5 Reasons to Heliski Before Winter is Over

We're well into the second half of winter & the powder in the mountains is unbelievable. Read our top reasons to heliski this season--before you miss out!

1.  The Helicopter Ride

To restate the obvious… you get to ride in a HELICOPTER. And not just once—from the first ride in the morning to drop you in the mountains and every run that you take, to your ride back to the valley at the end of the day. It’s an adrenaline rush that gets your blood pumping before you even take a turn.

2. Untracked Power

Vast expanses of it, as far as your eye can see. When you heliski, every line is nothing but untracked powder. Your best turns are waiting for you, every time.

3. Wilderness

Imagine flying over some of the most beautiful wilderness in the Southern Alps. Imagine standing at the top of one of those lines you were eyeing from the helicopter. Imagine dropping into it. Now imagine that there’s nothing else in sight, and no one else around. Just you, your ski buddies, and your guide in the wilds of New Zealand.

4. No Lift Lines

Love powder, but hate the crowds it brings? Heliskiing means no time wasted in long lift lines. Ski or ride your dream line in untracked powder, and climb back into your personal helicopter at the bottom for your next run in a wintery paradise.

5. Experienced (and FUN) Guides

Don’t have backcountry experience? No problem. Our guides are incredibly experienced and good at what they do. Do you have a wealth of ski touring experience? Great. Chat conditions and snowpack with our guides to your heart’s content.

Harris Mountains Heliski offers terrain from Queenstown to Wanaka to Mount Cook—that’s 3200 square kilometers of wild skiing and riding in some of the most beautiful terrain in New Zealand. From mellow slopes to expert lines, we’ve got your dream run waiting for you. Book now.

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