Education

A user's guide to the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory

The New Zealand Avalanche Advisory (NZAA) provides an avalanche forecast for 13 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

Safety in Avalanche Terrain

Are you #AvalancheReady?Are you planning to head into the backcountry for an alpine adventure? In order to be safe in avalanche terrain, you need to cover these three components before you go. 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

Trip Planning

It's essential to have a good understanding of the avalanche dangers present on the day. You'll also need to understand what the weather will be doing, the ability of your group, and make sure to take the right gear. Read more