Southern Lake Heliski - New Zealand

New Zealand

On top of the world with more terrain, steeper slopes, smaller groups, and expert service! Southern Lakes Heliski is your best choice! 

"Premium heli-skiing & boarding in New Zealand"

Southern Lakes Heliski has been operating in the New Zealand Heliski industry for over 20 years, and their expertise means you will have access to the best guides and best terrain in the Southern Lakes region. All of the guides are certified under the reputable NZMGA training program so you know you will be in good hands. If you are looking for premium heli-skiing and boarding then Southern Lakes of New Zealand won’t disappoint.

Operating outside of the mountain resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka, Southern Lakes Heliski has access to over 6,000 square kilometers of terrain spanning seven different mountain ranges, making this the company to choose if you want access to the most terrain of any company in the Southern Lakes region. With Southern Lakes you can find the best powder while in the company of down to earth guides. Skiers and boarders who want an exhilarating mountain experience will love their trip with Southern Lakes Heliski. Southern Lakes Heliski has exclusive access to the magnificent Clark Glacier in the Forbes Mountain Range, which means you will have exclusive access to the highest heli-ski terrain in Queenstown or Wanaka at 2,585 meters.

"Weekly packages in Queenstown or Wanaka"

A trip with Southern Lakes includes runs for all skiing and boarding abilities, expansive views of scenery that will take your breath away from aboard your B2 or B3 helicopters, and personalized service. With a ratio of one guide to five guests, you can bet you won’t feel overcrowded and you’ll get the personalized attention you deserve. Groups are organized according to ability so that all guests feel comfortable yet challenged. Southern Lakes Heliski takes pride in their dedication to personalized service, attention to guests’ needs, and flexibility in order to accommodate each guest’s dream experience.

A typical guest averages 2-8 runs per day, available in daily or weekly packages. Private charters are also available. Your price is all-inclusive, including transportation from your accommodation in Queenstown or Wanaka to the departure point. Lodging is not offered through Southern Lakes Heliski, but they are available to help with finding accommodation to suit your budget.

4 reasons to choose Southern Lake Heliski:

  1. The most terrain in Southern Lakes region!
  2. Small guide to group ratio!
  3. Door to slopes service!
  4. Access to the highest skiable terrain in the area.
  • Oceania
  • Southern
  • New Zealand
Mountain Range
  • Southern Alps
  • None
Ski Resort
  • None
  • Heli
Accomm. Type
  • None
Suited For
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Solo Travelers
  • Groups
  • $$$ - Luxury
  • $$ - Medium
Meal Plans
  • None
Room Type
  • None
Amenities & Activities
  • None
Services offered
  • Guiding
Ability Level
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Pro
Snow Conditions
Dominant Terrain Type
  • Open Terrain
  • Steep Terrain
  • Cliffs
  • Glaciers
Average Annual Snowfall
  • 3 meter/year - 5 meter/year
Snow Pack
  • Transitional
Crowd Factor
  • Low
Explorer Level
  • Medium
PP/Night from US$ 574