Mabey Ski Launches Exclusive New Southern Hemisphere Heliski Adventure

New Zealand and Japan ski specialist, Mabey Ski, has launched a new holiday that combines the ultimate Southern Hemisphere ski adventure in New Zealand’s newest 5* chalet property – Chalet New Zermatt.

Is this the ultimate NZ ski bucket list trip?

  • Brand new 5* chalet property overlooking Lake Wakatipu – being hailed as the country’s top ski chalet
  • Combine resort skiing with heliski charters and heli-excursions to remote South Island locations
  • Gourmet food and exclusive wine tasting experiences

The eight-night itinerary includes skiing at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and Remarkables ski fields, as well as two days of private heliskiing, wine tasting with the winemaker, jet boat transfers, Fjordland exploring and heli-accessed gourmet dining at a remote mountain station where freshly caught crayfish is prepared for lunch.

The chalet can take up to eight guests in four bedrooms and the holiday costs NZ$264,000 (around £130,000 or £16,000 per person), on a full-board basis with a private chef and including all the activities and excursions with private use of a helicopter throughout the week.

It’s billed as the ultimate Southern Hemisphere luxury ski trip at what is the most talked about new property at the lakeside destination of Queenstown – New Zealand’s adventure capital and home to some of the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife in the country.

Founder of Mabey Ski, Nickie Mabey, said:

I’m really excited to be able to share this one-of-a-kind itinerary with our guests, which was inspired by my most memorable and truly mind-blowing experiences in New Zealand, offering a blend of luxury and thrill-seeking adventure that begins with a jet boat transfer from the airport to Chalet New Zermatt – New Zealand’s newest chalet. Whilst this trip may be full of adrenaline-pumping activities, our guests are also pampered – with ski and snowboard rental fitted in the chalet, a private chef preparing gourmet meals and a Kiwi guide taking care of the rest, they can just soak up the endless vistas of alpine lakes and snow-capped mountain ranges from different perspectives – their bedroom window or even a scenic flight to a world-class winery. With access to more than 850,000 hectares of heliski terrain, there’s no shortage of fresh tracks to be had too.

Dates: Mid-July through to mid-September 2020.
Price: NZ$264,000 (around £130,000) for up to eight persons, including; eight nights at the Chalet New Zermatt on a full-board basis with a private chef, welcome drinks, jet boat transfers, ski or snowboard hire, lift passes, local guide, private transfers, two days of chartered heli-skiing, several gourmet lunches accessed by helicopter, Fjordland trip by helicopter, private boat trip on Dusky Sound, private helicopter to vineyard and wine tasting with the winemaker.

Protect Our Winters

Mabey Ski is a supporter of Protect Our Winters (POW), and recognises the contradiction between tackling climate change and offering carbon-emitting experiences such as heliskiing. The company is engaged in ongoing tree-planting projects with POW’s partner, Mossy Earth, and introduces all their guests to tools such as the carbon footprint calculator to reduce their impact.

Chalet New Zermatt

Chalet New Zermatt is a luxury 5-star chalet located a short drive from Queenstown, with spectacular views of the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. Situated in one of the world’s most stunning locations, this is a unique opportunity to rent an exclusive chalet and experience a holiday of a lifetime.

Download a selection of high-res images of Chalet New Zermatt here:

    Company Information

    Mabey Ski is a travel experience company redefining bespoke ski and snowsport holidays. With four generations of family skiers behind founder Nickie, there is no shortage of passion for skiing and adventure.

    Our immersive trips are designed in collaboration with each guest for a tailor-made blend of luxury and discovery. Through inside knowledge and expertise, we’ve created an exciting new style of winter holiday that offers far more than just slopes and a lift pass. We inspire our guests to discover the real heartbeat of a location through its local culture and experiences, as well as offering them access to our hand-picked collection of chic hotels and stylish chalets.

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    Robert Stewart
    PR DirectorSki Press

    Telephone: +00 44 (0)7543 799338




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