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Best Heli Skiing in New Zealand

Best New Zealand 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 skiing 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 major differentiations, there are some subtle distinctions between the NZ heliski operations.

To aid you with decision making regarding the best New Zealand heliskiing 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

Best Overall Heli Ski NZ
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 Ski NZ Awards

Best Heli Skiing - Readers' Reviews

These awards for "best Heli Skiing" are based on the public reviews on 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 HELI Skiing 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 HELI Skiing company is based on an average of the other above factors.
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Nz Heli Skiing & Heli Boarding Tours
Harris Mountains Heliski Queenstown Wanaka
Packages from 3 to 10 runs
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Don't miss the opportunity to experience New Zealand's best heli skiing with Harris Mountains Heliski. Heli ski Queenstown and Wanaka heli ski packages are either 3, 4, 7 or 10 runs with the option to purchase additional runs on the day. Includes Queenstown or Wanaka accommodation pick-up/drop-off.
Price p/p From price based on Intro 3-run package (per person) in 2023.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD inclusive of tax.
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USD 767
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Mt Cook Heli Ski Day
5 Epic Runs among New Zealand's highest peaks
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Explore the natural wonders of the Mt Cook region whilst carving some turns in pristine powder. This package includes 5 runs (option to purchase more on the day) plus lunch, avalanche safety gear & guiding.
Price p/p From price based on 5-run day ex Mt Cook (per person) for 2024 season.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 945
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Methven Heliski Day Heli Skiing
Standard 5 Run "Perfect" Package
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!
Price p/p From price based on PERFECT 5-run day in 2024.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD inc taxes.
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USD 885
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Ski The Tasman - Classic 2 Run Day
2 massive runs of 8 - 10 km each
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
A Ski the Tasman odyssey should definitely be on your bucket list! The inimitable opportunity to go heli 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!!!
Price p/p Price is per person Ex Mt Cook.
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USD 826
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Southern Lakes Day Heli Skiing
Packages: 4, 6, 8 or 10 runs
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Southern Lakes Heliskiing offers day heli skiing packages in the Queenstown & Wanaka areas. With 11 mountains, 600 runs spread across 8,500 square kms there is plenty of variety to keep you entertained.
Price p/p From price based on 4-run package (per person) in 2023 season.
Base/invoice currency is in NZD in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 859
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