This incredible day combines the breath-taking views of flying over the Southern Alps and the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of actually skiing on the famous Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s longest glacier.
The average ski run length is about 8-10 km (dependant on the season)
Highest landing points: Tasman Saddle 2,400m/Ledenfield Saddle 2,419m
Lowest aircraft pick up: Darwin Corner 1672m, Malte Brun Strip 1,500m
The ski terrain is moderate (blue runs) skiers/boarders need to be confident on blue runs to do this package, and the pace is relaxed. It’s personalised to the groups needs. This is a great INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING, family friendly and a bucket list item must do!
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 taking a different line and starting from a different landing spot for each run.
Guest Safety is our priority. Although the chance of an avalanche on the Tasman is very remote, all guests and guides wear an avalanche transceiver. Guides also carry a
radio and a rescue pack. All guests (regardless of experience) will receive a safety briefing from their guide – including how to use an avalanche transceiver – before the first flight. Our guides are trained in emergency first aid, mountain survival, and rescue.