New Zealand Heli Skiing
New Zealand Heli Skiing
Harris Mountains Heliski: overall best New Zealand heliskiing
Harris Mountains Heliski: overall best New Zealand heliskiing
Harris Mountains Heliski
Harris Mountains Heliski
Harris Mountains Heliski NZ
Harris Mountains Heliski NZ
Harris Mountains Heliski New Zealand
Harris Mountains Heliski New Zealand
A great steep run with Harris Mountains Heliski
A great steep run with Harris Mountains Heliski
One of the best NZ heliski operations: Methven Heliski
One of the best NZ heliski operations: Methven Heliski
Methven Heliski has some fantastic steep terrain
Methven Heliski has some fantastic steep terrain
Methven Heli Ski New Zealand
Methven Heli Ski New Zealand
Heli Skiing New Zealand
Heli Skiing New Zealand
Wilderness Heliski at Mt Cook
Wilderness Heliski at Mt Cook
Wilderness Heliski has the best snow due to high elevations
Wilderness Heliski has the best snow due to high elevations
Amazing scenery of the New Zealand Mountains
Amazing scenery of the New Zealand Mountains
Southern Lakes Heliski New Zealand
Southern Lakes Heliski New Zealand
Southern Lakes Heliski
Southern Lakes Heliski
Alpine Heliski Queenstown
Alpine Heliski Queenstown
Alpine Heliski New Zealand
Alpine Heliski New Zealand
The Ben Ohaus: Wilderness Heliskiing
The Ben Ohaus: Wilderness Heliskiing
Coldsmoke powder
Coldsmoke powder
Wilderness Heliskiing
Wilderness Heliskiing

Best Heli Skiing

All heli skiing is super fun and an awesome way to get to the untracked snow without having to hike for it, but where's the best New Zealand heli skiing?

The New Zealand heli ski companies are all very alike, particularly the Wanaka and Queenstown heli skiing outfits. So it can be a little problematic choosing which of the NZ heliskiing operations is best for you. For some people the choice is largely based on location and how the heliskiing fits into the plans for the rest of your New Zealand ski holiday, but for others it may be related to other factors.

Whilst it’s somewhat difficult to make differentiations, there are some subtle distinctions between the NZ heliski operations.

To aid you with decision making regarding the best New Zealand heli skiing for you:
Powderhounds Awards for the Best Heli Skiing New Zealand The Powderhounds awards for the "Best Heli Skiing in New Zealand" are based on heli skiing reviews conducted by Powderhounds.com.

Best Overall NZ Heli Skiing
Harris Mountains Heliski

This award is based on all of the factors that we rate, which includes terrain for different abilities, guiding, safety, value, frills, the helicopter, and the powder.

Best Heli Skiing for Powder Hounds
Methven Heliski

This award is all about the powder skiing and snowboarding for avid powder hounds. It only takes into account the powder rating and our advanced/expert terrain ratings (ie excluding the rating for strong intermediate terrain). 

Other Powderhounds’ Heli Skiing Awards

Best Heli Skiing - Readers' Reviews

These awards for "best Heli Skiing" are based on the public reviews on Powderhounds.com. Come and have your say on the top Heli Skiing company by reviewing and rating a Heli Ski Operation. Navigate to the Heli Ski Operator or Tour you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only Heliskiing adventures with a minimum of 2 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the heli skiing company with more reviews is selected as the best.
1 The top overall Heliskiing company is based on an average of the other above factors.

New Zealand Heli Skiing Tours

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Alpine Heliski Day Heli Packages DETAILS
QUEENSTOWN DAY HELISKIING
Packages from 3 to 8 Runs Ex Queenstown
From price based on 3-run package.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 621 USD 621
Book by June 30 & get up to 20% off the advertised price of 4 & 6-run heli days.
Book by June 30 & get up to 20% off 4 & 6-run heli days.
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Alpine Heliski offers day heli skiing packages from Queenstown suited to all abilities. Standard packages are 3 to 8 runs; you choose a package to suite your budget. All packages include guiding, safety equipment, gourmet lunch, transfers from your hotel in Queenstown & the time of your life!
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High Peak Heliski & Clubbie Combo DETAILS
HELISKIING & CLUB FIELDS COMBO PACKAGES
6 Nights Lodging | 2 Days Heli | 3 Days Club Fields
From price based on 6 nights twin/double-share inc. 2 days heli + 3 days guided club fields.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 3,692
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This FULLY CUSTOMISABLE deluxe package is available from 2 days or more (however the example package is based on 2 days heli + 3 days guided club field days + 6 nights deluxe lodging, all gound transport, all gourmet meals, open bar...
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Methven Heliski Day Heli Skiing DETAILS
METHVEN HELISKI - DAY HELI SKIING
Standard 5 Run "Perfect" Package
From price based on PERFECT 5-run day.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 763
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Methven Heliski is one of New Zealand's premier heli ski companies offering what many would agree is NZ's best heli skiing terrain. Don't just take it from us, book a day or more and experience it for yourself!
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Ski The Tasman - Classic 2 Run Day DETAILS
MT COOK SKI PLANE GLACIER SKIING
2 massive runs of 8 - 10 km each!
From price based on 2-run day (per person).
Base/invoice currency is inc NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 692
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
A Ski the Tasman odyssey should definitely be on your bucket list! The inimitable opportunity to go plane skiing on a glacier with two million years of history is an activity not to be missed. This is without doubt one of the most incredible experiences you will ever have!!!
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Harris Mountains Queenstown Wanaka DETAILS
DAY HELISKIING QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA
Packages from 3 to 7 runs
From price based on Experience 3-run package (per person).
Base/invoice currency is in NZD inclusive of tax.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 703
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
If you are visiting Queenstown or Wanaka don't miss the opportunity to experience some of New Zealand's best heli skiing with Harris Mountains Heliski. Packages are either 3, 4 or 7 runs with the options to purchase additional runs on the day.
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