All of Methven Heliskiing guides are professionals. Our guides are either trained and certified to international standards through the NZMGA* training program, or meet the requirements of the NZ Heli Operators Group.
Kevin Boekholt - Director
Kevin Boekholt has been Methven Heliski's Director and lead guide since 1988.
His passion for heliskiing is key to the close knit relationships that have developed between guests and guides.
Kevin started his career as a mountain guide in 1983 and became a full IFMGA certified guide in 1985. He is also a lead guide for CMH in Canada
Branching out in 2005 he began a new heliskiing venture in Greenland: www.greenlandheli.com →
Safety, equipment, briefing
All guests and guides wear an avalanche transceiver. Guides also carry a radio and a rescue pack. Extra equipment is carried in our helicopters in case of emergency.
All guests (regardless of experience) will receive a safety briefing from their guide - including how to use an avalanche transceiver - before boarding the first chopper ride.
Methven Heliski guides are trained in emergency first aid, mountain survival, and rescue.
* NZMGA = New Zealand Mountain Guides Association