First, we'd like to acknowledge that New Zealand has a long and hard-earned history of rugged mountain culture which we respect and do not pretend to be part of.
MountainLife NZ is a commercial backcountry ski and snowboard guiding business based in the small Canterbury town of Methven.
We are new on the NZ scene. After having operated for several years in Hakuba, Japan, the time came to set up our southern hemisphere equivalent. We look forward to offering our returning and new customers the same professional backcountry ski and snowboard guiding services year round in two diverse winter mountain environments.
Owned and operated by Damian Banwell, a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) under the Ski Guide stream of training. Any guiding through MountainLife - in NZ or Japan - will always be provided by professionally trained high quality guides who put safety and customer care before anything else.