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3-day heliski safari from Zermatt to Chamonix

Zermatt heliskiing
Zermatt heliskiing
Zermatt heliskiing

Enjoy an intense 3-day heliski safari from Zermatt to Chamonix with Gilbert, an experienced IFMGA certified guide. Pick the best powder lines to ski down!

Not specified

Alps

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Occasional

Intermediate


Description

This 3-day heliski safari from Zermatt to Chamonix is your chance to pick the best slopes on the Alps to enjoy the most incredible powder in the world!

It's undeniable that the Haute Route from Zermatt to Chamonix has some of the best powder skiing in the world. This is combined with the most comfortable and hospitalitarian accommodation. And if we add my expertise as a heliskiing guide you'll be facing the most incredible adventure ever!

In this 3-day heliski safari you'll have the chance to pick the lines we'll ski, according to snow and weather conditions. On the first day we'll go to Tête de Valpelline. And on the second and third day we'll choose between several peaks like Pigne d'Arolla, Rosablanche, Petit Combin or Trient.

So it will be an intense 3-day adventure, in which I'll show you the best spots in the area. And to get there we'll enjoy a wonderful flight with amazing views.

Request to book this trip, tell me about your objectives and join me on these amazing 3-day heliski safari from Zermatt to Chamonix. We’ll put together a program tailored to your goals and expectations!

And if you're looking for a simpler skiing plan around this area, please check my Skiing with a guide in Verbier.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Helicopter drops as described

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Meet at Geneva or Sion Airport at around 5.00 pm. Transfer to Zermatt. Instruction on how to use the safety equipment with ABS air-bag, radio, transceivers. Briefing on the 3 days heliskiing.

Day 2: Tête de Valpelline

Klein Mattherhorn, descent on Champoluc, helidrop on Tête de Valpelline (3800 m). Descent on La Sage, (one of the most beautiful descent in the alps). Night in Arolla / La Sage

Day 3: Pigne d'Arolla or Rosablanche

Helidrop on Pigne d’Arolla (3796 m). Descent on Arolla (second helidrop or off-piste skiing in Arolla possible). Night in Arolla / La Sage. Or Helidrop on  Rosablanche (3336 m). Descent on Verbier (off-piste skiing in the area of Verbier 4 Vallees). Night in Verbier.

Day 4: Petit Combin or Trient

Hélidrop on Petit Combin (3600 m).  (second helidrop or off-piste skiing in Verbier possible). Night in Verbier. Or
Hélidrop on Trient (3280 m).  Descent on the village of Tour (Chamonix). Return to the airport.

 

Details

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.

Meeting point

Geneva or Sion Airport.

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.

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Verbier


What people are saying about -Gilbert Crettaz

Dan Sleater

5.00

April, 2022

Gilbert was great company and found a really cool location despite difficult conditions off piste

Anonymous

4.00

February, 2020

Plus de temps doit être consacré à la familiarisation de l'équipement qu'on portait dans nos sacs, pelle, sonde. Quoi faire si le guide est emporté par une avalanche, une deuxième radio devrait être porté par un des clients, comment utiliser les émetteurs de détresse lors d'une recherche.

Edward P.

5.00

April, 2017

It was unreal thanks for a great day you guys are the best!! Can't wait to ski within you again!

Julia M.

5.00

March, 2017

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for the photographs and a great morning Heliskiing. Thanks and kind regards,

Bruno H.

5.00

March, 2017

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 !!!

Marie & Brad

5.00

March, 2017

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!

Joris K.

5.00

February, 2017

Hi Gilbert, thanks again for a top day heliskiing with you and your team.

André M.

5.00

February, 2017

Cher Gilbert, Juste un petit mot pour vous remercier au nom de mon fils Axel pour cette merveilleuse journée que vous lui avez fait passer dans nos belles montagnes valaisannes. En plus avec un groupe sympathique, c’est une journée qui restera gravé dans sa mémoire avant qu’il ne reparte hier soir pour reprendre le cours de ses études. En vous réitérant mes remerciements, Meilleures salutations,

David E.

5.00

February, 2017

Hi Gilbert, I wanted to drop you and Cédric a thank you note. You have had a crazy patience with all my complicated wishes and you really helped making it happen. I really appreciated you help and it was a super great experience, something I will not forget. We felt extremely comfortable with your guidance and hopefully there will be a chance to go on another tour in the future. I am now officially addicted to the deep snow experience J. If you need a client statement from you on your website or anything, just let me know. Happy to do so. I can also post something on social media…. Cheers and thanks again!

Jiri, Jan, Petr & Petr

5.00

February, 2017

Hi Gilbert, We are back home. We want to thank you once again. In our companies we are used to cooperate with profis and you are a real profesional. The last 3 days in Verbier were exciting, even demanding. Thank you very much and have a good and safe season!!!

Stavros

5.00

January, 2017

Some times u meet people you call "mentors" in your work, or in your life. Very proud of the book of my friend and free-ride instructor for the last 8 years! In the book marked the steepest couloir I ever ride in my life (couloir d'Arpette). Thank you Gilbert


 

 

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