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Mount Cook Ski Resort Guide

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Mount Cook Ski Resort Guide

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Mount Cook Ski Resort Guide

Serac on Tasman Glacier, Mount Cook photo

Mount Cook

Photo credit: Mike Statham

Tasman saddle 1980, Mount Cook photo

Mount Cook

Photo credit: Guus van Rossum

Slope Stats

  • 3754m

  • 914m

  • 2840m

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Aoraki (meaning Cloud Piercer in Ngāi Tahu Maori) or Mount Cook, to honour the famous captain, is the highest mountain in New Zealand. The top of Mount Cook is at 3754 mtrs; breathtaking amongst the dazzling peaks of the southern Alps. Three summits make up Mount Cook. They are the Low Peak, Middle Peak and High Peak. The Tasman Glacier is in the east and the Hooker Glacier to the west. The nearest airport to Mount Cook is Queenstown.


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  • Issued:25 Nov
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Today’s Weather (3296 m)view full snow forecast

snow showers
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-4 °CF-Level
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-3 °CF-Level
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1 °CF-Level

Resorts close to Mount Cook include:

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    Visitor Reviews of Mount Cook

    David Jones from New Zealand writes:

    Fantastic review - I too have enjoyed the family friendly atmosphere that Mount Cook offers. There are a wealth of routes and entertainment for all. The grand traverse is a particular treat if you like to get off the beaten track but it is always good to get back to the warmth and hospitality of the Plateau Hut Resort. If you get board of the many routes on Mt Cook and need more challenge then Mount Tasman is just around the corner.

    Only disappointment was that the Plateau Resort gets very crowded and can be noisy at night, however, the view more than makes up for it. The mountain could also do with a few more lifts.

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