Ski The Tasman Glacier
SKI THE TASMAN GLACIER
Skiing in the Aoraki Mount Cook Ski Region with Southern Alps Guiding is the ultimate adventure. Ski The Tasman Glacier with Southern Alps Guiding is now in it's 25th year of operation and continues to deliver a professional high quality service to our customers. Ski The Tasman Glacier and other glaciers of New Zealand are truly unique experiences and more and more people are wanting to enjoy this world of breathtaking beauty.
You don't have to be an expert to Ski The Tasman Glacier. The skiing terrain is ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers.
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Ski The Tasman Glacier
Ski The Tasman Glacier in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
New Zealand's longest ski runs with panoramic scenery of the biggest mountains and glaciers in the country. Aoraki Mount Cook dominates this awe inspiring landscape. We think of it as the "8th Wonder of the World." Many people have this trip on their "bucket list" of things to do.
Ski The Tasman Glacier includes two "very long" ski runs of up to 12km each run, professional guide service, lunch, 3 scenic aircraft flights, safety equipment, GST & DOC permit fees.
The world-famous Ski The Tasman Glacier is 29km long and flows among the highest mountains in New Zealand. Fly into the heart of the Southern Alps and land at the head of the Tasman Glacier in the famous ski-equipped ski plane or by Squirrel Helicopter. Visit incredible ice caves, peer into deep crevasses (from a safe viewing point) and visit glacial canyons. The skyscrapper sized ice blocks are an amazing site.
Then onto a 8-12km ski run to your awaiting aircraft. "Get in, buckle up and start again". Explore a different distant corner of this great glacier for another lengthy ski run. After our second "long" ski-run we finish off with a scenic flight back to Aoraki Mt Cook airport. It's then off to the Old Mountaineers for refreshments.
Cost is NZ$850 per person. Extra runs available.
Tasman and Murchison Glacier Skiing Special
Kilometres of skiing down two of New Zealand's largest glaciers.
Ski two of the longest glaciers in NZ in one day! This is a great ski adventure. Includes 2 ski runs, professional guide service, lunch, 3 scenic aircraft flights, safety equipment, GST and DOC permit fees.
This has got to be one of the finest scenic skiing days you will ever experience. The day starts with one of three aircraft flights into the head of the Tasman Glacier. Surrounded by New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps, we take the 8-12km scenic ski run down the Tasman, exploring and venturing into ice caves and glacial canyons. At the end of this long ski run we fly to the head of the Murchison Glacier. The Murchison is located in one of the most pristine alpine areas of the world and we are fortunate to be able to ski 8km in this special place. The day finishes with your third scenic flight back to Mt Cook Airport. Truly, the ultimate day skiing and exploring in a winter paradise. Access into the Murchison Glacier can only be accessed in certain conditions so if this run is not possible we will do the two run Tasman Glacier trip. Extra runs from Lendenfeldt Saddle are available.
Cost is NZ$925 per person.
Heli Ski The Ben Ohaus/Mount Cook Region
We heli ski in some of the most spectacular alpine terrain in NZ. The Ben Ohau Range, bordering the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, offers some of the longest vertical skiing in NZ.
Cost $850 per person Price includes 4 heli ski runs, professional guide service, lunch, safety equipment, GST and permit fees.
Extra runs available at $125 per 1000 vertical metres.
Private charter prices available on request.
Go to our Heli Skiing page for more information on our fantastic heli skiing options.
One Day Tasman Glacier Ski Touring
Ski touring on the glaciers for the day with your guide is an incredible experience and a great way to explore the glacier without rushing. Ski touring using skins and touring ski gear opens up a new world of skiing and exploring. Small groups ensure your time in the mountains is a memorable one. You certainly get to experience the peace and tranquility of these spectacular mountains while touring amoungst them. A tour through the spectacular ice fall area and visit a high alpine mountain hut.
Cost on application.
Cost includes guide fee, lunch on the glacier, 2 scenic aircraft flights, skins and touring binding attachments for downhill skis or snowshoes, DOC permit fees and GST. An awesome day out!! Minimum numbers required.
Reservations should be made with Southern Alps Guiding.
Skiing The Tasman Glacier is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and spaces are at a premium. Early bookings are essential and must be reconfirmed the day before your ski trip.
All trips depart from The Old Mountaineers' Cafe, Bar and Restaurant next door to the Department of Conservation Visitor information centre. Skiing The Tasman Glacier operates between July 1 and October 31. Minimum numbers required. See our Contact Page.
Guides: Our guides are certified through the NZ Mountain Guides Association and the IFMGA
What equipment to bring
Bring along your down hill skiing equipment. Warm ski gear is essential. Sunblock, camera. A small day pack comes in handy. Ski helmets are welcomed. Sorry - no snow boarders on the Tasman glacier.
Travelling to Mt Cook Airport
You can ski on the glaciers with us for the day from Christchurch, Methven, Queenstown or Wanaka. We can organise a personal charter flight from these areas. If you prefer driving, travel times range between
2.5 to 3.5 hours.
There is a good range of accommodation at Aoraki Mount Cook. We can send you a list of providers.
Glacier Skiing and Heliskiing updates - call or text our after hours phone on +64 27 434 2277 or our office on +64 3 4351 890.
We reserve the right to cancel or change any part of any trip. This could be due to adverse snow,avalanche, mountain or weather conditions or any other mountain related scenario. We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy which means that if WE cancel the trip due to any of the above conditions will give you a full refund. If you decide not to do the trip within 24 hours of the trip start time for any reason (you sleep in, have a vehicle breakdown, an unexpected illness or injury etc) or we cancel your booking because of client unsuitability due to poor fitness or health there will be no refund. Please ensure you have travel insurance to cover all potential cancellation scenarios.Copyright 2003 - 2013 All rights reserved