About Us

The New Zealand Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) is owned and managed by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC). 

The NZAA works to support backcountry participants in avalanche risk areas in New Zealand. We do this by providing our avalanche forecasting system in thirteen key locations across the country during the relevant avalanche seasons . For more information about the MSC please visit our website www.mountainsafety.org.nz where you’ll find outdoor safety tools, resources, information and heaps more to help you stay safe in the outdoors. 

NZAA Forecasters 2020


NZ Forecaster Training 2022
Photos top to bottom: Our Forecasters 2020 season, annual training with MSC 2022.

What's the NZ Avalanche Advisory?

Welcome to the NZ Avalanche Advisory (NZAA), New Zealand's official backcountry avalanche forecasting network. The NZAA provides public avalanche advisories for 13 regions across the country. Read more

About MSC

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is a national organisation who has been working for more than 50 years with a mandate to encourage safe participation in land-based outdoor activities. Read more

Partners and Funders

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Department of Conservation (DOC)Department of Conservation is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Read more

Contact Us

If you'd like to contact us regarding the site by phone or email please click on the button below to be redirected to a contact page on the NZ Mountain Safety Council website. Read more