We were very honoured to receive the Adventure Tourism Award at The Outdoors Awards 2012, which took place last week in Wellington.
Harris Mountains Heli-Ski chief guide Dean Staples attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of the team. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the Awards. We are very excited to be recognised as leader’s in adventure tourism and the outdoors in New Zealand.
Dean Staples accepting the Adventure Tourism Award
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our amazing 2012 heliski guests who joined us in Queenstown, Wanaka and Mount Cook this season. From our annual heliski enthusiasts, to all the new people we got to meet, we hope you all had a phenomenal experience skiing premium powder and big mountain terrain with us!
Wishing you all an incredible season ahead, summer or winter, and we very much look forward to skiing with you all again next year.
You can keep in touch with the team at HMH throughout the year, via our Facebook page and if you haven’t done so already, please do share your heliski photos and videos with us…. we love seeing them!
September has been an incredible month so far, with huge storms and some of the best snow we’ve had all winter! It is currently snowing, so our terrain will be nicely topped up in time for tomorrow’s trips. It’s looking like blue skies and powder for breakfast!
We will continue to operate as per snow conditions (which are currently awesome) and demand allows, so don’t miss our September Special discounts on our 4 and 7 run day trips.
Take a look at our latest video, filmed on 18th September…
A few pics from this morning, before we took local Wanaka and Queenstown industry friends out for a day of heli skiing. Look at those smiles… and they hadn’t even been heli skiing yet! Everyone had an absolutely awesome time!
A phenomenal 1.5m+ of fresh snow has fallen in just the last few days and conditions are currently the best we have had all winter season. Our guides and clients are raving about how good it is out there!
Yesterday our seats were fully booked and the choppers were out in force, with only one thing on the agenda… FRESH POWDER!
Here are a few pics from yesterday (Wed 12th Sept). Thanks to the guys at Snobiz rentals in Queenstown for sharing these awesome photos of their day with us.
Endless fresh lines all day long!
Lots of very happy skiers and snowboarders!
Super fun terrain loaded with fresh snow… just perfect.
This season we have been skiing a lot in the Richardson Mountains with our private charter groups. Accessible from both Wanaka and Queenstown, this range offers some really amazing terrain.
Take a peek at these photos which were snapped on a charter we did on the last week of August with one of our favourite clients, Tom Donohue, all the way from Colorado. This was Tom’s 20th trip with HMH and during that week we managed to ski 88 runs, adding up to 219,000 vertical feet!
Mount Ferguson (2,480m) and Labyrinth
Close up of Labyrinth
Mount Bowyang – some seriously big vertical and fun terrain to ski!
We skied the steep couloir on the west side of Cleft Peak for the first time!
A close up of the steep couloir we skied on the west side of Cleft Peak
The last few days have seen legendary quantities of snow falling across our vast Southern Alps terrain. It’s been the kind of storm that will have people talking for a long time!
After 100cm of fresh snow falling over the last 72 hours on our high alpine terrain, we were extremely excited to wake up to sunshine and blue skies yesterday! We knew it was going to be one of the best day’s of the season and it certainly did not disappoint, with endless deep powder and plenty of huge grins on the faces of some very happy heli skiers.
With yet more snow on the forecast (and it’s looking like truckloads of the white stuff is headed straight for us!!!!!) and our September Special discounts in place on our Classic 4 run day packages and Maximum Vertical 7 run day packages, now is the time to book your seat and rip up some fresh powder with us. Book now people, seriously good times await you!
Tuesday’s view from Whare Kea Chalet, situated in our North Buchanans terrain in Wanaka, looking over to Mount Aspiring. Did someone say… powder day?!
We’ve had some really super conditions recently, with lots of storms blowing in and topping up our terrain with lots of lovely fresh powder! Our terrain is extensive, covering Mount Cook, Wanaka and Queenstown and we’ve been heli skiing all over during the last couple of weeks, with big vertical at Mount Cook being a real highlight. Check out our latest videos below for a taster of the action and excellent snow conditions.
With more snow falling right now, we’re getting very excited for the weather clearing… we can’t wait to get out there! There’s going to be lots of untracked goodness just waiting for us to tear it up. Why not join us?!
18th August – Heli skiing at Mount Cook
22nd August – Another excellent day in our Mount Cook terrain. Simply awesome steep powder runs all day long! Thank you to Silverfox Productions for this excellent footage.
22nd August – One of our absolute favourite areas – the Galactic Bypass in Wanaka’s North Buchanans. If you only watch one of our videos this winter, make sure it’s this one!
23rd August – Just us and the beautiful Wanaka mountains. Amazing lines!
Fancy winning a heli ski trip with us? Of course you do! Head on down to Queenstown’s Searle Lane & Social bar and rotisserie, for Harris Mountains Heli-Ski Big Wednesdays!
Every Wednesday you have the chance to win. Want to hear the best part?! The more your drink, the bigger your chances of winning are, as each drink you buy offers one entry to the weekly prize draw. What are you waiting for?!
Ideally you are a strong intermediate skier/boarder or better, with a sense of adventure. Harris Mountains Heliski (HMH) has exclusive access to extensive terrain in Queenstown, Wanaka and Mount Cook. Easy rolling terrain for powder first timers, wide open bowls, challenging chutes and steep valleys for the more experienced.