If you like to fight the heat by heading out into the snow, then you’re not alone. Queenstown Mountain Holidays are still leading ski trips up onto the glaciers and taking advantage of the fresh powder waiting up there.

On their multi-day trips you’ll be flown into the high mountain huts with a plentiful supply of food and spend your days either traversing from one hut to another or backcountry skiing the slopes.

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers currently have excellent conditions and plenty of snow – ideal for ski touring over the next month. This trip is recommended for seasoned skiers with off-piste experience, prices start at NZ$280 per person per day.

More information on the trip can be found at www.queenstownmountainholidays.com/hut-based-ski-touring–ski-touring.html