Guiding in New Zealands Heliski mountains is serious business. Our Heli Ski guiding programme is overseen by IFMGA qualified guides with years of experience in Heli skiing in the Southern Lakes region and abroad. We are committed to improving our expertise, professionalism and our standards constantly. All our guides are experienced and passionate skiers and snowboarders who wish to share their love of the mountains with you, our guests.
Southern Lakes Heliski supports the NZMGA training programme. This is overseen by IFMGA qualified guides, the highest certification in the Heli ski industry, and is recognized internationally.
With a ratio of one guide per five guests, you won’t feel overcrowded, and your group will be organised according to ability, ensuring you feel comfortable yet challenged enough to get the most from your day. This guide to client ratio backs up our dedication to personalized service, attention to detail and flexibility to accommodate your dream Heli Ski, NZ experience.
Southern Lakes Heliski is partnered with Alpine Helicopters which is a family run company that has been operating since 1972. Based in Wanaka New Zealand, the company operates a fleet of seven modern helicopters. Together, the experienced and professional aviation team is made up of five local pilots, whose combined skill set and a passion for the region allows for an industry leading Heli Ski experience.