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.

We are mountain professionals dedicated to educating the public, and our peers in mountain safety and providing our guests the most unique and personalised alpine adventure experiences in New Zealand.
— Kevin Boekholt

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.

Our Guides

Kevin Boeholt

Kevin Boeholt

Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Gary Kuehn

Gary Kuehn

Jamie Robertson

Jamie Robertson

Paula Roberts

Paula Roberts

Damian Banwell

Damian Banwell

Laura Adams

Laura Adams

Roy Hawthorne

Roy Hawthorne

* NZMGA = New Zealand Mountain Guides Association