Story: Skiing

Heli-skiing

Heli-skiing

Helicopters enable skiers to reach uncrowded skiing terrain. They are widely used on ski fields throughout the country. Heli-skiing developed in New Zealand in the late 1970s, and one of the first companies was Harris Mountains Heli-ski. One of its helicopters is taking off after dropping some skiers at the top of a slope.

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Harris Mountains Heli-ski

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Andrew Troup, 'Skiing - Alternative snow sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11869/heli-skiing (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007