Heliskiing day trip in Courmayeur

Heliskiing day trip in Courmayeur

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Advanced
  • Spoken languages: English, Italian
  • Fitness level: Advanced
  • Minimum age: minimum 18 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    At the parking lot of Cable car Val Veny near the helibase, SS26dir, 29, 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italy
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

A freeride experience in the powder white no man's land of the Italian Alps, heli-skiing in Courmayeur is where legends are born - or broken...

The ultimate backcountry excursion for adventure freeriders tired of taming the slopes or riding average off-piste, this 2-drop heliskiing trip is organised with an expert alpine guide - leading the way through waist-high backcountry descents, powder ridges and forest runs.

Courmayeur is situated in the Italian Alps and is one of 5 exclusive locations where heliskiing is permitted. Part of the Aosta Valley, it has 8 high-mountain Mont Blanc drop zones with access to more than fifteen descents varying from 1450m to 3800m. Links to Chamonix and Verbier enable skiers to venture further afield, using the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass across 3 countries.

Suitable for intermediate and experienced skiers/snowboarders capable of navigating cross-country terrain, first-timers can ride wide powder fields high on the glacier whilst thrill-seekers can take on steep couloirs and remote big mountain descents. Organised based on ability, your guide will organise an itinerary with two guaranteed heli drops ranging in altitude and difficulty.

Operating between December and May, all heliskiing itineraries cover unpisted terrain with rocks, cliffs, cornices, avalanches and changing snow conditions factors to acknowledge before booking.


Recommended program:
- 8 am meeting at Val Veny cable car parking in Courmayeur
- Briefing and material check
- Departure for Aiguille de l'Aigle, descent about 1500 meters from Combal Lake.
- Mount Fortin helicopter transfer
- Arrive in Zerotta (Val Veny) for lunch
- Return with lifts in Courmayeur

Activity requirements

Good/excellent skier/snowboarders with previous backcountry experience

Special terms

Date, duration and itinerary subject to change based on weather conditions.

Price details:
From Dec. 4th to Apr. 7th (lift open):
- 1 pax: €1780
- 2 pax: €890 pp.
- 3 pax: €593 pp.
- 4 pax: €445 pp.
From Apr. 8th to May 10th (lift closed):
- 1 pax: €2030
- 2 pax: €1015 pp.
- 3 pax: €677 pp.
- 4 pax: €507.5 pp.
For bookings after April 7th, ski lifts are closed and bookings carry a surcharge of c. 15% which would be automatically added to your cart. 

  • Helicopter flights
  • Arva & harness
  • Alpine guide
  • RC insurance
  • Courmayeur lift pass (€47)
Do not forget to bring
  • Safety equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel, ABS)
  • Ski/Snowboard equipment
  • Protection & clothing
  • GoPro/Camera
  • Picnic lunch/personal expenses
Meeting point
At the parking lot of Cable car Val Veny near the helibase, SS26dir, 29, 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italy Get directions


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