Heliski & Heli Assisted Skitouring

We offer heliski programs in Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Iceland and Canada. From 1 to 2 day programs to week programs. In the Swiss and Italian Alps, we usually make 1 or 2 flights to high-altitude glaciers and make a day tour of it. In the Alps we mostly take the skins and transform it into a so-called Heli Assisted Skiing program. In poor visibility it is usually not possible to fly, because the pilot has no reference on the high glacier, all flights are within sight. Skiing on such a day is not fun either, because we don't see anything in the whiteout, so it is better to stay lower, in areas with trees and forests for reference. We usually start at the end of January and the peak season is in February and March. We usually fly with an Eurocopter AS 350 B3 with room for 4 skiers / boarders, the mandatory UIAGM mountain guide and the pilot.

In Sweden, Iceland and Canada we often make between 5 and 10 flights per day. In Canada, the heli season is from December to March / April. For the best powder, December and January are the best, then there is a lot of skiing between the trees when it snows, the so-called tree skiing, very beautiful and a challenge! You can fly as long as the pilot can see the trees. In good weather we also go skiing high on the glacier.

With heli assisted skitouring we are enormously increasing our ski area. The highly experienced pilot flies us to high altitude (3000-4000m) landing sites. We usually also have the skins with us because the heli is the means and not the goal. The goal is to make the best and most scenic high mountain descents. As there is a helicopter landing place near our Bekker Chalet, we regularly use the helicopter when traveling from our own lodge (see freeriding), provided that all participants agree.

We are also sub-agent of for other heliski operators in Canada, Iceland and Greenland. Contact us for further information!



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Valais - Switzerland

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