3-day Heliboarding Safari from Zermatt to Chamonix

Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Gilbert on a heart-thumping heliboarding adventure from Zermatt to Chamonix in the Swiss Alps!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Zermatt, Chamonix, Verbier, all well known names in the world of winter sports. And for good reason! The Swiss Alps are one of the most amazing destinations for snowboarding and skiing in the world! Of course, if you want to go to the best slopes you will need some logistics and a good guide. Which is where I come in. With over ten years of mountaineering, it is an integral part of my life. On this 3-day heliboarding safari from Zermatt to Chamonix I would like to share some of that experience with you!

    We begin with an airport pickup and then a transfer to Zermatt. There we will have a trip briefing and safety instructions so that we feel confident in any and all situations. Then, the following three days we will enjoy a few different helidrops in locations that will allow us to snowboard or ski down some of the best descents in the Alps! Our itinerary includes different options to cater to your preferences and needs, and also take into consideration weather and snow conditions.  Some of our drop off spots include Tête de Valpelline, Pigne d’Arolla, Rosablanche, Petit Combin, and Trient. All stunning locations for snowboarding!

    Of course, these are the Alps so you will need some prior experience and a good fitness level! However, since as it will be a 3-day trip, it will be relatively gentle. I will also be there every step of the way to give you pointers and guide you in the right direction!

    Are you ready for some winter fun in the Alps? Then book your place now and join me on this 3-day heliboarding safari from Zermatt to Chamonix! I will be happy to guide you!

    Looking for something shorter? Then I suggest you try this unique heliboarding day in the Trient Glacier!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    13000 CHF

    Group of 2
    6500 CHF

    Group of 3
    4700 CHF

    Group of 4
    4150 CHF

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts tickets
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Helicopter drops as described
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). INCLUDED: Helicopter pass for 12000 vertical meter skiing. IFMGA mountain guide with more than 10 years experience.Accommodation in a 3 star hotel in a double room and on bed and breakfast basis (supplement for single room is CHF 320). Full safety equipment with ABS air-bag, transceiver, shovel, probe and harness. Transfer with our minibus from Geneva or Sion Airport to Zermatt and return. Transfer from your hotel to the helipad and return from the bottom of the run to your hotel. All luggage transfers between hotels and resorts. All ski lift passes in Zermatt, Arolla, Verbier, necessary to reach the helicopter pick up points. Video or photos of the trip. NOT INCLUDED: Drinks. Cancellation insurance.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival

      We will meet at Geneva or Sion Airport at around 5.00 pm. From there. we will be transferred to Zermatt. Once we are settled, we will have a trip briefing and instructions on how to use the safety equipment with ABS air-bag, radio, and transceivers.

    • Day 2Tête de Valpelline

      We will start off with a Klein Mattherhorn Champoluc descent. Then, a helicopter will drop us off at Tête de Valpelline (3800 m). From there we snowboard down the  La Sage descent, one of the most beautiful in the alps. Finally, we will spend the night in Arolla / La Sage

    • Day 3Pigne d'Arolla or Rosablanche

      On day three we have two options:

      1- We will begin the day with a helidrop on Pigne d’Arolla (3796 m). Then, we will enjoy the Arolla descent. We can also go for a second helidrop in this area or try some off-piste snowboarding. Finally, we will spend the night in Arolla/ La Sage

      2- We will start the day with a helidrop on  Rosablanche (3336 m). Then we will enjoy the Verbier descent and try some off-piste snowboarding in the area of Verbier 4 Vallees. We will spend the night in Verbier.

    • Day 4Petit Combin or Trient

      On our last day, we will also have to options:

      1-We will start with a helidrop on Petit Combin (3600 m).  Then we will have the possibility of a second helidrop or off-piste snowboarding in Verbier. Overnight in Verbier.

      Or

      2- We will kick off with a helidrop on Trient (3280 m).  From there, we will descent to the village of Tour (Chamonix). Finally, we will return to the airport.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Geneva or Sion Airport.

    Accommodation

    3 star hotel in a double room and on bed and breakfast basis. Supplement for a single room is CHF 320.

    More info

    - A video or photos of the trip are included in the price.

    - Full safety equipment with ABS air-bag, transceiver, shovel, probe and harness are included.

    - If you are interested in doing several extra runs, please mention this when you make your reservation.

    - The average ski run is roughly 2000 vertical meters and it takes around 90 to 180 minutes to complete it, depending on your ability and on the itinerary.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I have been the owner of the mountain guide office since 2004. My father was a mountain guide and I grew up in the Val d’ Hérens. I live now for many years in Verbier. I graduated from the l'école hôtelière de Lausanne in 1993 and then began my mountain guide training. Well travelled I have guided through the mountains of the Andes, the Himalayas, Alaska, Turkey and Greenland. I'm also a Swiss Snow Sports graduate and a dual paragliding pilot.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Gilbert Crettaz

     

    It was unreal thanks for a great day you guys are the best!! Can\'t wait to ski within you again!
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    Edward P.
    Hi Gilbert, Thank you for the photographs and a great morning Heliskiing. Thanks and kind regards,
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    Julia M.
    Bonjour Anne-Françoise, La sortie de samedi dernier m’a entièrement ravi : excellente ambiance, baptême de l’air paisible, parcours de toute beauté sous l’œil attentif et encourageant de Peter, bref un grand moment de ski, en prime sous un ciel parfaitement dégagé ! Bravo pour l’organisation, en ce compris la navette de retour et la livraison sur place des packs de sécurité. Merci pour tout et….à la prochaine !!!
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    Bruno H.
    Hello Gilbert, Thank you very much for such an incredible and memorable ski day! What an experience for our first time - we will definitely do this again. We felt very safe with your knowledge and guiding experience. I do believe the snow gods were on our side that day and week...tremendous! Many thanks again for a fantastic adventure!
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    Marie & Brad
     

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