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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Northern Escape Classic Package DETAILS
MIXED SMALL GROUP HELISKIING
North West BC | 3, 4, 5 & 7 Day Packages
From price based on 3-day package (high season Jan 12 - March 23), twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 4,274 USD 4,274
Book before April 30th 2017 to receive CAD$200 to $600 off package price. See rates for details.
Book before April 30 for $CA200-$CA600 off
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The Classic package is offered in 3, 4, 5 or 7 day increments and you can join as a solo skier/boarder or small group. Twin/double accommodation is provided at the Yellow Cedar Lodge with the option to upgrade to a single room. Option to upgrade to unlimited vertical.
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Northern Escape Elite Package DETAILS
SEMI-PRIVATE GROUP HELISKIING
Groups of 4-8 | 3, 4, 5 & 7 Day Packages
From price based on 3-night ELITE package (high season Jan 12 - March 23), double/single-share room with en suite (based on group of 8).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 4,499 USD 4,499
Book before April 30th 2017 to receive up to CAD$400 off price.
Book before April 30 to receive up to CAD$400 off package.
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The ELITE package is offered in 3, 4, 5 or 7 day increments for up to of 8 skiers/boarders and the option to upgrade to unlimited vertical. Double/single room accommodation is provided in a boutique lodge.
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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 613 USD 613
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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Northern Escape Private Package DETAILS
PRIVATE SMALL GROUP HELISKIING
UNLIMITED VERTICAL | 3, 4, 5 & 7 Day Packages
From price based on 3-night PRIVATE package (high season Jan 12 - March 23), double/single-share room with en suite (group of 4 or 5).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD ex taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 6,599 USD 6,599
Book before April 30th 2017 to receive CAD$500-$1000 discount
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The PRIVATE package is offered in 3, 4, 5 or 7 day increments for private groups of skiers/boarders (group of 4 or 5) with UNLIMITED vertical & guaranteed flight hours. Double/single room accom is provided in a private chalet adjacent to Yellow Cedar Lodge (where you have full use of the lodge facilities).
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Stellar Heli Skiing Day Packages DETAILS
DAY HELI SKIING PACKAGE
6 - 7 runs | 3,650 to 5,500 metres vertical
From price based on single day (6-7 runs).
Base/invoice currency is in CAD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 1,163
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
A truly classic day of heli skiing in either the Selkirk or Purcell Mountain ranges depending on conditions. Averaging between 6 and 7 runs, guests can except to ski between 3,650 to 5,500 metres of vertical (there is also an unlimited package for a bit more, so you can ski as much as your legs can handle!!!).
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