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Heliski Freeride in Sestriere, Italy

Sestriere, one of the ski resorts of the Via Lattea area, is ideal for a weekend of freeride and beautiful heliski, with a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Sestriere, a ski resort in Italy, is part of the Via Lattea skiing area. It’s in fact a very popular ski destination in the Italian Alps. Together with the surrounding towns, it’s an ideal spot for freeride, with slopes facing all directions.

I propose to you an ideal ski weekend with friends, your couple or with other nice people. Since the program is flexible, we will do heliski on the nicest day. During the chosen day, we will have 2 heliski drops on beautiful summits. In addition, on the other 2 days we will explore different areas of Sestriere on skis. I can take you skiing in the forest but also in open virgin slopes with great panoramas. You are in Italy!

Some of the highlights of this trip include:
– 2 beautiful heliski drops during the best day, that we will choose
– The loan of airbag backpack
– The best freeride ski, each day in a different place
– Well located accommodation, with a warm atmosphere and delicious food
– Easy access: TGV and then transfer with my minibus
– No stress: we transfer together in the minibus, and you can rent the necessary equipment if you don’t have it

Does this trip sound tempting? Then please contact me and let’s leave together! Please find below the next departure dates. Of course, we can also arrange other dates!

Accommodation

3* hotel (double room),

Disclaimer

This is an example of freeride and heliski in Sestriere. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary, in different areas or a neighbouring country. IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back. This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010

More info

Group size: 3 to 6 people. 2 heliski drops are included in the price. I can lend you an airbag bag and safety material (AVD, shovel and probe). Please let me know upon booking. Technical level: For good skiers in all snow. We have a good rhythm during the ski days. There may be some short steep passages. It's possible to make short ascents on skins (no more than 45 min per day and you don't need to have ski touring experience). To carry: a light bag with what you need for the day. Calculate around 90€ for the lifts, which are not included in the price. I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me. Technical equipment: freeride skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, poles, ski boots, airbag backpack, AVD, shovel, probe. If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Skis (with poles, skins and knifes) €90, boots €40, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €115, helmet €15.

Meeting point

At the Oulx or Briançon train station.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Sestriere

Meeting at the Oulx or Briançon train station. Transfer by minibus to Sestriere. First warming up day, first descents. Practice using safety material. Late in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel, where we have dinner.

Day 2: Pragelatto

Breakfast and departure to the small Pragelatto station, a real small gem far from the crowds. There are endless possibilities for descents. Learning how to use the equipment and short ascent on skins (45 min – 1 h). Late in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel, where we have dinner.

Day 3: Val d'Argentera

Breakfast and departure to the helicopter base. Two beautiful heli drops in the Val d’Argentera: Ramiere and the great Rol or Val Thuras. Depending on the weather conditions, around 3000 m of descents on this day. Then the trip ends with a transfer to the train station.


About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


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Prices per person

Group of 3

EUR 1284 each

Group of 4

EUR 1284 each

Group of 5

EUR 1284 each

Group of 6

EUR 1284 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Helicopter drops as described

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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