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Freeride heliskiing in Sestriere

Freeride heliskiing in Sestriere

Duration
3 hours

Difficulty
Hard

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 4

Highlights

  • Try heliskiing and combine the thrill of a helicopter flight with the adrenaline rush of an off-piste descent.
  • Set off from Sestriere and reach the best freeride routes in Val di Susa with an Alpine Guide.
  • When booking, you can choose the option of 1, 2 or 3 helicopter ascents.

Your guide

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Filippo A.

I am an experienced off-piste ski guide. I spend more than three hundred days a year in the mountains of Piedmont where I was born and raised.

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Full description

Would you like to ski on fresh snow using ahelicopter to ascend the highest peaks and then launch yourself down the snowy slopes? Today you can do so with a freeride heliskiing experience in Sestriere.

You will reach by helicopter the starting point of the best freeride routes in theUpper Susa Valley and enjoy the thrills of off-piste skiing with the assistance of an Alpine Guide who will be at your side throughout the activity.

One descent is not enough for you and you want to double or triple the fun? You can do so at the time of booking, choosing from the 1, 2 or 3 descents options.

What we will do

The meeting with the Alpine Guide is set for 9:00 a.m. at the base in Sestriere (TO). From here we will reach theSauze d'Oulx heliport by shuttle bus. Before flying off, we will have a briefing on the rules of behaviour and theuse of the safety kit (probe, shovel and avalanche transceiver, included in the participation fee) and then we will be ready to board the helicopter.

In about a 10-minute flight we will reach the starting point of several freeride routes, some of which start from Monte Terra Nera (3,100 m), Punta Ramiere (3,300 m), Punta Tre Merli (3,250 m) or Punta Marin (3,200 m). The Alpine Guide will select the most suitable one according to the snow and weather conditions and the level of the group.

Once at altitude, it will be time to prepare for the exciting off-piste descent that will take us back down to the valley, covering an altitude difference of between 800 and 1600 m, depending on the route chosen.

In the case of a single descent, once we reach the valley we will find the shuttle that will take us back to our starting point. Otherwise, we will ascend by helicopter to repeat the experience, perhaps on another route. When booking, you can choose the option of 1, 2 or 3 descents (and as many helicopter ascents).

The experience will last approximately 3 hours (varying depending on the option and route chosen).

Who it is aimed at

This activity is aimed at skiers or snowboarders who have good technique and some freeride experience. The recommended technical level for heliskiing is an International Level 3 on piste. Participation is possible from the age of 18.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes in advance.

The activity is bookable from December to April, Monday to Saturday, for a maximum of 4 participants.

It is necessary to contact the guide at the number on the booking form 3/4 days before the activity to confirm the weather conditions.

You can bring a companion on board at an extra cost of 10€ per descent (payable locally). Notify the pilot after booking confirmation.

Our safety procedures are top notch. Before setting off on a day's heliskiing, the risk level is checked to ensure a safe exit. However, you should always be aware that off-piste skiing or snowboarding involves risks. For this reason, before setting off on aheliskiing trip, you must certify your acceptance of these risks by signing a liability release form.

Recommended clothing

Snowwear

Don't forget to bring

Complete ski or snowboard equipment

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What is included

  • Helicopter flight
  • Mountain guide
  • Safety kit (ABS backpack, probe, shovel and artva)
  • Insurance
  • Shuttle transfer
  • Flight fees
  • Personal ski or snowboard equipment

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Sestriere, Turin

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
Read the full policy

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