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Southern Lakes Heliski

12 Helwick St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6222
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Great skiing

Great day of skiing. Our guide Tom was great and kept it fun and challenging for us. If you have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waners
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Sydney, Australia
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Outstanding day from start to finish

We went out as the first day of the heli ski season and what a day it was!!! The staff were all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan D
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With over 32 years experience in the New Zealand Heli-skiing industry, Southern Lakes Heliski is your premium heliskiing and heliboarding provider in the Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes region of New Zealand.With access to 11 different mountain ranges and over 600 runs, ski or snowboard the best-untracked powder with our highly experienced guides, certified under the NZMGA training program. Southern Lakes Heliski offers a variety of packages, ranging, from 4,6 and 8 runs daily, an option for private charters, and now multi-day heli-ski packages.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“heli skiing” (13 reviews)
“fresh snow” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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12 Helwick St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 6222

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day of skiing. Our guide Tom was great and kept it fun and challenging for us. If you have a car or rental car I recommend driving and not using the pickup service, unless you have signed up for the 8 run package. I...More

Thank Waners
Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review and I'm glad you had an overall fantastic experience. I'm sorry you had to wait around as that is not our usual practice. Logistically we like to make sure we get our timings right so that there is minimal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out as the first day of the heli ski season and what a day it was!!! The staff were all exceptionally positive, helpful, professional and personable and made the group (made up of random individuals and a small group) feel comfortable from the...More

Thank Jonathan D
Elysia G, Owner at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lucky you being the first to heliski with us for the Winter 2017 season! July has been phenomenal for us with so many storms so I'm glad you got to enjoy some of that beautiful powder and spectacular views with us. Thanks so much for...More

Reviewed November 21, 2016

Myself and two friends had booked this well in advance but due to a friend's unexpected gym injury we had to wait until the very end of the season to get to Queenstown to give him time to recover. So it was definitely spring skiing....More

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the detailed review of your heliski day. We always appreciate feedback so that we can keep improving our product. The best heliski months are mid-July- mid-Sept in New Zealand so please come back and experience some winter powder! We do offer...More

Reviewed October 30, 2016

I've been to New Zealand skiing a few times, but this was by far the best day out in the mountains. The pre-trip organisation was excellent and the team at the shop were very helpful with updates and day selection. Once the day began, it...More

1  Thank james_ware
Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review James. That's awesome you had a fantastic day, you'll have to come back again! I agree the fitter you are the more runs you can handle. It also helps to be fit if you are of intermediate level as sometimes powder...More

Reviewed October 1, 2016

We are good skiers and were asked before booking, what our level of skiing was, but the staff-girl at the shop most probably didn't believe us because we were put in a group with clients that didn't have a lot of experience, and had to...More

1  Thank 40beatriced
Julian F, Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Thanks for the review. Behind the scenes we have people working on logistics and they are doing their best to try and make the groups work together. Sometimes its hard to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to make them work so we...More

Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is the second time I have traveled with Southern Lakes Heli Ski and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable experiences while I was in New Zealand! The staff are amazing and views are even better!More

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Julian F, Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Thanks for the response. Thats one thing about NZ our views are pretty spectacular from every angle, especially in the Southern Lakes region. Its one of the advantages of being able to heliski in alpine terrain, we get spoilt for scenery. Glad you enjoyed yourself...More

Reviewed September 28, 2016

The skill of the pilot was incredible. Pin point landings on top of craggy mountains. I felt completely safe despite the amazing adrenaline packed dive he pulled as we fly over a cliff. That guy was super talented and totally in control of the chopper....More

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Julian F, Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2016

Thanks so much for the review! We try to employ the best pilots and guides in the business. We choose specific pilots for heliskiing as they need to be able to land in some complicated spots to get us into the good heliski lines. We...More

Reviewed September 23, 2016

It finally happened... After multiple attempts over the years and cancellations due to weather conditions, it finally happened and it didn't disappoint and was worth the wait! 30 cms of fresh powder was waiting for us on a stunning sunny day! Really appreciated the guides...More

1  Thank KiwiRomain
Julian F, Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2016

Thanks for the review and the helpful tips on how to use the go pro. We have to be so careful with devices that interfere with the avalanche beacons as they are life savers. Glad you got that 30cms you lucky guy!! Better you come...More

Reviewed September 22, 2016

But not the best time of year to do it. Hadnt snowed for 2 weeks bit icy. Highly recommended! Ill be back again for sureMore

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Thank Danielsonnnn
Julian F, Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thanks for the review Daniel. We have been experiencing warmer temperatures then normal which have caused the snow to melt freeze making the mornings snow more solid and then softening as the day goes on. To try and work with nature on this we have...More

Reviewed September 21, 2016

I experienced wonderful heliski by excellent guides showing us nice slopes even there are difficult mixture of sping snow and hard snow. They also provided nice lunch on the snow.

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Julian F, Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thanks for the review. The guides do their best to get the nicest snow on the day. Spring can always be a bit harder to evaluate when the snow will release but when it does the guides will get it! Glad you enjoyed the day.

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JackJones1981
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Response from Elysia G | Property representative |
Easy we have an office in Queenstown at the back of Torpedo 7 on Shotover St. Its really easy to get to if you are situated close to town. In regards to booking a day before is fine in July and Sept and then in August a few... More
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