Helicopter-skiing in Aoraki Mount Cook

Heliskiing in New Zealand is all about no compromises. It’s for adventurers who are seeking pure adrenaline and freedom in fresh powder.

If you’re an intermediate or higher skier or boarder, the South Island’s heliski operators will take you to open bowls and steep chutes that will make your toes tingle with anticipation.

The day begins with a weather check, then transport to the staging area. Safety briefings on avalanche transceivers and helicopters are followed by an effortless scenic ride to the ridge of your dreams. From here it’s all downhill through powder, as you and your guide lay lines on the slopes. After a gourmet lunch the afternoon continues with another flight to another mountain load of fresh runs. At the end of the day it’s a quick trip back to civilisation but it’ll take you a while to come down to earth.

New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook, is the majestic heart of the Southern Alps. Harris Mountains Heli-Ski has exclusive access to some of New Zealand’s best heli-ski terrain in this extraordinary region.

The Aoraki Mount Cook ranges are not only the home of New Zealand’s highest peak, but also some of the country’s most exhilarating ski and snowboard terrain. Harris Mountain Heli-Ski has exclusive access to heli-ski territory in this extraordinary region.

Mount Cook Classic – 5 Runs
A classic day of New Zealand heli-skiing in the country’s most iconic alpine setting. Explore a variety of amazing terrain and take in the spectacular views of Aoraki Mount Cook.

Mt Cook Classic and Flight
Experience a breath-taking scenic flight from Queenstown or Wanaka before beginning your epic day of heli-skiing at Mt Cook. Combining 5 runs heli-skiing NZ’s highest alpine playground, with transfers via plane to Mt Cook. The ultimate day in heli-skiing.


Where can I find the starting point for this awesome activity?

The location is 29 Lucas Place in Central Queenstown (in proximity to the town), which is 10km from Queenstown Airport, where you are able to take a coach from.
  • Adult $1190.00 – $1690.00
  • Bring suitable gear for partaking in Snowsports
  • Opening times

    • Business hours:

    • Operates 7 days a week in season

    • weather and snow conditions dependent

      • Day starts at 7am if operational

  • Months of operation: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


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