Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club

Section Event

Old Man Range - Ski touring Trip

Saturday, July 3 2021

The Basics
Event type: Skiing
Start date: Saturday, July 3 2021
End Date: Saturday, July 3 2021
Registration cut-off Friday, July 2 2021 12:00 AM
Trip organizers
Matteo Scoz [Otago]
Cost Allow for $30-40 pp for petrol
Participant Information
Who's invited Members and guests
Attendee screening Attendees are pre-screened
Maximum number of participants 7
Total number registered 6
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Old Man Range - Ski touring Trip with the objective of Nicholson hut.The tour is easy and requires a moderate level of fitness and off piste ski ability. Back-up day would be Sunday the 4th if weather looks more favorable.

Getting There

Day trip from Dunedin - car pool on 4WD up Symes road. SUV/legacy type of 4WD are fine, chains might be required and recommended.
Depending on snow level and road condition there might a short walk before can put the skis on.

What to Expect

It suits beginners who have had  previous touring experience and want to move further away into remote places.

Will be leaving Dunedin at 6.30am; road end 10am; back at the car 4pm; Dunedin around 6pm.

Possible Hazards

Slippery road.
The Old Man range is very exposed to the weather.
The terrain is simple but still has objective hazards.


Minimal Gear required is:
- ski touring/split boarding set up
- avalanche kit: digital transceiver, shovel and probe
- lunch and drinks

Avalanche Kits are available for Hire through the NZAC section in Dunedin at Hunting&Fishing and others outlets in Queesntown  (Small planet) and Wanaka (MT Outdoors).

Trip is not suitable for walkers/snowshoes sorry.


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