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Queenstown & Wanaka

Free Ride

The Free Ride format allows you to choose how fast, how many and which lines you take. We look after your overall safety for the day, however you are free to plan your own day within the Free Ride location. Ideal for photo/film shoots, skiers/boarders wanting max heli runs or for those just wanting a few runs and lunch in the mountains. Free Ride heli skiing is suitable for all ability levels as you control the pace and number of runs. Bookings are confirmed for both the Saturday and Sunday depending on weather. Blizzard Skiing will choose the best operating day.

Heli Pass is $425, this includes return flights into Free Ride location, first run and mountain lunch, additional runs are $85 each


 Free Ride Heli Skiing Packages

Heli Pass
Heli Skiing


5 person group

  • Return flights
  • First run
  • Delicious gourmet lunch
  • Additional runs $85 each

Full Day Tour

Additional runs
Heli Skiing


5 person group

  • Additional run 
  • Drop off
  • Pick up
  • Extra smiles

Full Day Tour

We cater for all abilities

Know your ability

HELI Level 1

Intermediate Skier/Rider
You Ski/Board the blue runs, only sometimes go off piste, have little or no powder experience and Ski/Board up to 10 days per season.

HELI Level 2

Intermediate-Advanced Skier/Rider
You Ski/Board the blue runs and some easier black runs, sometimes go off piste in good conditions, have some powder experience and Ski/ Board 10-20 days per season.

HELI Level 3

Advanced Skier/Rider
You mainly Ski/Board black runs, go off piste most of the time, have many days of powder experience and Ski/Board over 20 days per season.

HELI Level 4

Expert Skier/Rider
You always Ski/Board black and double black runs, mostly Ski/Board off piste, and are an accomplished powder and “all snow condition” Skier/Boarder. You Ski/Board 40 days plus per season.

Frequently Asked Questions 

When is the best time to go Heli-Skiing?
Do I need powder skis?
How well do I have to Ski / Snowboard?
How long are the runs?
What do I wear?
Saftey equipment
Accommodation transfers
What about the weather?
How does the Heli Ski day run?
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Heli Skiing Terrain

Heli Skiing Terrain in New Zealand

Heli skiing in New Zealand spans across 8 separate mountain ranges with in excess of 400 heli ski runs and provides you with access to 1000′s of hectares of exceptional bowls, snowy ridges and powder basins for your skiing and riding pleasure.

Our Heli Skiing terrain in New Zealands, South Island is split into the northern region and southern region. The southern region covers all the main mountain ranges surrounding Queenstown and Wanaka. Our Northern region spans several ranges near Mt Cook, this region has a multitude of heli skiing runs in excess of 1200m making these some of the longest heliski runs in New Zealand.

Throughout our vast Heli Skiing terrain in New Zealand each mountain range is affected differently by prevailing snow and weather conditions. It is these variations that allow us to customise your heli-day to suit your skill & experience level, minimise your risk, and maximise your powder adventure! Several of our best skiing / riding locations are deep in the backcountry it is our goal to take you to the best possible snow on any given day.


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Heli Skiing Saftey

Snow Safety
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