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Blanket Bay

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Blanket Bay ski resort in Blanket Bay, New Zealand


Glenorchy, Ortago
Blanket Bay

Blanket Bay ski resort in Blanket Bay, New Zealand

Sir Ian McKellen is said to have declared Blanket Bay "the most splendid property" in the world. While we don't know if the Lord of the Rings star enjoyed heli-skiing here, it's certain that many guests do. From June through August (winter in New Zealand), local slopes beckon downhill enthusiasts with pristine powder, and the resort offers an à la carte heli-skiing menu for enthusiasts of varying abilities. Back at the lodge, visitors savor views of the mountains and Lake Wakatipu from guest room balconies, suite terraces and the Lake View Dining Room — the latter is the perfect place to sample wine from the area's Central Otago vineyards after an exhilarating day in the great outdoors.

Learn about heli-skiing excursions at Blanket Bay's official website

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