Diaries Downunder Winter | Snowboarding on New Zealand’s largest glacier.
Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s longest and largest glacier. 29km long and 600 metres thick in spots it is truly a thing of beauty – especially when you decide to go snowboarding on it’s prominent ice fields.
For this one, the crew flew up by ski plane to the Tasman Glacier in Mount Cook National Park. We had heard rumours of an area called ‘Canyon Lands’ – basically a lego-like playground that is a series of ice chunks emerging out of the glacier itself. With jaws dropped low see how the crew navigate their way around the ice and use it like a natural terrain park.
This is an all-time adventure in an area that you need to see to believe!
Riders: Nick Brown, Nick Hyne, JJ Rayward
Filming: Heath Patterson
Stills: Vaughan Brookfield.
Edit: Heath Patterson
Location: Tasman Glacier (Mount Cook National Park)
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the epic folk at:
Tourism New Zealand
Air New Zealand
The World Bar
Special thank you to
Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helis