The largest mountain range in New Zealand is the Southern Alps which extends 700 kilometres down the entire length of the South Island. At the heart of this range lies the Aoraki/Mount Cook region – an area dominated by the massif of Aoraki/Mount Cook itself.
This region contains 29 peaks over 3000 meters and is characterised by extensive glaciation. Aoraki/Mount Cook rises to a total height of 3754 metres. Large glaciers carve their way down into the valleys. On the western side of the Main Divide these reach down to temperate rainforest, stopping only a few kilometres from the sea.
The opportunities to tour these mountains by ski or board are endless. Utilizing aircraft, countless areas of virgin snow are accessible for a totally exclusive and invigorating experience.
Professional guides are required to navigate through the hostile alpine environment as avalanches, crevasses and the weather all pose significant risk.