Heli-Skiing

Heliski à la carte – mountains of untracked powder await you!

Blanket Bay offers an "À La Carte Heliskiing" menu to suit a wide range of skiing and snowboarding abilities. Each heliski option has been carefully designed to offer a great degree of flexibility, allowing everyone to experience the tranquility, freedom and exhilaration of heliskiing.

Contrary to the perception that heliskiing is only reserved for the extreme skier/boarder, with New Zealand's unique geography you can heli-ski on moderate terrain (ski field blue run equivalent) with your own private helicopter right from Blanket Bay's doorstep. The average Southern Alps’ heli-ski run is 750 vertical meters

Harris Mountains Heliski  are specialists in private heli-ski charters. This is the ultimate in heli-skiing – a helicopter exclusively for your use; your own guides and thousands of vertical metres of untracked snow to explore within the Southern Alps. Costs are based on the numbers in the group and the helicopter hours flown. The number of runs acheived is dependent upon the number of heli-skiers in the charter group, their level of ability, and the helicopter flying time used. Charter groups often ski 10 to 15 runs per day.

Single load Heli-Skiing Charter

  • This is the premium. One group (up to 4 clients). One helicopter. No limits! for 2 hours of helicopter flight time, guiding, lunch, avalanche transceivers and the freedom of the Harris Mountains extensive terrain
  • Including staging out of Blanket Bay Lodge
  • Full alpine buffet lunch
  • Premium powder ski / board rental
  • Additional helicopter flying time is charged per actual flying time.
  • Avalanche conditions may sometimes limit numbers on this option to 4 clients or limit operational range
  • All heli-ski days start and finish from the helipad at Blanket Bay
  • A minimum hire of 2 hours helicopter flying time per day is required for all charters

Double Load Heli-Skiing Charter

  • As above but for groups of 5 to 8 for 2 hours of helicopter flight time, guiding, lunch, avalanche transceivers and the freedom of the Harris Mountains extensive terrain.
  • Including staging from Blanket Bay
  • Full alpine buffet lunch
  • Premium powder ski /board rental
  • Additional helicopter flying time is charged per actual flying time.
  • All heli-ski days start and finish from the helipad at Blanket Bay
  • A minimum hire of 2 hours helicopter flying time per day is required for all charters

All the guides ski, telemark and snowboard. All are English speaking, plus some speak French, German, Spanish or Japanese. For rates and bookings please contact our reservations team.