Experience Canterbury’s Incredible Backcountry
2021 New Zealand winter dates are up. 2020 worked out and we skied some great snow (seriously - we did!) and taught all of our avalanche classes. We will be following guidelines for Covid 19 according to alert level and information from the NZ government.
Anna Keeling Guiding offers backcountry ski guiding and recreational avalanche education in the Craigieburn Range and ski touring and ski mountaineering in Arthur’s Pass National Park. Wide open alpine bowls, spectacular views of the Main Divide, alpine lakes and braided rivers plus easy access from ski areas and SH73, make snow riding optimal. Anna and her professional ski guides can find powder or corn stashes and have the local knowledge to link up the many bowls for a single - or multi - day excursion. Our signature trip - the Craigieburn Haute Route takes experienced ski tourers from Craigieburn Valley ski area to Mt Olympus via the ski lodges of Broken River, Cheeseman and Mt Olympus over four days. No overnight packs - the lodges are fully serviced with hot showers and all meals provided. Lift access gets you to run number one and transport to and from Christchurch is available.
The Craigieburn Range is easily accessed from Christchurch International Airport. Porters is the closest ski area at 100km and the rest of the areas are all within 150km of Christchurch airport. A weekend of skiing and touring is easy. Adventure and good times await in the rustic ski areas of the Craigieburn range.
Anna Keeling Guiding holds DOC concessions and is Adventure Activity Safety audit certified for backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering and trekking in Craigieburn Forest Park and Arthurs Pass National Park.
Anna Keeling Guiding is global: Anna offers backcountry skiing in Utah, Nevada, Iceland and the Antarctic Peninsula/South Georgia Island.