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Heliski Preparation Half Day With UIAGM Mountain Guide Or Instructor

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ABILITY: Beginner to advanced

FITNESS: Low to high

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PRICE: £265 (€315) per group

PACKAGE DATES: 1st December – 4th May

TO BE BOOKED AS: Group of 1-6 persons. + £55 (€65) for each additional persons

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Meribel, Paradiski, Ste foy, La Rosiere

COURSE OVERVIEW: This is a private session catering for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels – on and off-piste. From guiding to technique to avalanche training. A great way warm up before one of our Heliski packages by meeting our guides, experiencing the sort of gradient terrain you are likely to expect and take on board some technique pointers. It also allows us to assess you ability level before the Heliski / reverse Heliski day so as we can match the terrain accordingly. Further, its a great way to see what your resort has to offer with the added safety and confidence that a professional brings.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package we meet in your home resort, choosing from: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Meribel, Paradiski, Ste foy and La Rosiere. It is up to you to get to that area, using one of the transfer options shown below.

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transport £82.50 (€99) pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Half-day with your UIAGM mountain guide or instructor
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not Included: Food/drink, airport taxes, lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), 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
Splitboard & Skins Rental (multi day discount available) €66pp/day
Packed lunch £29 (€35) 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)
Private one-day with guide

POLICY:

– Prices are based on 1-6 pax + £55 (€65) for each additional persons.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available for this package with emphasis on carrying it out at the beginning of the week for maximum benefit.  We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm the day.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

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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Heliski Preparation Full Day with UIAGM Mountain Guide or instructor

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ABILITY: Beginner to advanced

FITNESS: Low to high

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PRICE: £415 (€499) per group from the Espace Killy £458 (€550) per group from the 3 Valleys

PACKAGE DATES: 1st December – 4th May

TO BE BOOKED AS: Group of 1-6 persons. + £55 (€65) for each additional persons

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Meribel, Paradiski, Ste foy, La Rosiere

COURSE OVERVIEW: This is a private session catering for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels – on and off-piste. From guiding to technique to avalanche training. A great way to explore the hidden gems of your home resort with the security and confidence that a professional brings. Highly recommended as a warm-up day before a heli ski or reverse heliski package to enable our team to assess your ability level and give feed back in preparation for making the most of the terrain from step one during your heli package.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package we meet in your home resort choosing from: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Meribel, Paradiski, Ste foy and La Rosiere. It is up to you to get to that area, using one of the transfer options shown below.

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transport £82.50 (€99) pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Full day with your UIAGM mountain guide or instructor
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not Included: lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), adequate travel insurance, food/drink, minibus transport

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
Splitboard & Skins Rental (multi day discount available) €66pp/day
Packed lunch £29 (€35) 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)
Private one-day with guide

 

POLICY:

– Prices are based on 1-6 / 8 pax.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available for best weather and availability for this package however will endeavour to Cary this out at the beginning do the week for maximum benefit. We will contact you by SMS in resort to confirm your day.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

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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Tarentaise Tour With Heli Pick-Up

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ABILITY:4-5

FITNESS:4-5

DISCIPLINE:  Skier silhouette

PRICE: £250 (€299) pp

PACKAGE DATES: 1st December – 4th May

TO BE BOOKED AS: Group of 4 persons 

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes and Val d’Isere

COURSE OVERVIEW: A full day’s ski-touring through the Vanoise National Park; past the famous Mont Pourri; traversing 5 ski resorts on and off-piste, covering over 70km of terrain with your UIAGM mountain guide or ski instructor. After an exhausting day get collected by helicopter and whisked back to Val d’Isere or Tignes. VHS minibus included.

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:

9:00 AM:  Meet your guide, or instructor, at the base of the Tichot chair-lift in Tignes Val Claret for a warm up ski on and off-piste to the top of the Col Du Palet at 2653m above sea-level.

9:30 AM: Ski a descent from Col du Palet, through le Grand Casse, into Champagney le Haut. This part of the tour is very scenic with plenty of traversing and some beautiful pitches along the, mainly North-facing, slopes.

11:30 AM: Take a shuttle bus/ VHS minibus/ your own transport to Champagney to get the Paradiski lifts into La Plagnes.

12:30 PM: Use the Glacier de la Chiaupe lifts to get to the top of the Bellecote where there are many couloirs and descents to choose from, including the Vallençant and the Gros Glacier, to ski down into Nancroix (a descent of over 1000 vertical metres).

2:00 PM: Stop at a picture-perfect restaurant, complete with ponies tied up outside, for a mountain lunch (not included) or have your pre-booked VHS packed lunch before hopping on the Vanoise express lift, for a 4 minute journey, to top of Aiguille Rouge at 3,227 meters above sea level.

4:30 PM: Ski down to Villaroger village where you’ll end the day.

5:30 PM: Our helicopter will pick you up and whisk you back to Tignes or Val d’Isere.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package we meet at the base of the Tichot chair-lift in Tignes Val Claret (see map above). It is up to you to get to that area. Naturally, you will have to use a lift-pass to do this package. If you have a lift pass for the Espace Killy 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

Minibus transport to the meeting point is included in the price

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Full-day with your UIAGM mountain guide or instructor
VHS minibus transport
Your helicopter from the end of the tour back to Val D'Isere or Tignes
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not included: Food/drink, airport taxes, lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), 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
Splitboard & Skins Rental (multi day discount available) €66pp/day
Packed lunch £29 (€35) 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)

 

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 for best weather and availability for this 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.

– In the event a guide directs the group to a route with better conditions (subject to availability), additional costs may be incurred.

– 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 this package can not be carried out due to adverse weather we reserve the right to use the guide/instructor for the time they have been booked on an alternative off-piste day.

– If the helicopter can not fly due to adverse weather the Tarentaise Tour will still be carried out but a minibus service will replace the helicopter and a refund for the helicopter element will be given to make the package of equal value to “Tarentaise Tour” plus minibus extra.

– 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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Tarentaise Tour

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ABILITY:4-5

FITNESS:4-5

DISCIPLINE:  Skier silhouette

PRICE: £85 (€99) pp

PACKAGE DATES: 1st December – 4th May

TO BE BOOKED AS: Group of 6 persons 

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere

COURSE OVERVIEW: A full day’s ski-touring through the Vanoise National Park; past the famous Mont Pourri; traversing 5 ski resorts on and off-piste, covering over 70km of terrain with your UIAGM mountain guide or ski instructor. A true backcountry experience with nobody around – but expect a lot of touring and pushing in-between the descents. Why not try the Tarentaise Tour with heli pick-up package?

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:

9:00 AM:  Meet your guide, or instructor, at the base of the Tichot chair-lift in Tignes Val Claret for a warm up ski on and off-piste to the top of the Col Du Palet at 2653m above sea-level.

9:30 AM: Ski a descent from Col du Palet, through le Grand Casse, into Champagney le Haut. This part of the tour is very scenic with plenty of traversing and some beautiful pitches along the, mainly North-facing, slopes.

11:30 AM: Shuttle bus/ VHS minibus/ your own transport to Champagney to get the Paradiski lifts into La Plagnes.

12:30 PM: Use the Glacier de la Chiaupe lifts to get to the top of the Bellecote where there are many couloirs and descents to choose from, including the Vallençant and the Gros Glacier, to ski down into Nancroix (a descent of over 1000 vertical metres).

2:00 PM: Stop at a picture-perfect restaurant, complete with ponies tied up outside, for a mountain lunch (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch before hopping on the Vanoise Express lift, for a 4 minute journey, to top of Aiguille Rouge at 3,227 meters above sea level.

4:30 PM: Ski down to Villaroger village where you’ll end the day.


MEETING POINT:

To do this package we meet at the base of the Tichot chair-lift in Tignes Val Claret (see map above). It is up to you to get to that area. Naturally, you will have to use a lift-pass to do this package. If you have a lift pass for the Espace Killy 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

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transport £41 (€49) pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Full-day with your UIAGM mountain guide or instructor
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not Included: lift pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), adequate travel insurance, food/drink, minibus transport

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
Splitboard & Skins Rental (multi day discount available) €66pp/day
Packed lunch £29 (€35) 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)

 

POLICY:

– Prices are based on private group booking of 6 people.

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

– We require you to leave all ski holiday days available for best weather and availability for this 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.

– In the event a guide directs the group to a route with better conditions (subject to availability), additional costs may be incurred.

– 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 this package can not be carried out due to adverse weather we reserve the right to use the guide/instructor for the time they have been booked on an alternative off piste day.

– 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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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.

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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Multiday – Ultimate Heliski/Board Weekend

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The ultimate boys’ weekend – heliskiing/boarding.

Two days of adrenaline-fuelled heliskiing in Italy combined with a day’s piste/off-piste and aprés in Val d’Isere or Courchevel.

ABILITY: 4-5

FITNESS: 4-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

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 to 3 PERSONS :   16th to 18th January 2015 for powder hounds and 13th to 15th March for spring snow.

(Private group bookings of 4/5 people can choose to be based in Courchevel at an extra cost and won’t need to compromise on ability level mix)

AVAILABLE FROM: Espace Killy/ Three Valleys

PRICE: £2,915 (€3,499) pp

 

COURSE OVERVIEW: This weekend is all about maximum time in the air, on the snow and apres. As soon as you’re off the plane in Geneva, our team will usher you to your private helicopter – then fly direct to the French / Italian border where your heliskiing / boarding adventure will begin, whilst your luggage is delivered to your hotel. Two days heliskiing; a third day off-piste with your instructor; 2 nights in a hotel in Val d’Isere or Courchevel; tables booked at La Folie Douce; beach bar l’Ouillette; le Cap Horn, rosé on the terrace of The Brussels and an impressive 27 minute door-to-door helicopter transfer from resort to Geneva airport, for a 6pm flight back to London, in time for Sunday dinner. 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.

GQ’s writer, Simon Mills, enjoying a two drop day with Val Heliski

 

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:
Friday 6:45 – 9:20 AM:
Catch an early suggested British Airways flight from London Heathrow (or an alternative flight of a similar time).

9:45 AM: You’ll be met by our team in Geneva airport where you’ll change into your ski gear and the rest of your luggage will be taken to your hotel in Val D’Isere (or Courchevel).

10:15 AM: A circa 27 minute flight time by private helicopter over the French / Italian boarder into the Heliski area known as Col du Petit St Bernard where we land. Meet your local Italian UIAGM Mountain guide; get briefed and kitted up with your safety equipment and partake in a  ski / snowboard assessment.

10:30 AM: First descent – This is one of 3 of our heliskiing areas – Mainly long, wide open bowls and entry level gradient descents to warm up slowly but with the opportunity for steeper stuff, if the guide feels confident of the group’s ability. Descent length ranges up to around 2500 vertical meters, taking between 1-2 hours per descent. Refer to our “Where we operate” map in the Multiday packages page for further information on our possible descents.

12.30 PM: Straight onto a second drop ending further into the Italian backcountry with a helicopter out and back into France (your third country of the weekend).

2:30 PM: Helicopter back to the base of Val d’Isere’s famous La Folie Douce where your table at La Fruitiere restaurant will await you and the banging music of La Folie Douce is beckoning (extra drops can be booked on the day).

SATURDAY 9:00 AM: You’ll begin the day meeting your instructor and riding the Val d’Isere lifts to the summit, followed by a shallow gradient hike of between 20-45 mins. This descent is a technique challenger, rather than powder hunting, with a large variety of terrain, snow conditions and epic views of Tignes Dam. A long descent of around 1700 vertical meters including couloirs; bowls and trees finished with a helicopter pick-up landing at the top of Val d’Isere for lunch at beach bar restaurant l’Ouillette.

1.00 PM: After lunch you spend the afternoon exploring the off piste with your instructor including some off piste technique tips and pointers in preparation for tomorrow’s heliski.

4:30 PM: We suggest a glass of rosé at Hotel le Brussels or a beer at Cafe Face before returning back to your hotel.

SUNDAY 9:30 AM: Helicopter from Val d’Isere helipad to Valgrisenche or Courmayeur (dictated by best snow conditions). Your day includes two helidrops, of up to 2500 vertical meters per descent, with lunch on the mountain. Courmayeur and Valgrisenche are a step up in terms of terrain available, ability level required and the epic backcountry scenery; likened to a snow safari. Extra drops can be booked on the day.

4:00 PM: The helicopter will take you back to Geneva airport where you’ll be met by our team and your luggage.

6:00 PM: Take a British Airway’s flight back to London, in time for Sunday dinner (or an alternative flight of a similar 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.

Helicopter 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
Helicopters both into the Heliski zone and out at the end of descents
One heli pick up
Helicopter airport transfers to and from Geneva or Chambery airport
Minibus transport throughout the course
UIAGM mountain guide for two days and a ski instructor for 1 day
Free use of our liberty / Salomon powder ski test centre (so you don't need to bring your own skis)
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not Included: Lift Pass(es) (including Carte Neige backcountry rescue to hospital), accommodation, food/drinks, airline tickets, airport taxes, extra heliski drops you may wish to purchase, 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.

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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Multi-Drop Heliski/Board Experience

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ABILITY: 3.-5

FITNESS:3.-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PACKAGE DATES: 20th December – 5th May

PRICE: £500 (€599) pp Private booking of 4/5 pax. £617 (€749) pp for a booking of 1-3 pax.

AVAILABLE FROM: Val d’Isere, Tignes, 3 Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere, La Thuile

 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Designed for skiers / snowboarders comfortable on red run gradient off-piste (minimum) wanting to experience a true backcountry heliskiing / heliboarding adventure, in the huge expanse of terrain available to us. The minimum of two descents will allow us to travel further into the Italian backcountry to get away from ski lifts, noise, people and get a true out-of-resort feeling. Each heli-drop descent takes between one-to-two hours of ski / snowboard time (around 2000 vertical meters of descent). If a “Heli out of remote location” is booked as an extra, then all descents will be backcountry (instead of the last descent being used to finish back at ski lifts, a piste or a road; to return to civilisation). A full-day with your private UIAGM mountain guide and training on the safety equipment we provide. Heli ski 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. Helicopter or road transfers from your home resort (followed by a ski / snowboard with our team) to the Italian helicopter base are required.

 

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:

8:45 AM: Meet VHS staff member in La Rosiere (or your home resort if heli transfers are booked). Collect lift-pass and safety equipment.

9:00 AM: Depending on transfer options chosenVHS member will usher your group over to Col du Petit St Bernard or Courmayeur to meet guide, including an on/off-piste warm-up and a simulation training of avalanche rescue. If heli-transfers are booked then your helicopter will depart from your resort and fly straight to one of our 3 heliskiing areas. The area is chosen depending on: snow conditions and the groups ability level.

11:00 AM: You’ll begin your heli-drops, skiing/boarding up to 2500 vertical metres per descent. (Refer to “where we operate” map on the “heliskiing packages page” for details of possible descents.)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:  Late mountain lunch (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch. (Mountain restaurant option in Courmayeur with a ski-doo to the restaraunt included)

3:00 PM: Optional off-piste with your guide in the afternoon (or extra drops if you have booked them).

4.30 PM: Helicopter or minibus transfer back to resort.

GQ’s writer, Simon Mills, enjoying a two drop day with Val Heliski

 


MEETING POINT:

This Heliskiing package begins at the base of the Roches Noires chairlift, next to the ticket office, in the centre of La Rosiere where you will undergo a short warm-up ski over the Italian border to the Heliski base. You can see the VHS meeting point in La Rosiere on the map above.

Package available from the resorts of: Val d’Isere, Tignes, 3 Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere or La Thuile.

It is up to you to get to the VHS meeting point. Transfer options to access the meeting point are below:

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer £82 (€99) pp
Heli transfer from Tignes / Val d'Isere to Italian heliski base £187 (€225) pp one way
Heli transfer from Tignes / Val d'Isere to Italian heliski base £105 (€125) pp one way
Heli transfer from Meribel / Courchevel to Italian heliski base £250 (€299) pp one way

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's Included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Two heli-drops
Full day off-piste with your UIAGM mountain guide
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

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

Optional Extras:

Extras Price
Use of Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis £21 (€25) pp/day
ABS pack £24 (€29) pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day £33 (€39) pp
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)

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 4/5 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 £190 (€225) 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..

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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My First Heliski/Board Experience

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ABILITY:1-5
Novice heliskier (but competent off-piste)

FITNESS:1-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PACKAGE DATES: 20th December – 5th May

PRICE: £360 (€429) Private group booking of 4 pax. £450 (€539) for a booking of 1-3 pax

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

AVAILABLE FROM: Val d’Isere, Tignes, 3 Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere, La Thuile

COURSE OVERVIEW: Designed for skiers / snowboarders comfortable on blue-to-red run gradient off-piste wanting to experience the thrill of heliskiing, at their own pace. You’ll get the chance to try out our partner’s Salomon / Liberty’s powder skis and learn how to use them under the instruction of your UIAGM mountain guide. You’ll be trained on the safety equipment we provide and we use GoPro footage analysis on technique so you’ll quickly be on your way to becoming a powder-charging-pro.

The day will start with a gentle warm up, on and off-piste to the heli take off zone on the French / Italian boarder where you’ll meet your UIAGM Italian mountain guide, carry out transceiver training and an avalanche rescue training simulation before embarking on your heli descent that takes between one to two hours of ski / snowboard time (around 2000 vertical meters of descent). Extra descents can be bought on the day if desired. 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.

Why not read our blog on A beginner’s Guide To Heliskiing Or our FAQ page if you have any more queries.

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:
8:00 AM:
VHS minibus will pick you up in Val d’Isere / Tignes (7:15 if staying in Courchevel / Meribel) and a drive to la Rosiere.

8:45 AM: On arrival at La Rosiere any pre-booked Salomon / Liberty VHS powder skis will be fitted as well as safety kit fitting and briefing.

9:00 AM: Your VHS staff member will get you to the French / Italian border, via a gentle on / off-piste warm up, to meet your UIAGM mountain guide at the heli take off zone.

10:30 AM: Guide carries out a further on/off-piste warm up and verifies off piste ability level before the heliski. Technique and pointers on off piste skiing / snowboarding will be given.

11:00 AM: Begin your heli-descent of up to 2000 vertical metres, with plenty of opportunity to stop for technique tips on backcountry riding, a breather and to take in the epic scenery and wildlife. There’ll be frequent rests on “Islands of Safety” to allow skiers to regroup frequently but descend with plenty of space between them for best practice procedure. Descents of more than a 25 degree gradient (steep red run equivalent) will be avoided where possible to eliminate slab avalanche risk. (Refer to “where we operate” map on the “heliskiing packages page” for details of possible descents.)

12:30 PM:  Stop for a mountain restaurant lunch (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch.

1.30 PM: Your UIAGM guide will take you around some of the piste and off-piste of La Thuile including tree runs (depending on groups ability), whilst giving further technique pointers.

3.00 PM: VHS staff member gets you back to France for a well-deserved beer and analysis of your GoPro footage and debrief before your minibus takes you back to your resort.


MEETING POINT:

This Heliskiing package begins from you chalet in resort.

Package available from the resorts of: Val d’Isere, Tignes, 3 Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere or La Thuile.

Return transfers via VHS minibus from your resort to the the chosen heliski base are included within the price

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's Included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
One heli-drop
Full day off-piste with your UIAGM mountain guide
Lift pass; including Carte Neige insurance
Return minibus transfer
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

Not included: Food/drink, airport taxes, adequate travel insurance

Optional Extras:

Extras Price
Use of Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis £21 (€25) pp/day
ABS pack £24 (€29) pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day £33 (€39) pp
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)
My first heliski

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 £190 (€225) 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.

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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One Drop Heliskiing/Boarding Experience

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ABILITY:3.-5

FITNESS:2-5

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PACKAGE DATES: 20th December – 5th May

PRICE: £250 (€299) per person for a private group booking of 4/5 pax , £305 (€365) per person for a group booking of  1-3 pax (shared helicopter).

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

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Three Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere, La Thuile

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW: Designed for skiers/snowboarders comfortable on blue-to-red run gradient off-piste wanting to experience heliskiing/heliboarding without breaking the bank. One heli-drop descent that takes between one-to-two hours of ski/snowboard time (around 2000 vertical meters of descent). A full-day with your private UIAGM mountain guide and training on the safety equipment we provide. 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. Helicopter or road transfers from your home resort (followed by a ski / snowboard with our team) to the Italian helicopter base are required.

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:

8:45 AM: Meet VHS team member. Collect lift-pass and safety equipment.

9:00 AM: VHS team member will escort you on an on/off-piste warm up to the Italian helicopter base where you will meet your guide. You will also partake in a training simulation of an avalanche rescue.

11:00 AM: Meet your UIAGM mountain guide at the heli take-off zone where you’ll have a brief off-piste ability assessment.

11:00 – 12:30 PM: Heli drop where you’ll ski / snowboard up to 2000 vertical metres. If you have booked a helicopter out of a remote location as an extra, the number of descents and terrain available to us increases dramatically. The helicopter will drop us back to the Italian heli base for lunch and an afternoons off piste exploring. (Refer to “where we operate” map on the “heliskiing packages page” for details of possible descents.)

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Stop for a mountain restaurant lunch (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch.

1:30 – 4:30 PM: Optional off-piste afternoon with your guide including time for your VHS team member to ski with you back to the base of La Rosiere or the Italian heli base, where you’ll end the day.


MEETING POINT:

This Heliskiing package begins at the base of the Roches Noires chairlift, next to the ticket office, in the centre of La Rosiere where you will undergo a short warm-up ski over the Italian border to the Heliski base. You can see the VHS meeting point in La Rosiere on the map above.

Package available from the resorts of: Val d’Isere, Tignes, 3 Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere or La Thuile.

It is up to you to get to the VHS meeting point. Transfer options to access the meeting point are below:

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point From Resort Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer £82 (€99) pp
Heli transfer from Tignes / Val d'Isere to Italian heliski base £105 (€125) pp one way
Heli transfer back to Tignes / Val d'Isere to Italian heliski base £187 (€225) pp one way
Heli transfer from Meribel / Courchevel to Italian heliski base £250 (€299) pp one way

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Full-day with UIAGM mountain guide
One heli drop
Use of our radio communications for safety and instruction

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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

Extras: Price
ABS pack £24 (€29) pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day £33 (€39) pp
Use of our Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis £21 (€25) pp/day
Splitboard & Skins Rental (multi day discount available) €66pp/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)
individual heliski

POLICY:

– Prices are based on a full helicopter of 4/5 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 £190 (€225) 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.

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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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Reverse Heliskiing – Multiple Resorts, Multiple Pick-Ups

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ABILITY: From beginner to advanced, depending on package

FITNESS: Low to high, depending on package

DISCIPLINE:Skier silhouette Basic RGB

PACKAGE DATES: 5th December – 5th May


PRICES:

Prices are based on a full helicopter of 4 people

Price (per person) Number Of Resorts You'll Ski Amount Of Heli Pick-Ups Ability Fitness required
£210 (€249) One One Intermediate/Advanced High
£250 (€299) Two One Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Low to medium
£335 (€399) Three Two Intermediate/Advanced Medium to high
£440 (€525) Four Three Advanced High

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

AVAILABLE FROM: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Ste Foy, La Rosiere, Paradiski.

COURSE OVERVIEW: A full day on and off-piste, with your guide or instructor, commencing in your resort (where possible). Skiing / snowboarding out of resort boundaries where you will be picked up by helicopter and whisked back to resort.

The beauty of helicopter-transport is that we can cover a large amount of ground in a short amount of time, which is what enables us to visit up to four resorts in one day. Have a look at some of our favourite resorts in the “where we operate map” in the heliskiing packages page.

SAMPLE COURSE ITINERARY:

Whilst we endeavour to commence these packages from your home resort, snow conditions; ability; and group preferences will ultimately dictate the resort(s) included in your package. We have 7 resorts available to us. We chose our preferred resort out of: La Rosiere, La Thuile, St Foy, Espace Killy or Paradiski.

One Resort One Heli Pick-Up

09:00 AM: Meet your instructor for briefing/safety kit fitting and then jump on the lifts of the chosen resort.

09:30 AM: Piste and off-piste warm up; transceiver training and off-piste ability assessment with your instructor.

10:30 AM: High possibility of a hike of between 10 and 60 minutes (depending on route choice, snow conditions and client preferences) followed by an off-piste descent of up to 3000 vertical meters in good snow years. Routes could include the North Faces of the Bellecote; Fogliette; lower North or South faces of St Foy; Trees of La Thuile; Mickeys Ears descent Espace Killy; not to mention our secret routes. If the snow is good we descend as far as Bourg St Maurice level to a secret heli pick up point to be helicoptered out back to the resort’ helipad.

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

1:00 – 4:30 PM: More off-piste with your guide; mindful of afternoon snow pack and conditions.

 

Two Resorts One Heli Pick-Up

09:00 AM: Meet your instructor in the starting resort (which could be St Foy), for briefing/safety kit fitting and jump on the lifts of the chosen resort.

09:30 AM: Piste and off-piste warm up; transceiver training and off-piste ability assessment with your instructor.

10:00 AM: A hike of between 10 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes (depending on group preference and snow conditions) to access North and South-facing descents of between 1000-3000 vertical metres. Finishing as low as Bourg St Maurice altitude, in a good snow year.

12:30 PM:  Heli pick-up to La Rosiere for a mountain restaurant lunch at l’Ancolie (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch.

1:30 – 4:30 PM: Afternoon of off-piste around La Rosiere/ La Thuile often finishing completely out of resort where your met by our VHS minibus/own transport and driven back to your chalet. Very little hiking required for the afternoon and depending on the snow level; we could visit the La Thuile trees and steeps or the blue-to-red run gradient off piste of La Rosiere; heading out of boundaries down the valley over the fields of Montvalezan.

 

Three Resorts Two Heli Pick-Ups

09:00 AM: Meet your instructor in resort (which could be St Foy) for briefing; safety kit fitting and jump on the lifts of the chosen resort.

09:30 AM: Piste and off-piste warm up; transceiver training and off-piste ability assessment with your instructor.

10:00 AM: A hike of between 10 and 20 minutes (depending on group preference and snow conditions) to access lower North and South-facing descents in St Foy of between 1000-2000 vertical metres. Finishing out of bounds as low as Bourg St Maurice altitude, in a good snow year.

12:00 PM:  Heli pick-up to La Rosiere for a mountain restaurant lunch at l’Ancolie (not included) or pre-ordered VHS packed lunch.

1:00 – 2:30 PM: Post-lunch your instructor will take you up the La Rosiere lift system and off-piste out of boundaries and through trees, often finishing completely out of resort where your helicopter will meet you and take you to Les Arcs. (If we run out of time the helicopter will take you directly back to your home resort).

2:30 – 5:00 PM: Ski / snowboard the North-face of the Bellecote (if conditions allow) finishing in Villaroger, where our VHS minibus /own transport takes you back to your chalet.

 

Four Resorts Three Heli Pick-Ups

09:00 AM: Meet your instructor in resort (which could be the Espace Killy) for briefing; safety kit fitting and jump on the lifts of the chosen resort. Followed by a short piste and off-piste warm up; transceiver training and off-piste ability assessment with your instructor.

09:30 AM: 20-45 minute hike from the top of the Toviere lift, between Tignes and Val d’Isere to access the “Mickey’s Ears” run, from which you will enjoy a variety of couloirs, steeps and open expanses during your descent.

11:30 AM: You’ll finish the run at Lac de Chevril, from where you’ll be picked up by helicopter and taken to Ste Foy.

11:45 AM: Utilise Ste Foy’s lift system; followed by a hike of between 10 and 20 minutes (depending on group preference and snow conditions) to access North and South-facing descents of between 1000-2000 vertical metres. Finishing between St Foy base level and as low as Bourg St Maurice altitude, in a good snow year.

1:30 – 3:00 PM:  Heli pick-up to La Rosiere. Take a sandwich to eat on-the-move (not included) before skiing / snowboarding the off-piste, out-of-boundaries trees of La Rosiere with your instructor.

3:00  PM: Heli pick-up to Les Arcs.

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Ski / snowboard the North-face of the Bellecote (if conditions allow) finishing in Villaroger, where our VHS minibus / own transport takes you back to your chalet.

 


MEETING POINT:

To do this Reverse Heliskiing package we meet you at our VHS Meeting Point in the resorts of: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Ste Foy, Paradiski or La Rosiere (see map above). Below are options to access the meeting point.

Transfer Options to Access the Meeting Point Price
Your own transport no cost
VHS minibus transfer £82 (€99) pp

COURSE INCLUDES:

What's included:
Transceiver; shovel and probe
Transceiver training
Full-day with Instructor
Pre-specified number of heli pick-ups
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 £24 (€29) pp
Edited GoPro footage of your day £33 (€39) pp
Use of our Salomon/Liberty VHS powder skis £21 (€25) pp/day
Packed lunch £29 (€35) 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)
first time skiing

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 £25 (€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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