Leave the rope and harness behind on Alpine Guides unique Helicamp. Explore the fantastic back country terrain of the Liebig Range at Mount Cook on skis or snowboard - usually only accessible with Wilderness Heliskiing.

Light-weight touring in exclusive big mountain terrain

Helicamps are camping and ski/snowboard touring with light packs. We helicopter in and out from our base site of choice, maximising touring time, and going light on weight.

Campsites are cozy expedition-style tent camps, backed up with snow caves (or a mountain hut). The campsite locations are stunning high-altitude ridge crests. Wake up to fiery sunrises, before skiing/riding untamed big mountain terrain - usually only visited by heliskiers.

The Liebig Range - Mount Cook Region.

The Liebig Range sits just east of Mount Cook and the Main Divide.The Liebigs feature extensive valley systems, with mellow to steep runs across all aspects. They offer great options for touring in nearly all weather and snow conditions.

Join a scheduled tour - or arrange a private Helicamp

Scheduled Helicamps are ideal for individuals to join. They run to set dates through September and October. Scheduled Helicamps are for skiers or experienced splt-boarders.

Private Helicamps are perfect for 2 or more, skiers, snowboarders or mixed groups. We arrange private Helicamps based on your preferred dates. Advance bookings are essential.

Cass Valley Dreaming...

The NZ Snowboarder crew joined us for a Helicamp in Sept 2013. Guide Ben Taylor took the guys out, and they decided to throw in a couple of extra heliski lines on the way in....

"Probably the best snowboarding I’ve ever done in New Zealand, good times!” – Stef Zeestraten

Download the article - with fantastic images - here (2Mb .pdf).

Helicamp season: September thru mid-October

Helicamps operate in spring. Spring touring offers:

  • Longer daylight hours, for extended touring
  • Better snow cover
  • Better snow stability

Experience required:

  • High level of aerobic fitness
  • Strong-intermediate (or better) skier/snowboarders