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Heli Skiing in Canterbury

Dreaming of a powder paradise? Want to discover untouched nature? Heli Ski/Snowboarding is the perfect way to experience Canterbury’s most amazing landscapes.

Methven Heli Ski

Methven is not only home to one of the largest commercial ski fields in Canterbury, it’s also home to awesome backcountry skiing. The territory spans 3 mountain ranges: The Arrowsmiths, Ragged and Palmer Ranges. The terrain offers good snow conditions throughout the season. Methven Heli Ski prides itself in offering one of the highest snow landings on 2500 metres above sea level. The run over the Reischek Glacier is 3km long with spectacular scenery for unforgettable powder fun.

Level: Beginner to expert off-piste skier

Ski The Tasman

The setting is spectacular! The highest mountain of New Zealand in the background, whizzing down the longest temperate glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. Life couldn’t get any better! The terrain is suitable for first time off-piste skiers as the guides know exactly where to take you. The run length is up to 8km, in a good season up to 10km.

Level: Beginner to expert off-piste skier

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Heliworks and Southern Alps Guiding

Not a keen skier or snowboarder? No problem, there is another option to enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Southern Alps: Heli-Snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is the perfect alternative for those who prefer a slower pace and less adrenaline. Everyone can use snowshoes, it isn’t difficult at all. During the guided tour there is plenty of time to explore unique ice formations and crevasses.

Level: Moderate fitness

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All participants receive avalanche safety beacons and instructions on how to use them. The guides are certified and carry relevant safety gear.

Minimum requirement for Heli Ski: Ability to ski blue runs with confidence. 

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