Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club

Section Event

Mt Kohurau - Awakino skitouring

Saturday, September 7 2019

The Basics
Event type: Skiing
Start date: Saturday, September 7 2019
End Date: Saturday, September 7 2019
Registration cut-off Thursday, September 5 2019 12:00 AM
Trip organizers
Matteo Scoz [Otago]
Cost Petrol (allow for $30-40) and small donation to awakino clubbies ($5 pp)
Participant Information
Who's invited Members and guests
Attendee screening Attendees are pre-screened
Maximum number of participants 7
Total number registered 5
Who's registered You must be logged in to view participant list
"slaying" the north-west aspects of mt Kohuaru


Ski touring Trip with the objective of mt Kohurau (2009m) or the like.The tour is easy and requires a moderate level of fitness and off piste ski ability.
More challenging terrain is available for the keen ones.

Proposed date is Saturday the 7th but depending on weather, snow and people will either go on the the Sunday or the following weekend.

Getting There

Day trip from Dunedin- meet at 6.45am and car pool on 4WD via Kurow and access via Awakino ski field.
Participants number is dependent on 4WD availability. Return to town by about 7pm.

What to Expect

It suits beginners who have had  previous touring experience and want to move further away into remote places.
Moderate level of fitness is required with a climb of about 800m.

more info on the tour options here:

Possible Hazards


Minimal Gear required is:
- ski touring/ split boarding set up
- avalanche kit: digital transceiver, shovel and probe
- lunch and drinks
- ski crampons (or crampons/axe) are strongly recommended

Avalanche Kits are available for Hire with the NZAC section in Dunedin and others outlets in Queesntown  (Small planet) and Wanaka (MT Outdoors).

Trip is not suitable for walkers/snow shoes.


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For screened events, the trip leader may contact you for further information about your experience and skills.

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