Multiday – Adventure Heliski/Board Weekend

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ABILITY:3.-5

FITNESS:3.-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PRICE: £1,460 (€1750) pp

DATES FOR PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS  OF 4 or 5 PERSONS:  Any mid week or weekend between 20 December and 18 April 2015

DATES FOR SHARED GROUPS BOOKING AS 1-3 PERSONS :   27th February to 1st  March 2015

AVAILABLE FROM: Espace Killy / Three Valleys

COURSE OVERVIEW: Your time with us will be filled with: four helicopter drops; an off-piste excursion day with your private UIAGM mountain guide; a nights stay in our private VHS refuge accessed by helicopter or snow-shoes and private minibus transfers to and from the airport. Heliski descents could be in either Courmayeur, Valgrisenche or the Col Du Petit st Bernard depending on time of year; snow conditions and groups preferences. Christmas and New Year heliskiing locations are limited and may require a further ski and minibus to access the heli bases. 

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:
Friday
06:15 – 08:50 AM:
 Suggested EasyJet flight from London Heathrow. (Alternative flights would need to land around the same time)

09:00 AM: You’ll be met by our team in Geneva airport where a private minibus transfer will take you to one of the Tarentaise resorts for an afternoon of on /off-piste warm-up / instruction with your UIAGM mountain guide. We frequent St Foy although we’re flexible to go to other nearby resorts, depending on where the best snow conditions are.

4:30 PM: At the end of your off-piste afternoon, the helicopter will take you to our VHS private heli refuge.

5:00 PM: A VHS team member will give a training simulation of avalanche rescue at the refuge prior to your heliski day.

5:30 PM: Dinner and an early night at our refuge – You’ll be tired!

SATURDAY
08:00 AM:
 Ski out of the refuge to meet the VHS minibus.

08:15 AM: We’ll drive you to La Rosiere where the heli-day will begin.

09:00 AM: Depart La Rosiere for warm-up on/off-piste on the way to the heli take-off zone at Col du Petit St Bernard. During your day you’ll do two heli-drops, skiing / snowboarding up to 2000 metres of vertical descent. (Refer to “where we operate” map on the “multiday packages page” for details of possible heliski descents.)

2:00 PM: Stop for a mountain lunch (not included).

2:00 – 5:00 PM: After lunch you’ll have an afternoon of off-piste with your UIAGM mountain guide.

5:00 PM: Meet the VHS minibus where we’ll take you to a leisure centre for a well-earned sauna, steam and swim as our mountain refuge has no running water.

7:00 PM: Snow-shoe to refuge for dinner, relaxation and bed.

SUNDAY
08:00 AM: Ski out of the refuge to meet the VHS minibus.

08:15 AM: We’ll drive you to La Rosiere where the heli-day will begin.

09:00 AM: Warm-up on/off-piste on the way to the heli take-off zone. During your day you’ll do two heli-drops in Courmayeur, skiing / snowboarding up to 2000 metres of vertical descent.

1:00 PM: After your two descents you’ll take a ski-doo to a secret mountain restaurant for lunch (not included).

1:45 – 3:00 PM: Afternoon of skiing from Italy back to France.

4:00 PM: VHS minibus will take you direct to Geneva airport where you’ll catch a suggested 20:40 Easyjet flight back to London Heathrow (or an alternative flight departing around the same time).


MEETING POINT:

A VHS team member will meet you in Geneva airport, when you arrive and will take you to the start of this multi day package.

VHS minibus transfers to and from the airport are included in the price.

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe for 3 days
Transceiver training and training simulation of avalanche rescue
Four heli-drops
One helicopter transfer to VHS private heli refuge
Minibus transfers to and from Geneva or Chambery airport and during your stay with us
UIAGM mountain guide for two days and a ski instructor for a 1/2 day
Free use of our liberty / Salomon powder ski test centre (so you don't need to bring your own skis)
Two nights in the VHS Private heli refuge
3 x breakfasts and 2 x dinners at VHS private refuge (with bottled water)
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not Included: Lift Pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), lunches, snacks and drinks, airline tickets, airport taxes, adequate travel insurance

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Extras: Price
ABS pack £24 (€29) pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day £32 (€39) pp
Use of our Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis £21 (€25) pp/day
Packed lunch £29 (€35) pp
Heli out of remote location at end of day £82 (€99) pp
Additional drop £187.50 (€225) pp
60 minute warm-down sports massage £60 (€72)
VHS hoodie £65 (€75)
VHS Hagloffs fleece £90 (€105)
VHS Hagloffs couloir 3 Jacket £410 (€490)

SWEEPER SERVICE:
According to best practice backcountry skiing / snowboarding we offer the use of sweeper on your backcountry day. A sweeper is employed to follow the group while the guide/instructor leads from the front. A sweeper is there to ensure the safety of everyone in the group thereby improving the group’s overall confidence and security. Price: £50 (€60) pp based on a private group of 4.

Sweeper Service Price
Val Heliski Sweeper Service (Private heli trips only) £200 (€240) per day

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 4/5 seats

– Payment is to be made in full to confirm the booking

– In the event a guide directs the group to a route with better conditions (subject to availability), additional costs may be incurred depending on helicopter pick-up location.

– We reserve the right to exchange any of our products of a similar price or less in the event of adverse weather or snow conditions.

– In accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and unless we have already provided the services we have contracted with you to provide or your booking is made in resort, you have the right to cancel your booking at any time up to the end of the 7th working day after the booking is accepted by us. You may do this by writing to us at the above address and you will receive a full refund of any monies paid. If you want to cancel your booking otherwise than as set out above please inform us as soon as possible. You will forfeit your deposit but please note that places on a trip can be transferred to someone else subject to any such replacement agreeing to these Conditions.

– We reserve the right to change the sample itinerary to fit around the weather including all prepaid helicopter drops being used in one day if the weather or snow conditions dictate.

– If an alternative product, of a similar price or less, cannot be offered due to adverse weather or snow conditions, then a refund on the helicopter element(s) of the package missed will be given at the rate of £190 (€225) per drop missed.

– Adequate travel insurance is required for all VHS packages and is the responsibility of the participant to purchase and provide proof to a VHS staff member on the day of their activity. We recommend purchasing a Carte Neige for the full duration of your lift pass and can advise further, on request.

– If a helicopter cannot fly due to adverse weather we reserve the right to use the guide/instructor for the time they have been booked.

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Val/Tignes Heli Ski LLP, Partnership no’s OC358489 / OC358496
Val/Tignes Heli Ski LLP – numéro d’immatriculation: 801 050 659 R.C.S CHAMBERY / 800 898 074 R.C.S. CHAMBERY
Contact: +4401329339621, info@valheliski.com
Head office: Shirral House, Church Road, Shedfield, Hampshire, SO32 2HY, UK

 

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