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Skinning along Ball Ridge in front of the Tasman Glacier
Explore new terrain
Ski touring along Ball Ridge
Skinning along Ball Ridge in front of the Tasman Glacier
UIAGM / NZMGA ski guides
Enthusiastic guides will take good care of you
The Caroline Face of Aoraki / Mt. Cook as seen from Caroline Hut
Stunning views
The Caroline Face of Aoraki / Mt. Cook
Aoraki Mount Cook and Caroline Hut
Caroline Hut
A warm and cosy mountain retreat

Expedition to Caroline Hut

A backcountry ski touring adventure on the Mount Cook Range

For those with limited time or budget a trip to our Caroline Hut is an option for expert skiers, subject to safe snow conditions. No aircraft access needed. Steep skiing, great views of Mount Cook.

Warm and cosy, Caroline Hut provides a spectacular location to admire stunning mountain panoramas - Mount Cook, Mount Tasman, Minarets, Elie de Beaumont, Malte Brun Range... and many more!

Option of climbing Kaitiaki Peak (2222m/7290ft) near Ball Pass on the middle day.

"I felt that Gottlieb rated my abilities and pushed me to a new level. Everything very professional and safe." - M. Lui, USA.


Scheduled dates


Caroline Hut Ski Expedition dates are scheduled on a case by case basis - please contact us with the dates you would like. We recommend that you settle guiding dates well in advance as guide availability during peak season is limited. Please allow extra time in case you are held up in the mountains due to weather.



Alpine Recreation provides alpine touring skis, poles, skins, avalanche transceivers, shovels and crampons. You need to bring your own alpine ski touring boots. A detailed equipment list will be sent at time of booking. Outdoor clothing and packs can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary.

Caroline Hut Ski Touring & Equipment list