Story: Skiing



Helicopters enable skiers to reach uncrowded skiing terrain. They are widely used on skifields throughout the country. Heli-skiing developed in New Zealand in the late 1970s, and one of the first companies was Harris Mountains Heli-ski. Here one of its helicopters is taking off after dropping 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, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Andrew Troup, published 24 Sep 2007