Half Day Reverse Heliski / Board

A true backcountry adventure on skis or snowboard. After a 15-45 minute steady climb you will experience a huge variety of terrain otherwise inaccessible without a helicopter. All snow conditions likely – a real technique challenger.This package includes 1 heli pickup, UIAGM Mountain Guide or Instructor for the heliski/ board descent.

Resorts: Val d’Isere and Tignes

Group Info: 1-12 people.

Price: 160€ pp for a private helicopter booking of 6 people and 190€ pp in a shared helicopter.

Skiing/Snowboarding: Both.

Piste and Off Piste: 9-10am on and off piste warm up. Off piste descent and opportunity to keep your off piste Guide / Instructor for the rest of the day for off piste around Tignes / Val d’Isere.

Off Piste Level: Novice heliski itineraries. As well as intermediate / advanced itineraries (after ability levels have been confirmed).

Duration(s): 1/2 day (7 day programmes available keeping your Guide / Instructor throughout where possible.)

Typical Day:

  • 8:15 AM: Meet Val Heliski team member at the base of La Rosiere or La Thuile ski resort post self drive or our mini van pick up from your chalet.
  • 8:30 AM: Val Heliski team transceiver training at the base of Val d’Isere/Tignes.
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: On and off piste ski/board warm up.
  • 10:00 – 10:15 AM: Guides Heli briefing and route choice explanation and take off preparation.
  • 10:00 – 10:15/45 AM: 15-45min hike along a steep ridge to access a suitable couloir.
  • 10:15/45 – 12:00 PM: Off piste descent including couloirs, open fields, flat sections and nicely spaced trees.
  • 12:00 PM: Helicopter pick up returning to Val d’Isere helipad.
  • 12:05 PM: Option to either ski back to resort base or extend your instructors day for off piste around Tignes / Val d’Isere finishing when lifts close.

From: €160pp

Choose Package and Tweaks:

Mountain Guide/Instructor 1/2 day Activity Extension

if you’ve chosen a 1 or 2 drop heliski or a 1/2 day activity we recommend you maximise your time on the snow with our experts by extending to a full day of off piste

Keep your Mountain Guide or Instructor for Extra Days of Your Trip

Most of our clients now take one or several of our instructors or mountain guides for their group to enjoy piste and/or off piste for several day of their trip. Snow time with a professional allows you to relax in good hands, explore further than you would normally venture and experience terrain off the beaten track. We pride ourselves on ALWAYS teaching you thoroughly how to use your safety kit, tips on technique and mountain safety are all part of your experience with us

ABS Pack Hire – Per Day

If you don’t have your own air bag back pack we highly recommend you hire one for all off piste activities and it’s compulsory for heliskiing / boarding. Includes transceiver, shovel and probe.

ABS Pack Hire – Per Week Deal

Hire your ABS Pack for 6/7 days and save. Includes transceiver, shovel and probe.

Salomon Off Piste Ski Hire – Per Day

As our partners – we stock all of Salomon latest off piste and all mountain skis for men and women. Fitted at your chalet or the morning of your activity by your Val Heliski staff. A great opportunity to test the latest skis on the market and try something a little wider for the conditions.

Salomon Off Piste Ski Hire – Per Week

Hire your Off Piste Skis for 6/7 days and save

Splitboard / Touring Ski Hire – Per Day

Salomon latest technology the Sick Stick split board and our mid width touring ski range to allow you to tour during your activity with us. Including skins, and poles for the boarders. Can be easily incorporated into a heliski or off piste day with Val Heliski. No prior experience required as we give the full training.

Splitboard / Touring Ski Hire – Per Week

Hire your touring splitboard / skis for 6/7 days and save

Picnic hamper including wine

Free up your precious guided ski / board time with us and swap the restaurant time for extra time on the slope and a picnic in a beautiful spot outdoors with local meats, cheeses, fresh bread, fruit, chocolates, and all the trimmings including a bottle of celebratory wine.

Video Of Your Trip

A fun edit of your experience to relive the moment and impress your friends and family.

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.