What is heliskiing
Heliski is the combination of a helicopter ride to the summit and an off-piste descent. This experience allows you to admire the view from a unique perspective aboard the helicopter and then descend off-piste from a very high peak.
One must have good skiing skills and a fair amount of experience in off-piste descent to be able to do this.
HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE
Heliski in Courmayeur begins at a variable time between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. depending on snow conditions.
Group members are provided (if not provided) with safety equipment (shovel, artva, probe, and ABS backpack). This is followed by a briefing on the use of off-piste safety equipment and the day’s program (day purchase for the Courmayeur ski area and travel to Col Checrouit for boarding).
The helicopter tour includes two rotations and the option of ski or snowboard descents.
At the end of the descents you return to the ski area for lunch.
WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR
Heliski in Courmayer is an experience of medium difficulty: you need to have good skiing skills and a fair amount of experience in off-piste descent. You will be accompanied by a mountain guide.
Safety equipment (artva, shovel, probe, harness)
2 helicopter rotations (tending to Lex Blanche and Mont Fortin)
ABS backpack rental mandatory ($40.00 per person)
Rental of downhill equipment (freeride or snowborad skis)
Daily ski pass (€61.00 per person)
Sunglasses for high mountain/glacier
Sunscreen and Cocoa Butter
Ski gloves + 1 lightweight pair
In order to carry out the activity, it is necessary to be in possession of an identification document