Aspiring Avalanche dogs is a non-profit organization and a registered charity that provides a primary response avalanche search dog service to the ski areas and backcountry of the Southern Lakes Region.  

Based at Treble Cone Ski Area in Wanaka our highly trained dog teams can be rapidly deployed around the clock to help locate skiers, snowboarders and mountaineers unlucky enough to be caught in an avalanche.   

Our teams cover Treble Cone, Cardrona, Snow Park and Snow Farm near Wanaka and Coronet Peak and The Remarkables near Queenstown, and backcountry heli-ski terrain across the Southern Lakes Region.

Aspiring Avalanche Dogs are fully endorsed and work alongside the Mountain Safety Council, NZ Land SAR, the Department of Conservation and the NZ Police.

As a non-profit organization we reply on the generosity of our sponsors, support of community funding bodies, our own fund-raising initiatives and public donations in order to provide a world-class avalanche search-dog service to New Zealand’s Southern mountains. 

Aspiring Avalanche Dogs in partnership with:
The biggest of the big 5 with easy access and offering one of the best views in the world, Treble Cone's top-notch facilities and great staff ensure an awesome experience every time!  

Treble Cone has a world-class reputation due to its steep, challenging and varied terrain.  A perfect environment for the Aspiring Avalanche Dogs to call home! 
New Zealand Avalanche Centre