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Snowshoe Walks

If you can walk you can Snowshoe!

Blizzard Skiing  offers snowshoeing trips to suit everyone with all abilities.

Snowplay is ideal for families and those new to snow with less focus on walking and more emphasis on having fun in the snow. 

Our popular Snowshow Adventure is a half day trip with more walking involved and a gradual climb of 200m to make the most of the spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful views.

If you are looking for an awesome alpine experience our Heli Snowshoe is the tour for you. Just minutes from Queenstown by Helicopter, yet incredibly remote, your guide will lead you through the amazing winter landscape of this untouched paradise on the ultimate snowshoe journey.

We also offer privately guided snowshoe trips that can be specifically tailored for your needs. Easier trips at your own pace or a more challenging excursion, just let us know what you’re up for and we can tailor a bespoke snowshoe experience just for you.

 Snowshoe Adventure Packages

Snowshoe Adventure
Adult

$209

Queenstown
Included:

  • Transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes – these go over your footwear. Wear suitable closed shoes.
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow

Full Day Tour

Snowplay
Child (8-14yrs)

$149

Queenstown
Included:

  • Transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes – these go over your footwear. Wear suitable closed shoes.
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow

Full Day Tour

Snowshoe Adventure

Our most popular snowshoe walks takes you on snowshoe ascent up into the Lake Alta on the Remarkables surrounded by inspiring peaks.  There you can walk on a frozen lake, explore snow caves and have a great picnic lunch. The views from here are stunning.  

This Snowshoe Walk takes about 6 hours return to Queenstown and can be tailored to the fitness of your group.  If you want to head for the peaks we suggest you opt for a private snowshoe departure. There is a gradual climb to get into the lake so a good level of fitness is a requirement.  Minimum child age 8 years for this version of the snowshoe walk.

Have fun expanding snow caves and carving your own ‘snow chair’ to relax in while you enjoy a refreshing hot drink and delicious lunch.

The snowshoe walk itself is normally about 4km snowshoe walk and we climb about 200m so a moderate level of fitness is required.  However with most of the day to enjoy the mountains in we take our time with frequent stops to rest on our way up on this snowshoe adventure.  Once by the lake we have several activities, including lunch, to occupy us.  Fitter groups can go higher and view a different perspective on the many mountain ranges surrounding us.

DEPARTURES: From 8.30am (between June and October – Snow dependent) with staggered departures by 30 minutes on busy days.

PICK UP: We pick up / drop off to most Queenstown accommodation, excludes private residence.

DURATION:  4 hours on snow (approx.) but please allow 6 hours return to Queenstown.

WALKING TIME: 3 hours (approx) 

WALKING DISTANCE: 4  kilometres (moderate) 

TRACK: Make our own! 

MINIMUM NUMBERS:

Minimum of two or equivalent price. Single travelers please contact us to check availability. 

This Snowshoeing trip is also offered on a PRIVATELY GUIDED basis for a total wilderness experience to suit your interests or abilities. Contact us for more details.

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 Snowshoe Play Packages

Snowplay
Adult

$209

Queenstown
Included:

  • Transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes – these go over your footwear. Wear suitable closed shoes.
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow

Full Day Tour

Snowplay
Child (8-14yrs)

$149

Queenstown
Included:

  • Transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes – these go over your footwear. Wear suitable closed shoes.
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow

Full Day Tour

Snow Play 

Snowshoes allow you to walk across unbroken snow without sinking up to your waist. Its fun and easy.

An easy family snowshoes experience in Queenstown with a short walk into a snowy gully on your Snowshoes.  Once there we have a range of fun activities based around snow play, shaping and using snow in all its forms.  This requires a low level of fitness and is a shorter 4 hour return trip to Queenstown with your choice of morning or afternoon departures.  The minimum Child age is 3 years.

This snowshoe walk it perfect for families and customers keen for the snow but uninterested in going for a long snowshoe walk. We build several fun snow features which you can take a turn at enlarging and maintaining. Snow caves, igloo, carved tables and animals all turn up through the season.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountain and lake views

WALKING TIME: No more than 30 minutes

TRACK: Make our own!

WALKING DISTANCE: Less than a kilometer.  A minimum level of fitness will ensure you enjoy your Snowshoe trip.  If in doubt please call to discuss.

DURATION: 2 hours on the snow (approx). Please allow 4 hours return to Queenstown.

DEPARTURES: 8.00am & 1:30pm

PICKUP: We pick up from most Queenstown accommodations, excludes private residence.

MINIMUM NUMBERS: Two persons or equivalent price

We have a limited number of boots, coats, fleece jackets and waterproof over-trousers available for free loan whilst on our snowshoeing trips. Please ask us when you book.

Note: When booking one adult ticket and one child ticket, the family discount (50% discount on the child rate) will automatically apply within our booking system.

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 Snowshoe Heli Packages

Heli Snowshoe
Adult

$719

Queenstown
Included:

  • Transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes – these go over your footwear. Wear suitable closed shoes.
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow
  • Return helicopter flights 

Full Day Tour

Heli Snowshoe
Adult

$719

Queenstown
Included:

  • Transport to and from your Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
  • Overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
  • Snowshoes – these go over your footwear. Wear suitable closed shoes.
  • Adjustable walking poles
  • Hot drinks and snacks
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
  • Commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow
  • Return helicopter flights 

Full Day Tour

Heli Snowshoe

On top of the world just minutes from Queenstown, and without the strenuous climb. In this area, surrounded by towering jagged mountain peaks and hidden winter alpine life, the only way to access this pristine environment is by Helicopter.

Once your helicopter flight gets the adrenalin is rushing, you’ll don a pair of our high-tech snowshoes and you’re ready to go. he New, slim line snowshoes which let you feel as if you are floating across the snow. Snowshoes allow you to snow hike across unbroken snow without sinking up to your waist, opening up huge possibilities for wilderness exploration.

Your expert guide can explore the snow covered wilderness that surrounds you. Snowshoeing from Queenstown offers an exciting exploration of the white wintery wilderness. Most of the area around Queenstown is backcountry, and offers kilometers of snow in winter for snowshoeing.

As with all our snowshoe trips, we have a privately guided Heli Snowshoe option where we can tailor the terrain, duration and pace especially for you.

DURATION: 4 hours return (approx)

WALKING TIME: 2 – 3 hours 

WALKING DISTANCE: 2 – 3 kilometers (moderate)

TRACK: Make our own!

DEPARTURES: 8.30 am OR 1:30 pm or by arrangement on a privately guided basis. (between June & Oct – Snow dependent)

PICK UP:  We pick up / drop off to most Queenstown accommodation, excludes private residence.

HIGHLIGHTS: Spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountain & lake views, walking on pristine snow in our own mountain wilderness minutes from Queenstown.

MINIMUM NUMBERS: Minimum of two or equivalent price. Single travellers please contact us to check availability. 

 

 

 

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Snowshoe Walks in Queenstown

Snowshoeing in Queenstown

If you can walk, you can snowshoe…

Our high performance slimline snowshoes make navigating snow-covered terrain effortless, opening up huge possibilities for exploring the winter wilderness. If you can walk you can snowshoe – it’s that easy! Experience the serenity of the spectacular alpine environment around Queenstown this winter ‘floating’ across the snow in an unspoiled winter wonderland.

If you’ve never tried snowshoeing before, now is the time to give it a go. No experience is required to snowshoe and we supply all the gear you need for a safe and comfortable snowshoe trip to the mountains. Snowshoeing is a non-technical alternative to skiing or snowboarding; almost anyone can snowshoe with minimal instruction or practice and it enables greater access to the landscapes beyond the ski fields.

As with all our guided snowshoe walks, we keep our group sizes small and take a flexible approach to ensure we can accommodate everyone’s abilities.

Our snowshoe season runs from early June until late October (snow dependent).

 

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