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One Drop Heliski / Heliboard – Powder to the People

One Drop Heliski / Heliboard – Powder to the People

For those Skiers and Snowboarders that are looking to try Heliskiing for the first time or those who are looking for a quick Heliski hit away from the crowds! This package includes 1 heli drop, UIAGM Mountain Guide or Instructor for the heliski/ board descent, transceiver, shovel and probe.

Resorts: All our resorts

Group Info: 1-12 people.

Price: 300€ pp for a private helicopter booking of 4 people and 350€ pp in a shared helicopter of 4 people.

Skiing/Snowboarding: Both.

Piste and Off Piste: 9-10am on and off piste warm up. Off piste heli descent and opportunity to keep your off piste Guide / Instructor for the rest of the day.

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.
  • 8:15 – 9:00 AM: Coffee hit, fitting, safety kit briefing and first chairlift.
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: On and off piste ski/board warm up to heli take off zone.
  • 10:00 – 10:15 AM: Guides Heli briefing and route choice explanation and take off preparation.
  • 10:15 – 11:30 AM: Heliski / board 1000-1500 vertical metres per descent. Time taken depends on route choice and groups fitness and ability level.
  • 11:30 – 12:30 PM: A quick refuel at a snack bar in Italy, followed by a ski back to France to end the day.
  • 12:30 PM: Lunch either pre-packed and delivered by Val Heliski enjoyed in the backcountry or lunch in a cosy Italian mountain restaurant off the beaten track. Option to either ski back to resort base or extend your instructors day for off piste around La Rosiere or La Thuile finishing when lifts close for a celebratory beer.
  • 4:30 PM: Own transport / minivans leave resort base back to your chalet.

From: €300 pp

Choose Package and Tweaks:

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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

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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

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ABS Pack Hire – Per Week Deal

Hire your ABS Pack for 6/7 days and save

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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.

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Salomon Off Piste Ski Hire – Per Week

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

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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.

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Splitboard / Touring Ski Hire – Per Week

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

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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.

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Video Of Your Trip

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

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VHS minibus transfers

Return minibus transport from your resort to the VHS Meeting Point, where the package starts. It is essential that you have your own transport to access the Meeting Point, or you use our minibus or helicopter transfers.

La Rosiere/La Thuile Lift Pass including Carte Neige

Pre collected so no need to queue – A full day lift ticket for this including carte neige piste and off piste insurance for the day covering you from the snow to the hospital

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Safety Helicopter from the end of your heliski / board descent back to the start

Deemed necessary and paid for on the day. Requires about 25% of the time by your Guide the morning of your heliski activity due to snow conditions, avalanche risk, ability level of the group and / or route chose to find best conditions.

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Additional Drop

If you just don’t want to stop it’s easy to add extra drops in advance or on the day. Everyone in the helicopter must agree (€249 per person)

Resort helicopter transfers direct to the heliski area

One-way helicopter transfers. Prices are for a helicopter of up to 4/5 pax

Val Heliski Sweeper Service

A “sweeper”is employed to follow the group and help while the guide/instructor leads from the front. Increase security and confidence especially for family groups or anyone of low off piste ability. You cover the cost of their seat plus our fee.

Vertical Metres: 1000 – 1500m

Machine: Eurocopter AS350 (Squirrel)

Departing: La Rosiere/La Thuile or your local resort via Helicopter

Available from: Tignes, Val d’Isere, Three Valleys, Paradiski, Ste Foy, La Rosiere, Chamonix, Courmayeur & La Thuile

  • UIAGM Mountain Guide or Instructor for the heliski/ board descent
  • Half Day
  • Transceiver, Shovel & Probe (briefing on this included)
  • 1 Heliski Drop

Our typical heliski terrain is extremely varied, ranging from wide open glacial alpine bowls, to couloirs, all the way down to gladed tree runs – We can cover all of this in a single heliski drop and have enough terrain to cover all ability levels from beginner off-piste to expert free-ride skiers.