steep to mild.  Guided runs avaialable for both experienced or beginners.

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Snow-Shoeing.

Huge variety of terrain from steep to mild. Guided runs available for both experienced or beginners.

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