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New Zealand Snow Safety Institute

Mountaineering, Climbing, Avalanche Safety, Backcountry Ski and Snowboarding Courses

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Based at Temple Basin Ski Area, the New Zealand Snow Safety Institute runs a series of courses throughout the year on aspects of climbing, mountaineering and mountain safety. Some of the courses are for skiers, climbers and trampers who want to improve their understanding of the mountain environment in order to be safer in it. Other courses are for experienced skiers who wish to train as ski patrollers and gain ski industry qualifications.

All courses are led by experienced, qualified instructors.
July 2017
08-09 2-day Introduction to Ski Touring SSI
$499
09-10 2-day Mountain Skills 1 SSI
$529
11-12 2-day Mountain Skills 2 SSI
$529
13-14 2-day Mountain Skills 3 SSI
$529
15-16 2-day Avalanche Awareness SSI
$499
24-28 5-day Backcountry Skills for Ski & Snowboard Mountaineering SSI
$1,250
August 2017
05-06 2-day Avalanche Awareness SSI
$499
07-11 5-day Mountain Skills for Climbers and High Alpine Tramping SSI
$1,250
14-20 7-day Multi-Skill Mountaineering Course SSI
$1,700
08-12 5-day Alpine Skills Course SSI
$1,250
26-27 2-day Introduction to Ski Touring SSI
$499
September 2017
11-15 5-day Alpine Skills Course SSI
$1,250

All Courses Weather Permitting

ALL COURSE FEES INCLUDE: instruction, accommodation and meals whilst staying in the mountain lodge. All participants should carry a first aid kit.

ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST. Transaction administration costs are payable by client(s) who pay by Credit Card or Telgraphic Transfer.

ALL COURSE ARE SCHEDULED TO OPERATE: Maximum course numbers vary between courses - so book early.

Course Details

Avalanche Stage 1 Course
This Avalanche Programme is jointly administered by Otago Polytechnic and the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council and is the nationally recognised training programme for professionals working in the field.
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Avalanche Awareness
This course is an ideal introduction for those wishing to gain a basic level of understanding about avalanche safety. Content covers terrain, weather, avalanche classification and formation, snow pack analysis, route finding and emergency procedures.
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5-Day Backcountry Skills for Climbers and Trampers
This course is designed for climbers and trampers who wish to develop experience and technical expertise in the mountains.
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5-Day Back Country Skills for Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering
This course is designed for skiers and snowboarders who wish to develop experience and technical expertise in the back country.
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7-Day Multi Skill Mountaineering Course
An intensive alpine course covering all aspects of the Snow Caving and Winter Survival, Avalanche Awareness, Risk Management and Alpine Climbing courses, as well as ropes, knots and anchors. An excellent opportunity to study the alpine environment during different snow and weather conditions.
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Mountain Skills - Level I
An introduction to the basic equipment and techniques employed in an alpine environment. Use and care of equipment, ropes, knots, anchors, abseiling and belaying will be covered.
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Mountain Skills - Level II
Designed for those people who wish to extend their basic mountaineering skills. This course revises anchors and covers methods for multiple anchors, abseiling past a knot, Z-pully raises, assisted hoists, lowering on an improvised stretcher, escaping the system and short roping.
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Mountain Skills - Level III
This course is for the more advanced mountaineer. It combines previously learnt skills and places them in a practical environment to extend even further their mountaineering skills.
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Winter Survival and Snow Shelters
This course is an ideal introduction for those who wish to build safe snow shelters and stay overnight in the alpine environment.
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St John - Pre Hospital Emergency Care

St John First Aid The St John Pre Hospital Emergency Care course is designed to motivate and train you so you’re capable of providing immediate advanced first aid assistance in any situation. The course uses tutor and peer assessment to ensure a high standard is reached and graduates receive a certificate of competence. Because gaining confidence and becoming skilled in using the techniques taught is key, more than 50% of the course is practical. You will become familiar with basic emergency care equipment, airway care and respiratory support.

This course is ideal for people who require advanced first aid skills or a pre hospital emergency care qualification for their work, for instance mountain guides and ski patrollers. NZQA unit standards 14470, 14471, 14472 and 14473

For more information about St John First Aid Courses click here