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Mint Methven Heli Tour

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Price p/p From price based on private room with ensuite for 2022 season.
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USD 3,075

METHVEN HELI SKIING ADVENTURE
5 Nights | 3 Days Heli

Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on private room with ensuite for 2022 season.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,075
This tour includes 3 epic days of HELI BOARDING in the ARROWSMITH'S, PALMER & RAGGED RANGES with over 200 named runs. Based in Methven in stylish lodging with private rooms & ensuites, cooked daily breakfasts & dinners are included.
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 21 - Aug 26, 2022
Days: 6
Price: USD 3,075
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Fixed Date(s): Aug 28 - Sep 02, 2022
Days: 6
Price: USD 3,075
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Methven Heliski Tour

The Methven Heli Tour is the ultimate tour for riders who want to pack in as much snowboarding in NZ within a short space of time. With regular and cheap flights to Christchurch, Methven sets itself up as a perfect staging area for some of New Zealand’s best resort and backcountry terrain.

This fully-hosted package includes 3 full days of guided heli skiing, lodging in a private room with ensuite, daily cooked breakfasts & dinners at the lodge and lunches on-mountain on heli days plus transfers to/from Christchurch airport.

The aim of the tour is to get 3 full days of heli skiing in over 4 possible ski days. If weather permits you have the option of adding a 4th day of heli skiing (at and extra cost) or alternatively your host/guide can organise a day of skiing at Mt Hutt (also at an extra cost).

The heli skiing days are operated by Methven Heliski. They operate a huge terrain tenure across 3 mountain ranges with over 200 named runs. The mountains out there are big, you will see why the guides like to call it ‘Mini Alaska’. All safety gear and briefing on how to use it is provided by internationally accredited heli guides. A typical day will consist of 5 huge leg burning runs from the helicopter, with the option to add on extra runs if your legs and lungs allow!

Mt Hutt is just a short drive from your base in Methven and one of New Zealand's premier ski resorts with terrain to challenge all levels.

The Heli Skiing Terrain 

Your heli-ski guides have an in depth knowledge of the local area and will be able to find any type of terrain to suit your ability. From sheltered powder-filled basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks through to steeps and chutes. Runs vary between 2000 to 4000 vertical feet of treeless terrain.

Ability & Fitness Level

It is recommended the rider be a strong intermediate or above and have a moderate fitness level in order to get the most out of this tour.

Small Groups

Mint Tours offer one of the smallest client to guide ratio’s in the industry which ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. Their small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and ease of access to the best areas a destination can offer. On the heli-ski days, the guest to guide ratio is maximum of 5 people per guide. This also makes for a more personal experience between guests and guides.

Methven Heli Tour Accommodation

Mt Taylor Lodge is a fabulous place to stay in Methven (the nearest town to Mt Hutt).

The lodge is operated by Nick Taylor who is a brilliant host with a raft of local knowledge (and he makes a mean cafe latte!)

The lodge has comfy single rooms with a private bathroom. There are some nice communal living areas (lounge with a combustible fireplace), common kitchen and a spa bath. Free wifi is available throughout the building and a daily breakfast & dinner is provided.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2022 Rates

AUD$4,590 per person
Inclusions
  • 5 nights accommodation in a single room with ensuite
  • 3 Heli-ski / snowboard days (guaranteed 5 runs per day)
  • 3 days of professional heliski guide services
  • Scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure day, Christchurch Airport
  • Hosting & guiding by Mint Tours
  • 5 breakfasts at our lodge
  • 5 home-cooked dinners at our lodge
  • Generous picnic lunch on heliski days
  • Use of safety equipment on heliski days
Add-ons
  • Additional heli skiing day
  • Additional resort ski day
  • Additional nights at lodge
Not Included

Mint Tours Booking Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT PAYMENTS

A deposit of 50% per person is payable within 3 days of confirmation of booking, unless otherwise stated. Deposit amounts may vary for selected trips and special campaigns that may be run by us from time to time and will be set out in special conditions upon booking.

BALANCE PAYMENTS

For FIT package bookings, the balance (or final payment) is due in full 60 days (Australia, New Zealand) or 90 days (USA, Canada, Europe, Japan) prior to departure. Bookings made within this period must be fully paid upon confirmation.

For tour bookings, the balance (or final payment) is due in full 60 days (Australia, New Zealand) or 90 days (rest of world) prior to departure. Bookings made within this period must be fully paid upon confirmation.

Mint Tours reserves the right to charge late booking fees for any booking made inside of 30 days of departure.

STANDARD CANCELLATION FEES

For FIT package bookings, a cancellation made outside of 90 days will incur a minimum fee of 10% (of total package) per person plus any charges levied by ground operators, hotels, airlines or lift companies. A cancellation made within 90 days before departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee of the total booking amount.

For Tour bookings, a cancellation made outside of 60 days (Australia, New Zealand) or 90 days (rest of world) will incur a minimum fee of 10% (or total tour price) per person plus any charges levied by ground operators, hotels, airlines or lift companies. A cancellation made within 60 days (Australia, New Zealand) or 90 days (rest of world) before departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee of the total booking amount.

Airfares are subject to up to 100% cancellation fee once tickets are issued. Any refunds due cannot be processed until the relevant funds have been returned by suppliers to Mint Tours and Mint Tours cannot be responsible for supplier delays in issuing refunds. Note that airlines can take up to 90 days to process refunds.

Insurance covering cancellation is strongly advised as some cancellation penalties are strict. Refunds will not be given for unused guiding, accommodation, car rental, transfers, ski passes, rentals, lessons and activities.

AMENDMENT FEE

A charge of $50 will apply for each and every amendment after booking instructions have been received. The charge is in addition to any cancellation fees that may apply.

CREDIT CARD CHARGES

All credit cards incur a 3% surcharge. If cancellations are made, the merchant fee will not be refunded.