Ski The Tasman & Soak In Tekapo

4 Days

From NZD 1899 per person

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Getaway Summary

  • Location: Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District
  • 3 nights/2 days
  • Accommodation in a charming chalet in Tekapo
  • Ski The Tasman: Guided Heli Skiing on Tasman Glacier (for intermediate skiers)
  • Entry to Tekapo Springs hot pools, with sauna and steam bath

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Make your New Zealand winter dreams come true and escape to the Mackenzie region on the South Island! Go heliskiing on the Tasman Glacier (perfect for intermediate skiers!), enjoy the longest ski runs in New Zealand and then top off your getaway with a relaxing soak in the Tekapo Hot Springs. All while staying in a charming chalet, only steps away from the stunningly blue lake! 

Ski The Tasman: Heliskiing for intermediate skiers

Then you think of heliskiing, you probably think: “How awesome does it look but that’s something for the more advanced skiers than me”. Think again! 

Ski The Tasman is the perfect skiing adventure for intermediate skiers! The guides show you exactly where to ride so that the difficulty equals green or blue runs in the ski areas.

Spend a day exploring New Zealand’s longest glacier and ski through deep-blue ice caves and seracs. Just you, your guide and the small group of people on your tour. Super long runs, no noise, no crowds, and no eternal queuing at the lifts!

During your day on the mountain, your helicopter or ski plane drops you off at 2500m and you get to ski two 8 – 10 kilometres long runs, riding a 1000-meter vertical ski descent. After the first run, you’re picked up by the pilot who brings you back up for your second ride. Freedom pure!

Please note: Ski The Tasman is not suitable for snowboarders as there are a lot of traverses and it’s simply too flat in many places to get decent momentum. But if you are a group of snowboarders who would like to ride the Tasman, let us know and we’ll arrange another tour for you. 

Relaxing day at Tekapo Springs and exploring the town

After an action-packed day on the mountain, there’s nothing better than relaxing your sore muscles.

Spend your second day in Tekapo relaxing, only slowly moving between the different pools and the sauna and steam room. Whether or not you hop in the cold plunge pool is up to you but if there’s snow, it’s always heaps of fun to roll around in it after a sauna session. 

Before or after the pools we highly recommend you wander around Tekapo for a bit. There are lots of walking tracks starting in town, or you can visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, or go ice skating on the rink. 

Your Tekapo Accommodation: Chalet Tekapo

Chalet Tekapo is a hidden gem in the heart of the town and the lovely owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their little slice of heaven. 

Sit in a secluded spot in the charming garden surrounded by flowers with a great view of stunning Lake Tekapo. 

You stay in a lovely studio room with a super king-size bed (can be split into twin beds), ensuite bathroom and fully functional kitchenette with hot plates. 

Chalet Tekapo can accommodate up to 8 people in an apartment, which will be great for a relaxing getaway with the girls.

Only a couple of minutes walk from the Church of the Good Shepherd, most Tekapo attractions and restaurants are within walking distance. Leave your car parked up and enjoy that one drink more. You’re on holidays, after all. 

Do you need a rental car to get to Tekapo? Or would you like to ski the Tasman while staying in Queenstown or Wanaka? Not a problem, we can help. Just let us know in the enquiry.

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in a Studio Room at Chalet Tekapo
  • Entry to Tekapo Springs, incl sauna and steam room
  • Guided Ski The Tasman day tour incl flights to the glacier, picnic lunch

Not included

  • Rental gear for Ski The Tasman (can be added)
  • Other meals or entries
Can I ride Ski The Tasman?

If you’re an intermediate skier who comfortably rides the green and blue marked slopes on the ski fields in New Zealand, you should be able to ride. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Advanced riders will enjoy the views and riding through the ice caves.

I'm a snowboarder. Why can't I come?

You’d be walking a lot. Because the slope isn’t very steep, you’d hardly get any momentum for the traverses. But if you and other boarders would like to book a backcountry experience, message us and we can arrange something for you.

Gear: Should I bring my own or rent?

You can do either. If you have snow pants and jacket, boots, gloves, hat, goggles, etc, you’re welcome to bring them. Skis should be at least 90mm wide underfoot to keep it easy to ride in powder snow.

You can also hire the equipment. Please let us know if you need anything.

What we need to know for a booking

● First name and surname, and total number in party
● Specify adult or child
● Date of participation
● Experience/ability
● One mobile number to pass on to the operators
● If rental gear (boots, skis) are required?
● Dietary requirements (for lunch)

What's the minimum number of people?

The operator needs at least 4 people on the tour to run it

Price based on 2 people in winter 2024.

Weekend Getaways NZ:
Payment for our packaged getaways is due at the time of confirmation/invoice. Payments by credit card incur a 3% surcharge (4% for international cards).
Where not stated otherwise, cancellations & amendments to bookings must be made 72h prior to travel dates for a full refund. Any cancellations after this date will be non-refundable. Please note that some operators may have stricter rules. If this is the case, they will be stated below.

Ski The Tasman

We reserve the right to cancel reservations if customers fail to reconfirm bookings, we cannot
contact them, and there is pressure for seats. This may incur a charge.
● Guests are required to reconfirm by 5 pm day prior to departure. Please pass on your
contact details. Our reservations staff will try to contact all guest on the day before skiing.

Cancellations and Refunds
● Reservation changes should be made at least 72 hours prior to departure
● Cancellations should be made by phone (+64 3 435 1834), email, or in person.
Cancellations Due to Weather / Minimum Bookings
If adverse weather prevents flying, there will be a full refund. Guests will be offered the option to
rebook.

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