Epic Europe

AOSTA HELISKI SAFARI

Valle d'Aosta Italy - 3 Resorts in One Week Heliskiing

Heliskiing Safari through Valle d'Aosta's best off-piste resorts, and the hidden heli-only Valgrisenche

 

THE HELISKI SAFARI EXPERIENCE: Exploring remote villages, dining in “Slow Food” restaurants and skiing with a third-generation Italian mountain guide, are all part of what makes this the ultimate Italian backcountry ski experience. Our hosts and guides are extremely passionate about the traditions and culture of the Alps, and have cultivated the relationships to provide one-of-a-kind experiences, you will have a virtual backstage pass that will take you deep into the local lifestyle, from life-changing ski descents, to the best on-mountain restaurants, and hidden secrets along the way.

 

THE REGION: At the foot of the 4600m Monte Rosa, Italy and Switzerland’s highest peak, the Italian resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney, and Alagna comprise the Monterosa ski area, one of the Alps’ finest off-piste freeride zones. La Thuile, the lesser known resort above Courmayeur is the doorway to the private Valgrisenche heliski valley, with 5 separate drops . Finish off the week on the south side of the Matterhorn in Cervinia, skiing into secret valleys or crossing the border to Switzerland and home again for an unparalleled Italian dinner at les Neiges d’Antan. 

 

THE SKIING: Heli-skiing in the Alps can be quite a different experience than what guests might be used to in North America or elsewhere. For starters, it is more of an “à la carte” situation, dictated by conditions and location, as opposed to a scheduled number of drops per day. In addition, many of these drops can involve some ski-touring, and navigating complex glacial terrain, this taking longer than typical heli-ski “runs”. But our team of IFMGA / UIAGM mountain guides are excellent at reading the situation, calling in the helicopter, and delivering the best day of riding that you’ve ever had.

 

7 NIGHTS - 6 DAYS SKIING: 6 Days guided resort and backcountry skiing with UIAGM mountain guides:

  • 2 nights Nira Montana 5*, La Thuile
  • 2 nights Hotellerie de Mascognaz 4*+, Champoluc
  • 3 nights Les Neiges d’Antan 3*+, Cervinia

 

Highlights

  • Explore Italy’s finest off-piste freeride zones
  • Stay at a variety of mountain hotels from renovated alpine cabins to luxury design hotels
  • Italian « Slow food » restaurants and gastronomic on-mountain restaurants
  • Ride legendary heli runs like Château des Dames & Monte Rosa’s 7000ft descent into Zermatt
  • Experience heliskiing in Cervinia/Zermatt, with the most landing zones in Europe for heliskiing
  • Fly into Geneva or Milan Malpensa Airport for easy access to the region
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WHAT WE DO

Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.


Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH

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Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 


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