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Heliskiing with a guide in Arolla or Verbier

Verbier
Backcountry skiing in Arolla
Verbier
Guided heliski tour in Switzerland

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.

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Alps

1+ Days

Jan - Apr, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Flight to the start


Details

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.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Milleluci
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Italy Hotel Express Aosta East
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Italy Le Charaban
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About the guide

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-Gilbert

5.00

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Mountain 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

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What people are saying about -Gilbert

dan

5.00

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

Jennifer

5.00

Olivier our guide was excellent and we would use him again. Unfortunately, we didn't do any Backcountry skiing due to the poor and dangerous conditions. I think Explore-Share should have been more proactive in keeping us informed of the conditions and the fact that it didn't allow for backcountry skiing; we forfeited a day with our guide given the conditions were so bad and the only option was to ski on piste. Further, I would have expected Explore-Share to advise us of the extra cost of the avalanche gear (an extra 600 francs) in advance.

dan

5.00

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


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