Invincible Snowfields


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Invincible Snowfields
Nearest city: Glenorchy
Vertical: 300m[1]
Base elevation: 1650m[2]
Runs: Backcountry
Lift system: 1 Rope tow
Terrain parks: 0
Snowmaking: No
Night skiing: No
Web site:

Invincible Snowfields is a private ski resort near Glenorchy in the South Island of New Zealand. The area is about one hour's drive west of Queesntown and is close to Lake Wakatipu. The field has few facilities and is run like an old fashioned club field, even though it is a commercial operation. Its main drawcards are the backcountry terrain and feel, and it is targeted at advanced riders looking for natural chutes and gullies.[1] There are no groomed trails. The field has a single 750m "nutcracker"-style rope tow, installed in 1996, powered by an old Ford tractor. Access to the field is by helicopter from a site close to Glenorchy.[2] The only accommodation available is a 10 person hut equipped with a wood fire and gas stove.[3]

The field is part of Rees Valley Station, a 7290ha high country sheep station. Extensive snow cover on this property led to the development of both heli-skiing and the Invincible Snowfields operation.[2]

Visitors to the field need to fend for themselves, carrying ski-touring equipment to ensure their own safety. This includes staying in a group and wearing an Avalanche Transceiver (beacon). [2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Queenstown's Snow Chaser Hire a Mountain! Accessed 18/5/7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 the SKImag Invincible Snowfields Accessed 11/5/7.
  3. Invincible Snowfields Accessed 18/5/7

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