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

Welcome to Heliskiing 2016

As we approach the start of the heli ski season it is always the same old story, skiers and snowboarders discussing the up and coming winter and what it will bring? Is this an El Nino year or an El Nina? Will the ski fields get enough pre season snow to open? What website has the … Continued

Michaels Story – A Heli Ski Guides Life

A bit about Michael – our Canadian brother from another mother Michael lives for snow and the backcountry. He spends his Northern Winters in Canada working as a Heli-Ski and Cat Ski guide at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and his Southern Winters working for us at Southern Lakes Heli-Skiing in New Zealand. Now if you … Continued

2016 brings us a brand spanking new website

  Southern Lakes Heliski has been around now for over 30 years and over that time has developed from a couple of guys who were pretty excited about getting to ski new terrain by using a helicopter to what it is today. Other people wanted to share in their  fun and started paying the boys … Continued