Mt. Cook Fly | Ski the Tasman Glacier | Fly ex Queenstown
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Queenstown, NZ
- Product code: MCSTT
Departing from Queenstown, encounter a flying experience like no other across New Zealand's breathtakingly beautiful Southern Alps. Enjoy unparalleled views from the window seat of our fixed-wing aircraft as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and marvel at the most awe-inspiring views of the summit ridge of Mt. Cook before landing in Mt. Cook National Park.
Touching down at Aoraki/Mt. Cook Airport on the outskirts of Mt. Cook Village we will team you up with Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters by INFLITE who will fly you up to the Tasman Glacier in their ski plane with your experienced and qualified guide. This experience is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere you can take to the skies and land on a glacier in a plane with skis!
Carve your way down the 1000 metre descent on this one-of-a-kind ski slope the Tasman Glacier has to offer, navigating the 8 - 10 km run, not once, but twice. The ski terrain is easy to moderate (blue runs), and the pace is relaxed as you experience your intro into backcountry/heli-skiing. Your adventure will take you to incredible seracs and ice caves as you make your way down. Ready to provide the re-run, your Ski plane awaits you, but not before a quick stop off at the top for a well-earned break. Lunch is not included, but we can set you up with a picnic lunch for an extra $20.
After your first run, your ski plane will be waiting to take you back up to the top where you will take a break for lunch and ski your final run exploring a new part of New Zealand's largest glacier. We will be waiting at the Aoraki/Mt. Cook aerodrome ready to return you to Queenstown back down the spine of the Southern Alps.
Turn this experience into a world-exclusive package and upgrade this experience to one flight in a ski plane for one run and a helicopter flight for your other!
This is the bucket list tick you probably didn't even know existed.
We're all here for the view and every seat on every plane is a window seat.
*Min age 10 years old and must have adult supervision*