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Heliski day in Susten, Switzerland

Heliski day in Susten, Switzerland | Switzerland

Nikita, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you on an incredible heliski day in the Susten region, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Starting from Ambri, you'll fly over the Gotthard Massif and enjoy exciting ski descents on Steigletscher glacier.

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Alps

1/2 Day

Feb, Mar

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Lying in the heart of the Valais, the region of Susten is an ideal destination for winter adventures in the Swiss Alps. This time, I propose to take you on a half-day heliski trip! 

Our starting point will be the small town of Ambri, in the Leventina Valley.

We’ll meet there at 8.30 AM.

A short 15-minute helicopter flight over the Gotthard Massif will allow us to reach an isolated region in the mountains. We’ll land at an altitude of 3200 m and then enjoy a superb ski descent of 1400 m on Stein glacier that will lead us to the town of Steingletscher (1865 m).

Sounds exciting? Here comes the best part of the adventure: the helicopter will be waiting for us in Steingletscher, ready to take us on a second flight and a new ski descent!

We’ll return to Ambri by midday (between 12.30 and 1 PM).

This trip is intended for a group of 4 people, all of them must be good skiers. You can ask for additional flights at an extra cost.

Join me on this heliskiing journey and enjoy the Swiss Alps from a different perspective! Send me a request and we’ll start planning this skiing adventure.

Seeking other remote ski destinations in Switzerland? Check out this 2-day ski touring trip in a beautiful corner of the Lepontine Alps.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Helicopter drops as described

Price details

Each additional flight cost 90 CHF per person.

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Car transfer is not included in the price.


Details

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Equipment: ski material (without skins) and mountain harness.

Meeting point

Ambri.

About the guide

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Nikita

Mountain Guide

I was born in 1973. I am a professional mountain guide and a part-time professor. My guests and their safety are at the heart of all my tours. This is why I always closely analyze weather and mountain conditions, as well as the ideal maximum number of participants.

I work hard to keep my clients motivated and help them reach their goals. Ensuring a good group experience is one of the keys to success. I believe that a good spirit up in the mountain and sharing is important to have a good overall experience.

I love spending time with friends in the mountain. If it is in winter, all the better. My favorite region for mountaineering is Chamonix. My favorite mountain? It depends on the season. But if I need to choose one, I would say Eiger mountain. Some of my favorite climbing routes are Apriti Cielo – Osogna TI, the north ridge of the Eiger mountain and the Marinelli channel on skis. In terms of terrain, I can't choose between rock and ice: mixed is the way to go.

My favorite book? Aleph, by Paulo Cohelo. My favorite film? Meet Joe Black. My favorite online sites? Many! www.planetmountain.com, www.up-climbing.com, www.gulliver.it and www.camptocamp.org

Finally, the best way to finish a tour for me is with Pommes Chips Nature and a nice cold beer. I hope you join me in one of my tours soon.

Languages

Italian | German | French | English


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