Monday, June 1st, 2009
The best snowfalls and the most varied terrain combine to make Canterbury’s Southern Alps among the best heliskiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Now thrill-seeking skiers and snowboarders can combine a stay in the most exquisite luxury accommodation with heliski rides in some of the country’s highest peaks, for as little as $890 for a day on the slopes .

A HELiPRO-Southern Alps Heli Ski day will give you five thrilling runs in the South Island’s Southern Alps Heliski Area (average 19,000 feet vertical per day!), then you will return to cosy Otahuna Lodge to thaw, with its 15 open fireplaces and nightly five-course degustation après-ski dinners with matching wines and liqueurs.

You’ll enjoy one of seven exquisite private suites – some with an open fire in the bathroom to soak sore limbs after a big day on the slopes.

The Lodge is just 20 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. A helicopter from the Lodge’s lawn can transport you to the slopes in under an hour, taking in spectacular coastlines, mountain passes, ice-blue rivers and snow-capped peaks. Otherwise, ski fields can be accessed within 2 hours by car and then board your helicopter for an amazing day heliskiing or in the Helipark.

Southern Alps Heliski terrain is in the peaks of Two Thumb and Cloudy Peak ranges, near Mt Cook, allowing access to long runs and fantastic snow quality. The highest peak is 2546m, the longest run an awesome 3.16km and the average snowfall an impressive 4.8m per season. HELiPRO-Southern Alps Heliski takes only 12 clients per day, so you get one-one-one time with guide and instructor and guaranteed clear runs.

Otahuna Lodge is one of New Zealand’s most impressive luxury venues, built in 1895 and reopened under new owners on 1 May 2007 after a huge four-month renovation of the house and 12ha gardens. UK society magazine Tatler has named it one of the World’s 101 Best Hotels.

Suites start at NZ$562.50 a night per person in winter, which includes breakfast, dinner and wines, plus use of the heated Jacuzzi, heated pool, tennis court and gym.


2 nights accommodation, 1 day helicopter transfer (2p), 1 day heliskiing for only $3712.50 pp.


Add another day of heliskiing with 5 runs for $890pp. Additional runs for only $99
Additional helicopter transfer from Otahuna Lodge to Mt Potts (2p) - $3395
Or charter your own helicopter for $3500/hr, including lunch and guides.

*Package includes breakfast, canapés, five-course dinner with wines and mountain-top lunch and ski guide. Ski and equipment hire not included. Conditions apply.

Bookings: Phone Otahuna Lodge +64 3 329 6333 or email [email protected] Visit

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