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Mount Cook Ski Resort Guide

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

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Issued: 27 Mar

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Today’s Weather (3296 m)

10 NW10
0 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
15 NW15
-1 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
20 NNW20
-1 °C F-Level

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.

Resorts close to Mount Cook include: Fox Peak (59 km), Alpure Peaks (60 km), Mount Dobson (61 km), HeliPark New Zealand (62 km), Ohau (78 km),

Mount Cook ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Mount Cook Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging

Mount Cook Location Maps

Mount Cook Location Map

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Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 914 m


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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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City Forecasts
Closest to Mount Cook

city forecasts
Timaru, New Zealand 127 km
Christchurch, New Zealand 204 km
Dunedin, New Zealand 256 km
Invercargill, New Zealand 346 km
Nelson, New Zealand 362 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Mount Cook

surf forecast
Lake Pukaki Point, New Zealand 68 km
Haast Beach, New Zealand 96 km
Smithfield, New Zealand 126 km
Jacks Point, New Zealand 130 km
Patiti Point, New Zealand 130 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Mount Cook

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Mount Cook

mountain forecasts
Mount Dampier, New Zealand 1 km
Mount Vancouver, New Zealand, New Zealand 1 km
Silberhorn, New Zealand 2 km
Mount Tasman, New Zealand 2 km
Mount Lendenfeld, New Zealand 3 km