MT COOK SPLITBOARD CAMP
7 Nights I 6 Days riding
Leave the lifts behind and earn ya turns on Mint Tours’ Mt Cook Splitboard Camp. Suitable for anyone getting into splitboarding or back country touring who wants to ride the type of big mountain terrain which is usually only accessible by helicopter. Our tour runs in early spring so we can take advantage of longer daylight hours, better snow cover and snowpack stability.
+ 4 nights twin share accommodation in Methven
+ Breakfast daily in Methven
+ 3 nights accommodation at Heli Camp
+ All meals, snacks & drinks at Heli Camp
+ Return Christchurch Airport transfers
+ Helicopter flights in/out
+ Two expert guides per group
+ Free use of select back country equipment
+ Mt Hutt day including lift ticket & transport
+ Mint Tours guide & host
We ride the incredible high alpine Liebig Range at Mount Cook where we fly in and out by helicopter and set up an expedition style campsite for four days and three nights. Each day we head out with our guides and access the surrounding hike-to terrain.
The week long tour begins in Methven where we stay for the first two nights. Our first day on snow is a warm-up session at Mt Hutt where we get the opportunity to assess our equipment for the camp. We depart the following day and spend the next three nights camping on-mountain up in the Liebig Range. Upon return from Heli Camp we stay in Methven for the final two nights and get the option of an additional heli ski day starting at AUD $1045 per person. The tour concludes at Christchurch Airport.
About the Liebig Range, Mount Cook
The Liebig Range sits just east of New Zealand’s highest mountain of Mount Cook. The ‘Liebigs’ feature extensive valley systems with mellow to steep runs across all aspects. The range offers great options for touring in nearly all weather and snow conditions from powder to corn.
Day 1 – Arrival day
Arrive at Christchurch Airport and transfer to Methven accommodation
Day 2 – Mt Hutt
Warm-up day at Mt Hutt & equipment assessment
Day 3 – Heli Camp
Depart for camp, set-up, touring & ride day
Day 4 & 5 – Heli Camp
Touring & ride day
Day 6 – Heli Camp
Final day. Pack down, touring & ride day
Day 7 – Heli Ski
Optional heli ski day with Methven Heliski
Day 8 – Departure day
Transfer from Methven to Christchurch Airport
Riding level – Intermediate to advanced riders
Backcountry level – Easy
Fitness level – To make the most of your trip we recommend that you have a good level of aerobic fitness.
$500 deposit required to secure booking with balance payable 30 days prior to departure. Bookings close 30 July 2015. All bookings are subject to Mint Tours terms and conditions and are subject to availability at time of booking.