Below is a range of educational resources to get you up to speed in no time. 

What's the NZ Avalanche Advisory?

Welcome to the The NZ Avalanche Advisory (NZAA), New Zealand's official backcountry avalanche forecasting network. The NZAA provides public avalanche forecasts for 12 regions across the country. Read more

Online Avalanche Course

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

Course Providers

Find out where you can get the skills you need to travel in the backcountry. We’ve collated a list of potential providers below. Read more