That's It, But That's Certainly Not All
August Round Up
Well, that’s all she wrote. It’s the dreaded time of year where the ski season comes to a close, but we’re already counting the days until the snow starts falling again. The 2019 season was one for the books and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of you powder pigs. It was a season full of new lines, new faces, and more “best days ever” in the southern lakes region of New Zealand.
What were our favourite moments of the season? The short answer would be every moment…but here is our attempt to choose a few highlights.
Redefining Morning Glory
The snow storms we had been waiting for finally arrived granting the promise of powder and great spring sessions ahead. We were visited by many interesting faces this month setting new standards of “best day’s ever” on our daily runs as well as our custom unlimited charters.
2019 - We're Spinning!
It’s 4:00pm on a Tuesday evening. 40cm of fresh powder is due overnight and you’re weak in the knees with anticipation.
But wait… tomorrow is Wednesday and you have an office meeting at noon. A sense of dread washes over you as you realise that this rare opportunity to soak up the most pristine lines of the season may pass you by. Then it hits you! You’re struck with an idea of utter brilliance. Some might say you’re crazy…but most would probably consider you a legend.
The Heli Hustle Is On!
Pre-season prep has come to an end and we are officially spinning! Our team has put the final touches on operational and safety plans for the 2019. After exercising a bit of patience, conditions have finally aligned and we were able to tap into some fun lines on the Clarke Glacier this last Saturday for kick-off weekend!
The "Off Season" For Southern Lakes Heliski Guides
June has arrived which only means one thing…we are weeks away from spinning blades! With freshly snowcapped peaks in sight…we at Southern Lakes Heliski are chomping at the bit. It’s time to officially hang up the wetsuit, trade the mountain biking helmet for the ski helmet, and wipe the dust from your snow riding rig. Winter is en route! But what do I need to do to prepare you ask? Worry not - we are here to help.
Sending It Into 2019
For most the off-season, otherwise known as summer, can be a sad but definite part of life. Letting go of the bottomless joy which the snow capped Alps of New Zealand provide isn’t easy for anyone. Unless you’re a Southern Lakes Heliski Guide that is - they are just getting warmed up. Our heliski guides don’t exactly opt for the beachside piña coladas over the summer…
Well…the ski boots are officially dried out, socks have been freed of their their musty stench, and the battle wounds on the base of your skis/snowboards have been tended. The reality that winter 2018 is no longer with us is a sad but definite one. Last season was one for the books but the promise of 2019 is whispering our names and the daydreams of creamy s-turns are in full effect. We here at Southern Lakes Heliski always have our heads in winter mode. Our team is constantly scheming up new ways to improve and provide our clients the best possible experience to maximise each day in the mountains. So, what have we come up with for 2019 you ask?