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New Zealand Heliskiing

General Heliski Information

Standard Heliski and Heliboarding

Image of Clarke GlacierQUEENSTOWN - Mt Aspring National Park-
8 runs, priced from NZ$1,350.00 (2020 Price)
Ideally you are a strong intermediate skier / boarder or better, with a sense of adventure. A world class experience in the majestic Mount Aspring National Park including the Clarke Glacier (subject to ideal conditions). The runs are longer and the powder dryer, a superb, high altitude adventure.

QUEENSTOWN / WANAKA - Harris Mountains -
2020 priced from NZ$940.00, per person.
Provided you are a stong intermediate skier / boarder or better, with a sense of adventure. The Harris Mountains provides 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.

All prices shown above include: helicopter hire, fully qualified guide service, safety equipment (including avalanche transceiver) and lunch.


Image of HelicopterMOUNT COOK - Wilderness Heliskiing - 2020 price NZ$1,190.00, per person.
WILDERNESS HELISKIING offers some of the world's most spectacular and challengng snowboarding terrain. The Mount Cook region is a vast area of huge, heavily glaciated peaks. Spend the day exploring the Liebig and Maite Brun ranges. Expect big vertical, dramatic peaks, and the kind of unspoiled snow that you can only dream about. The five ski runs will take most of the day with lunch usually taken after the second run. Option of extra runs for advanced skiers.

Image of Terrain METHVEN - Methven Heliskiing - 2020 price NZ$1,150.00, per person.
Located only 90-minutes from Christchurch City - experience Methven the best variety of heliskiing terrain in New Zealand. With over 1000 square kilometers of mountains, there is scope here for all standards of boarders and skiers. Get ready for cruising long deep powder runs and gentle galciers to gnarly descents of over 1000 vertical metres.

Heliskiing Transfers are available:
Queenstown - Mount Cook : Return transfers on the day of your heliskiing are available from Queenstown to Mount Cook; at additional cost. We can arrange for you to be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation.

Christchurch City - Mount Cook : Return transfers on the day of your heliskiing are available from Christchurch City to Mount Cook; at additional cost. We can arrange for you to be picked up from your Christchurch City accommodation.

Christchurch City - Methven: Return transfers on the day of your heliskiing are available from Christchurch City to Methven; at additional cost. However it may be cheaper to hire a rental vehicle.

Refer to our Price List for additional information.


Private Heliskiing / Heliboarding Charter

New Zealand Adventure Specialist are the heliskiing specialists. Imagine a helicopter and guide exclusive for your use, and thousands of vertical feet of untracked snow. We provide sensational private heli-charters for both Heliskiing and Heliboarding at QUEENSTOWN / WANAKA, MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK and METHVEN.

Private heliski / heliboard charters are available between 1st July to mid October; subject to weather / snow conditions.


Standard Ski Plane Pricing - REAL VALUE FOR MONEY

MOUNT COOK - SKI THE TASMAN GLACIER - a breathtaking beauty.

Ski the Tasman is as much a scenic experience as an amazing day on skis. The moderate ski terrain opens up this incredible wilderness region for those looking for a more relaxed experience. if you can perform a strong wedge turn, you can ski The Tasman. The day involves two immense ski runs each of 8 to 10 kilometres, set amongst the backdrop of New Zealands highest and most glaciated peaks. The first run takes us through gentle bowls and open snowfields. The second begins after lunch at a different landing point. This time we explore the glaciers surreal ice forms and glide between the towering seracs and ice falls. The Tasman Glacier has a 2,000 feet base so skiing is guaranteed; subject to local weather conditions.

We can ski family groups if requested. The physical demand of glacier skiing are beyond younger children. The minimum age is 11 years, and is dependent on conditions on the day. The supervising adults must be prepared to ski at the pace of the children. Child-minding services are available at Mount Cook with prior arrangements.

2021 Ski the Tasman Prices
June - only for Groups of 4 $749 per person
July $749 per person
August $849 per person
September $849 per person
October $749 per person

What you get: two epic ski runs, guide services, three flights, safety equipment (including transceiver) and lunch.

Transfers are available:
Return transfers on the day of your skiing are available from Christchurch or Queenstown; at additional cost. We can arrange for you to be picked up from your Christchurch City or Queenstown accommodation.

Refer to our Price List for additional information.


Ski Touring by Ski Plane

We offer sensational Ski Touring within both:

  • Mount Cook National Park
  • Westland National Park

Ski plane access to some of New Zealand's highest and longest glacier systems. The Tasman, Murchison, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers offer the best terrain and unspoiled alpine adventure in the country. We can design a custom 1 to 10 day tour deep into the remote areas of the Southern Alps. Along the way we can teach skills such as glacier travel, crevasse rescue techniques & route selections and safety in avalanche terrain on ski, snowboard or snowshoes. Kilometres of untracked terrain await the enthusiastic back country traveller, from gentle intermediate explorations to the "Max vertical" descents from remote alpine peaks and expedition style ski/boarder mountaineering trips.

All Ski Touring requires advanced bookings and are subject to availability. Prices upon application.


Pre Booking Proccess - for scheduled heliskiing

Pre Booking Process: NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED. The suggested booking process is that you pre book your intended heliskiing date(s) to avoid disappointment. You advise us of your accommodation / telephone details so we can contact you on the day prior to the heliskiing, to confirm your heliskiing logistics.


Payment Procedure - for scheduled heli skiing

Payment Procedure : Bookings for scheduled heliskiing and heliboarding requires no deposit. Payment is arranged on the day prior to the scheduled heliskiing, including heliskiing transfers and ski plane (if required). Any additional ski runs (if available) are to be paid for on the day. Any accommodation arrangements requires full payment when the accommodation booking is made.


Prerequisites for Heliskiing

The main prerequisites for heliskiing are a little experence in powder, intermediate skiing ability, and a reasonable level of fitness. Skiers are grouped with others of similar ability, flown to suitable slopes, and guided by trained professionals. The heli-ski areas are monitored for avalanche risk and the guides are well trained in safety and first aid procedures. The feeling of skiing virgin slopes among the majestic peaks of the New Zealand Alps is unsurpassed by anything else skiing in New Zealand has to offer.


Rental Equipment

METHVEN HELISKIING: Rental Equipment is available from Christchurch City or Methven.

MOUNT COOK: Ski, boots and poles are available to rent at Mount Cook. Snowboards are not available for hire. Refer to our Price List for additional information.

QUEENSTOWN / WANAKA: Rental Equipment is available from both Queenstown and Wanaka.



For your heliskiing we can arrange your accommodation; including transfers.

Check out a sample of our recommended accommodation (Click Here)


What you will need

Heliskiing is suitable for those who have attained a minimum intermediate level of skill. It is extremely important that you are equipped with warm windproof clothing together with hat, gloves, sunglasses / goggles and sunscreen. A day pack is recommended. Even with the most optimistic weather forecast, conditions and temperature can change very quickly deep in alpine terrain. The ski guides we utilize are experienced and will fully brief you regarding safety equipment and arrangements. They are trained professionals whose total commitment is to your personal safety at all times and your total enjoyment.

For standard skiing "downhill skis" are acceptable. For powder skiing we strongly recommend "fat skis" to enable a comfortable off-piste style.



We can not be held responsible for any weather conditions and any other 'acts of god' that curtail any planned activity. We can not be held responsible for clients upon checkout deciding that they should have stayed longer.


Contact Details

Click here to contact New Zealand Adventure Specialists for additional details, options and prices.