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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
Skippers Canyon
Matukituki River
Lake Wanaka
Lake Hawea
Mount Aspiring
Neumann Range
Ben Ohau Range
Gammak Range
Leibig Range
Maltebrun Range
Mount Cook
Mount Cook Village
Lake Pukaki
Lake Ohau
Lake Hawea
Ohau Ski Field

Your Playground

Harris Mountains Heli Ski Group Getting Ready For Powder Skiing.Harris Mountains Heli-Ski operates in New Zealand's stunning Southern Alps surrounding the international resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka and into the Mount Cook National Park region.

Our vast terrain spans numerous mountain ranges all offering something unique, and all affected differently by prevailing snow and weather conditions. It is these variations that allow us to customise your heli-day to suit your skill & experience level, minimise your risk, and maximise your powder adventure! Several of our best skiing /riding locations are deep in the backcountry; we make the extra effort to get you to the best and deepest snow.

  • Over 400 runs
  • 11 separate mountain ranges with over 200 peaks
  • Covering over 3000 square kilometres

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. Harris Mountain Heli-ski's operations include the famous Harris Mountains and Buchanan's Range, and Mount Cook region, New Zealand’s highest mountain.

Harris Mountains Heli ski Untracked TerrainRuns with the most vertical drop:

  • Centaur Peak (Queenstown)
  • Headlong Spur (Wanaka) 1200m
  • Darkies (Mt Cook) 1300m
  • Highest Drop off Mt Headlong 2510m

With HMH pioneering heli-skiing in New Zealand, this means we have secured 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.

Harris Mountains Heli Ski - Face Shots In Deep SnowRegions and Travel Times


The Southern Hemisphere's finest four-season alpine and lake resort. World-renowned Queenstown is both breathtakingly beautiful and intensively exciting. Established and sophisticated, the range of activities and adventures here is unsurpassed. 


Translating from Maori as 'renewal of the soul', Wanaka is an exquisite piece of real New Zealand. The mountains surrounding this laid-back lake town offer thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Après ski is alive and well in the many bars and cafes of the town centre.

For a Bird’s Eye view of our powder and heli-ski playground, check out the Whare Kea Lodge webcam. Located in Wanaka’s Buchanan mountain ranges near Mount Aspiring, right in our heli-skiing terrain.


Harris Mountains Heli Ski -  Figure 8s With MatesMount Cook

New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook, is the majestic heart of the Southern Alps. The Alps also feature 22 other peaks higher than 3000 metres. Harris Mountains Heli-ski has access to some of New Zealand's best heli-ski terrain in this extraordinary region.

We have exclusive access to over 2000 square kilometres of exceptional bowls, snowy ridges and powder basins for your skiing and riding pleasure.

Travel Times

Queenstown to Wanaka Queenstown to Mount Cook Wanaka to Mount Cook
1 hour via road / 15 minutes via air         3 hours via road / 1 hour via air         2 hours via road / 45 minutes via air