Ski Travel. . . . Summer 2000
Down Under

I began preparing this photo gallery of New Zealand heliskiing for my Spring issue of but got behind due to furious work on my new ski book - mea culpa, mea culpa - but here it is now, A short exploration, in panoramic Images, of the glorious world of "summer skiing" down under, in a country I always think of as "the Switzetrland of the South Pacific."

New Zealand heliskiing
all photos © Linde Waidhofer
all photos on this page:
heliskiing in the Harris Mountains,
South Island, New Zealand
More sheep than people. More helicopters per capita than any other country. More drop-dead natural beauty than one could possibly imagine. Trees full of red blossoms. Mountains full of snow. Grass so greenit almost hurts your eyes. As green as the alpine parrots that hang out in the parking areas of some of the best ski fields, New Zealand's southern island is impossibly romantic and rugged, and the home of the most affordable heliskiing in the world....
  Ski Travel. . . . Ski Travel 2000
text © Lito Tejada-Flores
photos © Linde Waidhofer