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Harris Mountains Heliski4.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
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Harris Mountains Heliski; get ready for the best day of your life!
Harris Mountains Heliski; get ready for the best day of your life!
Experience some of the sweetest line in New Zealand
Experience some of the sweetest line in New Zealand
The exhilaration of the heli landing and taking off right over the top of you
The exhilaration of the heli landing and taking off right over the top of you
You can't help but shout for joy on a day with Harris Mountains Heliski
You can't help but shout for joy on a day with Harris Mountains Heliski
The terrain is so huge there is no need to ski on other people's tracks
The terrain is so huge there is no need to ski on other people's tracks
Riding in the heli is one of the most exciting parts of a heli day
Riding in the heli is one of the most exciting parts of a heli day
Harris Mountains Heliski has terrain for every ability; including super steep
Harris Mountains Heliski has terrain for every ability; including super steep
The powder at Harris Mountains Heliski varies from ankle to knee deep
The powder at Harris Mountains Heliski varies from ankle to knee deep
Did I mention that the terrain is awe inspiring
Did I mention that the terrain is awe inspiring
There are plenty of things to huck off if that is your desire
There are plenty of things to huck off if that is your desire
Roger Kingston loves his job and one of the many brilliant guides at HMH
Roger Kingston loves his job and one of the many brilliant guides at HMH
Harris Mountains Heliski use small helicopters with groups of 4 to 5 guests per load
Harris Mountains Heliski use small helicopters with groups of 4 to 5 guests per load
Lunch on the mountain is always a highlight of a day heli skiing
Lunch on the mountain is always a highlight of a day heli skiing
The feeling of skiing untracked powder is like floating on air
The feeling of skiing untracked powder is like floating on air
There is no shortage of variety and quantity of terrain with HMH
There is no shortage of variety and quantity of terrain with HMH
It's always nice to look back up and check out your lines
It's always nice to look back up and check out your lines
The scenery in the Harris Mountains is spectacular
The scenery in the Harris Mountains is spectacular
Steep and deep with Harris Mountains Heliski
Steep and deep with Harris Mountains Heliski
The excitement of the heli buzzing overhead
The excitement of the heli buzzing overhead
Don't put it off any longer; book a day of heli with Harris Mountains Heliski today
Don't put it off any longer; book a day of heli with Harris Mountains Heliski today

Harris Mountains Heliski New Zealand

Harris Mountains Heliski provides superb Queenstown and Wanaka heli skiing packages for intermediates up to experts.

Avid powder hounds might get a little frustrated with the conditions at the New Zealand ski resorts. Long hikes, ice, slush, moguls, tracked out runs, lift queues, and muddy carparks – sounds ugly doesn’t it? The perfect solution for a powder hound who is itching for fresh powder is a good scratch from Harris Mountains Heli-Ski in New Zealand.

New Zealand heli skiing is an absolutely phenomenal experience. The rides in the helicopter are amazing in themselves. Way up high in the NZ mountains the alpine vistas are absolutely spectacular, but the trip down is even more stunning because there are fresh tracks on offer. This is the ultimate skiing or boarding experience!

Harris Mountains Heliski Packages

Harris Mountains Queenstown Wanaka DETAILS
DAY HELISKIING QUEENSTOWN & WANAKA
Packages from 3 to 7 runs
From price based on Experience 3-run package (per person).
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Price p/p
USD 713
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you are visiting Queenstown or Wanaka don't miss the opportunity to experience some of New Zealand's best heli skiing with Harris Mountains Heliski. Packages are either 3, 4 or 7 runs with the options to purchase additional runs on the day. More
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  • From 3 to 7 amazing heli ski runs
  • Guiding from professional & qualified guides (max 1:5 ratio)
  • Gourmet picnic lunch in the mountains
  • Use & training on avalanche beacon
  • Pick-up and return from your accommodation to heli pad
Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Jul 01 - Sep 30, 2016
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Harris Mountains Mt Cook DETAILS
DAY HELISKIING MT COOK
Packages include 5 runs & flights from QT or Wanaka
From price based on Mt Cook Classic 5-run package inc flight from Queenstown or Wanaka (per person).
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USD 1,127
Ability: Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
If you are visiting Queenstown or Wanaka & want to experience heli skiing at Mt Cook, Harris Mountains Heliski operate day heli packages to Mt Cook including a breathtaking scenic flight to/from Queenstown/Wanaka/Mt Cook. Packages include 5 runs with the option to purchase *additional runs on the day. More
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  • 5 amazing guided heli ski runs (max 1:5 ratio)
  • Scenic return flight from Queenstown or Wanaka to Mt Cook
  • Gourmet picnic lunch in the mountains
  • Use & training on avalanche beacon
  • Pick-up and return from your accommodation to airport
Location: New Zealand | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Jul 01 - Sep 30, 2016
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When Does Harris Mountains Heliski Operate?

The NZ heli ski season goes from the start of July through to the end of September.

New Zealand heli skiing occurs above the timberline so it’s very weather dependent. Inclement weather conditions normally ground the heli skiing Queenstown and Wanaka operations about two days a week, and if it’s a particularly stormy season, they may only fly about half the time. Obviously you’ll need to be flexible with your itinerary so that if weather conditions preclude flying you can reschedule for a subsequent day. Thankfully there are a plethora of Queenstown activities on offer for down days.

The weather in the Mt Cook region can be somewhat fickle so the frequency of no-fly days is a little higher.


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Heli Ski Terrain

With all that space available and 400-plus runs to choose from, HMH are able to find plenty of untracked slopes that have the best snow possible.

HMH can also find suitable terrain to tailor the experience depending upon ability. The registration process includes an ability-rating questionnaire that allocates skiers and boarders into one of four ability types. During the day the guides can also tailor the runs somewhat in case someone has under or over-estimated their ability.

Strong intermediates or those without much powder experience will be taken on gentle slopes, whilst the more experienced powder hound can go on challenging adventures in wide bowls, chutes and steep valleys.

The alpine runs vary from about 600 to 1,050 metres of vertical drop in the Queenstown/ Wanaka heli skiing region. The Mt Cook terrain is at higher elevations, so the runs are generally a little longer.

Heli Skiing Wanaka and Queenstown

Harris Mountains Heli-ski is based in both Queenstown and Wanaka, and they can also take you to the Mt Cook area. The impressive heli skiing terrain is close by in New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps.

Harris Mountains Heliski has access to vast terrain across eleven mountain ranges. In the Queenstown / Wanaka area the terrain is a massive 3,000 square kilometres. This is 50 times the size of all the New Zealand ski resorts put together!

More Reasons to Heli Ski with HMH

Harris Mountains Heliski is a very experienced operator, you can be assured of a high level of quality and service, and HMH have a great reputation amongst experienced heli-skiers.

The Powderhounds love Harris Mountains Heli Ski and we’ve awarded HMH as the best heli skiing New Zealand overall. See our heli skiing ratings for more info as well as the Powderhounds' Harris Mountains Heli-Ski review.  

The following video was just a few highlights from our last visit to HMH.....