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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    1245 EUR

    Group of 4
    1245 EUR

    Group of 5
    1245 EUR

    Group of 6
    1245 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
    • Helicopter drops as described
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Sestriere

      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 2Pragelatto

      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 3Val 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.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    At the Oulx or Briançon train station.

    Accommodation

    3* hotel (double room),

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne

     

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