Below is a range of educational resources to get you started.
The New Zealand Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) provides an avalanche forecast for 12 regions of backcountry terrain in New Zealand. These forecasts are written by snow safety professionals based on the information they have about the current snow conditions and the expected weather for the forecast period. Read more
This course is a beginner's guide to avalanche forecasts, danger scales, danger types, and some of the mitigations available to those heading into the backcountry. We highly recommend you take the necessary avalanche rescue equipment (Shovel, Transceiver, Probe) and seek out specific training on avalanches and backcountry travel. Read more