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 per person per day
|Group of 2||1350CHF|
|Group of 3||920CHF|
|Group of 4||850CHF|
|Group of 5||800CHF|
|Group of 6||770CHF|
|Group of 7||750CHF|
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required
The meeting point is usually at the heliport of Le Chable or from the bottom of the Savoleyres cable car.
- If you are interested in doing several extra runs, please mention this when you make your reservation.