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Heli-ski Private Charters

Harris Mountains Heli-ski are specialists in private heli-skiing and heli-boarding charters. This is the ultimate adventure, with a helicopter exclusively for your use, your own guides and thousands of vertical feet of untracked snow to explore.

Enjoy the freedom to set your own pace and ski or board wherever conditions permit. Offering the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, skip from mountain to mountain. Ski and board as much or as little as you please, as fast or as slow as you wish. Your private charter reflects the exclusive desires of your group.

Whether you are getting family together for a special occasion, would like to experience more backcountry on your own time or would just like to share the ultimate snow experience with a group of mates, make the most of our expertise and let us design your heli-ski day specifically for you.

By choosing a private charter, we can cater for groups with different ability levels and even host spectators who would prefer to watch on and join you for lunch in the mountains after your runs. The number of runs achieved is dependent on the number of heli-skiers/boarders in the charter group, their ability level and the helicopter flying time used.

While we can personalise charters catering to many different needs, abilities and budgets, here are a couple of options to give you an idea of what you can experience with Harris Mountains Heli-ski.


Choose your experience

Harris Mountains Heli Ski Perfect Wide Open Powder Run
Option 1

Single Load

One group (up to 4 clients). This is the premium. One helicopter, no limits!
$12,795 incl GST for 2 hours of helicopter flight time.

Additional helicopter flying time used is charged per actual flying time only and is based on the half hourly rate of: $2400.00 incl GST.

Helicopter weight restrictions may limit numbers on this option to a max of 3 clients.

Harris Mountains Heli ski Group Powder Day
Option 2

Double Load

The same as Option 1 (single load) but for groups of 5-10.
$14,795 incl GST for 2 hours of helicopter flight time.

Additional helicopter flying time used is charged per actual flying time only and is based on the half hourly rate of: $2400.00 incl GST.

Helicopter weight restrictions may limit numbers on this option to a max of 8 clients.

Harris Mountains Heli Ski Mount Cook Long Runs Powder Snow
Option 3

You Decide!

Please contact us directly if you would like Harris Mountains Heli-Ski to tailor a charter specifically for you and your group with convenience and flexibility.

A minimum of two hours helicopter flight time per day is required for all charters within the peak August season. For groups larger than 10 people please enquire at our Queenstown or Wanaka offices. 

Important Information

Private charters are available from Queenstown, Wanaka and Mount Cook.

All charters include your own fully-qualified heli-ski guides, avalanche transceivers and an alpine buffet lunch.

 Charters are subject to availability in peak season. We recommend you book well in advance, although for bookings with less than 48 hours’ notice please call us on +64 3 442 6722

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 meeting or pickup time.

  2. Pick-up

    You will make your way to our staging area via your own transport or from our pick up locations, 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 a picnic 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 take you back to the the staging area where you can make your way 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
  • Picnic lunch
  • Avalanche transceiver and training on transceiver use

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.

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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