New Zealand boasts some stunning natural features, with vast tracts of native forest, glassy lakes, and ancient peaks that produce black sand beaches composed of titanium and iron along the West Coast; this country has so much to offer the stargazer, the uphill wanderer and the powder hound.
So what should you put at the top of your list when you set out to explore this great country? If you are an active explorer, the possibilities are endless, but there is one ‘must-do’ you simply can’t miss – let’s lay it out for you.
Utilising the True South Flights Queenstown service, you will travel along the spectacular Southern Alps to Glentanner in a modern, comfortable aircraft, where the True South Flight team will introduce you to our Heliski guiding partners.
If you have spent some time on the slopes and consider yourself a strong intermediate or advanced snowboarder or skier, you can access one of life’s most mindblowing scenic flight adventures – a Mt Cook Heliskiing tour.
We have compiled a list of five reasons you must choose True South Flights hook up for Mt. Cook Heliski for your next adventure, so read on and let those excitement levels rise!
1. Exclusive Terrain
Because of its reputation as a world-class destination for those who love to hit the slopes, the Wanaka and Queenstown ski fields see some fairly overwhelming crowds throughout the season. It can be hard to get a clear run on a good day, and spending half that day waiting for your turn on the chair lift is disheartening.
Luckily, there is another option for those with the skills and a true spirit of adventure. Imagine being lifted above the crowd with your family and a few close friends and floating up the mountain to a fresh untouched run that is completely empty!
2. Mind-Blowing Sights
While it’s lovely to wander the streets of Queenstown with the stunning backdrop of the snow-capped mountains, and taking a driving tour out to the vineyards through Wanaka will add up to an amazing day out in anyone’s mind, nothing compares to the sights you will see if you can approach the area from the bird’s eye view of a Heliski tour.
Taking in New Zealand’s highest helicopter landings, Mt Cook Heliski includes exclusive access to the most incredible untracked terrain amongst New Zealand’s highest peaks. The Heliski area is a wilderness of breathtaking azure lakes, ancient glaciers, and untouched snow fields, far from the crowded slopes.
3. Professional Guide Services
If your dream day out includes nuking open faces, smashing the gnarliest chutes and cruising pristine powder bowls, you can access all this and some advanced-level opportunities across the best glaciated runs in the world with expert guides.
Professional guide services are included when you book a Mt Cook Heliski day through True South Flights. The Mount Cook ranges are known for rapidly changing weather conditions, and the snow can hit hard and fast, so it is important to have an experienced professional with your group at all times.
All Mount Cook Heliskis guides are certified, highly trained experts, meeting international competency standards, with New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) or NZ Heli Operators qualifications under their belts.
So for a safe day out, you just need to bring a confident attitude and a fairly high level of ability.
True South and the Mt Cook Heliski crew take care of the rest, including supplying safety equipment and making the right calls at the right time – and they have decades of experience and training across rescue, emergency first aid, and mountain survival – just in case.
4. Private Charter Heliskiing Experience
Book a private group charter to take your Heliskiing experience up a notch. Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, attracts travellers, mountaineers, and adventurers worldwide, but if you want the world to yourself for a moment, True South can make that happen.
Taking a private charter with a corporate group as a honeymoon experience or treating the kids to the thrill of a lifetime includes exclusive helicopter use, freedom to roam, ski and board as much or as little as you like – and access to the freshest powder drops.
For the advanced ski group, Mt Cook Heliski private charters will give you access to the maximum vertical runs across the Malte Brun Range glaciated peaks or around the head of Murchison Glacier.
5. Unforgettable Memories
Booking a Mt Cook Heliiski tour with True South guarantees you will be creating unforgettable memories. The combination of stunning natural beauty, adrenaline-pumping activities, and warm hospitality ensures an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Whether you’re conquering the slopes, capturing breathtaking photographs, or simply soaking in the tranquillity of the mountains, Mt. Cook Heliski provides an extraordinary journey that will leave you longing to return.
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After a day to remember, you will descend back down to earth to meet your True South pilot, who will load your equipment while you relax for a 50-minute flight back to Queenstown, arriving just in time to explore the world-class dining and apres ski festivities of the Queenstown nightlife.
If you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime, get in touch now, bookings are limited.