I am the Chief Guide for Harris Mountains Heli-ski, NZ’s largest heli-skiing company and specialise in private heli-skiing charters. This is the ultimate in heli-skiing; a helicopter exclusively for your use, me as your guide and thousands of vertical feet of untracked snow in the Southern Alps to explore. The number of runs achieved is dependant on the number of skiers or snowboarders in the charter group, your ability level and the helicopter flying time used. It’s common for us to ski 10 – 15 runs a day.
|I have two high quality packages available for heli-skiing in New Zealand. The five star Tin Tub Luxury Lodge or the four star Edgewater Hotel. You can stay for as long as you like, but I suggest a 7 night stay to optimize your chances of good weather and great skiing.
The daily heli-skiing costs are based only on what you use, and I can book lodging, transfers and the skiing.
Typical 7 day itinerary:
Three or four people, or less, is the premium. One helicopter. No limits! $8950 including tax which includes 2 hours of helicopter flight time (usually enough for 10-15 runs as you only pay when the helicopter is in the air).
For 5 to 10 people it costs $10,500 including tax for 2 hours of helicopter flight time (usually enough for 8-10 runs).
Premium Accommodation Options:
Tin Tub Luxury Lodge
The Tin Tub Luxury Lodge sits high on a ridge overlooking Wanaka with breathtaking views over Lake Wanaka and the Mountains. The Lodge sleeps 4 persons in 2 rooms and 6 persons in 3 luxury villas. The Luxury villas offers unique spa baths, & private outdoor tubs. The prefect base for heli-skiing (or tramping, biking, fishing, walking and wine tasting).
The Lodge has an on-site tennis court, a swimming pool, sauna and gym together with mountain bikes for exploring the local area or a trip down to the lake. Sleep in the silence of the countryside and wake to a leisurely breakfast before setting out on another day of heli-skiing (the helicopter can pick you up from the lawn). Evening dining is also available on request.
The Tin Tub Lodge costs NZ$495 per night for a deluxe room, double occupancy with la carte breakfast. Or book for 7 nights and pay just $2900.
Set right on the shores of Lake Wanaka is the Edgewater Hotel just minutes from the heart of Wanaka township. With lawns stretching right to the water’s edge of Lake Wanaka, Edgewater is a welcoming retreat.
Their suites feature a master bedroom with a separated living and dining area, along with laundry facilities, while the two bedroom apartments offers additional bedroom with en-suited bathroom. Edgewater Hotel also offers a comprehensive selection of onsite recreational facilities such as tennis courts, mountain bikes, spa and sauna. All accommodation rooms provide spectacular views of the surrounding lawns, gardens, Lake Wanaka and beyond, to the magnificent Southern Alps.
Hotel Studio rooms priced from $260 per night for two people including tax.