Day 3: Mt Cook
Waking up in the shadow of the most prominent mountain in New Zealand, your day of heli riding is going to be one for the brag book.
Today you’re spoilt for choice. Mount Cook Heliski region is the largest heliski area in NZ, operating among the highest peaks in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, covering 6 mountain ranges across to the Ben Ohaus, that tower above the shores of azure Lake Pukaki. Mount Cook heli has the highest landings, longest runs, greatest snow accumulation and most consistent conditions of any backcountry area in New Zealand. No matter your experience there will be terrain to suit your ability, from mellow open powder bowls to challenging descents – today will not disappoint. As the sunsets over Aoraki Mt Cook, we can relax and talk about today’s adventures over dinner at the Mt Cook Lodge restaurant.
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- Heli ski day
- Cooked breakfast
SLOPE INFO Mount Cook Run length varies depending on terrain and snow conditions, from 600 vertical metres to as much as 1300 vertical metres. Average run length ranges from 800–1000 vertical metres.