Black Diamond Safaris

Overall Rating

Black Diamond Safaris

Black Diamond Safaris4.7/53
Black Diamond Safaris4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Black Diamond Safaris

Overall Rating

Black Diamond Safaris4.7/53
Black Diamond Safaris4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Black Diamond Safaris

Black Diamond Safaris (BDS) was established in 1996 and is locally owned and operated in Methven, Canterbury NZ.

They have made it possible for others to escape from the hype, and pass on their passion they have for true genuine skiing with some of New Zealand's phattest off-piste backcountry terrain. BDS provide all your transport and guiding needs, and have packages designed to suit everybody. Whether your family needs transport to the club fields for a ski-week or the serious adventurists want their own personalized Snow Hunters experience tracking down the best New Zealand has to offer. All the BDS guides work with the staff on the ski field to ensure the best and safest conditions on the day. Hunting down fresh snow is our job so relax, take in the atmosphere and terrain while they cater to your personalised New Zealand alpine adventure.

Black Diamond Safari's Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment

  • Deposit is 50% of the trip cost at the time of booking
  • The remaining balance is due before departure home from tour
  • Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
  • All payments are in New Zealand dollars

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund up to 31 days from trip start date
  • Less than 31 days from trip date; no refund but can transfer to a future date at no extra cost

Cancellation by Black Diamond Safaris

  • Black Diamond Safaris reserves the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions. If a tour is cancelled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, Black Diamond Safaris is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).

Children

  • Kids under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian
  • Tours will be adjusted to suite the ability of all participants

The Best Way to Experience the Canterbury Backcountry

POWDERHOUNDS.COM11/10/2014
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    August

The Best Way to Experience the Canterbury Backcountry

POWDERHOUNDS.COM11/10/2014
Beautiful untracked spring corn
The terrain choice is huge
And if you like it steep....
Be prepared to do a bit of hiking to get the goods
Black Diamond Safaris are a totally awesome laid back but professional operation. Brett is the owner and lead guide and you cant help but feel that you are in safe hands from the time he loads your skis onto the "truck" (that's code for "BIG 4wd"!).

We were amazed that we were skiing such great snow given it hadn't snowed for days and the sun was beating down baking the snow. Creamy untracked turns every run!

We stayed at Mt Taylor Lodge which is a superb lodge with a great host. See our review for Mt Taylor Lodge here

With this combination of lodging and guiding you can't help but have a great time.

This tour is highly recommended by Powderhounds.com

Great two day trip with Black Diamond Safaris to club fields

Jon Fernie29/10/2013
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    August

Great two day trip with Black Diamond Safaris to club fields

Jon Fernie29/10/2013
I spent 2 days with the Black Diamond Safaris crew and would highly recommend going with them if you want to check out the Club Fields. I had never been before and definitely found it useful having someone show me how to use the tows / nutcrackers, provide the equipment and guide me around the mountain to the best snow / runs. I also found the club fields a lot more interesting, less crowded and more scenic than Mt Hutt.

The first day I went to Craigieburn & Broken River with Brett, which had great terrain and a really chilled out atmosphere (beers in the sun and pizza for lunch was great). The next day I went to Mt Olympus with Sloppy and I thought that the terrain was even better and the food sensational.

Over the two days we did a bit of hiking, which meant we could access some great runs. The tows / nutcrackers are a bit challenging at first and I was absolutely knackered by the end, but it definitely worth it. Brett and Sloppy were super knowledgeable about the areas and very flexible about where we'd go each day depending on conditions and what we wanted to do.

Overall, it was a great experience and if you're planning to go to the club fields then I'd highly recommend going with Black Diamond Safaris.

Super B Safaris

matthias20/09/2012
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    July

Super B Safaris

matthias20/09/2012
Black Diamond Safaris is located in Methven in a ski store named Big Al´s. Which is pretty easy to get your rental stuff, bookings, guide and a ride to the fields or whatever you are booked in for.

On a day when the most clubfields were closed, BDS even found a way to bring me up to the peak and also down to the pub. For my luck I was the only one who booked a day with BDS so I had my own guide. He is well informed about the area which makes it pretty easy for everybody to get the best runs. He was my age so it wasn't that boring. He actually did everything to show me the style of NZ skiing and peoples. Which are pretty relaxed in one way, grab a beer, sitting in the lounge, chill. On the other hand, the day was exausting because of the hiking, skiing up and down the hill, up and down the hill. But isn't it that what we all came for?

The rental stuff is really nice compared to other rental shops in Queenstown and also more value.

Thanks to BDS it was a nice experience. I would recommend these guys and place better than the areas around Queenstown.
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Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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