Edward, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, can't wait to share great backcountry skiing spots with you on a heliski tour of Vallée du Trient.
The beautiful Glacier des Grands and Glacier du Trient are waiting for you to explore via heliski tour. On this 1-day tour, I’ll take you in an Air Glaciers helicopter to ski high up in the Vallée du Trient. It will be an unforgettable heli-assisted skitouring experience.
We’ll start in the morning at my own Bekker Chalet in Finhaut (1000 m). I’ll welcome you with hot chocolate, tea, or coffee and we’ll go through a safety briefing. Then, we’ll practice using the avalanche equipment and check our gear before lifting off.
Once we get into the helicopter, the real fun begins. It is a 7-10 min ride up to the Col de Plines at 3280, and we’ll have amazing views throughout of the entire Valais region. Once up in the mountains, we’ll first ski a light slope, and then take a short hike up to an area with amazing views of the Rhone Valley. After a quick snack, we’ll start enjoying the backcountry powder.
This heliski tour is your own experience to create. Up in the mountains, only accessible by helicopter, there’s room to make your own tracks. But if you want even more, you can ski another col up for more descents in virgin powder. After hours of big mountain skiing, we’ll finish at the village of Trient. To conclude the trip, our minivan will pick us up and take us to get a drink of beer or local wine.
The Vallée du Trient 1-day guided heliski tour is a great trip for experienced off piste skiers. Challenge and amaze yourself during a day of beautiful powder. After the day is through, you’ll look back on the experience as one you’ll never forget.
Do you want more information about the heliski tour? Contact me right now and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! I also lead a 6-day ski safari tour of Mont Blanc.
This trip is only for well acclimatized, experienced off piste skiers with excellent fitness. Ski touring experience is not required but is an advantage.
Bekker Chalet in Finhaut
In 1987 I became a certified mountain guide after an intense four-year training program at the Technical University of Munich, thus becoming the first guide from the Netherlands to be IFMGA-certified and probably worldwide one of the first guides not originating from an alpine country. As a guide, I do everything from beginner courses in the Alps to worldwide climbing expeditions to the Seven Summits.
Based in Switzerland, just a few kilometers from the French town of Chamonix, I offer customized programs, tailor-made for each of my clients. As an alpinist and mountain guide, I’ve participated in many succesful expeditions, including Mt. Everest (north and south sides), Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma (Tibet), Aconcagua (Argentina), Yerupaja South Face and Huascaran (Peru), Ojos del Salado (Chile), Mt Hunter and Denali (Alaska), Elbrus (Russia) Carstensz Pyramid (West Papoua) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). I’ve led two UIAA expeditions for talented young climbers: one in China and one in Pakistan. Both were very successful and led to the opening of some new (and sometimes difficult) routes. I’m always looking for new and challenging ski areas and, in recent years, have specialized in ski safaris and ski touring in the Alps, Morocco, Canada, Chile and Scandinavia. Adventure skiing is my passion since a long time and the challenge is to find the best snow and safe skiing and have fun with the group in a remote location. A father of 2, in my spare time, I like to go skiing, mountain biking and climbing with friends and family.
Fantastic trip with a great group! Edward made the most of the spring conditions. We were blessed with sunny days - touring in shorts and t-shirts. Beautiful views, skiing over fjords, after great ascents! Long descents, all in all an amazing week!!
My first proper ski touring trip and I didn’t really know what to expect...it was amazing In every respect. The scenery was stunning and accommodation perfect at MIT FabLab. Haakon looked after us at FabLab and Edward out on the mountain. I felt safe and exhilarated at the same time. The group were diverse with a sense of fun and a common interest in being out on the mountains. It really was a privilege for me to share the week with them. I look forward to another trip next winter. Bob
Fantastic mountain guide with an incredible singing voice!
Group of 4
|EUR 439 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 439 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 439 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
- Transport during the trip
- Helicopter drops as described
For 1-3 participants, prices are upon request. Trip price does not include rental of freeride skis with crampons and climbing skins (€30).