Haute Route 5-day heliboarding traverse

Join Francis, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this unique heliboarding tour on the Haute Route. Enjoy 5 days of snowboarding fun on the France-Swiss border.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for five unforgettable days: we’ll do the WHOLE Haute Route on a helicopter enjoying the perfect snow of the French-Swiss border. Experience this ultimate adventure on the Alps. You’ll love every minute of it!

    This trip from Chamonix to Zermatt includes 8 heli flights to the best of the Alps. We’ll start in Argentiere and visit places such as the Trient Glacier, the Col des PlinesPetit CombinRosablanche, the Bertol glacier and others. We’ll even get to enjoy the Italian side of the border.

    One of the highlights of this trip is riding the impressive Pigne d’Arolla, the highest summit of the area. We’ll even go to Monte Rosa, Switzerland’s highest peak.

    This trip is recommended for advanced snowboarders with off-piste experience in a good physical condition. Our itineraries may include slopes of 45 degrees. Skiers are welcome too! It is organized upon request between March and June.

    If you are ready for a unique adventure to the outstanding landscapes of the Alps, send your request. I can’t wait to show you the beautiful Haute Route.

    I offer other heliboarding tours to the Swiss and Italian Alps and Kamchatka. Be sure to check them out!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    15980 EUR

    Group of 2
    7990 EUR

    Group of 3
    5327 EUR

    Group of 4
    3995 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Helicopter drops as described
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price does not include personal equipment, lunches and drinks or additional heli runs.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 0Argentiere

      Welcome brief. Night in Argentiere.

    • Day 1Aiguilles Dorees

      Heli ride up the Trient Glacier. Snowboard on the Col des Plines. Night in Champex.

    • Day 2Long n'Steep

      We’ll enjoy riding the North Face of the Petit Combin. Night in Arolla.

    • Day 3Supersize me

      The first heli lift will drop us top of the Pigne d’Arolla. The second ride will be to Col de Valpelline. Night in Zermatt.

    • Day 4Monte Rosa

      We’ll spend the day on the Swiss side. Night at the Rifugio Guida del Cervino.

    • Day 5Zermatt

      Day in the Italian-Swiss border. If you are up for it, we can do one more run. Final goodbye dinner and night in Zermatt.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Chamonix, France

    More info

    The minimum per group is 3 people and the maximum is 4.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

    I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

    At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

    In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

    Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

    Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

    If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.

     
     
     


     

     

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