Heliskiing Hazards

Mount Cook Heliski takes place in an uncontrolled, serious, high alpine environment. Skiing, snowboarding, and flying in mountain areas carries a certain element of risk.

These risks include, but are not limited to:

  • Avalanches
  • Rock or ice fall
  • Falling
  • Crevasse hazard
  • Weather and other environmental hazards
  • Human related hazards caused by other participants
  • Aircraft failure

Alpine Guides has been operating heliskiing activities since 1974. In that time we have had around 58,000 skier days.

There have been accidents, including fatalities in our ski operations. By international heliski industry standards we have a very low accident rate.

Anyone participating with Mount Cook Heliski must understand that despite the experience and qualifications of our guides, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee of safety in this environment.

Participants registering for our activities are required to follow their guide's instructions explicitly.