Fox Peak offers some of the world's best ski touring terrain, from skinning up to the peak to the Tekapo traverse. The Peak Ascent is a 3 hour climb from the top of the Apex Tow giving epic back country skiing and stunning views throughout the trip, with well-earned shredding down through deep powder slopes from the summit.
The run from the summit to the base is an incredible 1000m vertical.
The safest way is via the North Basin up the North Ridge and then down the southern side of the peak, over the "saddle" and down through the South Basin and back to base. Traverses can be made from Fox Peak to Tekapo (Round Hill) Ski Field taking in New Zealand's most breathtaking scenery. The traverse is a full day trip in ideal conditions. If you attempt this crossing you must take full overnight and above snowline gear.
**THESE ARE UNPATROLLED AREAS**
These areas are outside the ski area boundary - skiers and boarders venture at their own risk, must be expert riders and well versed in the mountains. Every person must carry proper safety equipment, transceivers, stay away from avalanche areas and always travel in a group. All ski tourers must be checked in at the ticket office prior to commencement as well as checked out upon return. If you are not riding the tows from the base you will not need a lift pass but there is a small fee for use of the mountain. See the lift passes page for further info.