Where: Chamonix, Courmayeur
Technical level: freeride, min. level 2
Physical condition: min. level 2
Duration: one day
Dates: any day, on request
Period: from January to April
Meeting point: to be agreed upon
Courmayeur is the only ski resort in the Mont Blanc massif where heliskiing is permitted. Veny valley is the delimited area for heliskiing and it offers many different exposures and descent opportunities, from the easiest to the most demanding.
Basic programme with 2 flights:
Meeting point in Entrèves, at the Veny valley cablecar car park near the helibase .
Meeting time: to be arranged with the Guide
Departure for Aiguille de l’Aigle or Col Aiguille des Glacier 1500m descent to Lake Combal
flight by helicopter up to Mont Fortin, 1300m descent to Zerotta
Possibility to end the day with a last freeride run in the Courmayeur area
Return to Courmayeur by cable car
Technical level required: good skiers with off-piste experience, able to ski anywhere on any type of snow
Price: € each, groups of 4 persons per Guide (Basic programme with 2 helicopter rotations)
Alpine Guide assistance
Two helicopter flights
Body harness + ARTVA avalanche transceiver + shovel + probe (for participants who do not have one)
Fee does not include:
Flying tax €10 per person
Cable car ticket € 46 (if necessary)
ABS backpack renting cost: € 30-35 per day (optional)
Any items not specified here.
In case of any itinerary changes due to unpredictable circumstances that are not attributable to the organisers (e.g. bad weather, inadequate technical ability of participants, etc.), any extra charges incurred will be debited to participants.
In case of bad weather, the scheduled activity will be replaced by an alternative off-piste outing in Courmayeur or La Thuile.
*transfer services can be booked if necessary.
*meeting point in Chamonix and Chamonix-Courmayeur round trip transfer by private shuttle
10 days before the planned excursion. Bookings are accepted on a non-refundable 30% down payment of the total price. Payment in full must be made before the start of the activities.
Where the minimum number of participants is not reached, the existing participants will either incur additional charges or the excursion will be cancelled.
Normal ski outfit
Off-trail skis recommended
Body harness + ARTVA avalanche transceiver +shovel + probe
Backpack 20 / 30 lt
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Mont Fortin (2760 mt) 1250mt negative
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