"Snowboarding, A Helicopter, Knee deep powder and the best terrain in New Zealand.
This really is as good as it gets!
In this episode we venture to the heart of the Southern Alps, Mount Cook National Park. Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain peak. Cascading out of the valley floor above Lake Pukaki - this is one of the more scenically epic locations in the world and we go to snowboard here - and it was incredible!
With the use of a helicopter, the crew are scooped up to a field of insane New Zealand terrain that is covered in 'marshmallow-like' snow. This is Mount Cook Heli. Nick Brown, Stef Zeestraten and Nick Hyne waste no time in finding every last nook and cranny on the mountain to jump off and hack to pieces.
Riders: Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Stef Zeestraten.
Filming: Heath Patterson
Additional Filming: James Holman
Editing: James Holman
Thumbnail Image: Trev Streat
Music courtesy of Bright Mind Music:
Artist: Black Hat Brigade
Song: Zombie City Shake
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the great folk at:
Air New Zealand
Lake Wanaka Tourism
The World Bar
Thank you to Mount Cook Heli and Alpine Guides for helping us make this episode come together!"