High Peak Heliski
High Peak Heliski
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High Peak Heliski is New Zealand's All-Inclusive Big-Mountain Heliski Experience. You arrive in Christchurch. We take care of everything else, including transfers, private lodging, activities and world-class heliskiing. It's that simple. The nature of heliskiing dictates that when it’s on, it’s the quick movers that get the goods. High Peak Heliski is designed to take the work out of arranging your trip by providing everything you need from the moment you land in Christchurch until we drop you back at the airport. All you need to do is book your flights, get yourself on that plane to Christchurch and we'll take it from there. We work exclusively with Methven Heliski, one of New Zealand's longest established big mountain heliski specialists, celebrating 30 years of operation in 2016. We operate every fine day between 01 July and 30 September every winter and outside these dates by arrangement.
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marksmacdonald
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
What a break we had, visited a couple of local club ski fields, a day heli skiing and a day jet boating up the river, all the time being served up gorgeous meals and lovely wines, we couldn’t have asked for more.
The Heli Skiing was the highlight, started the day very nervous thinking what are we doing, this soon turned to being terrified as the helicopter dropped us off at the top of the mountain, but soon turned to elation and being ecstatic on what we had achieved, what a day!
But the best thing of our trip was how well we were treated by our hosts, Simon and our amazing chef, Hilly, we felt like we were visiting old friends.
Thanks for an amazing time!
Written 9 September 2018
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Thanks Mark - you and Corrine were great to host and should be proud of what you achieved on the heli day! We look forward to skiing with you again soon. All the best, Simon, Kate, Tom & Hilary
Written 10 September 2018
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Culture553278
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We had an amazing few days here. My only regret is that I didn't organise a longer trip.

We flew in from Australia for 4 days and would have to be the some of the best days I have had skiing. And it all went seamlessly. Transfers, meals, accommodation were all second to none.

Highly recommend to anyone thinking about visiting.
Written 29 August 2018
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Thanks David, great to have you and Ditch stay with us, 3 from 3 heliski days is a pretty good strike rate and you guys definitely made the most of it! Best, Simon, Kate Hilary & Tom
Written 30 August 2018
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OssiHK
Schindellegi, Switzerland48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We hat an awesome time at High Peak Station. The lodge is in NZ's beautiful countryside and located well to do heli ski, to ski on Mt Hutt or on private ski fields (like the locals do). Simon and Tom were awesome guides, showing us the best spots to ski including some we hiked or skinned up to. Tom's skiing skills are astonishing and it was really good fun trying to keep up with him.

The lodge itself is in a beautiful house and has a genuine family feel. We really felt home when returning from skiing in the evenings. I loved the delicious meals Hilary prepared from local produce (e.g. venison). She's a truly gifted cook who manages to bring out the best of the high quality ingredients in an unpretentious way. Relaxing by the fireplace and having casual conversations over a glass of NZ wine or craft beer with other lodgers and the High Peak Station staff completed the evenings.

A highly recommendable experience to recharge one's batteries combining sports, beautiful scenery and nature, high quality food with healthy ingredients, and relaxation.
Written 24 August 2018
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Thank you guys - you can ski with the best of them and we really enjoyed your company in the lodge! Hope we can do it again soon. Tom, Kate, Hilary & Simon
Written 26 August 2018
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OGLGMF
Los Gatos, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
An ideal vacation filled with amazing days skiing, returning to a spotless, comfortable lodge to recharge for the next day, and all with good company.

Hosts Simon and Tom are great to hang out with and took care of everything, including guiding us around Mount Olympus on days we weren't heliskiing. These days are particularly memorable as we hiked up to the ridge line into majestic terrain that I never ski anywhere else.

Delicious meals, prepared by chef Hilary, featured local venison, salmon, lamb and even honey produced by the bees that Tom keeps. And plenty of New Zealand wine and beer to enjoy.

I highly recommend to anyone that loves skiing and having a good time.
Written 24 August 2018
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Thank you Kym & Peter! We had a great time skiing with you both. We hope to ski together again soon! Meantime we'll be brushing up on our wine knowledge... All the best, Simon, Tom, Hilary & Kate
Written 26 August 2018
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L. R.
Schwyz, Switzerland311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
High Peak Station is a lovely family-run business that offers full-service, all-inclusive packages for ski and adventure. While our primary goal was to go heli skiing, High Peak Station offers other cool activities on no-fly days which kept us busy.

We certainly got the full New Zealand skiing experience with heli skiing in Methven to resort skiing at Mt. Hutt and experiencing the club fields at Mt. Olympus with the rope tows and nutcrackers. We hiked and skinned up the terrain, trying to follow extreme skier Tom Dunbar down the steep shoots - while never feeling that our safety was compromised in any way.

The dinners were prepared by the fabulous Hilary whose cuisine was unmatched by any other place we visited in the Canterbury area.

The booking and settlement process were astoundingly easy and efficient - all done online within minutes.

We can wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone with a sense of adventure but still looking for 5-star comfort and service.
Written 22 August 2018
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Thank you Lynn - we really enjoyed getting to know and skiing with you and Urs. We are glad you enjoyed your first ski trip to NZ! We look forward to doing it again one day. Simon, Kate, Hilary & Tom
Written 27 August 2018
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Michael B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
My 16 year old son and I visited High Peak Heliski for a 4 day ski adventure this past July and experienced one of our best vacations ever. Simon and Kate are unbelievable hosts who we now consider our close friends. The lodging was terrific, food superb and the skiing itself is sublime. As an experienced international traveler, I can say with certainty that the High Peak experience will not disappoint even if the weather may not always cooperate. We're looking forward to our repeat visit with the rest of our family in 2020 when the Guilds open their new lodge and our son graduates from high school - only this time we'll plan on staying for a longer trip to ensure we get the most out of this incredible experience.
Written 17 August 2018
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Alex H
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
My fiancé and I had the most amazing stay with the Guild family. From the moment our flight landed, until we were back at the airport ready to check-in Simon and his family delivered the most amazing experience we have ever had on a ski trip and every detail was taken care of.

If you're looking to experience the club fields and the wider Canterbury region the way the locals do then you cannot do better than a stay at High Peak. From the food to the wine and the accommodation, everything is taken care of and delivered to such a standard that rivals some of the most high-end luxury heliski lodges I have stayed at in Canada.

We didn't enjoy the best ski conditions of our lives – not that Simon and his crew can control that anyway – but we were still guided to the best conditions possible and also had an incredible heliski day with Kevin at Methven heliski.

We are already planning our return trip to stay with the Guilds and hopefully bringing friends and family to share the experience with us!
Written 26 November 2016
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Thank you Alex, we really enjoyed skiing with you both and hope we can do it again soon! Simon
Written 28 November 2016
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Ash C
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
First skiing trip to Club Fields after skiing in many places across the globe. The skiing was amazing including a great day Heli Skiing & the famous NZ Club fields which cater for some amazing skiing! Which is a must

The area that really made the trip so memorable was the service levels of the genuine NZ Staff, which Simon & Tom lead the charge. Both the Skiing expertise & when back at the lodge with 5 star cooking & just importantly wine.

An absolute must do if you want to ski stunning terrain with amazing service. Exactly the Ski experience that makes me want to go back for more. Fantastic to meet the families and makes it feel so relaxed.

No doubt will be back for another round, have already discussed it with the group that I went with, thanks for the amazing memories

Ash Cooper
Written 10 November 2016
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You are most welcome Ash. Hope we can make it a regular trip with you guys!
Written 11 November 2016
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Michael C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
We decided to go with High Peak Heliski for our first trip to the Club Ski fields of New Zealand. Simon, Tom and the team were nothing short of sensational. The accommodation, food, terrain and their extensive local knowledge made the experience even more enjoyable. They deliver an incredibly professional and logistically superior experience to anything that we had experienced before.
The fact that the whole family is behind / involved in this business only makes it more special. We will definitely be coming back to spend time with Simon, Tom and the team again
Written 9 November 2016
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Thanks Mike - looking forward to seeing you guys again for another heli and clubbies session soon!
Written 9 November 2016
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Derek B
Bethlehem, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
I spent 4 days with Simon in late September of 2015. One day of heliskiing and 2 days of club skiing. Simon was a delightful host, the residence was relaxing and comfortable, with excellent food and wine. Despite being the end of the season the skiing was very enjoyable. The heli-skiing day was wonderful, blue skis, pleasant temperature and good snow. The 2 days club skiing were quite a unique experience hard to duplicate anywhere else in the world.
I highly recommend High Peak as a delightful and unique experience!
Written 13 October 2016
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Thank you Derek - really hope we can ski together again one day soon! Simon
Written 18 October 2016
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