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Heli-Skiing New Zealand

New Zealand boasts some of the best Heli-Skiing terrain. We have over 400 runs from 200+ peaks in 7 separate mountain ranges covering over 3000 square kilometers. 

Itinerary Overview

Queenstown is famous for its spectacular alpine scenery. Its lakeside location provides a beautiful setting and is the playground for adventure! It offers a variety of activities, yet also presents a wonderful haven in which to relax.

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Destination Queenstown

Queenstown is located near the bottom of the South Island and has become world famous for its scenery since the release of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy – many of the scenes were shot in the surrounding vast, butter-coloured landscapes. The region is popular all year round and known as the Adventure Capital of New Zealand. Queenstown offers a variety of activities, yet also presents a wonderful haven in which to relax.

Heli-Skiing Terrain

We have over 400 runs from 200+ peaks in 7 separate mountain ranges covering over 3000 square kilometers. Runs vary between 2000 to 3500 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks through to steep and gnarly chutes. Operations include the famous Harris Mountains and Buchanans Range, and Mount Cook region, New Zealand's highest mountain.

With pioneering heli-skiing in New Zealand, this means we have access to the best terrain for heli-skiing. We have an extensive variety of exclusive terrain to cater for all abilities of skiers and snowboarders. Using the highest available terrain offers variety and guarantees reliable snow conditions throughout the season.

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Exclusive Heli-Skiing in the Southern Lakes Region

You are standing in the middle of an untouched powder-kissed paradise; you click in to your bindings, take a deep breath of pure mountain air and contemplate the majesty of your surroundings. You push off and glide into exhilaration. Powder flies, adrenaline pumps and you soon become a tiny figure amongst the immense silence of the mountain world. At the base the helicopter awaits to lift you effortlessly to the top of another peak. Your guide will lead you to the day's best snow conditions. At lunchtime enjoya gourmet picnic with an unbeatable view and then it's time to do it all again. This is heli-skiing – the perfect escape from the everyday and the perfect way to recharge your senses.

Most of the ski terrain is between 1400m and 2200m. These elevations have proven to provide the best powder snow. In the areas where you will ski, average snowfall ranges from 2.5 m to 3.5m per season. Since the area covers some 6700 square kilometres, from Glacier boarding to natural mountain bowl systems, snow amounts and conditions can vary. Your guide will utilise his knowledge on the snow and terrain to get you onto the best area on the day.

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Heli-Skiing in the Mount Cook Region

Enjoy an awe inspiring 1 hour scenic flight from Queenstown to the Mount Cook region. At the heart of New Zealand's most spectacular alpine region and the highest peak in Australasia, is Mt Cook at 3754 meters (12316 ft). The Mt Cook National park comprises 70,013 hectares of ice and snow, rock, sub-alpine scrub, tussock, and riverbeds. Also located here are five of the country's largest glaciers.

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