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Val Heliski - Ski Guides, Val d'Isere

The Backcountry providers in Val d'Isere

Val Heliski focus on providing all types of backcountry heliskiing and heliboarding adventures at affordable prices accompanied by their expert guides.

Their fully qualified high mountain guides have an expert knowledge of the local terrain. Before each of their off-piste heliski session, they dedicated 30 minutes to avalanche training, including transceiver use. They use only the most sophisticated safety equipment (ABS airbags, Ortovox transceivers and Haglofs backpacks).

Val Heliski also run a Heliski preparation course with their UIAGM Mountain Guides and instructors where you'll receive instruction on your technique and avalanche safety training. This is a great way to explore the hidden gems in Val d'Isere with the security and confidence that a professional brings.

Heliskiing / Heliboarding
For backcountry adventures, this independent company operates in and around the following three heliski destinations: Valgrisenche, The Courmayeur Valley and the Col de Petit St Bernard Pass. They have pioneered 32 drop zones within these three broad valley regions giving you a huge choice of terrain, snow conditions and mountain orientation to ensure you have a day best suited to your ability and preferences.

Their backcountry skiing and snowboard routes all offer 2,500 verticle metres of decent with runs lasting between 1h30 and 2hrs. They offer a maximum of 6 drops per day using return helicopter transfers to save time and energy.

There is no limit in place for the number of people that can book a trip, however, generally there are four clients per helicopter plus a guide. Their guides will are happy to supply you with any of the equipment needed to make sure you have the perfect experience. They also provide shovels and transceivers.

Val Heliski also offers reverse heliskiing trips where you'll use resort lifts to reach the summit and get picked up be helicopter after skiing off-piste to a remote location. 

Prices start at €99 per person for a reverse heli-skiing trip, €299 per person for day trip heliskiing and from €1750 if you which to book a package with accommodation included. And if you book through Valdinet.com using the enquiry links on this page, you'll get Free Go-Pro footage included (worth €39 per copy) in the price.

Who should go...

Anyone can do it. Many people believe that heliskiing is only for expert skiers, pro snowboarders, or the very rich. However, Val Heliski's aim is to show you that heliskiing is totally achievable for a much wider audience. They believe that if you can get down an intermediate level piste and can cope with some powder, then there will always be a perfect helisking adventure suited to you.

If you’re worried that you’ll slow up the group, or you’ll be unable to keep up with the pace, you can rest assured that their guides will tailor the day to your preference: it’s not a race to the bottom, it’s all about having fun in a beautiful environment. 

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Child policy

They take skiers and snowboarders from 14 years old. However, in some circumstances, they allow for younger riders and skiers if agreed by the guides. Val Heliski are more concerned with younger mountain users to be able to stay in the group and to take instruction from the guides, as well as their skiing or snowboarding ability.


Location: Val d'Isere Valley | Tignes Valley | Les Arcs Villages | La Plagne Villages | Courchevel Valley | Meribel Valley | Val Thorens | St Martin de Belleville | Chamonix / Mont Blanc Valley


Style

Level: Intermediate | Advanced


Stats

Typical Duration: 1 day

Languages Spoken: English


Services

Activities: Heli-Ski | Helicopter Tour | Skiing | Snowboarding

Guides & Instructors: Ski Guides


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter

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