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Southern Lakes Heliski

12 Helwick St | (In BASE 2), Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6222
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What a brilliant day. Friendly staff, very professionally run. Great lunch Very skilled Pilot My... read more

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Reviewed 8 October 2017
Gloria A
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Mount Tomah, Australia
Great fun

Really fun enjoyable experience that the whole family enjoyed. Easy to do even if not the best... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
blwafi
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Sydney, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“heli skiing” (23 reviews)
“snow conditions” (11 reviews)
“fresh tracks” (8 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 | (In BASE 2), Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

What a brilliant day. Friendly staff, very professionally run. Great lunch Very skilled Pilot My tip would be to stay in Wanaka next timeMore

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and we are really glad you enjoyed your day. Each season can be quite different. Sometimes we get more fly days and better snow in Wanaka and other seasons it is in Queenstown. Best to stay in touch with us and...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really fun enjoyable experience that the whole family enjoyed. Easy to do even if not the best skier.

Thank blwafi
Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. The good thing about a helicopter is the ability to access different terrain. Having so much terrain means we can allow intermediates to come and enjoy the wonders of heliskiing. It is addictive though! See you next time.

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Unfortunately was very flat light therefore tentative riding, could not go full throttle. Did not realize that they flew in such conditions. But on good note, got an extra run. Lunch good.

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. We try not to heliski in flat light but sometimes nature throws us a few curve balls. If we have this happen we try to make up for it in other ways so I'm​ glad you got a free extra run.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We travel to the South Island of New Zealand every year to enjoy a beautiful country and great snow, but this year we lifted the level of our Snow experience to 11. If you haven’t tried HeliSkiing you are robbing yourself of life itself. An...More

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the link to the vid Gavin and the awesome review. All of us that work for Southern Lakes Heliski feel the way you do. We became powder snobs and it was all over for us! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Unbelievable experience with awesome skiing and spectacular views. The guides were very experienced and supportive. The helicopter flight was incredible, oh and even the lunch was really good.

Thank Alex B
Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad we could give you such a memorable experience​. It was a pleasure

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Amazing few days of heli skiing in powder! Great bunch of guys and they even ordered the weather! Highly recommend this experience...

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had an amazing day. We always try to appease the weather gods and generally they work with us so I'm​ glad you got to share in the goods! See you back again sometime.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

very friendly people at the reception. Also the guide we had was very professional through out the trip. Took good cate of the team member. The only thing that can be improved is it will be better to make sure that the other team in...More

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. To make a heliski day work involves a lot of logistics and one of our biggest challenges is to manage everyone's abilities. It is definitely​ an area we constantly analyse to keep improving so any feedback in this area is always...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

No fresh snowfall unfortunately but our guide knew where to go to find the sun softened slopes. Awesome day for it...

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review, the guides are good at finding the best snow on the day.

Reviewed 23 September 2017

The most amazing experience - with the best company and guides in the industry - will definitely be back...

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks so much for the review and we look forward to seeing you again next year

Reviewed 23 September 2017

An absolutely fantastic day. Professional guides, great snow and a delicious picnic lunch on the snow!

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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review and we look forward to seeing you again

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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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