From Wanaka

Ever been heli- skiing? It’s the ultimate snow experience for any skier or boarder.  Interested?  Then let us take you into the heart of the Southern Alps – a world above and beyond all others……

With exclusive backcountry terrain to heli ski or board, we welcome first time Heli-Skiers to those wanting to ski maximum vertical.  Our qualified and experienced guides take you to terrain to suit your ability.  Using the highest available terrain offers variety and guarantees reliable snow conditions.

Wanaka Experience 3 Runs

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

Wanaka Classic 4 Runs

The classic day of New Zealand heli-skiing, exploring a variety of awesome terrain. Conditions conducive, you’re feeling strong, upgrade by taking an extra run or two.

Wanaka Maximum Vertical 7 Runs

‘Max Vert’ for advanced skiers/boarders who know they’ll push the limits! After 7 runs the choice is yours, go home or go for more runs. Some of our Max Vert groups ski 10-15 runs a day.

Mount Cook Heli-skiing from Wanaka 5 runs
An awe inspiring scenic flight from Wanaka to the Mount Cook region starts the day. Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain and the area offers high altitude heli-skiing/boarding. After 5 runs in this magnificent environment and an alpine lunch, your group may upgrade for extra runs before your flight back to Wanaka.
$110.00 per run
Extra Runs
Extra runs are available subject to conditions and agreement from a minimum of three clients per group.

Included in all Heli-day options:

  • Gourmet buffet lunch
  • Use of tranceivers
  • All transfers from accommodation to heli-staging areas and return
  • Pick up and drop off of your rental equipment
  • “Capture the Experience ” video service available on request

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and are per day per person. Click here to find out about multi-day Heli Ski options.

Important Notice
Snow and Weather Conditions
Heli-skiing / boarding takes place in an alpine environment, above the tree line and is weather dependent. When booking, we suggest you register with us for daily heli-skiing as soon as you arrive in the area and allow some flexibility in your schedule. Snow in the backcountry can vary from fine powder to crud to beautiful spring corn. Check with us for the latest conditions.
Simply contact our office, your specialist travel agent or click here to book.  It is advisable to make reservations for heli-skiing well in advance.  Please note that we require your weight to be provided at time of booking.
Confirms your booking and is due - 1) Daily Heli-skiing - by 6pm the day before 2) Harris Mountains Heli-ski Multi Day Odyssey Programme - 21 days before arrival Bad weather can prevent flying, reconfirmation must be made by 6.00pm the day prior to flying / heli-skiing.
1) Daily Heli-skiing - Full refund can only be guaranteed if cancellation received 24 hours prior to skiing. Inside 24 hours full payment is applied. 2) Full refund is given if cancellation received 21 days before arrival.
If adverse weather prevents flying, your money will be fully refunded. If some heli-skiing has been possible but less than the runs booked, you will be refunded at NZD$100 per run not skied. Refunds are not given due to injury, lack of ability or fitness.
Prices are per person and in New Zealand dollars. Inclusive of 15% GST (goods & services tax)
Reservations and Confirmations
Reservations must be reconfirmed by 6.00pm the day prior to flying. Early morning the weather is checked regarding daily operation. If weather conditions preclude flying you can reschedule to the next day. It is wise to book well in advance especially during our peak season.
What happens on the day
Early in the morning we check the weather and then we contact you. If it's on, we'll pick you up and take you to the staging area where you're introduced to your pilot, guide and fellow heli-skiers. Here you are introduced to your guide and group of similar ability and given a safety brief on avalanche transceivers, helicopter and mountain safety. Then you fly off to the first heli-ski run. Early afternoon all groups meet for an alpine buffet lunch with time to relax. The afternoon is back to the ultimate - more heli-ski runs. Harris Mountains Heli-ski... the perfect escape from the everyday.