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Haka Ultimate Heli Tour

Haka Ultimate Heli Tour5/51
Haka Ultimate Heli Tour5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Haka Ultimate Heli Tour - Reviews

Haka Ultimate Heli Tour - Reviews

NZ has some of the best heli accessed skiing on this planet

Jakub Demacek30/08/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Slovakia
  • Month:
    August

NZ has some of the best heli accessed skiing on this planet

Jakub Demacek30/08/2018
I've skied all over the world, but I've had no idea that some of the best skiing is down in New Zealand. I was totally blown away by the landscape, the quality of services and the laid back attitude of everyone I've met. Since most of the ski fields are located on the outskirts of the Southern Alps, the best way to get into the heart of the mountains is by a helicopter.
The tour starts in Christchurch and on our very first day, we went out into the Arrowsmiths range with Methven Heliskiing. We were lucky with 30cm of blower with great stability on a perfect bluebird day. After first 4 runs, we couldn't stop and ended up with our minds blown and 11 runs in total later. Our guide from Haka Tours Chris was the best ever to make sure everything ran smoothly and keeping all our options open for the days coming. The weather turned the next day and so resort skiing was on schedule. Mt. Hutt is a great place to cruise around and ski off piste when the conditions allow it. Next up - Aoraki/Mt. Cook heli skiing ... Originally we were supposed to ski the Tasman glacier, which would've made it a nice scenic day, but since the weather wasn't perfect, the heli operator ran heli skiing only - no complaints :) We even opted for another extra day of heli skiing and that turned out to be a good call, since we were taken to even better mountain range in the area with magnificent scenery and great skiing too. We stayed at the legendary Hermitage hotel while in the area and also all the other accommodation was on par with our expectations. Next up - Wanaka and Southern Lakes Heli. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to ski all terrain and we ended up skiing som crust before moving onto corn. Nevertheless, Souther Heli has the best lunches :) On our last day we were ski-touring in the Treble Cone area in nice weather and you just can't go wrong being in the mountains with great people, good snow and good weather. We finished our trip in the craziest ski town on this planet - Queenstown. Party everywhere, 4 resorts within driving distance, beautiful scenery and adrenaline junkies paradise with activities ranging from Jet boating, paragliding, rafting and bungy jumping. We opted for the crazy ride with Shotover Jet and the highest bungy in the region (134m)
Overall I must thank Haka tours and their guide Chris for putting this tour together. It's been an unbelievable week skiing and having fun. I would recommend this tour to anybody and I believe it was worth every penny.