Mount Cook Heli Snowshoeing

Possibly the most exciting winter adventure at Mount Cook for non-skiers. Combine a thrilling helicopter flight with an amazing guided snowshoe tour in the beautiful Southern Alps.

Please contact us if you would like to book a heli-snowshoeing trip. You can also book heli-snowshoeing and other Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.

Mount Cook Heli Snowshoeing

Start with an awesome helicopter flight before descending onto a snowy mountaintop at up to 2,000 metres in elevation. Once the helicopter leaves, be amazed by the natural silence and stunning views across the Mackenzie Basin, from Lake Pukaki, to Aoraki Mount Cook and surrounding giants of the Southern Alps.

Next, strap on our modern, lightweight snowshoes that make walking easy. Your professional guide will lead you over snowy plateaus and rolling terrain where you may want to build a snowman, or simply take in the pristine air of this unique adventure before your helicopter returns to fly you back to our base of operations.

  • Heli snowshoeing is a seasonal activity that operates from June - October.

  • Snowshoeing time is up to two hours.

  • Total flight time is about 10 minutes.

  • Total Time Required: 3 hours

  • All equipment provided.

  • Required Fitness Level: Moderate

  • Minimum Age: 8 years

  • Departure time: 10am (18 June - 14 October)
  • Price: $495 per person

Heli-snowshoeing tours are weather dependent and operated by Alpine Guides Ltd.