Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club

Section Event

Mt Kohurau - Awakino skitouring

Sunday, September 4 2022

The Basics
Event type: Skiing
Start date: Sunday, September 4 2022
End Date: Sunday, September 4 2022
Registration cut-off Wednesday, August 31 2022 12:00 AM
Trip organizers
Matteo Scoz [Otago]
Cost Please share fuel cost with your driver (allow $30-$50) and bring a $5 cash donation for the Awakino crew that allow us access
Participant Information
Who's invited Members and guests
Attendee screening Attendees are pre-screened
Maximum number of participants 10
Total number registered 7
Who's registered You must be logged in to view participant list


Ski touring Trip with the objective of mt Kohurau (2009m) or Awakino back bowls, if the snow looks better.
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.

If there is not enough snow at Awakino, we will consider another location and run through the team.

Getting There

Day trip - meet at 6.45am (Dunedin) 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 at the latest.

What to Expect

The tour 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

Avalanche - everyone must have an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel. The area is not covered by a report thus will make our own assessment and select our terrain on that.
Driving on icy roads - chains are a good idea if snowy
Slips, trips and falls etc - sign up if you if you think are suitable for the trip and have the correct equipment. Ski-crampons or any other sharps are recommended.

All decisions will be made as a group but for any safety critical (IE avalanche assessments, individual fitness etc), the trip leader will have the last say. Please respect it.


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).


Click the button below to be taken to the sign-up form. If attendees are not screened, then you will be automatically added to the participant list.

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

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