Join Herbert, a certified mountain guide, on this one-day, adrenaline-pumping heliskiing adventure in the scenic Swiss Alps.
Feb, Mar, Apr
Your adrenaline-pumping day of heliskiing begins bright and early when I pick you up from your hotel and we make our way to the heliport!
Zermatt has some of the best (and only) heliskiing spots in the entire country, so we will take advantage of this unique opportunity to get in as many drops as possible.
Among our destinations for the day will be Aeschihorn, Monte Rosa, Alphubeljoch, Col Gnifetti, Felikjoch and Tête Vallpeline, among others. Throughout the day, our average altitude will be 7,200 feet with an average descent of 2,200 meters.
Over the course of all of these runs we will have wide open slopes all to ourselves with the perfect powder to get you flying down the mountain. There will also be crevasses and seracs to keep your heart pumping at the maximum rate!
Along the way, we will stop in at a mountain hut or restaurant to eat some lunch and enjoy the legendary Swiss hospitality.
You do not need to have any prior glacier or mountaineering experience to have a great time, but I do recommend that you are a solid skier with some off-piste experience.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable adventure heliskiing in the sublime scenery of the Swiss Alps.
If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also be interested in our 5-day Haute Route ski tour from Zermatt to Chamonix!
- Guiding fee
- Avalanche equipment
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS, WHICH ARE AROUND 190 CHF PER PERSON (PLUS FLIGHT FOR THE GUIDE)
Please note that this trip is NOT for SNOWBOARDERS.
Heliport in Zermatt, Switzerland. If needed the mountain guide can pick you up at your accommodation.
I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.
In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.
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We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn't do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was "lean forward on your skiis", and didn't try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it's no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He's a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
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