Experience Canterbury’s Incredible Backcountry

Anna Keeling Guiding offers backcountry ski guiding and recreational avalanche education in the Craigieburn Range and ski touring and ski mountaineering in Arthur’s Pass National Park.  Wide open alpine bowls, spectacular views of the Main Divide, alpine lakes and braided rivers plus easy access from ski areas and the highway, make snow riding optimal.

Anna and her team of professional ski guides can find powder or corn stashes and have the local knowledge to link up the many bowls for a single – or multi – day excursion. Our signature trip – the Craigieburn Haute Route takes experienced ski tourers from Craigieburn Valley ski area to Mt Olympus via the ski lodges of Broken River, Cheeseman and Mt Olympus over four days. No overnight packs – the lodges are fully serviced with hot showers and all meals provided.

Have you dreamed of skiing in Antarctica, Iceland or want a local to show you around in Utah – Anna Keeling Guiding can plan it for you 

AKG Guiding Services

Winter Courses

Learn from the professionals how to stay safe and have fun skiing the back country – from avalanche courses to what to take in the backcountry – 1,2 and 4 day courses

Craigieburn Range Haute Route

No need to travel to Europe, We have our own Haute route here in the Craigieburns – lodges and hot showers and no heavy pack

Private Guiding

Guided ski tours & mountaineering trips into the local hills or the glaciated terrain of Westland and Mt Cook National Parks

International Ski

How about skiing in the world’s southern most continent -Antarctica OR enjoy the legendary powder of Utah’s backcountry – Anna knows all the good spots..


Anna Keeling, Director AKG, at the office