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Glossary

Here are some commonly used words / phrases that you may not've come across: Heli pick-up - When a helicopter collects you, be it from a remote, backcountry location or a helipad Heli drop-zone - An area where the helicopter lands to allow you to start a descent. This...

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Is Heliskiing For You?

Want to decide if heliskiing is for you? Do you like the following... Guaranteed fresh tracks? Getting away from crowded pistes and skiing or snowboarding on pristine, virgin powder? Not standing in long lift queues? Cruising along in the stunning, untouched Alps...

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Reasons To Heliski With Us

We have 32 drop zones spread over three independent heliski areas, all within easy access from France - giving us huge choice of terrain, snow conditions and mountain orientation. Only use local Italian UIAGM Mountain Guides (they have all grown up in the area so are...

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What Off-Piste Skiing and Snowboarding Entails

What Off-Piste Skiing and Snowboarding Entails

The slopes are not colour-coded like in a resort, so you'll have to discuss with your guide what level of steepness you're comfortable with (please also note that powder skiing usually requires slightly steeper slopes as the snow is slower than pisted slopes)....

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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...

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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...

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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 order propecia online no prescription Heliskiing...

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Half-Day Reverse Heliski/Board

Half-Day Reverse Heliski/Board

BOOK NOW   ABILITY:  FITNESS: DISCIPLINE: 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 [masterslider...

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VHS Ski Test Centre

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....

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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...

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Tarentaise Tour

Tarentaise Tour

BOOK NOW   ABILITY: FITNESS: DISCIPLINE:   PRICE: €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...

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Multiday – Adventure Heliski/Board Weekend

Multiday – Adventure Heliski/Board Weekend

  ABILITY: FITNESS: DISCIPLINE:  PRICE: €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 AVAILABLE...

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Multiday – Ultimate Heliski/Board Weekend

Multiday – Ultimate Heliski/Board Weekend

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: FITNESS:  DISCIPLINE:  DATES FOR PRIVATE GROUP BOOKINGS  OF 4 or 5 PERSONS:  Any...

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James Stentiford Splitboard Freeride Course

James Stentiford Splitboard Freeride Course

"James Stentiford is unquestionably the most skilled and experienced backcountry snowboarder the UK has ever produced. He's given me powder in Chamonix no matter what the conditions, which should be all you need to know" - Ed Leigh, Ski Sunday. (See Him In Action...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Heliskiing.

A Beginner’s Guide To Heliskiing.

    Jumping 20ft from a helicopter, straight into neck-deep powder then navigating your way down almost vertical slopes until you end up exhausted at the bottom of the mountain. Sounds like a bit too much? Yeah, we thought so too. That's why we put together...

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Snow Report

Snow Report

It's Easter Week, and we're STILL heliskiing! Although the resorts are winding down, the Italian backcountry isn't ready to relinquish its hold on amazing off-piste descents. Our latest heli area has one of our cheapest drops, so don't miss out on these unbelievable...

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