Summers here, but Winter never ends…(for some)

Although it may be summer in New Zealand, for us winter never really ends. When one season finishes our minds move on to the next one, with each year slightly tweaked so it’s even better than the last. For the majority of our guides winter doesn’t finish at all. You may wonder what they get … Continued

We heliskied 25 out of 31 days in August….

    It would be fair to say August made up for July’s slow start. With regular snowfalls mixed with endless days of sunny weather we were able to fly 25 days out of 31! That’s 80% fly days which was above our normal average of 65%. Most of the storms were hitting our North and … Continued

The dangers of powder addiction…

I remember my first taste……I was in Canada and my flatmates told me to get out of bed, it was a “powder day”.   When we got to the snow I strapped my board on and entered a realm I had never knew existed…. an powder addiction was created that day. It was like riding a … Continued

First time heliskiers – read this!

For first time heliskiers or heliboarders, the thought can be both exciting and a little daunting. The most common question we get asked in the office is “Am I good enough?” and the answer for the majority of people is “Yes”, as you only need to be of an intermediate level skier or boarder. We sent … Continued

July 2016 – The Snow arrived!!

“Patience is a virtue”, and that would undoubtedly be the saying that summarises July so far. Warm temperatures pushed the snow off to Australia and stalled the heliski season for Southern Lakes Heliski until mid July.  Although we could have flown out into those beautiful mountains sooner, we felt that the snow base was a little … Continued