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Ski The Tasman - Classic 2 Run Day

Ski The Tasman - Classic 2 Run Day4.5/54
Ski The Tasman - Classic 2 Run Day4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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USD 785

2 massive runs of 8 - 10 km each!

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p Base/invoice currency is inc NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 785
A Ski the Tasman odyssey should definitely be on your bucket list! The inimitable opportunity to go plane skiing on a glacier with two million years of history is an activity not to be missed. This is without doubt one of the most incredible experiences you will ever have!!!
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The Classic 2 Run Package

The "classic" Ski the Tasman package includes 2 guided scenic ski runs, 3 scenic flights, and a scenic picnic lunch (plus scenery all around!). This is a phenomenal experience - see the Ski the Tasman overview for reviews and information about location, snow and terrain.

The tour meets at Mount Cook Airport at 09:30. After fitting gear and a safety brief you will be quickly underway on this incredible adventure ski day. Once on the snow the aircraft departs and you are immersed in the natural quiet of the mountains, amongst New Zealand's highest peaks. The 2 longest ski runs in the Southern Hemisphere (outside Antarctica) await your fresh tracks.

The package also includes safety equipment (avalanche transceivers) and return transfers to your accommodation at Mt Cook (if required). Ski rentals (and boots & poles) are also available for an additional cost.

The tours operate daily from 1st June to 11th October, weather permitting.

If you wish to stay in the area, you can organise your own Mt Cook accommodation if you wish, with the Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook being the jewel in the crown of the village. If you are staying in Queenstown and have a group of at least 4, Ski The Tasman can arrange a package including same-day return flights from Queenstown/Mt Cook.


Ski the Tasman has traditionally just been for skiers. Snowboarders can now join the tour but as skiers and snowboarders need to take a different line, usually skiers and snowboarders are not mixed in the one group unless you're an expert snowboarder. It is recommended that snowboarders book in groups of 4. Alternatively snowboarders may wish to go heli skiing with Mt Cook Heliski.

Here is a video showing some of what to expect for this incredible day out.....

2020 Rates

  • June - groups of 4 only - $600 per person
  • July - $699 per person
  • August - $799 per adult, $699 per child (10-16 years)
  • September/October - $699 per person 
  • All prices are per person in NZ dollars
  • Rates include GST (15%)
  • Minimum of 4 guests required to run a trip
  • Please enquire for rates for a 2 run day package from Queenstown/Wanaka inclusive of flights from Queenstown.

  • NZ’s 2 longest ski runs - 8 to 10 km long
  • 3 scenic ski plane flights with snow landings
  • Professional mountain guide services
  • A delicious picnic lunch on the snow
  • Safety equipment, including avalanche transceivers
  • Ski rentals - NZ $50/day
  • Skis, boots & poles rental - NZ $75 / day
  • Return flights from Queenstown & airport transfers
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Cancellations and Refunds

• Reservation changes should be made at least 48 hours prior to departure
• Cancellations should be made by phone, email, or in person.

Cancellations Due to Weather / Minimum Bookings

If adverse weather prevents flying, there will be a full refund. Guests will be offered the option to rebook.

General Cancellations

  • Cancellations within 24 hours of operating – full payment will be applied (weather will be taken into consideration).
  • Cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of departure will receive a full refund, or no charge.
  • There is a strict 100% charge for no-shows.


  • If one run was possible, but fewer than the runs booked, guests are entitled to a refund of $200 per-person.
  • Refunds do not apply to guests who elect to shorten the day due to fitness, lack of ability, or injury.
  • If payment was made by credit card the refund will be credited to the same card

Weather Dependency

Ski The Tasman is a weather dependent activity. 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. Where possible please encourage clients to adopt flexible itineraries.

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

Flexibility with Weather

Alpine Guides encourage flexibility with travel/bookings to work around weather. Reservations can be made for one day and carried forward an extra day if space is available.