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Mt Cook Heli Ski Day

Mt Cook Heli Ski Day4.5/57
Mt Cook Heli Ski Day4.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
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Price p/p From price based on 5-run day ex Mt Cook (per person) for 2024 season.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 952

5 Epic Runs among New Zealand's highest peaks

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 5-run day ex Mt Cook (per person) for 2024 season.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 952
Explore the natural wonders of the Mt Cook region whilst carving some turns in pristine powder. This package includes 5 runs (option to purchase more on the day) plus lunch, avalanche safety gear & guiding.
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Mt Cook Day

Operating from July 1 to September 30, Mt Cook Heliski  offer a 5-run heli skiing day which includes the guided skiing, a picnic lunch, avalanche transceiver, other safety equipment, and ground transfers from the Mt Cook village if required. Needless to say, the package also includes the fabulously scenic helicopter rides!

For many international visitors the NZ currency exchange is incredibly favourable, making this experience of a lifetime “cheap as chups”.

Mt Cook Heliski also offers this package as a private charter. So if you have a group of up to 4 friends who are at a similar level, why not do a private charter and max your vertical!


  • 6 mountain ranges to explore
  • Highest landings in the country - with runs averaging 800 vertical metres
  • Lines for strong intermediate to advanced snowboarders and skiers
  • Longest vertical drop in NZ
  • Most consistent snow in NZ
  • Exclusive terrain in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Helipad Location

The main helipad is Glentanner Airfield, and occasionally from Mount Cook Airport. Glentanner is only 15 minutes drive from Mt Cook village and less than an hour from Lake Tekapo.
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Accommodation Options

This package doesn't include accommodation however the Mt Cook village has several accommodation options. The renowned Hermitage Mt Cook offers a range of lodgings including luxurious hotel rooms offering spectacular views, motel rooms and chalets. Mt Cook village also has the YHA Mount Cook and a lodge. See the Mt Cook accommodation page for more information.

The other option is to stay in one of the Lake Tekapo hotels, about an hour away from Mt Cook.

2024 Prices & Inclusions

5-run day ex Mt Cook - NZD 1,595 per person
  • mixed group package (max 4 guests per guide)
  • base price & billing currency is in New Zealand Dollars
  • price inclusive of taxes

Other Package Options:

Ex Queenstown (includes return flight to Mt Cook) NZD $2,245 - minimum of 2 people to operate
Ex Wanaka (includes return flight to Mt Cook) NZD $2,145 - minimum of 4 people to operate
Private Groups - ideally 4 guests  request a quote Inclusions
  • 5 incredible heli ski runs in NZ’s single largest heliski area, extending from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park to the Ben Ohau Range
  • Professional guide services (maximum 4 guests per guide)
  • A generous picnic lunch on the snow
  • Safety equipment, including avalanche transceivers
  • Pick-ups from Mt Cook Village to the helipad (if required)
  • Extra runs (NZD$145 / run)
  • Skis NZ$55/day
  • Snowboards NZ$55/day (limited availability)
  • Skis, Boots, and Poles: NZ$80/day
  • Helmet NZ$20/day
Not Included

Cancellation Policy

Because Mount Cook Heliski is a weather-dependent activity, pre-payment is not required.

We reserve the right to cancel if weather is not safe/suitable for the aircraft or skiing. Guests may transfer to another day, if space, weather, and itineraries allow.

Alpine Guides reserves the right to change the duration of the ski day around changing weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control.

We guarantee a refund of any deposits paid (or no charge) if your cancellation is received by 5pm the day before skiing.

Cancellations should be made by phone or in person. If emailing ensure you give more than 24 hours notice.

Rolling Over Reservations

We encourage guests to have a backup day in case bad weather prevents us operating on your day of choice. While we will do our best to rollover bookings, we cannot guarantee that this is possible to do, if we do not have space available.

Covid-19 - Book With Confidence

There is a zero cancellation fee policy and a full refund of any funds if cancellations are imposed due to Covid-19 restrictions.