Methven Heliskiing’s helipad is located at Glenfalloch Station, a high country farm only 2 hours from Christchurch.
Accommodation at Glenfalloch
If eating a hearty breakfast before stepping outside to a waiting helicopter for a day's skiing is your idea of heaven, then Glenfalloch Station may just be paradise!
Methven Heliskiing has operated from the helipad at Glenfalloch Station since 1986. You can get from the warmth of your accommodation, to the snow-laden slopes of the Arrowsmith Range within minutes.
When you return to Glenfalloch, your hosts will be waiting to greet you with a cold beer or a glass of spicy mulled wine. Then, you can soak in one of the outdoor spa pools.
Glenfalloch's accommodation features 2 large houses and a single bedroom cottage - all extensively renovated with commanding views of the Arrowsmiths.
This season rate is $175/per person which includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner. If you are not able to ski, we will provide you with a bite to eat for lunch.
If weather conditions prevent heli-skiing, you could take a heli flight to one of the nearby commercial skifields and hit the slopes there. Alternatively you may prefer to try out your 4WD drive skills on the rugged farm tracks at Glenfalloch Station, or test your aim clay pigeon shooting, or simply kick-back, relax and enjoy the station's rustic atmosphere and comfortable facilities. If you need to, you can catch up for a couple of hours with your office in one of our conference rooms.
Driving Directions to Glenfalloch
Driving from Methven to the helipad takes approximately one hour. The scenic route follows the Rakaia River along unsealed farm roads.
Turn off Highway 77 to Blackford Road, on to Double Hill Run Rd (both unsealed).
Your guides provide daily transport to Glenfalloch. If you want to self-drive we recommend a rugged vehicle (all wheel drive, or 4WD).