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Heliskiing week in Val Formazza (25,000 vertical feet)

Val Formazza Heliskiing week
Val Formazza Heliskiing week

Join Guide Monterosa Fraz, a group of local IFMGA mountain guides, on this big heliski adventure through the mountains of Val Formazza, Piedmont!

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Alps

7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Dou you want to spend a week overflying and skiing some of the most impressive scenery of the Alps? Then join us on this heliskiing week into the mountains of Val Formazza!

Val Formazza is a wonderful valley in Piedmont, Italy. Located on the border with Switzerland, it is known as the Alps’ “Little Canada”. Its altitude of about 1,200 meters above sea level is almost enough to guarantee high-quality snow.

This area has a long skiing tradition. But if you get into the world of heliskiing, winter sports will never be the same again for you!

We offer an amazing adventure overflying and skiing down from the summits of some of the highest mountains in Val Formazza: Ofenhorn (3,250 m), Basodino (3,270 m) and Blinnenhorn (3,373 m). We'll have 120 square kilometers to explore.

This incredible tour includes 6 full days of heli-skiing (weather permitting) with a total drop of approximately 25,000 vertical feet (around 35 runs).

Our guides have extensive heliskiing experience in this area. Nonetheless, we prefer a maximum of four participants in each group to be able to offer a premium and flexible service.

And if all this is not nough, you will be staying at Wasler Schtuba, a warm and comfortable 3-star hotel designed in traditional alpine style. Its restaurant offers delicious local dishes and a great variety of wines.

So come heliskiing with us and discover Val Formazza’s best powder lines. Join us and we’ll do our best to organize a once-in-a-lifetime heliskiing experience for you!

And if you want to heliski on the highest mountain in the Alps with our guides, you should try our Mont Blanc big heliski day with 5 flights, another unique experience.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Drinks

- Helicopter drops as described

- Breakfast

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Getting set up

We’ll meet at 5 pm in the Walser Schtuba hotel for equipment checking, program preview and safety briefing. After that, we’ll have dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Day 2 to 6: Heliskiing adventure

Depending on snow, weather, and avalanche conditions, here is our opportunity for heliskiing.

Day 2 to 6: Heliskiing and end of the tour

On the last day we can still do heliski until 1PM (always depending on snow, weather, and avalanche conditions).

 

Details

Accommodation

Wasler Schtuba *** Hotel (Riale, Formazza, Italy)

More info

Heliski week Piemont Val Formazza 25.000vm/appr. 35 flights Epic Heliski week Val Formazza Piedmont incl. 25.000 vertical meter (I) 2019

Also Included: Flight taxes for the included vertical meter ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver, probe and shuffle for the days Special renting prices for ski- and snowboard equipment (Please indicate this at least 2 weeks before arrival)

Additional vertical meter in a group of 4 participants: Euro 125,00 per person and 1000 vertical meter depending on the landing place (The fight prices are depending also on the group size). The vertical drop depending on the landing place lie between 600vm and 1100vm.

Meeting point

Wasler Schtuba Hotel, in Riale.

About the guide

A team of 12 IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides from the Aosta Valley.
Guide Monte Rosa was founded after a strong snowfall in winter 1996. The Monte Rosa, while it is probably one of the most charming places in the Alps, is our base. The area offers unforgettable experience - the spectacular and in the same time fascinating landscape of the Monte Rosa is part of our freeride and heliski program.
Why with our team ?
Our team has now been operating in this area for more than 18 years. Thanks to our know how and knowledge of our area, we can guarantee a perfect process and offering a maximum of flexibility and individuality. Our highly experienced IFMGA guides will select the best descents according to the snow conditions and your ski level. Putting safety first, their goal is to help you fulfil your dreams and expectations.
We would be delighted to share our passion for our work and region with you! Have a look to what we do with our friends and clients and get in touch with us to discuss about it. It will be our pleasure to guide you here !
Frank, Alessandro, Carlo, Poldo, Rudi, Marco, Ralf, Alberto, Sandro, Frederico, Davide, Corrado and Claudio

Languages

Italian | French | English

Residence

Gressoney La Trinité


What people are saying about -Guide Monterosa Fraz

Peter Mildon

5.00

January, 2020

We had a fantastic day with Alesandro in La Thuile. It had not snowed much for over 3 weeks, so he recommended that we go Ski Touring, and we managed to find fresh tracks. Could not have gone better!

Ronny

5.00

March, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Are Skjøy

5.00

March, 2018

We had two good days with very good skiing and we were also very happy with both guides.

Giorgio Sacco

5.00

September, 2015

The best off-piste skiing in the Alps!

La Cry

5.00

August, 2015

Grazie Poldo per la bellissima esperienza. Lo consiglio a tutti! Cristina e Massimo.

Ulrich Kuhn

5.00

March, 2015

Grazie Poldo, a perfect week!! One tick on 'big five for life'.

Callum Crawford

5.00

February, 2015

Just have to say what an excellent week I had in Val Formazza last week with Heli Guides. Our guide Alberto was great and was able to find us great lines to ski as well as being great company and possessing a great nose for a fine bottle of wine. The hotel we stayed in - the Walser Schtuba - was great with comfortable rooms and top notch meals and wine. You could not ask for more after a great days skiing than to come back and relax in this great hotel. I was most impressed with all aspects of Heli Guides / Guide Monterosa and there willingness to make your holiday truly memorable.

Laurent

5.00

February, 2015

It was just amazing. The guide was both fun and serious. Reassuring and very competent. The helicopter company was great too and the pilot (Alessandro) was super fast.

Nicolas

5.00

February, 2015

Amazing experience ! Very nice guide, focused on security and carring his clients

Maxime

5.00

February, 2015

Heliskiing in Courmayeur is just amazing. The sceneries were stunning, the snow was perfect, we were along in the middle of nowhere. Organisation was impeccable, with Ode taking care of us right from the beginning. We did not wait at all and helicopter picked us up immediately for the first ride. Alessandro the pilot was super kind and helpful. We did two drops on two neighboring glaciers, 5 minutes helicopter ride. Only thing is that the downhill could have been longer, but that is due to the fact that wind conditions were extreme and hence only limited choice of dropping areas. I highly recommend this trip!

Carol Mckenna

5.00

April, 2014

Thank you for a great heliski day!!

Marco Beck Peccoz

5.00

January, 2012

Hey everyone, these guys know what they are doing, check them out if you wanna have fun in Gressoney!


 

 

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