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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.

Choose your experience

Christmas Special 15% off 4 Run Day | Depart Queenstown or Wanaka
$905 pp

For all abilities, the Experience 4 is the perfect day out for those wanting to take a relaxed approach to the heli-ski day to really enjoy the experience of being out in the mountain environment. Explore a variety of amazing terrain for an unforgettable heli-ski experience.

Normally $1065, NOW $905. For a limited time only. Terms & Conditions apply.

$905 pp
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Terrain
4 runs

Runs vary between 1500-2500 ft of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. On the Experience 4 day, if the group is of higher ability, there is the opportunity to sample some of our more advanced terrain.

Ability Level
Intermediate

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

The Experience 4 day is for all ability levels. You’ll find descents to suit your group while not requiring the fitness levels to ski more runs.

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

Additional Runs
$110

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.

Christmas Special 15% off 7 Run Day | Depart Queenstown or Wanaka
$1,140 pp

The Classic New Zealand heli-ski day. Our most popular option for boarders and skiers alike from intermediate to expert ability. With more runs and a faster pace, this is undoubtedly a full day of untracked pleasure!

Normally $1345, NOW $1140. For a limited time only. Terms & Conditions apply.

$1,140 pp
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Terrain
7 Runs

Runs vary between 1500-2500 ft of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. If avalanche conditions permit and the group is of higher ability, there is the opportunity to access steeper terrain, chutes and glaciers.

Ability Level
Intermediate or Advanced

Ability: Fit Intermediate to Expert   Pace: Busy

The Classic 7 day is for advanced skiers and boarders or for the intermediate rider with good fitness.

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

Additional Runs
$110

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.

Christmas Special 15% off 10 Run Day | Depart Queenstown or Wanaka
$1,380 pp

For those hardened powder purists who know they’ll push the limits! Skiers and boarders who are fit and strong can feast on the “Max Vert” challenge in the powder playground of their dreams!

Normally $1625, NOW $1380. For a limited time only. Terms & Conditions apply.

$1,380 pp
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Terrain
10 Runs

Runs vary between 1500-2500 ft of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. If avalanche conditions permit there is the opportunity to access steeper terrain, chutes and glaciers.

Ability Level
Expert

Ability: Expert   Pace: Fast!

The Max Vert day is for expert skiers and boarders with good fitness levels wanting to max out their heli-ski day.

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

Additional Runs
$110

After 10 runs on some of NZ's best powder you'll be begging for more. Some of our Max Vert groups have skied 11-15 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.

3 Run Day | Intro | Depart Queenstown or Wanaka
$995 pp

Are you of intermediate ability and heli-skiing for the first time? Then the Intro 3 is for you! Ride with others of similar ability and experience. Your guide will lead you to terrain suited to your ability - if you’re confident and having a blast then upgrade for more runs!

$995 pp
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Terrain
3 runs

Runs vary between 1500-2500 ft of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks. On our Intro 3 program, we focus on taking a more mellow approach to the day selecting terrain that appeals to the first time heli-skier.

Ability Level
Intermediate

Ability: Intermediate skiers and boarders   Pace: Relaxed

The Intro 3 day is focussed on intermediate ability skiers looking to develop their powder skiing skills.

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.

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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