Started by SnowBigDeal in Australia and New Zealand - 3 Replies
So, for those interested. Here are some resources and recommendations I found re: heli skiing in New Zealand.
Heli Ski Providers
I've only included those I've personally used/can vouch for. Can update this with more in the future if anyone has personal suggestions of their own!
Loved my time with Southern Lakes. Were professional, friendly, and managed to pick out a package that was perfect for my - then relatively non-existent - ski skillz. Have been back a few times since and am planning to return next season. Great stuff.
Heli Ski Resources & Guides
Guides, resources and information on Heli Skiing in New Zealand, as well as general guides to Heli Skiing in general. Including gear and safety guides.
[/list]Gear Guide's Heli Ski Gear Must-Haves | http://gearpatrol.com/2015/05/13/essential-gear-for-heli-skiing/
[list]Last Frontier Heli's Safety Guide | http://www.lastfrontierheli.com/safety-gear.html
General New Zealand Ski Information
General tourism resources for the region. Sure, you're going to be Heli Skiing, but you'll need a place to stay, eat, and other sights to see in the meantime!
As mentioned, happy to add any suggestions to this list. Will likely build this out more in the future. Hopefully this proves useful!
SnowBigDeal wrote:I was surprised at the limited Heli Ski info/coverage/ideas
It's coming... early in the New Year; watch this space... but thanks for posting up those resources for now.
Heli skiing in Canada was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the challenge of tree skiing in Canada which was far superior to anything I have experienced in Europe. The vertical did frustrate me though as we seemed to spend more time in helicopter than skiing as avalanche risk was too high to get out of trees. Yes it was just a bad week but still.
Personally for me the best experience would be some heli assisted skiing. Get dropped off somewhere remote, where some nice person had already made a fire and put up tent. Spend weekend with perhaps one or two drops and rest of time skinning (which is by far the most satisfying skiing you can do).
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