5 Reasons to Heliski with Southern Lakes Heliski this Winter

Have you ever been sitting in a lift line queue, people jostling you for a better place when you hear the sweet thrup thrup of a helicopter passing over head? You look up and you wonder where it’s going, there is a pod on the side and that can only mean one thing…that helicopter is … Continued

Southern Lakes Heliski August 2017 Update.

Heliskiers and boarders in the New Zealand mountains have been enjoying day after day of epic snow conditions, especially the Canterbury region which has been in the direct firing line of the latest three big Southerly storms.  Although the Southern Lakes didn’t get hit with the same quantity of snow that Canterbury got, what we … Continued

Is Heli-Sking Really That Much Better Than Shredding The Hill?

Imagine this, you are in the middle of the mountains with the wind whipping your ears as you see the helicopter approaching from the distance. As it descends upon you, the rotor wash whips over your group and creates a cloud that brings anticipation to your day. You jump in with rotors still turning as … Continued

2017 Heliski Season Has Started With A Bang!

Snow conditions have been continuously improving in our heliski terrain with two substantial storms hitting the Southern Lakes region. This has strengthened our snow base and delivered excellent heli-skiing conditions over the past two weeks.  Heliskiing in New Zealand over the past few years has consistently started in July. Although we may get colder temperatures … Continued

Check out what our Southern Lakes Heliski guides are up to in Antarctica!

Senior Southern Lakes Heliski Guides Tarn Pilkington and Phil Penny guide climbing and ski touring on the Antarctic Peninsula with Aurora Expeditions every year. This past Summer Tarn guided climbers on an 11-day expedition ex-Argentina and Phil spent three weeks visiting both the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. This year Aurora Expeditions has introduced Ski … Continued