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Snowcat and Backcountry Adventures in the Southern Alps
Resort Summary
Resort Name Alpure Peaks Snowcat and Backcountry Adventures
Location South Canterbury, New Zealand
Resort Altitude 1450m
Winter Season June - October
Terrain Overall:
Beginner:
Intermediate:
Advanced:
Lift System snowcat
Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical 650m
Longest Run 2km snow conditions permitting
Avg Snowfall
Terrain Parks The snowcat can build jumps on request
Snow Sports Skiing and Snowboarding
Facilities The Shed and The Stone Table
Nearest Town Fairlie
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $400.00
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Alpure Peaks Snowcat and Backcountry Adventures is in the heart of the Mackenzie District, in South Canterbury. Alpure Peaks offer guided skiing and snowboarding tours to skiers and riders of all skill levels.


Location

Alpure Peaks is located 30 minutes drive from Fairlie, at the Fox Peak ski club access road. Fairlie is 2.5 hours from Christchurch and 3.5 hours from Queenstown on the inland scenic route (SH8).

Pros

Highly trained and very experienced backcountry guide. There is noone else around. Area is avalanche controlled so the backcountry conditions are very safe.

Cons

Snow conditions dictate skiable areas


Contacts

Phone: +64 3 685 4856

Email: bookings@alpurepeaks.co.nz

Postal: 2035 Clayton Road, RD 17 Fairlie 7987


Planning

Getting There

From State Highway 8 and driving south from Christchurch: Turn right into Clayton Road (see Fox Peak Skifield sign) just before the Fairlie township. Drive around 20kms to the Alpure Peaks office (at the Lilydale Homestead). Then, back on Clayton Road, drive just past the homestead and turn left into the Fox Peak Skifield access road. There is a gate across the road - please close the gate behind you.

Accommodation

There is no mountain accommodation, but Fairlie township has motels, pubs, B&Bs and farmstays [1].

Lift Tickets

Day Tours cost $400.00 per person. Recommend booking in advance.

Equipment Hire

Ski and snowboard hire is available at the Ski Shack on Allandale Road in Fairlie.

Ride Guide

Your Guide will take you to the best runs for the abilities of the group. There are runs suitable for all levels of ability and experience.

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