Heliski ⋅ Accommodation
From $1,845pp (based on 8 pax)
Arrive at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp and get your gear checked in. You’ll meet your guide and will be briefed on the day ahead. The Defender’s will be loaded and it’s off to the lift zone for a day of backcountry skiing.
1.5 hour charter : 1.5 hours fly time gives your group (4-5 pax) up to 10-12 runs each.
2 hour charter: A great choice for a big group of friends. Based on 2 hours helicopter time this charter package will give 8-10 people up to 10 runs each.
Our Defender 4×4’s will meet you at the landing zone for a very short shuttle back to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp.
You’ll receive a warm welcome from the team, you heli skiers usually come in hot and we all love being around that level of ‘stoked’. Fires, sauna all on, the showers hot, and the drinks cold. You will be dining with us at our licensed Base Camp Food Over Fire restaurant where your dinner will have been slow cooking for you all day.
A repeat of yesterday or home you go after breakfast with us.
Queenstown airport transfers available if required.
Itinerary can be reversed (accommodation then heli ski the following day).
⋅ All accommodation
⋅ Dinners at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ Helicopter flights
⋅ 4X4 transfers
⋅ All technical equipment hire
You will need to be in good shape for skiing to make the most of the day. This could be an exercise routine targeting leg strength and agility, or a few days on skis prior to your Fresh Tracks adventure.
Of course there are risks associated with spending time in wild nature, especially off-track where we primarily operate.
Without trails, you will often find yourself on uneven ground, and will be carrying your own equipment which increases the liklihood of slips, trips and falls. Accidents such as this are much less likely to happen with sufficient preparations, for example, building fitness ahead of your trip, and ensuring the gear you bring is suited to the terrain. — If you need help packing, you can find our packlist here.
There are also regional risks associated with hiking in and around our National Parks. Risks like landslides, avalanches and rockfalls. For more information on risks such as these, you can visit the Mountain Safety Council resource page here.
Your safety is our priority and if you have any questions or concerns about the risks involved, ‘book a call’ to speak with our Glenorchy-based head of mountain operations, a qualified career expert in mountain safety who will welcome all queries.