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Heli-ski Queenstown and Wanaka

The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss before savouring the vibrant après ski nightlife each location offers.

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3 Runs Experience
$990 pp

For everyone who thought heli-skiing was beyond them. Your guide will lead you to terrain suited to your ability for an unforgettable ski experience.

$990 pp
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Terrain
3 runs

Runs vary between 1500 to 2500 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. Our 3 run experience is a day focussed on taking our time to enjoy our alpine playground.

Ability Level
Intermediate

Ability: Intermediate skiers and boarders   Pace: Easier

Our three run heli-ski day will open your eyes to the world of heli-skiing. Ideal for intermediate skiers venturing into untracked snow for the first time.

Not sure if this is right for you? Take our Ability Guide Quiz.

Additional Runs
$110

Get more vertical - Upgrade your heli-ski day by adding extra runs to this trip. Extra heli-runs are available subject to conditions and agreement by a minimum of 3 clients per group.

4 Runs Classic (Special Offer - $785)
$785 pp

Explore a variety of amazing terrain on a classic day of New Zealand heli-skiing. Explore Queenstown and Wanaka's powder playground.

Normally $1045, NOW $785. For a limited time only. Ts & Cs apply.

$785 pp
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Terrain
4 Runs

Explore a variety of amazing terrain on a classic day of New Zealand heli-skiing. Explore Queenstown and Wanaka's powder playground.

Ability Level
Intermediate

Ability: From intermediate skiers and boarders to experts  Pace: Relaxed

The classic day is for all ability levels. You'll find descents to suit your group while not requiring the fitness level of a max vert package.  

Not sure if this is right for you? Take our Ability Guide Quiz.

Additional Runs
$110 each

When the snow conditions are this great, you'll be wanting more. You can choose to upgrade your heli-ski day by adding extra runs to this trip. Extra runs require a minimum of three clients per group and are subject to conditions.

7 Runs Maximum Vertical (Special Offer - $995)
$995 pp

The ultimate trip, more runs, steeper terrain, faster pace. Embrace the essence of heli-skiing on this unique trip.

Normally $1325, NOW $995. For a limited time only. Ts & Cs apply.

$995 pp
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Terrain
7 + Runs

The Maximum Vert package will enable you to gorge yourself on the whole heli-ski menu! An opportunity to access steeper terrain, chutes and glaciers. 

Ability Level
Intermediate or Advanced

For advanced skiers and boarders who know they’ll push the limits, or for the intermediate skier with a good fitness level wanting to have an active fast paced day.

Not sure if this is right for you? Take our Ability Guide Quiz.

Additional Runs
$110 each

After seven runs on some of NZ's best powder, you'll be begging for more. Some of our Max Vert groups have skied 10-15 runs in a day!

Upgrade your heli-ski day by adding extra runs. Extra runs are available subject to conditions and agreement by a minimum of three clients per group.

Heli-skiing works like this...

  1. Confirmation

    Early in the morning we check the weather, then we contact you to confirm the heli-ski trip is on, and to set a pickup time.

  2. Pick-up

    We pick you up at your accommodation and drive you to the staging area, where you're introduced to your pilot, guide and fellow heli-skiers.

  3. Safety briefing & first heli-ski

    A safety briefing is given covering avalanche transceivers, helicopter and mountain safety. Then you fly off to the day's first heli-ski run.

  4. Alpine lunch

    All heli-ski groups meet together for an alpine buffet lunch and some downtime to relax and talk about the morning's action.

  5. More heli-ski runs!

    After that, it's back to the ultimate ski experience - more heli-ski runs to finish off your perfect day in the mountains.

    At the end of the day, we drive you from the staging area back to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest or a quick change before your après ski evening in Queenstown or Wanaka.

 

What's included in the heli-ski package?

  • Fully-qualified, certified mountain specialist heli-ski guide, at a guide-to-guest ratio of 1:4-5
  • Alpine buffet lunch
  • Avalanche transceiver and training on transceiver use
  • Pickup and return transportation from accommodation to heli-staging area
  • Video service, available upon request

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need powder skis?
  • How long are the runs?
  • How do I schedule my heli-ski trip?

Find the answer to these questions and more here.

Terrain Map

To view location details, click on orange map marker.
Cecil Peak
Wyuna Mountains
South Harris Mountains
Richardson Mountains
Central Harris Mountains
Tyndall Glaciers
Mount Aspiring
North Harris Mountains
North Buchanans
South Buchanans
Remarkables Range
Mount Pisa
Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown
Skippers Canyon
Arrowtown
Cromwell
Wanaka
Matukituki River
Lake Wanaka
Lake Hawea
Mount Aspiring
Neumann Range
Ben Ohau Range
Gammak Range
Leibig Range
Maltebrun Range
Mount Cook
Mount Cook Village
Glentanner
Lake Pukaki
Lake Ohau
Lake Hawea
Ohau Ski Field
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Camp Street
Queenstown
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