Epic Europe

HELI HAUTE ROUTE

The Ultimate Guided Heliski Safari From Chamonix to Zermatt

Ski the bucket-list Haute Route using a helicopter for the best off-piste descents, while resting comfortably in 5-star hotels each night. 

 

While the Haute Route has been on adventurers’ life list for over a century, the famed route from Chamonix to Zermatt across the Alps’ highest peaks remains a serious winter endeavor – even in the modern era. But with the use of a helicopter, we have bridged the gap, allowing the discerning skier to score the best powder runs with minimal effort, nor having to stay in crowded alpine huts. Combining heli-skiing with the classic Haute Route itinerary, skiers can ski from Chamonix to Verbier to Zermatt, covering massive distances by day, and resting well in the villages by night.

 

The hip, young resort of Verbier is known as the freeride Mecca of Switzerland, while Zermatt has a rich history of alpinism and was one of the first tourist destinations, mountaineering epicenters, and ski resorts in the Alps. With some of Europe’s most impressive and expansive lift systems, the potential for world-class 2000m heli runs, and descents amongst the most spectacular peaks of the Alps, like the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, this trip is a must for anyone who hasn’t experienced the old world’s ski culture firsthand. You will be pleased to stretch out at the finest five-star chalets or hotels in the ski world, while making the most classic descents of the Haute Route. After an exhilarating day of heli-skiing under the Matterhorn, your luggage will be awaiting you at your hotel in Zermatt, along with a massage, a fine dinner and a down comforter.

 

Price: Winter 2018/19 - March & April

From CHF 8'525/pp based on a group of 4 persons

 

Included:

  • Arrival and departure VIP transfer, GVA - Geneva International Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation, double occ. including breakfast and all taxes
    • 4 nights The W 5*, Verbier 
    • 3 nights Mont Cervin Palace 5*, Zermatt 
  • Premium quality ski demo x 6 days (randonée skis & poles)
  • 6 Days guided resort, backcountry, and heli-skiing with a UIAGM mountain guide
  • Skipass as needed
  • Use of Barryvox Pulse avalanche transceiver (option to add-on ABS airbag backpack)
  • All ski transfers required for daily itinerary (taxis and transfers on guests private time are payable directly at the time of service)
  • 6 Heliski drops along the Haute Route, additional drops can be booked a la carte
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation Insurance 
  • EE Personalized concierge & assistance through out your stay (dinner / nightclub reservations, massage, local insider advice)
  • All taxes

 

CONTACT US to start planning your custom Heli Haute Route itinerary this winter. 

Highlights

  • The legendary steep Trient couloir runs down to Champex-Lac
  • 2000m Variations on the Petit Combin, either north-facing powder or south-facing corn
  • Tête de Valpelline, the traditional final descent of the Haute Route, beneath the north face of the Matterhorn
  • Monte Rosa, Switzerland's highest peak, for a 2600m descent through a glacial wonderland
  • Pigne d'Arolla, a 2000m long descent with multiple variations for all abilities
  • Rest comfortably in 5-star hotels each night in world-class resort towns.
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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. 

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

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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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