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Alpine Guided Snowshoeing

Get away from the crowds with our unique snow shoe journey!

Off the beaten track, away from the ski fields, with panoramic views over Queenstown and the Wakatipu basin!

A real snow adventure in a true Alpine environment, what more could you ask for?

Suitable for

  • all people,
  • any age
  • most fitness levels 
  • anyone seeking a rewarding scenic experience. 

This is an amazing half day, tailored to your needs. This Snow Shoe Journey is achievable by anybody that's willing to get active. There is a moderate uphill hike (approx. 30-45mins) to reach the crest of the ridge, and you'll be rewarded with some of the best views that Queenstown has to offer!


1 day

    • snowshoes
    • walking poles
    • Guide
    • Courtesy Transport
  • Day 1 : Snowshoe
    Start your activity at 9:00 am or 2:00 pm by meeting your Guide in Queenstown. After check-in, you'll head to our equipment store to ensure you have all the right gear for your Snowshoe Journey. Your hike will begin at the Remarkables Alpine Mountain Range, just a 30-45 minute drive from Queenstown. Once you arrive at the start of your hike, you'll be taken on a journey along the iconic 'Jagged Edge' Ridge, overlooking the Wakatipu basin from more than a mile above Queenstown. This is a real snow adventure in a true Alpine environment. The Remarkables boast the highest twin peaks in the region, combining volcanic uplift and glacial carving to create a unique and impressive alpine ridge. This is the essence of the southern alpine region up close and raw. Your guide will provide an in-depth interpretation of this delicate Alpine environment, including flora, fauna, geology, local history and Maori Legends surrounding this land. This hike will also be tailored around your group's fitness level. Take a relaxing stroll and enjoy a high altitude picnic or get your stomp on and maximize your journey! At the end of the Snowshoe, you'll be returned safely to Queenstown. Whilst this walk has a longer duration the required uphill walking is very short, starting from an established high car park. We spend most time enjoying the atmosphere, telling stories and taking in the incredible views.
    Meals :None

  • Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9am and Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2pm. June to September.

    Departure Time: 9:00am or 2:00pm 

    Main Departure Address: Meet on the Balcony at the rear of Outside Sports

    Duration: 4-5 hours 

  • Sturdy Hiking boots must be worn, these can be hired in town, from Small Planet on Shotover Street



Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Climbing Queenstown

Activity ID: W-25230

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