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Four rope tows and a platter lift; amazing 580 metres vertical
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The South Basin
The South Basin is hidden
completely from the main field and is the gem of Fox Peak.
Untracked powder and runs for all abilities
The North Basin
The North Basin is accessed north from the Apex tow and
offers gentle sloping powder and often groomed runs. Happy
Valley starts at the bottom of the North Basin.
The Shirt Front
This is a fast and exciting run, normally groomed and easily
traversed for novice skiers.
This trail usually offers the
best quality snow for skiing and riding, especially when the
sun softens the snow during crusty conditions.
The field is popular for ski
tourers and hikers. Hiking up from the top of the Apex
offers amazing back country conditions to either the north
or the south.
Fox Peak Ski Club does not
patrol this area but expects you to travel with companions,
advise intentions (& report your return) take normal safety
equipment (including transceivers) and avoid avalanche areas.
The Peak Ascent
Allow 3 - 4 hours to climb. The easiest route to the peak
is via the North Basin ridge and the safest and easiest
return route is via the southern side of the peak then drop
into the top of the
The traverse to Tekapo Ski Field is possible but a full day
trip in ideal conditions. If you attempt this crossing you
must take full overnight and above snowline gear.
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