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Experience New Zealands ultimate heli skiing and heli snowboarding terrain


Image of MountainsWelcome to New Zealand one of the best heli skiing regions in the world. Heliskiing at Queenstown, Wanaka, Mount Cook, Methven is definitely the ultimate New Zealand skiing experence and you don't have to be an expert to enjoy it. The snow powder is deep, and comparatively low altitudes mean temperatures are relatively warm and locations breathtaking.

Heliskiing Areas

The 3-main heliskiing areas in New Zealand are:

Image of Heli SkiersQueenstown and Wanaka: The lakeside towns of Queenstown and Wanaka are both tourist resorts & ski resorts. The majority of New Zealands heli skiing occurs within this region. This heliskiing region also has the highest concentration of New Zealand's commerical ski fields, good quality accommodation and tourist activities.

The main heliskiing location within this region is the Harris Mountains situated within the vast terrain of the Southern Alps. There's a lot of choice and thousands of vertical metres offering easy rolling terrain for powder first timers or challenging chutes and steep valleys for the more experienced.

Image of Glacier TerrainAlso situated near Queenstown is the scenic Clarke Glacier. The Clarke Glacier is a world class high altitude heliskiing adventure; located within Mount Aspring National Park. The runs are longer and the powder snow dryer. Provided you are an intermediate skier and are reasonably fit the experience is well worth the price and the views are breathtaking.


Image of SkiersMount Cook National Park: Mount Cook National Park is classified as a World Heritage Area.

Wilderness Heliskiing at Mount Cook offers some of the worlds most spectacular and challenging terrain for both skiers and snowboarders. Ski or ride a selection of the the great peaks on and about the Main Divide (the backbone of the New Zealand Southern Alps).

The magnificent Tasman Glacier provides a stunning scenic 12km run among the towering peaks and ice falls of New Zealand's highest alpine region. Recommended for intermediate skiers only.

Image of HelicopterMethven: The township of Methven is located an hours drive from Christchurch International Airport which provides quick access to Mount Hutt Ski Area and Methven Heliskiing.
The Methven region provides spectacular heliskiing amongst towering peaks and glaciers in the heart of the Southern Alps.

2021 Heliskiing Season

The New Zealand Heliskiing season generally operates from 1st July to 30th September. But due to good snow conditions heliskiing may operate until late October.

NOTE: Queenstown / Wanaka heliskiing may sometimes commence a week earlier.

Additionally private heliskiing charters are available at Mount Cook between the end of the heliskiing season and late October. The spring snow is normally excellent and the terrain is fantastic.

Heliskiing Accommodation - including vacation packages

Image of The HeritageFor your heliskiing we can arrange your accommodation; including transfers.

Packaged discounts are available.

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Other activities available - at various locations
  • Ski the Tasman Glacier
  • Heliskiing and Heliboarding
  • Cat Skiing at Mount Potts
  • Sightseeing
  • Milford Sounds Cruise
  • Jet Boating
  • Fly Fishing
  • Trophy Hunting
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