WHY US

Val Heliski focuses solely on providing backcountry skiing / snowboarding adventures (with or without the aid of a helicopter) and all types of heliskiing / heliboarding, reverse heliskiing, multi day packages (with or without accommodation), helicopter airport transfers and heli scenic tours for guests staying in the Tarentaise area of the French Alps (including the 3 Vallees, Espace Killy, St Foy and Paradiski), landing in both France and neighbouring Italy, often skiing back into France.


REASONS TO SKI WITH VAL HELISKI

From our corporate background to the unique experiences we provide; Val Heliski are known as The Backcountry Specialists for these reasons.


32 DROP ZONES IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST TERRAIN:

We are an independent heliski operation working in and around the following three heliski destinations: Valgrisenche, The Courmayeur Valley, and the Col de Petit St Bernard Pass. Within these three broad valley regions, we have pioneered 32-drop zones, giving us a huge choice in terrain, snow conditions and mountain orientation to ensure our clients have a day best suited to their ability and preferences.

You can read more on our Italian heli-drop areas here and on the map above.


PRESS BOOK AND TESTIMONIALS

We’ve had some amazing feedback for both Val Heliski and The Pook Heli Lodges (in process of transition into Val Heliski Lodges). See for yourself in our Press Book.


QUICK FACTS

Maximum Skiable Vertical Drop: 2500 vertical meters per descent and our most drops in one day is currently 6 descents (15,000 vertical meters) using return helicopter transfers to save time and energy (However most of our guests top out at 3 descents in a day).

Average Run Length: Many of our runs are 2200-vertical metres to 2500-vertical metres with the longest yielding 3000-vertical metres in a single drop (a “Reverse Heliski / Board” multi-resort package) snow conditions permitting.

Average Snowfall: Most winters there is a 1140cm base depth in the area with total snowfall average of 426cm or 4.2 metres, the equivalent to just under 14 feet.


SNOW CONDITIONS

For the latest update on local conditions, keep an eye on our blog / Facebook page and sign up to our snow alerts through our newsletter sign up.


FLYING DAYS

  • We are unique in that if you can’t fly due to adverse weather conditions we will refund heli drops at a rate of €225 per seat per drop.
  • On average we get three suitable heliski days per week, and request that our clients have the flexibility to take advantage of the windows by leaving all days of their holiday free for heli.

MEET THE TEAM

Your heliski trip of a lifetime doesn’t start when you get in the heli… it starts when you get in contact with our friendly and knowledgeable Val Heliski team.


HELICOPTERS

AS 359 B3 Squirrel

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AS355 N Eurocopter

AS 359 B3 Squirrel

AW119 Coala

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Performance: Range two-hours and thirty minutes of flying time per re-fuel.

Cruising speed: 120 knots or 225 km/h.

Seating capacity: 5 passenger seats plus one pilot.

Interior: Grey leather.

Chosen for their manoeuvrability.


OUR CLIENT BASE

Our client’s range from families to adrenalin seekers to corporate holidays – a real mix. To give you an idea of who comes heliskiing, here’s a snapshot of our recent clientele.


MIXED ABILITY GROUPS

Val Heliski has revolutionised the European heli ski / off-piste market in terms of the 3 A’s: Ability, Accessibility and Affordability.


PARTNERS

Here is a list of our valued Partners that we’re proud to continue to work with.


VHS MERCHANDISE

Visit our Ski Shop for our VHS branded / partners merchandise.


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