Backcountry Tours in the Snowy Mountains

The Kosciuszko region and Snowy Mountains of NSW are a great place to escape the humdrum of everyday life and experience the true beauty and serene seclusion of the Australia’s Snowy Mountains backcountry. Whether you’re planning an escape to our winter playground to ski Thredbo or setting your sights on a summer holiday in the Snowy mountains, an alpine tour of the remote backcountry terrain surrounding Jindabyne is an adventure not to be missed.

Backcountry in the Winter

Winter brings snow-capped peaks, world-class winter sports at Thredbo and Perisher and endless outdoor adventures in the Snowy Mountains backcountry. If you want to get off-piste for a day and experience the Snowy Mountains beyond the ski fields, there’s an abundance of activities for levels of skiers and all ages.

Take an easy introductory or intermediate snowshoe tour or a day tour to summit Mt. Kosciuszko, touring skis or split-board the fresh backcountry powder beneath “Kosi Cornice”, rock-climb Jindy Rock, ice-climb the craggy cliffs (The Sentinal, Schlink Pass and Watsons Crags) or take an alpine photography or introduction wilderness skills course.

Backcountry in the Summer

Summer brings warm weather days, glades of wildflowers and clean fresh alpine air in the Snowy Mountains. Your camera will get a thorough workout as you climb one of the Worlds ‘7 Peaks’ to the rooftop of Australia, Mt Kosciuszko. But there is more to the Main Range than Australia’s highest peak. Take in the solitude of sitting beside a quiet stream, take a bushwalk to a secluded glacial lake or rope up and abseil the craggy peaks. A summer spent in Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains will have you coming back for more!

A word of warning – No matter the season, backcountry tours are not for the novice or those striking out on their own. If you have no or little experience in steep terrain or are not prepared for the alpine weather conditions and sudden changes you can become lost, or worse! We recommend you travel with these highly qualified companies for your back country tour & trip of a lifetime!

Travelling with a guide will take you to the hidden gems of the Snowy Mountain backcountry. Our local Jindabyne tour guides offer half day, all day or multi-day tour options, introductory skills and safety training, and equipment hire for the ultimate trip into the backcountry.

No matter your age or fitness level, beginner, intermediate or advanced, our local guides have an adventure for you.


Snowy Mountains Back Country (SMBC)

Snowy Mountains Backcountry have an intimate knowledge of the back country and are ready to take you beyond boundaries on one of their tours into the Snowy Mountains backcountry. Founded on 20 years of local skiing and guiding experience in the Kosciuszko region, SMBC offers courses and backcountry tours for beginners to advanced mountaineers to guide you safely through the mountains.

They offer the perfect balance of safety, education and experience for a unique journey beyond boundaries into the Snowy Mountains. SMBC is located in the Mountain Village of Guthega at Perisher Ski Resort.


K7 Adventures

K7 Adventures have been operating in the Snowy Mountains for over 25 years and offer year-round tours in the backcountry of Kosciuszko National Park and the Australian alps. From June to October, K7 offers exhilarating outdoor adventures from easy snowshoe tours to advanced  powder skiing and adrenaline-infused snow kiting.

As the snow melts you can join the K7 guides for summer summits, rock-climbing, abseiling or a x-country mountain biking tour. If you’ve got active kids, K7 Kids is perfect to learn life-long skills in the Snowy Mountains. K7 also operates photography workshops including main range touring or snowshoeing with acclaimed mountain photographer Mike Edmondson. K7 Adventures are located at the base of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift at Thredbo Resort.


Wilderness Sports

Wilderness Sports are the original licenced Snowy Mountains backcountry guides in Kosciuszko National Park and have been guiding outdoor enthusiasts in the Australian Snowy Mountains backcountry since 1977. Their back country tours include alpine touring, telemark ski tours, snowshoeing in the winter and abseiling, rock-climbing and bushwalking tours in the summer months.

Wilderness Sports offer journeys to the roof of Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko year-round . You can find them here in Jindabyne year round and at Perisher Resort in the winter ski season. With the most comprehensive range of backcountry equipment and equipment hire in Australia, years of experience and advanced backcountry awareness and safety skills courses, you can trust Wilderness Sports for an authentic backcountry adventure in the Snowy Mountains.

The good news! You need not look any further for local tour guides, outdoor equipment or the perfect Jindabyne accommodation in the adventure base camp of the Snowy Mountains. Alpine Country Holidays look forward to welcoming you to our alpine playground.

Ask us when you book your accommodation for our tips & hints on touring.


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