Helicamp

Leave the rope and harness behind on Alpine Guides unique Helicamp. Explore the fantastic back country terrain of the Liebig, Gammack and Ben Ohau Ranges at Mount Cook on skis or snowboard - usually only accessible with Mount Cook Heliski.

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.

Touring Zone - Mount Cook Region.

Ranges we access sit just east of Mount Cook and the Main Divide. The terrain is non-glaciated, featuring extensive valley systems, with mellow to steep runs across all aspects. They offer great options for touring in nearly all weather and snow conditions.


Helicamp Bookings

We arrange all Helicamps on a private basis, based around your preferred dates. Advance bookings are essential to secure a guide, especially in early September.

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....

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

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


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