1+ day heliboarding the Swiss and Italian Alps

Explore the beautiful Swiss and Italian Alps on this incredible opportunity to heliboard with Francis, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Explore the wonders of the Swiss and Italian Alps the best way possible: on a helicopter. Come experience the magic of snowboarding the best powder snow. This is a trip you’ll never forget.

The Alps offer impressive landscapes full of high peaks, glaciers and the most stunning vertical drops. Some of the beautiful peaks available include Monte Rosa and the Mont Blanc Massif, the highest mountains of the Alps.

I offer different heliboarding trips according to the landscape preference and the challenge looked for. I do recommend you have some basic technical knowledge of backcountry and off-piste snowboarding. Prior experience in mountaineering is a plus and a good physical fitness is mandatory. Skiers are also welcomed.

Here are some of the places we can visit:

Heliski tours in the Italian Alps

Gressoney:

  • Col de Lyss – 2755m;
  • Quintino Sella – 1755m;
  • Marinelli Couloir – 3100m;

Courmayeur:

  • Aiguille des Glaciers – 1600m;
  • Aiguille de l’Aigle – 1525m;
  • Tre la Tete – 2400m;
  • Mont Fortin – 1300m;
  • Piton des Italiens/Dome du Gouter/Mont Blanc- 3800m;

Valtournenche:

  • Chateau des Dames – 1900m;
  • Dome de Tsan – 2100m.
Heliski tours in the Swiss Alps

Verbier:

  • Petit Combin North Face – 2260m;

Zermatt:

  • Monte Rosa – 3100m;
  • Col du Lyss – 2635m;
  • Schwartzor – 1600m;

Val Ferret:

  • Aiguilles Dorees – 2200m;
  • Glacier de Trient – 1400m;
  • Couloir d’Orny – 1750m.

Are you ready to heliboard the Swiss and Italian Alps? Just send your request and choose your adventure. I’ll be waiting for you

I offer other heliboarding tours to the Haute Route and Kamchatka. Be sure to check them out!


Price per person per day

 
1 Person
393 USD

Group of 4
399 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Heliski drop(s)
 Price does not include lodging, meals, personal equipment – snowboard, safety gear (avi tranceiver, harness, etc), ABS type pack (mandatory in Italy – this can be rented), local ski pass if needed.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
More info

Prices quoted are per person for a minimum of 3 skiers and a maximum of 4. Other options are:
Italy:
- Courmayeur: prices from € 355 including: 2 drops followed by off-piste skiing on the Mont Blanc or in Courmayeur.
- Gressoney: prices from € 425 including 2 drops and off-piste skiing in Gressoney/Alagna.
- Valtournenche: prices from € 420 per person and include 2 heli drops.

Switzerland:
- Verbier: prices from € 600 including 1 drop and off-piste skiing in Verbier.
- Zermatt: prices from € 525 and include 2 drops and off-piste skiing in Zermatt.
- Val Ferret: prices from € 575 with 2 drops.

Please contact me for other possibilities, including multi-day packages.

 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.

 
 
FROM 393 USD per person per day

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