Alpine Guides is New Zealand's longest established mountain guiding company.

All of our glacier guides are professionals, trained and certified through the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association training program. New Zealand is one of 26 countries affiliated to the IFMGA - the international body regulating professional mountain guiding.

Alpine Guides began in 1966 as 'Alpine Instruction Ltd', where the main business was running instruction courses out of Ball Hut.

The company's roots stretch back to the great guiding era of the 1880's to 1950's. The Hermitage guides of the Mt Cook area established a tradition of professional service, technical skill and sound judgment - which Alpine Guides carries through to today.


More Alpine Guides Mountain Adventures

Our mountain activities cover New Zealand's summer and winter seasons, with something for the beginner to expert alpinist - on crampons, skis, or snowboards...

Learn to climb, or tackle New Zealand's highest peaks. Based at Mount Cook, Alpine Guides summer and winter guiding program covers all the bases →

Ski the 2 longest runs in the Southern Hemisphere outside Antarctica. Explore ice caves and beyond. A backcountry adventure for intermediate skiers →

Heliskiing and heliboarding at Mt Cook, with exclusive access to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Amazing heliskiing across 5 mountain ranges →

Only 2 hours from Christchurch. 250+ named runs, ancient glaciers, views of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, and drops exceeding 1,000 vertical metres →