The big mountains of the Mount Cook region are a serious place with rapidly changing weather and snow conditions - and more glaciated runs than anywhere in NZ. The terrain demands the best and most experienced heliski guides in the business.
IFMGA guide Trev Streat is our chief ski guide and one of NZ's most experienced heliski guides. Nobody knows the patch better than him.
Dave is a full IFMGA guide and Alpine Guides Guiding Director. He also directs several 4 legged members of the local avalanche rescue team.
Faster than a speeding bullet, full NZMGA Ski Guide Ben has been carving up the Mt Cook region with us since 2009.
New Zealand is Canadian ACMG Ski Guide Laura's second home. 2015 was her first full season at Mt Cook after many winters at Methven Heliski.
The ever mobile Tai is an Assistant Ski and Climbing Guide. In winter he is either at Mount Cook or carving lines at Methven Heliski.
IFMGA Guide Jane is our poet laureate, healthy eating consultant and Japanese speaking expert (when Tai is not around).
Guides with Qualifications
All of Mount Cook Heliski's guides are professionals. They are either trained and certified to international standards through the NZMGA training program, or meet the requirements of the NZ Heli Operators Group.
They represent decades of experience, in New Zealand and worldwide. Our guides are trained in emergency first aid, mountain survival, and rescue.