This experience uses a ski plane or helicopter and offers a return trip from the Aoraki Mt Cook Airport. Two ski run experiences are included. We are the only company operating ski planes in NZ and we are proudly celebrating over 65 years of aviation. Our planes have retractable skis on the aircraft, enabling them to land and take off from the snow and runways here! A unique and special experience. The flight path takes you over the Tasman braided rivers that feed from the Tasman Terminal Lake, past mighty Aoraki, and following the Tasman Glacier, for you to land for your glacier skiing experience. As always, adventure activities are subject to weather conditions, if weather conditions are not suitable for the Ski Plane we will utilise our helicopters for your epic experience.
The ski terrain is moderate (blue runs) and the pace is relaxed. It is personalised to the needs of the group. This is a great INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING with family and friends.
With two ski runs included in the Ski The Tasman package, Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters will fly the ski party into the top of the Tasman Glacier, starting from a different landing site and taking a different run for each of the two runs.
(Third runs available on the day pending conditions for an additional cost)
Require transport from Queenstown or Christchurch?
We are able to organise transport from Queenstown, Christchurch or other destinations for you and your group. Choose from a range of options – including self-drive, guided road transport or fly, if you are wanting the ultimate in luxury and to maximise your time. Contact us via Email, Phone or LiveChat and let us arrange the best option for you.
Available: Operates mid-June to mid-October when powder is more common.
Duration: 6 hours (approximately)