Tasman Glacier

Experience the biggest glacier in New Zealand

Lying long and deep in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is the incredible Tasman Glacier, a terminal ice structure that is the biggest of its kind in New Zealand.


Ski The Tasman

Tasman Glacier Heli Day

Intermediate to advanced skiers only
Fly from Queenstown & Wanaka or Self-Drive to Mt Cook
Contact Snowscene for availability and cost


Ski The Tasman is a professionally guided backcountry ski adventure on New Zealand’s largest and longest glacier.

Explore the Tasman’s blue ice grottos,  natural caves, and incredible formations, then link turns down NZ’s two longest ski runs.

Skiing the Tasman Glacier is a classic Kiwi snow adventure, guided by Alpine Guides since the 1970s. They are Mount Cook’s original and most experienced mountain and ski guiding company. Nobody knows the area better than them.

Even ordinary skiers can ski the extraordinary Tasman Glacier. Each line is a perfect green to blue grade ski run. The pace is relaxed, with plenty of time to take photos. You’ll also learn about the tremendous forces that shape the landscape as you soak up the incredible grandeur of New Zealand’s highest peaks. 

  • We use helicopters to land at 2500 metres, for a 1000 metre descent!
  • You get 2 runs of 8 to 10 km long.
  • It’s ideal for intermediate or first-time off-piste skiers.
  • Small group sizes (no crowds).
  • Delicious picnic lunch on the snow.
  • Perfect for family groups.

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