Esprit Heliski
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A typical day of Heliskiing

The arrival at the hotel is suggested the day before in order to check in and soak up the Italian atmosphere.

If you arrive around 6 pm we will be able to welcome you, in order to give you further information about the organisation and the itineraries we propose.

On the first day, after a good breakfast, your mountain guide will come to pick you up at your hotel and he will provide you with instructions on safety equipment: how to use your ARTVA and ABS airbag.
After your safety briefing, you will drive together to Valgrisenche or La Thuile (depending on where you accommodate), where you will take off for your heliski day.

Depending on weather and temperature conditions, we will decide at what time the first groups will be flying and we will tell it to you day by day in the evening.

After some descents you can decide to stop and to have lunch, there are various options you can choose from depending on weather and temperature conditions; you can discuss and choose the option you prefer with your guide:

  • In the early season, in cold weather conditions, we normally go back to the restaurant at the Bas after two or three runs, to have a nice lunch before continuing with your heliski day after having relaxed for a little while.
  • You can also choose to take a few snacks and energy drinks with you and then conclude your ski day with a good meal at the hotel.
  • Or, if the sun is shining in the sky, you could also choose to have a nice picnic in the heart of nature.

At the end of your heliskiing day you will drive back to your hotel with the mountain guide.