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. ┬áHeliskiing 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

Our Winter 2017 Heliski Prediction

So, with the first 2017 snowfall covering our heliski terrain you are probably all wondering what we are predicting to happen this winter? For the ones who have heliskied in New Zealand before, you will understand how hard it is to make an accurate weather prediction. This is due to the South Island being a … Continued