We are relentless in our drive to find what’s new and next. We’re restless by nature and are always searching for new experiences and destinations.
Methven is the perfect staging area to explore New Zealand’s best heli-ski terrain across 3 mountain ranges: The Arrowsmith, Ragged, and Palmer Ranges. These ranges catch snow from every winter storm to deliver New Zealand’s most consistent heli-ski conditions.
This winter we’re headed to Wanaka for a week full of freeride and freestyle coaching at our favourite resort – Cardrona. You’ll have ex-Olympian, Juliane Bray on hand to build your riding skills through her all-mountain freestyle coaching sessions. Plus, if you’re looking for a powder fix, we have a heli-ski day lined up.
On this 6 day tour, you’ll get to spend 4 full days riding Cardrona, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak with our local guides. You’ll progress your skills by riding more vertical, more terrain and more powder snow. We leave the last day free for heli-skiing where you can spend the day riding untracked powder. When we’re off the mountain we’ll check out the Queenstown après scene, drink local craft brews, visit the local snowboard shops and of course enjoy a Fergburger or two.
- MINT WOMEN
WHY TRAVEL WITH
Mint exists for travellers who beg for more than a standard country check-in. Not content with generic tours and tourist traps, for them it’s authentic or nothing. And that’s what Mint does best. With our deep, local connections, a dedicated and knowledgeable team, and a relentless drive to find what’s new and next. Mint isn’t for everyone. It’s for those who seek authentic, always. And here's just a few ways we’ve got your back every step of the way.
WE’RE ACCREDITED & ACCOUNTABLE
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA, IATA and ATTA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
SMALL GROUP GUARANTEE
We know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratios in the travel industry allows you to ski, snowboard or ride at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. All of our departures are small group tours with an average guest to guide ratio of 5 guests per guide. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and access to the best experiences a destination can offer. Our groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
As we start planning our return to running tours, the safety and wellbeing of our guests, guides, staff and suppliers will remain our priority and our return to operations will be done in a safe and responsible way. We have reviewed all our health and safety policies and are implementing new minimum standards that emphasize increased hygiene and sanitation. These are in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization and following the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators.
UNBEATABLE PRE-TOUR SUPPORT
After you sign up for a tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other Essential Trip Information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
LOCAL GUIDES & PARTNERSHIPS
Mint opens doors around the globe. Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes, local businesses and resorts allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.
We keep an element of flexibility in all our tour itineraries so we can take advantage of unexpected opportunities or adapt to weather conditions. We aim to strike the perfect balance between guided sessions and ‘you time’. After all, it’s your holiday. Although we do have an itinerary to stick to, there are always opportunities to make the journey personalised.