Enjoying the powder (Photo: Methven Heliski)
Assistant Heliski Guide
The NZMGA Assistant heliski guide qualification has been introduced as a default end qualification for those in the NZMGA Ski Guide Pathway who have no desire to lead guide in the heliski industry, nor to undertake ski touring guiding.
The NZMGA, in conjunction with NZHOG, have agreed to this qualification to bridge the special needs of the heliski industry. ie the opportunity of lead guide positions is small, and the need is high for Assistant Heliski Guides who can work under direct supervision (by an IFMGA, NZMGA Ski or grandfathered HOG lead heliski guide) via radio and meetings.