Southern Lakes Heliski

Mon, 12th September at 9:51 a.m.


Weather Conditions

12°C, Mixed

Cloudy start to the day with a chance of evening showers and a gusty Northwesterly. Temperatures around 12 degrees in town.

Snow Conditions

Average depth of 200cm

We have a mostly FINE Tuesday/Wednesday as a HIGH pressure dominates. Spring riding conditions and still plenty of fresh powder to explore!

Last snowfall was 44cm on Thu, 8th Sep

If you want to Heliski or Heliboard in the Southern Lakes Region comprising of Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand then Southern Lakes Heliski is the obvious choice with Over 30 years in the industry and quite simply by far the most terrain options of any other operator in the Southern Lakes, boasting 85000 sq/km+ of terrain across 11 different mountain ranges and offering in excess of 600 potential runs, including Glacier Skiing options and the highest terrain available in the region. Southern Lakes Heliski has exclusive access to the amazing Clarke Glacier located in the Forbes mountain range which also includes exclusive access to the Highest elevation Heliski terrain available in Queenstown or Wanaka of Mt Head at 2585 Meters. The scenery is breath taking, viewed from B2, and B3 helicopters, skillfully piloted, its an exhilarating way to view our amazing mountain environment.

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About Southern Lakes Heliski

With over 20 years experience in the New Zealand Heliski industry, the region's most exclusive, varied terrain options and highly experienced guides certified under the NZMGA training program; Southern Lakes Heliski is your premium heli-skiing and boarding provider in the Southern Lakes of New Zealand.

Based out of the mountain resorts of Queenstown & Wanaka with exclusive access to 5,500 square kilometers of terrain over seven different mountain ranges, pursue the best powder with down to earth guides, and achieve the most exhilarating heli-skiing or heli-boarding experience possible.Located in New Zealand's Southern Alps, Southern Lakes Heliski operates in a winter destination that offers an awe-inspiring array of activities to energise the body and refresh the spirit.

Over the past 16 years, Southern Lakes Heliski has played an integral part in this rejuvenation process, whisking clients away from the realities of daily life and transporting them to a snow-laden wilderness. Here they enjoy the freedom, exhilaration and tranquillity of heliskiing.

A Southern Lakes Heliski day is unique to each and every one of our clients. Our goal is simple - to give you the best possible heliski or heliboard experience. As owner/operators we ensure a careful balance is struck throughout the day, between excitement and challenge and your own personal safety and comfort.

The Thomson, Eyre, Humboldt, Richardson, Central Harris and Hector Mountains

Each mountain range is affected differently by the prevailing weather pattern and gives us greater flexibility when deciding on the best possible heliski location each day.

Our daily choice of terrain is dependent on a number of key factors including weather conditions; snow quality and stability; flying conditions and the group's skiing/snowboarding ability.

As the terrain is so close to Queenstown, there is minimal transport time giving our clients maximum heliski time.

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Contact Details

Queenstown Booking Office
37 Shotover Street
P: +64 3 442 6222
F: +64 3 442 9595
C: +27 475 0525

Wanaka Booking Office
39 Helwick Street
P: +64 3 443 6410

P O Box 605 Wanaka
P: +64 3 443 8092