• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Feb, Mar

Description

I invite you to discover an incredible heliski spot in the beautiful region of Lombardia, in Italy. Join me on this 4-day heliski trip and explore the countless possibilities we find here.

I will take you to the beautiful Valmalenco, in the Malenco Valley, surrounded by peaks of almost 4000 meter high. This valley is located just south of Saint Moritz, over the Swiss-Italian border. Right here, we find the best heliskiing options, in different levels of steepness and in all expositions.

We will be based in Chiareggio/Valmalenco, in the very comfortable Tana del Grillo Hotel. Also, with delicious cuisine!

From our base, in a few minutes flight we are able to reach various landing spots, with different altitudes. Our advantage is that we can adapt our landing spots to the snow and weather conditions, we are not obliged to land on a fixed spot.

For instance, after heavy snowfall days we usually find great skiing spots on the gentle slopes right above the treeline. We will enjoy many runs across beautiful forest glades. This trip offers definitely some of the finest heliskiing in the Alps!

From the carpark in Chiareggio, adventure begins! With his snow mobile and trailer, the owner of the hotel will pick us up and take us to the hotel.

Next morning, the helicopter will land right next to the hotel. You will meet the pilot and in a few minutes we will start with our first drop off. Then, we just have to enjoy the amazing runs in a spectacular scenery.

At the end of each day, we ski down back to the hotel, and enjoy a glass of local red wine. You can check the detailed itinerary below this description.

On days when avalanche condition or weather does not allow heliskiing, we also have the option to ski in a great ski area of Palu Lake, just a short drive from the hotel.

Please note in order to join this trip, you must have very good skiing technique, in all snow conditions!

So if you want to be part of this heliskiing trip in Lombardia you just need to send me a request. Book your place, and let’s start planning this incredible heliskiing adventure in Italy.

If you are looking for a shorter trip, I also guide a heliski weekend in Murren, in the Swiss Alps.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Chiareggio

After our arrival at the carpark, adventure begins! Massimo, the owner of the hotel, will pick us up with his snow mobile and trailer. In about 15 minutes the freezing ride will take us to the hotel.

A fine smell of delicious food creeps out of the kitchen already. Over a welcome drink, we will make you comfortable and go over the program for the next 4 days.

Day 2 to 4

Heliskiing

Next morning, while we still enjoy breakfast, the helicopter will land right next to the hotel.

Of course, a real Italian pilot loves to have an Espresso to start the day. A short briefing will make you familiar with safety in and around a running helicopter. Shortly thereafter we will be flying and our first drop off is just a few minutes ahead.

What follows now is a number of incredible runs in a spectacular landscape.

At the end of a long ski day, when we get already a bit tired, it is time to do our last run, mostly all the way down to the Hotel.

With a glass of Sfurzata (local red wine) and a “Veltliner Speck Jause” we let the day fade out slowly.

In the evening of our last ski day it is time to say good bye and travel back after uforgettable skiing days.

Looking to join a group?

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
23/02/2018 to 27/02/2018
27/02/2018 to 03/03/2018
03/03/2018 to 07/03/2018

Price per person

1 Person2890EUR
Group of 22890EUR
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Group of 52890EUR
Group of 62890EUR
Group of 72890EUR
Group of 82890EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance
  • Heliski drop(s)
The price also includes: -Halfboard meals: dinner is 5 course menu! -11 hours of helicopter flight time (with 12 clients) between 20 and 25 rides -All flight permits, kerosene and cost belonging to the flight operation -Scott Alpride Airbag System for rent -Safety equipment: Avalanche device, shovel, probe (needs to be asked 30 days before the trip)The price does not include: -Lunch and drinks -Extra helicopter hours (with 12 clients 190 Euro per flight hour) -Single room surcharge: 40 EUR per night -Travel cancellation insurance approx. 99 EUR (can be obtained through us from Hanse Merkur)

Other details

Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

4 nights at Tana del Grillo Hotel, in Chiareggio, a tiny settlement in the back of Valmalenco.

Massimo and Marina, the owners, will do everything to make your stay just unforgettable. Every evening a 5 course gourmet menu is served and very often after dinner Masimo pulls out his akkordeon and entertains the whole group with local folk songs.

More info

GUIDE RATIO
1 to 4 clients: 1 guide, with a max. of 3 groups

HELICOPTER
We use a very well known Helicopter company that is localy based. The pilot team has extensive experience in Heliskiing as well as mountain flying. They all have proved outstanding skills over the last 5 winters. The helicopter we use is a AS 350, one of the most used helicopters for Heliskiing worldwide. It gives space for 1 guide and 4 clients.

Disclaimer

If weather, snow and/or avalanche situation do not allow to use up the included flying hours, we will reimburse you with 130 Euro per non used flight hour. The difference between reimbursed hours and extra hours is by the stand by of the Helicopter.