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Anyone can do it

It’s true that its not the cheapest day out you’ll ever go on, but from €299 per person for one drop (with some of our packages starting at as little as €99 per person) it’s an unforgettable day in a stunning, empty mountain location. It transports you back to a time when skiing was in its infancy, and you’ll be able to effortlessly glide through incredible snow. We believe that the price is within many skier and snowboarder’s means, and we see our heliskiing days as a fantastic rare treat. A day that you’ll always remember.

If you’re worried that you’ll slow up the group, or you’ll be unable to keep up with the pace, then please rest assured that our 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. So whether you want to ski the easier terrains or do the more extreme routes, we’ve got every kind of skiing and snowboarding on our doorstep.

Lastly, many people still believe that heliskiing involves jumping out of a helicopter. We promise you, it doesn’t. Getting into and out of the helicopter is no more difficult than getting in and out of a large, family car. You won’t have to jump anywhere, you’ll simply be stepping out of this beautiful, wondrous machine; onto a wide, flat area near the summit of a perfectly-skiable mountain slope. Please read our FAQ page for more info, or have a look at our videos to see how this works in action


What a Typical Heliski Day Looks Like

Once you arrive in resort come and find a VHS staff member in the following Precision Ski / Skimium shops to confirm your weather window for your activity and sign a release of liability waiver; confirm you have adequate travel insurance and read our terms and conditions online, in-store:

  • Precision Ski, Val d’Isere – Gare Routiere, Centre Vilage, CC Iseran 2000. +33 (0)4 58 00 11 99. VHS desk manned between: Sat PM 1400 – 1930. Sun AM 0830 – 1930. Mon AM 0830 – 1230 and PM 1530 – 1800.
  • Precision Ski, Tignes – Val Claret, Les Platieres. +33 (0)4 79  06 31 89. VHS desk manned between: Sat PM 1400 – 1930. Sun AM 0830-1930. Mon AM 0830 – 1300 and PM 1430 – 1800.
  • Precision Ski, Courchevel – Courchevel 1650 Grande Roue. +33 (0)4 79 01 09 43. VHS desk manned between Sat PM 1400 – 1930. Sun AM 0830-1930. Mon AM 0830 – 1230 and PM 1600 – 1800.
  • Meribel – contact one of our VHS team on +33 (0)6 45 48 08 59 to arrange a chalet visit.

We will be on hand to answer any questions over the phone and in person and will be able to explain a more detailed plan of your day considering the snow conditions and your group preferences.

If you haven’t done already you will be given another opportunity to purchase the following optional extras (subject to availability – hence we recommend booking these in advance):

  • Extra heli drops, guided days and tuition.
  • Guided days with a UIAGM mountain guide or instructor.
  • Ski and snowboard tuition.
  • Heliski preparation half and full day.
  • Helicopter transfers.
  • Specialist off piste Salomon / Liberty powder skis and powder snowboards (why not take a powder board up instead of your regular snowboard, or use our wider powder skis?).
  • ABS backpacks (please see our blog for regular chat about which avalanche equipment we believe works well).
  • A Val Heliski branded memory stick with edited Go Pro footage of your heliski day!
  • Val Heliski branded ski clothing (check out our Val Heliski Ski Shop).
  • A pre-heli day wax & edge of your skis or board.
  • Lunch at our Wilderness Yurt – a stunning mountainside location overlooking a national park – catered using local produce and Tarentaise specialities. It’s the perfect end to an energetic day in the deep snow.
  • A packed lunch.

Then, on the morning of your day’s heliskiing, this is what will happen…

7am: (if based in 3 Valleys or Paradiski): Your VHS staff member will meet you at your chalet and assist you onto the VHS minibus/ helicopter or advise you if you are in your own car, to the heli take off zone on the French / Italian border. 

7.45am: (if based in Val d’Isère, Tignes, Sainte Foy): Your VHS staff member will meet you at your chalet and assist you onto the VHS minibus/ helicopter or advise you if you are in your own car, to the heli take off zone on the French / Italian border.

Your VHS team will get you kitted up with a backpack, avalanche tranceiver, shovel and probe (as your basic safety kit included in all package prices), show you how to use it, give a search and rescue exercise for kit familiarisation and then usher you to meet your UIAGM mountain guide for a safety briefing and ability assessment / warm up ski / snowboard. 

Then you’ll fly out to your designated drop zone, you’ll calmly step out of the heli (it’s just like getting into and out of a car), the heli will take off and your group will suddenly find itself at the top of a stunning, remote mountain! The only thing left to do is to ski or snowboard down it, following your guide as they show you the best lines and untracked snow. Our descents last between 1-2 hours of ski or snowboard time and are up to 2500 vertical meters of descent.  

Afternoon:

Depending on your route (which you’ll discuss with your guide), you’ll either ski or snowboard to a pick up point, where the helicopter will pick you up (again, it’s like getting into a car), drop you off for more heliskiing (if your package dictates) and then it’ll bring you back to France to either our Yurt – where you can enjoy a selection of locally-produced dishes – our private helipad or your resort heliport. Alternatively, for some routes it’s possible for your guide to get you back to France on skis or a snowboard, and they’ll radio ahead so we can come and collect you from a designated pick up area by minibus. This often works well in deepest winter when the snow allows us to ski and snowboard way down to the valley floor. Regardless, decide on your transfer options when you book the package and we will work out the best descents to suit.

There’s also the option of using your mountain guide for any time left in the afternoon for off piste around La Rosiere resort before your VHS Staff member meets you and ushers you back to your transport home (the lifts close at 4pm December and January, 4:30pm February, and 5pm March and April).

4.30pm – 6pm: Après ski party – Your VHS team will escort you to our après ski drinks in your local resort for a drink on us and a viewing of your day on the big screen. It’s the perfect chance to invite friends and family!

Val d’Isère: Chalet Doudoune (Place du Rond Point des Pistes).

Tignes: Couloir Bar (Val Claret).

Courchevel: The Kudeta Bar (in 1850, just under the tunnel to the left of the Chenus bubble station).

Meribel: The Evolution Bar (Route de La Chaudanne, below the Oakley ski shop).


What is Reverse Heliskiing?

We use ski lifts to reach the summit of resort, then ski backcountry to a point otherwise inaccessible without a helicopter. From there you will be picked up and taken to your home resort, or onto another Reverse Heliskiing location. In addition to the adrenaline buzz and unsurpassed scenery experienced during a helicopter ride, the beauty of heli-transport is the speed we can travel; allowing you to ski up to four resorts in a single day, reaching up to 3000 vertical meters in one descent, in good snow years!

If you’d like to read more on our Reverse Heliskiing packages you can do so here.

Multiple-Resort Reverse Heliskiing is totally unique to Val Heliski. Legal in France, so accessible from your doorstep, it’s the perfect way to combine helicopters, skiing / snowboarding and huge vertical meterage without bearing the brunt of full heliski day prices.

We can operate these packages on and off the pistes of the following resorts: Val D’Isere, Tignes, St Foy, Paradiski, La Thuile and La Rosiere. The resorts chosen will depend on: the groups preferences, the resorts with the best snow conditions and the ability level of the group. We aim to start the day where possible from the group’s home resort.

 


Half-Day Reverse Heliski/Board

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ABILITY: 4-5

FITNESS:4-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PACKAGE DATES: 5th December – 5th May

PRICE: €149pp group bookings of 1-4 persons.

Take a look at Whitelines Magazine’s article; Heliskiing on a budget with Val Heliski

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere

COURSE OVERVIEW: A true backcountry adventure on skis or snowboard. After a 20-45 minute steady climb you will experience a huge variety of terrain otherwise inaccessible without a helicopter. All snow conditions likely – a real technique challenger. Ski or snowboard the classic North-facing Mickey’s Ears couloirs, across the Toviere pass, down through one of the couloirs into the Bois de La Laye and finally meandering through the forest to the Lac de Chevril (over 1/2 mile of vertical piste). The renowned route offers an off-the-beaten-track experience to off-piste enthusiasts and an opportunity to develop off-piste skills without having to bear the brunt of full heli-day prices. This package now includes: free use of our ABS packs (usually €29), free copy of edited GoPro footage of your day (usually€39), and free use of our Salomon / Liberty ski test center (usually €25).

Skiing the top section of Mickey’s Ears down a couloir into an open bowl before descending into trees

 

COURSE ITINERARY:

9:15 AM: Meet with your instructor at the top of the Toviere lift which departs right from the centre of Tignes Le Lac, taking you up to 2704m.

10:15 AM: You will then go for a warm up ski/snowboard down around the Toviere summit offBackcountry Report 1-piste runs, the guide will assessing your off-piste ski ability to ensure a safe descent and warm the legs up for the main descent.

11:15 AM: A short (20-40 minute) hike will lead you to the top of the Mickey’s Ears run, from which you will enjoy a variety of couloirs that cater for a wide range of ability levels from advanced to expert skiers, including a range of steeps. narrow and open expanses during your descent. An exhilarating tree run will then be tackled giving a brilliant descent down to Lac de Chevril.

12:30 PM: Participants finish the run at Lac de Chevril, from which they will be picked up by helicopter and taken back to resort.

 

Backcountry Report 7

 


MEETING POINT:

For this Reverse Heliskiing package we meet at the top of the Toviere lift between Tignes and Val d’Isere (see map above). It is up to you to get to that area, naturally you will have to use a lift-pass to do so. If you are staying in the Espace Killy and have a lift pass for that area there should be no issue, if you don’t have a lift pass for that area a VHS team member can purchase one for you, on your request.

Package available from the resorts of: Tignes, Val d’Isere.

Below are the transfer options to access the bottom of the Toviere lift.

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer €99 pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Half-day with instructor
A heli pick-up
ABS pack
Edited GoPro footage of your day
Use of our Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

Extras: Price
Packed lunch €29 pp
60 minute warm-down sports massage €72
VHS hoodie €75
VHS Hagloffs fleece €105
VHS Hagloffs couloir 3 Jacket €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: €60 pp based on a private group of 4.

Sweeper Service Price
Val Heliski Sweeper Service (Private heli trips only) €240

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 4 seats.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available to heli. We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm your weather window.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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 €30 per drop missed.

– 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.

– 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.

– Any incomplete groups either (1) pay for the empty seats (2) find a complete group before you arrive in resort (3) come to our drinks night in your local resort every Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Got a Question?

Val Heli Ski Terms and Conditions

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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VHS Ski Test Centre

Val Heliski have partnered up with Salomon and Liberty skis to bring you our ski-test-centre, an optional extra (at only €25pp) for all of our ski packages, our way of providing you with backcountry skis, fit for novice heliskiers all the way up to powder-chargers. Our skis are from 157 to 187cm in length and available for men and women.

Salomon

Winners of the World Snow Awards 2013 “Best Overall Ski Manufacturer” prize, Salomon have been one of the industry leaders with over 65 years of experience. At this year’s Telegraph ski test, Salomon was awarded four “best on test” accolades and six “best-value” awards for its skis.

Liberty

Liberty skis are founded on functional innovation and respect for the environment. They were the first and remain the only ski company to use bamboo in all of their skis. This strong, light and eco-friendly material has the added bonus of decreasing material weight whilst increasing the pop a ski has.

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Sainte Foy’s Backcountry

Holidaymakers often overlook the small, unassuming ski resort of Sainte Foy nestled in the Tarentaise Valley. With only four chairlifts, 15 slopes and accommodation for 2,500 people it is dwarfed by the neighbouring resorts in the Espace Killy.

However, it’s off-piste and backcountry areas can easily compete with those of Tignes and Val d’Isere. We’ve complied a list of some of Ste Foy’s best off-piste runs:

The North Face of le Fogliettaz

The north face of the Fogliettaz is the jewel in the crown of Sainte Foy off-piste routes. Accessed from the top of the Aiguille chairlift, making a short traverse along a ridge and then hiking to the highest point – hike time is 40-60mins. The initial part of the face is steep (anything from 40 to 50°+ depending on where you drop in) with a descent of over 1500 vertical metres. As it’s a North-facing slope the lack of sunlight means the snow stays in good condition longer than many of the other slopes in the area.

Le Petit Col, L’Epaule, Le Croix

These three steep runs can all be accessed from various points along the hike to the top of the Fogliettaz, all running down the steep face back to the pistes. The Croix offers four steep couloirs all leading to the steep, open slopes above the Grand Soliet and Plan des Veaux runs. – careful route planning, a high ability level and the instruction of a guide should be utilised in order to ski these runs safely.

Shaper’s Paradise

Suitable for those less-confident off-piste, Shaper’s is the easiest of the three officially-designated off-piste areas and also usually the first to be officially open after a fresh snow-fall. The run itself is marked by poles. Following the poles will take you to natural jumps, wide open faces and a steep finish. However, entering the run a little further up the hill, from the Plan des Veaux piste, will give you the option of some steeper gradients, small cliffs and couloirs to play around on.

Morion

Morion is the official off-piste area directly below the top of the Aiguille chair. The top of the run is often wind-blown making it quite icy. If the wind is blowing from the direction of the resort there is a serious risk of avalanche. There are markers down Morion showing two potential lines, if you venture away from these markers you’ll encounter some rocks and cliffs, so careful line-choosing is neccessary. You can link the runs of Morion and Shaper’s Paradise to create a long off-piste run when there’s fresh snow.

Crystal Dark

Crystal Dark is one of the three official off-piste areas, accessed by turning off the Aiguille piste.You’ll initially have to traverse a large area before taking a steep face down to reach the Creux de Formeian piste. Crystal Dark leads onto a backcountry area known as “Far Crystal” – well outside of resort boundaries, some tricky descents and ending on a line of cliffs with only a few safe routes out – this is one for only the most experienced skiers/boarders with the help of a guide.


Day Reverse Heliski/board – Three Valleys

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ABILITY: 2-5

FITNESS:2-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PACKAGE DATES: 5th December – 5th May

PRICE: €375 pp price is based on a private group booking of 4 persons

Take a look at Whitelines Magazine’s article; Heliskiing on a budget with Val Heliski

AVAILABLE FROM: Meribel, Courchevel, La Tania

COURSE OVERVIEW: Full-day skiing / snowboarding experience in the backcountry of the 3 valleys going down one of two enchanting secret descents – which we won’t name; to keep them our secret!

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:

9:00 AM: Meet your instructor at the base of your resort.

9:00 – 10:30 AM: Briefing and safety kit fitting followed by on/off-piste warm-up.

10:30 AM: Descend out of resort boundaries for undulating off-piste and a variety of snow conditions, to test your off-piste skills.

12:00 AM: Heli pick-up back to resort.

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Stop for a mountain restaurant lunch (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch.

1:00 – 4:30 PM:  An afternoon of off-piste with your instructor, experiencing a further variety of snow conditions and terrain.


MEETING POINT:

To do this Reverse Heliskiing package we meet either in: Meribel, Courchevel or La Tania. It is up to you to get to that area. Transfer options to access the meeting point are below:

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer €99 pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Full-day with instructor
One heli pick up
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not included: Food/drink, lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), adequate travel insurance, airport taxes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

Extras: Price
ABS pack €29 pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day €39 pp
Use of our Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis €25 pp/day
Packed lunch €29 pp
60 minute warm-down sports massage €72
VHS hoodie €75
VHS Hagloffs fleece €105
VHS Hagloffs couloir 3 Jacket €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: €60 pp based on a private group of 4.

Sweeper Service Price
Val Heliski Sweeper Service (Private heli trips only) €240

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 4 seats.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available to heli. We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm your weather window.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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 €30 per drop missed.

– 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.

– 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.

– Any incomplete groups either (1) pay for the empty seats (2) find a complete group before you arrive in resort (3) come to our drinks night in your local resort every Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Got a Question?

Val Heli Ski Terms and Conditions

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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Heli-Scenic Tour of The Tarentaise – Espace Killy

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PACKAGE DATES: 1st December 2014 – 4th May 2015

PRICE: €249 pp

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere

COURSE OVERVIEW: Circa-30 minute heli-tour. Departing Tignes or Val d’Isere, across the Espace Killy and down into the Tarentaise Valley seeing over 7 ski resorts in the vicinity, glaciers and famous mountain ranges; including Mont Pourri and views into Italy and over Mont Blanc. Option to land at the top of Val D’Isere to ski back to your chalet in style. A great way to experience the thrill of riding in a helicopter combined with the stunning and diverse scenery of the Alps. Perfect for all age ranges and suitable for skiers and non skiers alike. Departure helipad and time is to your specification/ requirements and we can organise to have you collected from your chalet or where ever you choose to meet us to fit in smoothly with your days activities. If you so desire, we could organise a guide or instructor to accompany you and fill the day with a half or full days piste / off-piste following the helicopter landing. We can also tailor-make packages, on request, at a price of €50 per minute per helicopter to extend you time in the air.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package you will meet our team in Tignes altiport or Val d’Isere altiport. In order to access these areas you will need to choose from one of the transfer options below:

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer €25 pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
30 minute Heli-Tour departing Val d'Isere or Tignes

Not included: Food/drink, airport taxes, lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), adequate travel insurance

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Extra Price
Instructor/guide for half a day €345
Instructor/guide for full day €545
Packed lunch €29 pp
Use of Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis €25 pp/day
ABS pack €29 pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day €39 pp
60 minute warm-down sports massage €72
VHS hoodie €75
VHS Hagloffs fleece €105
Hagloffs couloir 3 Jacket €490

 

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 5/6 seats.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available for your package. We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm your weather window.

– 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.

– If we can not fly due to adverse weather, then a refund will be given (less any bank charges incurred) for any other parts of the package not used by the client.

– 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 (if applicable).

– 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.

– Any incomplete groups either (1) pay for the empty seats (2) find a complete group before you arrive in resort (3) come to our drinks night in your local resort every Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Got a Question?

Val Heli Ski Terms and Conditions

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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Extended Heli-Scenic Tour of Mont Blanc – Espace Killy

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PACKAGE DATES: 1st December 2014 – 4th May 2015

PRICE: €449 pp

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere

COURSE OVERVIEW: Circa-60 minute heli-tour departing Tignes or Val d’Isere. Option to land at the top of Val d’Isere and ski back to your chalet. Not only is this a fantastic experience giving you time to really take in the moment and the scenery, it allows us to fly low over some simply stunning glaciers and down to the base of Mont Blanc for a tour of this awe-inspiring mountain range before completing a loop of Italy and heading back into France. A great way to experience the thrill of riding in a helicopter combined with the stunning and diverse scenery of the Alps. Perfect for all age ranges and suitable for skiers and non skiers alike. Departure helipad and time is to your specification/ requirements and we can organise to have you collected from your chalet or where ever you choose to meet us to fit in smoothly with your days activities. If you so desire, we could organise a guide or instructor to accompany you and fill the day with a half or full days piste / off-piste following the helicopter landing. We can also tailor-make packages, on request, at a price of  €50 per minute per helicopter to extend you time in the air.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package you will meet our team in Tignes altiport or Val d’Isere altiport. In order to access these areas you will need to choose from one of the transfer options below:

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer €25 pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Circa 60 minute Heli-Tour departing Tignes or Val d'Isere

Not included: Food/drink, airport taxes, lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), adequate travel insurance

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Extra Price
Instructor/guide for half a day €345
Instructor/guide for full day €545
Packed lunch €29 pp
Use of Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis €25 pp/day
ABS pack €29 pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day €39 pp
60 minute warm-down sports massage €72
VHS hoodie €75
VHS Hagloffs fleece €105
Hagloffs couloir 3 Jacket €490

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 5/6 seats.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available for your package. We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm your weather window.

– 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.

– If we can not fly due to adverse weather, then a refund will be given (less any bank charges incurred) for any other parts of the package not used by the client.

– 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 (if applicable).

– 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.

– Any incomplete groups either (1) pay for the empty seats (2) find a complete group before you arrive in resort (3) come to our drinks night in your local resort every Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

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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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Extended Heli-Scenic Tour of Mont Blanc – 3 Valleys

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PACKAGE DATES: 1st December 2014 – 4th May 2015

PRICE: €449 pp

AVAILABLE FROM: Meribel, Courchevel

COURSE OVERVIEW: Circa-60 minute heli-tour departing Meribel or Courchevel. Option to land at the altiport in Courchevel and ski back to your chalet. Not only is this a fantastic experience giving you time to really take in the moment and the scenery, it allows us to fly low over some simply stunning glaciers and down to the base of Mont Blanc for a tour of this awe-inspiring mountain range before completing a loop of Italy and heading back into France. A great way to experience the thrill of riding in a helicopter combined with the stunning and diverse scenery of the Alps. Perfect for all age ranges and suitable for skiers and non skiers alike. Departure helipad and time is to your specification/ requirements and we can organise to have you collected from your chalet or where ever you choose to meet us to fit in smoothly with your days activities. If you so desire, we could organise a guide or instructor to accompany you and fill the day with a half or full days piste / off-piste following the helicopter landing. We can also tailor-make packages, on request, at a price of  €50 per minute per helicopter to extend you time in the air.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package you will meet our team in Meribel altiport or Courchevel altiport. In order to access these areas you will need to choose from one of the transfer options below:

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer €25 pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
60 minute Heli-Tour departing Meribel or Courchevel

Not included: Food/drink, airport taxes, lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), adequate travel insurance

OPTIONAL EXTRA:

Extra Price
Instructor/guide for half a day €345
Instructor/guide for full day €545
Packed lunch €29 pp
Use of Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis €25 pp/day
ABS pack €29 pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day €39 pp
60 minute warm-down sports massage €72
VHS hoodie €75
VHS Hagloffs fleece €105
Hagloffs couloir 3 Jacket €490

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 5/6 seats.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available for your package. We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm your weather window.

– 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.

– If we can not fly due to adverse weather, then a refund will be given (less any bank charges incurred) for any other parts of the package not used by the client.

– 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 (if applicable).

– 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.

– Any incomplete groups either (1) pay for the empty seats (2) find a complete group before you arrive in resort (3) come to our drinks night in your local resort every Monday 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Got a Question?

Val Heli Ski Terms and Conditions

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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