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Southern Lakes Heliski
Ranked #15 of 76 Outdoor Activities in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 16 different mountain ranges and over 700 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 3, 4, 6 and 8 runs daily, an option for private charters, and now multi-day heli-ski packages.
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Easygoing, friendly and capable staff, great day out! End of season trip, but guides worked hard to find great runs for maximum fun

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed yourself and had fun!

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Although being spring conditions, the guides and pilot made a huge effort to seek out the best soft snow through their expert knowledge. The terrain itself is amazing, and provides a fantastic variety for all skill levels. Thanks especially to James and Phil (Guides) for making the experience amazing. I would highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nathan F
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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks so much for the review. Phil and James are very experienced guides and seem to have a knack for finding the good snow. Glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to having you back!

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Much more ‘heli’ than skiing. Good snow, great staff, short runs, expensive experience. A lot of waiting around, and not a heap of skiing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks for the review and the comments. They all help to make our company better for our customers. When we run a circuit we use the helicopter for up to 4 groups. Logistically this can sometimes mean a little bit of waiting time here and there. From your comments, the best option we can suggest for you would be a Private Charter. This involves an exclusive use of a helicopter and guides for just your group which gives you the freedom to go wherever you want and manage your own waiting times and terrain. Most people get between 10-15 runs in a day so great value for money. Have a chat with​ us next time and we can give you some options to meet your needs.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Thanks for an amazing day! Ian was a great guide and it was a day to remember. I would highly recommend it!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elysia G, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks so much for the review. Ian is legendary and has been heavily involved in snow safety for many years so is an abundance of knowledge in the backcountry. We will pass on what you have said! Thanks again

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Date of experience: July 2018
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Roam813914, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Lakes Heliski, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

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