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Trient Glacier guided heliboarding day

Glacier du Trient heliboarding trip

Enjoy amazing runs on the Trient Glacier with this heliboarding day along with IFMGA certified guide Gilbert. Discover one of the best spots for a heliboarding or heliskiing adventure in Europe.


1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




Join me on a heliboarding day on the Trient Glacier and enjoy amazing descents surrounded by spectacular scenery! This trip is the perfect option for snowboarders and skiers looking for an adventure far away from the crowds.

Lying in the Swiss side of the famous Mont Blanc Massif, the Glacier du Trient -or Trient Glacier– is one the best heliboarding and heliskiing spots in Europe and one of the most wonderful skiing locations in Switzerland!

Our drop-off point is at 3300 metres high, on the Col des Plines, to the south of the Trient Refuge. You will get to enjoy amazing descents of all levels of difficulty. Also, there are some skinning options for those riders looking to discover off-the-beaten-path itineraries.

The standard descents are from Saleinaz Glacier to the village of Praz de Fort; from the Val d’Arpette to the village of Champex via the Col des Ecandies, and the one finishing in the Chamonix valley via the Col du Tour. Other great classic descents are the runs down the Orny bowl and the Trient glacier.

If you are looking for extreme and steep faces, and you love it vertical, then the Arpettes corridors are your option!

Find this trip in the Trient Glacier tempting? Then send me a request and book your trip! Come enjoy an incredible heliboarding day on this spectacular ice-massif!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Helicopter drops as described

Price details

Supplement per person for each extra heliski drop (2000 vertical meter): 1 person 1000 / 2 persons: 500/ 3 persons: 340 / 4 persons: 320.-


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. -This program includes Video or photos of your experience. -Full safety equipment with ABS air-bag, transceiver, shovel, probe and harness are also included in this program. -This program has a new feature: CO2solidarity -voluntary compensation of greenhouse gas emissions-. And a Cancellation insurance : valid with a medical certificate, included.

Meeting point

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

About the guide

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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.


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What people are saying about -Gilbert



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


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,


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


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


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 !!!

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