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Descents in the Aosta Valley

The ski area of Valgrisenche lies in the heart of the mountain group of Grande Sassière, Grande Rousse and Rutor and borders the French Tarentaise region. A Heliski area about 120 q-km  offers descents with up to 1800 vertical meters. Plenty of freeride and ski opportunities can be found around this region, like close to Becca di tos (3302m), Punta Feluma (3210m), Giasson (3215m) and Grande Traversiere (3498m). Within the weather possibilities and snow conditions we head for the mountains around Valgrisenche.

THE REGION VALGRISENCHE

There are not many areas in the Alps that welcome visitors with such a variety like the Aosta Valley. The tranquil Italian village Valgrisenche, situated on 1664 meters close to the French border, is starting point for a breath-taking adventure in the Alps. No matter whether you heliski with vertical drops from up to 2011 meters, whether you enjoy climbing on the distinctive rock faces or you just take a walk around the idyllic glacial landscape – outdoor lovers definitely find what their hearts desire. But that is not everything: You are always accompanied by the peaks of the stunning mountain panorama along the almost 30 kilometer long valley. At the same time, you will feel the close connection in Valgrisenche between the people and their homeland. Thanks to the traditional weaving technique, the ecologic farming and the typical local dialect, this isolated region still stands for its peace and persistence. In Valgrisenche, where heliskiing exists for over 30 years, you will find a spectacular blend of tradition and modernity.

ACCOMMODATION

In the middle of the untouched nature in the beautiful Aosta Valley or directly in the tranquil village within sight of the imposing mountain massifs: We will bring you to the best accommodation in Valgrisenche. You can relax in the cosy furnished rooms to get yourself prepared for the exciting heliski days. Furthermore, you will experience the special hospitality of the people from the valley and enjoy the culinary delicacies from the region. Thanks to the short ways in the idyllic village, you are always where you want to be. In Valgrisenche, everything is right at your doorstep: Whether you feel the adrenaline on the mountain or you relax walking through the valley.

WEATHER IN AOSTA VALLEY

Without a doubt, Valgrisenche is worth visiting at any time of the year. For heliskiing, however, the valley offers special possibilities. After all, this region is known for the built-in snow guarantee. Rich snowfalls reach Valgrisenche in the cold season from the west and the south. Heliski lovers will find best conditions between December and mid-April, when perfect powder and corn snow is inevitable. That is why we can reach plenty of spots with different kind of descents with our helicopters and immerse into the deep coniferous forests around Valgrisenche. Keep informed with the latest weather update for your powder experience!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why Heliski in Valgrisenche?

What is special about Heliski Valgrisenche

The Heliski adventures in this stunning Alpine region in the Aosta Valley go back to 1982. The geographic isolation, guaranteed snow and the almost endless potential of powder runs are the reasons, why the valley is famous around the whole world. High peaks up to 3800m and descents with a vertical drop from up to 2100vm do not leave anything to be desired.

What requirements does Heliskiing have? How skilled should I be at skiing or snowboarding?

Trust your skills

To participate in our skiing and heliskiing trips, you should bring some preconditions regarding the skiing skills. Many skiers and snowboarders are insecure, weather they are good enough to fulfill the requirements. Surely you should bring some experience in skiing or snowboarding to do heliskiing, but you do not need to be a pro to enjoy a nice heliski adventure. Thanks to today’s ski-technique with the wider and lighter ski and thanks to the varied, versatile and gently terrain, there a plenty of possibilities to heliski. You should consider that each trip individually places both physical and technical demands on the participants. You will find detailed information on this issue in the respective PDF of each event.
Your find more information to the topic –Requirements for heliskiing- here: Voraussetzungen bei Heliski oder Heli Boarding

Why should I book with Guidemonterosa?

Gute Good reasons for Guidemonterosa

We are specialized in heliskiing, trust on our own helicopters, own guides and are familiar with the region. Therefore, we offer a maximum level of flexibility and individuality. Our destinations in the Alps are easy to reach and offer plenty of powder fun for individual travelers or small groups, an incredible variety of areas, unique accommodation and culinary highlights.

When is the best travel time for Heliskiing in Valgrisenche?

The best time for Heliski Valgrisenche

The valley surprises with a extraordinary guarantee for snow. The area gets repeatedly rich snowfalls from the west and the south. From December to end of April you will often encounter here the desired powder snow. In spring you will have perfect conditions of firn.

How safe is Heliskiing?

Safety first

The health and well-being of our customers has the utmost importance during our heliskiing and skiing trips. Our pilots have many years of experience. Your trip will always be accompanied and lead by a proved mountain guide or aspirant guide. Weather and snow conditions are permanently observed and analyzed. You will benefit from our know-how, our knowledge about the area and from a maximum of individuality and flexibility. Experienced, certified mountain and skiing IFMGA guides and aspirants choose the best descents – due to snow conditions and your skills. Our primary goal is your safety and maximum enjoyment.