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Heliskiing with a guide in Arolla or Verbier

Enjoy one or several days of powder and some of the best ski runs of the Valais, heliskiing on the Pigne d'Arolla with Gilbert, an IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Rising to a height of 3796 metres, the Pigne d’Arolla is the highest heliskiing drop-off point around Verbier.

It is the favourite mountain for heli-ski purists and snowboarders as most of the runs are on a steady gradient and all converge upon the Arolla heliport, making several drop-offs a day possible. This is why the Arolla area is often called Switzerland’s “Little Canada”.

Combining the Pigne d’Arolla with a second drop-off on the Rosablanche returning by ski to the slopes of the 4 Vallées is a great option from Verbier.

The northern slopes of the Pigne d’Arolla overlook the Val d’Hérens and the village of Arolla, the southern descend gently down to the Val de Bagnes via the Brenay Glacier whilst the north-eastern slopes plunge into the famous Grande Dixence Lake.

The classic itinerary takes us down to the Vignettes refuge and onto the Pièces Glacier. The Alpine scenery is majestic and unreal.

Skinning options via the Col de l’Evêque and the Col des Ignes are perfect for those who like their touring.

Heliskiing there with an IFMGA mountain guide is compulsory. 

I usually take my client to 2 heli drops (Pigne d’Arolla + Rosablanche), leaving either from Verbier either from Arolla.

Feel free to contact me if you want more information about guided heliskiing tours around Verbier. If you decide to book with us, you will either go with me or another expert from our IFMGA certified mountain guides’ team in Verbier.

More info

- 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

The meeting point is usually at the heliport of Le Chable or from the bottom of the Savoleyres cable car.

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About the guide

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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.


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

CHF 2784 each

Group of 2

CHF 1392 each

Group of 3

CHF 949 each

Group of 4

CHF 877 each

Group of 5

CHF 825 each

Group of 6

CHF 794 each

Group of 7

CHF 774 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Flight to the start of the trip


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