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Heli Skiing or Heli Boarding is the ultimate experience for
every serious skier and snowboarder. Heli Skiing / Boarding does not have
to be restricted to just experienced snow users, with the recent introduction
of fat skis, improved technology and equipment you don't have to be the
hardcore, die-hard dedicated Snowsport enthusiast to enjoy effortless
powder turns through untracked fresh snow that can last for miles over
thousands of metres of vertical drop.
Heli-skiing was banned on Mont Blanc by the French President Valerie Giscard after he skied it by helicopter.
He appreciated the argument that had been put towards him for the ban
that Heli-skiing disturbs the environment and causes a great deal of
noise in relation to the number of people who can benefit from this
activity. For these same reasons the 1st
Mitterand government generalised this to the whole of France. Helicopters
are now only allowed to be used in France for work or rescue.
The Italians have followed
the same ideas and have limited heli-skiing to Val Ferret and Val
The majority of heli-skiing is in the
Val d'Aoste: Val Grisenche - La Thuile and Monte Rosa (4633m). You can
find the biggest vertical in Europe, extreme skiing, couloirs, glaciers
but you need to go when the snow is good. Val Grisenche has its own
micro-climate meaning you shouldn't rely on the snow cover in neighboring
regions for its conditions.
You can ski or board many of
the Italian summits from the French stations on the border.
Heli-Skiing - ITALY - Aosta Valley
Helicopter Drops - 1 Guide + up to 4 people / Helicopter
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Heliskiing requires of course a good physical fitness and a
reasonable level of skiing to make the most of the day. All trips are
made with a fully qualified high mountain guide who will choose the
routes adapted to your level with safety being paramount at all times.
In order to paticipate in a
Heli drop you will need to be of a high intermediate level. A good
indicator for this level is about 6 weeks on snow with good off piste
experience as well.
This above information is
given on the understanding that it is used as a guidance note only.
Individual skill levels can vary in accordance with time on snow and your
6 weeks experience still may not come up to the base skill level.